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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
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-
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
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
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
Visa, MasterCard renew push for chip cards

...for their own security in hopes of recouping more of the losses from cybercrime.Richard Hunt, CEO of Consumer Bankers Association, says that in cases of major fraud, banks have generally been able to collect only pennies on the dollar from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-23/visa-mastercard-renew-push
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
Georgia Bank & Trust has new president, board chairman

...responsibilities with the American Bankers Association, the bank announced Thursday...Blanton will lead the national bankers association in two years. He serves as...Thigpen said. "Visiting bankers associations in all the different states...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-24/georgia-bank-trust-has-new
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