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Bankers group encouraged by bid to quash debit fees cap

The American Bankers Association says legislation introduced in the Senate last Tuesday gives it hope that banks can avoid a pending cut in the fees they receive from merchants on debit card transactions. The so-called Durbin amendment, named after sponsor Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, mandates the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors put a cap on the fees that can ...

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More bank lending in 2011? Answer is in bad loan cleanups

Banking Commissioner John Allison says he’s seen signs that may signal turning of corner for Mississippi banking sector Nationally, banks have loosened lending and eased up on an obsession with cleaning up their balance sheets, says Sheila Bair, chairman of the Federal Insurance Deposit Corporation. Some of that change could filter down to Mississippi in the weeks ahead, Banking Commissioner ...

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'Gross Negligence' is test for FDIC civil recoveries

By Ted Carter At a recent press conference, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Sheila Bair drew a distinction between investigations of bank executives and directors her office is doing and the criminal probes launched by the FDIC’s inspector general. She said her agency has approved about 200 civil actions against bank officers and directors aimed at recovering about $2 billion. ...

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