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There has to be a Better Way

Posted May 24, 2017 by Michael M. Moran in From the Experts.

The Dodd-Frank Act became public law in the 111th Congress nearly seven years ago. Its objective, as the country moved through the Financial Crisis and the devastating effects of the Great Recession, was primarily four-fold:

-Promote the financial stability of the United States by improving accountability and transparency in the financial system

-End “Too Big to Fail”

-Protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts

-Protect consumers from abusive financial services practices

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May 22, 2017

Posted in Austin Advisor.

Better data last week puts a Fed increase in June back in play

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The Cost of Saying Good-Bye

Posted May 16, 2017 by Stephen D. Heckard in From the Experts.

Two years ago, I was asked to review data processing contracts for a small bank to determine departure costs as part of a potential acquisition. We have a very active Investment Banking Division that provides assistance to banks looking to acquire and banks looking to be acquired. In either case from time-to-time, I am asked to provide estimates for terminating processing contracts and deconversion charges. I would like to share with you two recent examples regarding terminating processing contracts.

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May 15, 2017

Posted in Austin Advisor.

Data from last week was not strong enough to make a Fed move in June a lock

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Doolin Security Savings Bank to Affiliate with First Mutual Holding Company

Posted May 11, 2017 in Mergers & Acquisitions.

First Mutual Holding Company announced the proposed affiliation of Doolin Security Savings Bank FSB

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