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The Balance Sheet - Dodd-Frank Isn't the Only Financial Law Trump Should Change

Feb 9, 2017

Dodd-Frank Isn’t the Only Financial Law Trump Should Change If the true goal of President Trump’s deregulation is to spur economic activity and create jobs, the Trump administration should look further back in history, instead of focusing ...

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The Balance Sheet - Let's Read the Footnotes

Dec 12, 2016

Let’s Read the Footnotes Financial statement footnotes can provide a wealth of useful information. Experienced lenders know to look beyond the numbers and consider qualitative details and narrative disclosures, as well as what’s not being sai ...

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The Balance Sheet - "MRBAs" Highlight the Evolving Regulatory Risks for Banks

Oct 21, 2016

“MRBAs” Highlight the Evolving Regulatory Risks for Banks Matters Requiring Board Attention, or MRBAs were at the forefront of enforcement before the financial crisis. After taking a back seat during the crisis and its initial aftermath, MRBAs ha ...

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The Balance Sheet - How Will Proposed FASB ASU on Income Taxes Impact Banks

Aug 12, 2016

  How Will Proposed FASB ASU on Income Taxes Impact Banks. The FASB issued a proposed ASU, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Disclosure Framework – Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Income Taxes. The proposed ASU is part of the FASB’s o ...

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The Balance Sheet - The ins and outs of accounting for inventory

Jun 7, 2016

The ins and outs of accounting for inventory For many types of businesses, inventory is typically a leading source of collateral. But you can’t always accept inventories at face value, because borrowers may use different accounting methods to r ...

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The Balance Sheet - Agencies Issue Advisory Clarifying Expectations for the Use of Real Property Evaluations

Apr 6, 2016

  Agencies Issue Advisory Clarifying Expectations for the Use of Real Property Evaluations The Federal banking agencies recently issued an advisory designed to clarify expectations for the use of property evaluations by banking institutions. The ...

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