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Bankers' Hotline, Volume 21, Number 9

October 06, 2011

SMB Lending May Offer Expanded Opportunities

by Genilee Parente

With the financial industry struggling to bounce back from a flailing economy, banks may want to take a look at the opportunities for lending to small businesses and rural community enterprises.

Opportunity Could Also Flow from Unserved Markets

by Genilee Parente

Banks and credit unions could capture unbanked money is currently going to community grocery stores and markets that offer check cashing out to "unbanked" households in the U.S

In The News

Statistics, Facts, & Such

Technology Update
Cybercriminals Put Banks in Their Crosshairs: Silicon Valley's FireEye Helps Combat Advanced Attacks

Training Page
Building an Effective Crisis Management Team

by P. Kevin Smith, CPP

Recent events and natural disasters along the easter portion of the country point out the value of a solid crisis management plan.

Visa Planning to Push Chips

Visa has announced its plans to to move forward with the adoption of chip and PIN programs in the U.S.

Heartland Launching Card Reader

Small and midsize merchants are being given the opportunity to accept payment through smartphones at the checkout or in the field with a new application by Heartland.

From the editor's desk
"Have We Forgotten?"

by P. Kevin Smith, CPP

In the wake of 9/11, security was first and foremost in everyone's mind. That attitude seems to have shifted over the past ten years.

War Stories

Questions & Answers

Other Bankers

Executive Editor:
Barbara Hurst
P. Kevin Smith, CPP
Contributing Editor:
Genilee S. Parente
Board of Advisors:
John S. Burnett
Peter G. Djinis, Esq.
William Gearin
Lucy H. Griffin
Mary Beth Guard, Esq.
David McGuinn
Robert G. Rowe, III, Esq.
Barry Thompson
Dana Turner
Andy Zavoina

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