July Issue of Bank Watch Available Now

In the July 2013 issue of Bank Watch, we take a look at various articles of interest for community banks from around the web.

Stress Testing

Grant Thornton weighs in on why a community bank should decide to conduct enterprise-wide stress testing: Link: http://mer.cr/bod-stress-test

Promontory also weighs in on stress testing and its importance beyond regulatory compliance in an article here: Link: http://mer.cr/stress-test-compliance

Jay Wilson of Mercer Capital writes on stress testing, specifically for community banks, in the February 2013 issue of BankWatch: Link: http://mer.cr/community-bank-stress-testing

Basel III

The OCC recently issued two guides for community banks related to Basel III and the new capital rules:

Employee Stock Ownership Plans

Josh Patrick discusses employee stock ownership plans (and even references Mercer Capital’s ESOP as a case study) in a New York Times article titled: “The Questions to Ask Before Adopting an ESOP” Link: http://mer.cr/ny-times-esop

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