Financial Institutions Section

At the very center of the current economic crisis are the nation’s financial institutions. Bank reforms and securities fraud are only a few of the subjects requiring CPA leadership and expertise. Members of OSCPA’s Financial Institutions Section get weekly news, information, insights and trends on U.S. banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies, mutual funds and other financial services firms. Invest in yourself by joining OSCPA’s Financial Institutions Section today.

Financial Institutions section news

  • U.S. still can’t pry account holder info out of Swiss banks

    Jun 27, 2013
    The lower house of the Swiss parliament has officially thwarted U.S. efforts to gain information about Swiss banks and their U.S. clients. The lower house of the Swiss parliament voted 123–63 against debating a bill that would have created a legal basis for Swiss banks to resolve tax evasion disputes with the United States. The vote effectively kills the measure and opens up Swiss banks to possible prosecution by U.S. authorities if they do not divulge information about accounts holders as required by the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
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  • This is only a test: big banks shoring up for mock cyberattack

    Jun 21, 2013
    The nation's biggest banks are setting up for a simulated cyberattack that organizers say will feel like the real thing.
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  • Banks still tight-fisted on home equity lending

    Jun 12, 2013
    To obtain the capital they need to finance their business operations, some micro-business owners tap the equity in their homes by drawing on home equity lines of credit. But in recent years, this strategy has become more difficult for business owners, as banks have cut back on home equity lending.
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  • Study shows you can’t keep a good community bank down

    Jun 05, 2013
    A new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis shows a surprising number of the nation’s community banks not only survived the financial crisis – they thrived.
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  • OCC, Federal Reserve bulletin puts brakes on bank foreclosures

    May 23, 2013
    Some of the nation's largest banks, including Wells Fargo, suspended foreclosure sales in a number of states following guidance issued last month by federal banking regulators.
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  • Ohio credit union tops technology list

    May 15, 2013
    A report by put Ohio’s Wright-Patt Credit Union in the top spot on its list as one of the most technologically advanced credit unions in the country.
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