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House Votes to Overturn CFPB's Arbitration Rule

House lawmakers yesterday voted to overturn the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s controversial final arbitration rule by a vote of 231 to 190, exercising their authority under the Congressional Review Act.

Task Force Report Points to Real-Time Payments by 2020

The Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments Task Force on Friday formally released its long-awaited recommendations for accelerating real-time payments in the United States with a goal of real-time payment ubiquity by 2020.

Regulators Issue Proposal to Increase Mandatory CRE Appraisal Thresholds

The federal regulatory agencies issued a proposal to increase the threshold for required appraisals for commercial real estate transactions from $250,000 to $400,000 following the FDIC’s board meeting on Tuesday.

State Bankers Associations Urge Congress to Take Action to Block Arbitration Rule

State bankers associations from all 50 states and Puerto Rico on Friday wrote to Senate leadership urging lawmakers to use their Congressional Review Act authority to stop the CFPB’s final arbitration rule from taking effect.

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  • September 28 2017
    The Complete Fundamentals 09/28/2017 This introductory seminar combines elements from the prior Trust Fundamentals, Estate Fundamentals, and Investment Fundamentals programs into an efficient two-day format. The first day offers a comprehensive overview on trusts - addressing terminology, administration, fiduciary and agency services, assets and ownership, taxation and regulation. The second day focuses on the basics of estate planning, management and settlement and also offers an easy-to-understand review of trust investments - terminology, investment objectives, asset allocation, securities and nontraditional investments. This cost-effective seminar is perfect for newcomers to the trust field, internal auditors, administrative assistants, business development officers, and anyone with a desire to understand "the basics."

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