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...and Sports Medicine Specialists. PAT BLANCHARDAward/honor: elected to the Board of Directors of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia as honorary member.Details: He is Vice Chairman of the Board of First Bank of Georgia.RACHEL KUMARAward...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-25/biz-bits
Obama announces plan to tighten security for debit cards used for federal benefits

...the same tough data-security standards as financial institutions," Richard Hunt, president of the Consumer Bankers Association, said in a statement Friday. He said many banks "are accelerating the transition to chip technology, which...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-17/obama-announces-plan-tight
Banks see a rebound in usage of branches

...branches again. The American Bankers Association hires a marketing firm to survey...preferred method since 2009. The bankers association thinks that a renaissance...ON MORTGAGES: The Mortgage Bankers Association reported that independent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-08-29/banks-see-r
Biz bits

...president and CEO of Augusta-based First Bank of Georgia, has been installed as the 125th chairman of the Georgia Bankers Association."Remer brings a wealth of strong leadership qualities to his new role as GBA chairman," said Joe Bran nen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-19/biz-bits
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 days...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-29/35-percent-us-facing-debt-
Bank merger would combine Augusta's First Bank of Georgia with Atlanta financial corporation

...said First Bank President and CEO Remer Brinson III, who also was named in June as chairman of the Georgia Bankers Association.The First Bank of Georgia name will continue to be seen across the area even after the deal is completed. Evans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-06-24/bank-merger
Augusta banker named state banking chairman

...the president and CEO of Augusta-based First Bank of Georgia, has been named the 125th chairman of the Georgia Bankers Association."Remer brings a wealth of strong leadership qualities to his new role as GBA Chairman," said Joe Brannen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-19/augusta-banker-named-state
US economy, though sluggish, might now be sturdier

...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 increasingly...

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

...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 organizations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-07-18/regulations
Georgia banks perform well at the start of the year

The Georgia Bankers Association was excited about the first three...David Oliver of the Georgia Bankers Association points out that performance improved...president and CEO of the Georgia Bankers Association. "We like that loan growth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-06-04/georgia-ban