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A price history for controlling shares of small banks in the Tenth District

Financial Industry Perspectives

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Subchapter S : a new tool for enhancing the value of community banks

Beginning in 1997, many community banks became eligible to elect a new form of ownership, referred to as Subchapter S. Through June of 2000, 18 percent of the community banks in the United States had changed to this new ownership status. The Subchapter S ownership form effectively eliminates the double taxation of dividends and capital gains, which promises to significantly increase the after-tax returns to bank shareholders. This article reviews the characteristics of banks that have converted to Subchapter S status and identifies changes in their behavior or performance subsequent to ...
Financial Industry Perspectives , Issue Dec , Pages 17-32

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Technology outsourcing : a community bank perspective

This article provides an overview of the technology industry that has evolved to provide technology outsourcing services for community banks, and the risk management issues associated with outsourcing. The service provider industry is in a transition phase being brought about by changing economic fundamentals in banking and in information technology. These factors have contributed to significant consolidation among the technology companies that serve the banking industry, especially among technology firms offering core processing services. Accordingly, the array of firms serving the national ...
Financial Industry Perspectives , Issue Q 4 , Pages 25-37

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Performance and operation of commercial bank web sites

This article reviews banker experience with Internet banking based on responses to the 2001 Survey of Commercial Banks in the Tenth Federal Reserve District. The performance of bank Web sites (measured by customer enrollment, usage rate, fee revenues, and generation of new customers) has been modest but is similar to experience of most U.S. banks. Developing policies, working with vendors, regulatory requirements, security, and marketing and promotion head the list of activities that challenge banks when installing and operating Web sites. Long-term strategic factors, such as remaining ...
Financial Industry Perspectives , Issue Dec , Pages 23-33

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The role of bank capital in a post-FDICIA world

FDICIA outlines a system of bank supervision based on capital. This paper examines two of the assumptions behind this supervisory system. These are that banks will engage in more risky behavior as capital declines, and that reported capital ratios are leading indicators that accurately reflect a bank's condition. ; Studies of bank failures during the 1980s have failed to clearly demonstrate that bank supervisors allowed troubled banks to engage in such risky activities as paying excessive dividends or excessive growth. In addition, historical studies show that capital tends to be a ...
Financial Industry Perspectives , Issue Nov , Pages 15-23

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How has the adoption of Internet banking affected performance and risk in banks?

Analysis of banks in Tenth District states that have adopted Internet banking shows an adoption rate that is similar to the rate for the United States. Community banks, especially in rural areas, are lagging behind other banks in introducing Internet banking. ; Banks that have adopted Internet banking have introduced it in markets with demographic and economic characteristics that help to ensure customer acceptance. They have also used the Internet in a way that complements their business strategy. Banks who offer Internet banking rely more on non-core funding, and are developing the Internet ...
Financial Industry Perspectives , Issue Dec , Pages 1-16

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The relationship between loan classifications and losses : the effects of a changing economy

The agriculture and energy sectors suffered dramatic declines during the 1980s in the Tenth Federal Reserve District. Bank asset quality also declined during this time period, particularly for farm banks. Using information on loan classifications and charge-offs, this study traces classified loans over time to determine their subsequent performance. ; This study found that examiners were able to identify a majority of the problem credits prior to charge-off. Additionally, examiners were able to distinguish the relative riskiness of problem credits. Economic conditions were found to have a ...
Financial Industry Perspectives , Issue Dec , Pages 1-14

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Report on chain banking organizations in Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma

Financial Industry Perspectives

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The role of the examiner in limiting payments transfer risks

Special issue on payments system risk
Financial Industry Perspectives

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Billion-dollar overdrafts: a payments risk challenge

Special issue on payments system risk
Financial Industry Perspectives

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