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35 percent in US facing debt collectors, study says

...people's income, credit card debt has reached its lowest level in more than a decade, according to the American Bankers Association. People increasingly pay off balances each month. Just 2.44 percent of card accounts are overdue by 30...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-29/35-percent-us-facing-debt-
US economy, though sluggish, might now be sturdier

...froze in place," said Jelena Ewart, the general manager of credit cards and banking at Nerd Wallet.The American Bankers Association says card debt as a share of people's income has reached its lowest level in more than a decade. People...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-23/us-economy-though-sluggish
Regulations destroying small banks

...Trust, spoke to the U.S. House subcommittee on financial institutions and consumer credit on behalf of the American Bankers Association. He is the national group's vice chairman. "Community banks make up 95 percent of all U.S. banking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-07-18/regulations
Banks see a rebound in usage of branches

People are beginning to like their bank branches again. The American Bankers Association hires a marketing firm to survey people on their banking habits. No surprise that the Internet is still the most preferred way...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-08-29/banks-see-r
U.S. appeals court upholds Fed's cap on 'swipe' fees

...about it ? consumers must come first in this process, not the bottom-line of retailers," Hunt said.The American Bankers Association, the industry's biggest lobbying group, the Independent Community Bankers of America and the National Association...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-21/us-appeals-court-upholds-f
Georgia Bank & Trust has new president, board chairman

As the chief executive of an Augusta-based bank takes on new responsibilities with the American Bankers Association, the bank announced Thursday a new president will oversee local operations.R. Daniel Blanton will remain the chief executive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-24/georgia-bank-trust-has-new
Georgia banker sees better days ahead

...Southeastern Bank Financial Corp., the holding company for Georgia Bank & Trust, and also a board member for the American Bankers Association. Members of the Georgia Bankers Association were in Washington, D.C., last week to discuss banking issues...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/your-business/2013-05-10/georgia-bank
Augusta bank president named vice chair of national banking organization

An Augusta bank president will become the chairman of the American Bankers Association in two years.Dan Blanton, the chief executive officer for Georgia Bank & Trust, was elected vice chairman of the national banking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-22/augusta-bank-president-nam
Obama administration to scale back Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

...serves as Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's counselor on housing policy.Industry groups including the American Bankers Association and the Mortgage Bankers Association were generally supportive of the administration's action.Republicans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-08-17/obama-administration-scale
Fed proposes cap on merchant debit card fees

...limits "would result in lower costs for merchants and could lead to discounts for their customers." The American Bankers Association had a vastly different take, charging that the cap would "essentially relieve retailers of paying their fair...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-12-16/fed-proposes-cap-merchant-
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