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Community Archives - Social Assurance

CRA Compliance: OCC Releases Final Rule on CRA Regulations

The Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) released its final rule that aims to modernize and update the Community Reinvestment Act’s (CRA) framework. While the FDIC and Federal Reserve did not join the OCC in releasing this rule, they have released their proposed rule. This final rule has significant implications for banking practices and

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Assuring Our Communities

We work with some of the most caring financial institutions in the country and quite honestly some of the most thoughtful, loyal and community-driven people. I sincerely believe it, and while staying positive can be challenging at times, I know these people can help drive community positivity. Last week I sat at a conference where

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Proposed CRA Changes: What You Need to Know

The long-anticipated proposed amendments to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) have finally been released! Significant changes are in store for financial brands and a quick preview is available in the joint statement released by the FDIC and OCC. These proposed rules enable the compliance framework to catch up to technological trends and help banks better

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The Community Bank: Step Three – Donations

A guide on building your relationships and growing engagement with customers The community bank series continues! Building upon what was already outlined with sponsorships and events, the next step towards further solidifying your position in the community comes in the form of donations. The first two posts covered areas that were mainly static – something

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The Community Bank: Step Two – Events

A guide on building your relationships and growing engagement with your customers Establishing yourself as the community bank is a process. It requires investment, commitment and dedication to building relationships and growing trust with your customers. While it is not necessarily quick – it is effective. Especially when the financial industry is facing ever going

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The Community Bank: Step One – Sponsorships

A guide on building your relationships and growing engagement with your customers. The popular trend for banks these days is to market themselves as the “community” bank. It’s not at all a surprising move given the fierce competition in the financial services industry. The goal is to build relationships and engagement with those in the

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Unpacking, Redecorating and Revamping

Social Assurance is always striving to be a mover and shaker within the community and although each week offers its dose of excitement, it’s been pretty exciting around here as we embarked on new opportunities and celebrated milestones. Our New Office We moved into our new office space, and are now located in the heart

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