In the July 2013 issue of Bank Watch, we take a look at various articles of interest for community banks from around the web.
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
The OCC recently issued two guides for community banks related to Basel III and the new capital rules:
- Capital Rule Quick Reference Guide: Link: http://mer.cr/occ-capital-rule-guide
- New Capital Rule Community Bank Guide: Link: http://mer.cr/occ-comm-bnk-guide
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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