MBA News & Announcements

Credit Card Proposal Inflicts Devastating Harm on Consumers, Main Street


A bill in Washington props up highly profitable big box retailers while harming Missouri families.

Tell Reps to Support Resolution on 1071


A resolution condemns CFPB’s final rule implementing Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act. MBA urges bankers to voice their support of the resolution to representatives.

Urge Hawley Schmitt to Oppose CCCA


Contact Sens. Hawley and Schmitt to oppose the Credit Card Competition Act as proponents of the bill attempt to attach it as an amendment to other measures.

MO Banker Testifies Before House Subcommittee


A Missouri banker said FinCEN’s implementation of the AML Act of 2020 must be done in line with congressional intent.

MBA Statement on Bank Closures in California, New York


Missouri’s banking industry remains a source of strength and stability.

Luetkemeyer Files Legislation to Reform CFPB


Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer is sponsoring three bills that seek to reform the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Fight Back Against State Bill to Expand Credit Union Field of Membership


MBA needs your help to stop legislation that would expand the field of membership for credit unions.

Leadership Opportunities Available For MBA Members


Bankers can enhance their leadership skills through volunteer opportunities from MBA.

FTX, Digital Assets & the Digital Financial Services Ecosystem


Digital assets have a place in banking, but we must be certain that we are moving forward in a safe, sound manner.

Don’t Let Congress Steal Your Credit Card Rewards!


Tell Sens. Blunt and Hawley to oppose the Credit Card Competition Act.

Bankers Must Be Loud, Present With New Congress


Banks should not be in a constant game of “gotcha” in which the rules are changed without warning.

MBA Honors Buhr As Young Banker of the Year


MBA honored Becky Buhr with the Bank of Franklin County in Washington with the 2022 Young Bankers Leadership Award.

Missouri Bankers Oppose Credit Card Government Mandate


MBA and its members strongly oppose federal legislation that is extremely detrimental to banks and their customers.

Missouri Banking Groups Oppose Durbin 2.0 Government Mandate


MBA and MIBA oppose federal legislation that would force banks to contract with multiple credit card routing companies.

Understanding the Role of Swipe Fees and Their Benefit to Consumers


The Durbin Amendment harms the ability, especially for rural Missourians, to access affordable banking services.

MBA Names Jackson Hataway As President


Jackson Hataway will become the seventh individual to lead MBA, which celebrates its 132nd anniversary this year.

Win $250 In MBA's 2022 Teach Children To Save Challenge


MBA member banks participating in the challenge could win $250 for local schools or organizations in their communities.

CFPB Extends RFI Comment Period On Bank Fees


CFPB is extending the comment period on its request for information concerning bank fees to Monday, April 11.

MBA Reviews Exam Manual Changes Evaluating UDAAP


MBA has reviewed the 2022 UDAAP module and highlighted the new language as compared to the 2012 version.

DOJ Issues Website Accessibility Guidance


MBA discusses DOJ guidance on website accessibility.

MBA President and CEO Max Cook Announces Retirement


MBA President and CEO Max Cook, who has led the association for more than 30 years, has announced his retirement, effective summer 2023.

IRS Reporting Mandate Grossly Violates Your Privacy


A highly controversial IRS tax reporting provision would require banks to report any account that has annual activity exceeding a certain dollar threshold.

MBA Names Finalists For 2021 Young Banker Award


The four nominees illustrate how both learning and leadership contribute to their growing success.

Redistricting & the Economy: Keys to the ‘22 Election


Redistricting and the economy make for an interesting lead-up to the November 2022 midterm elections.

MBA Honors Two With Chairman's Award


MBA honored Rob Barrett and Ken Littlefield with the association's highest honor.

Missouri Senate Must Act To Protect Homeowners


Missourians who can’t afford home improvement investments can fall victim to a program that seems noble on the surface but can quickly drain their wallets.

MBA VEBA — A Rewarding Commitment


John Hunt reveals how MBA VEBA was a rewarding committment for him.

MBA Names Finalists For 2020 Young Banker Award


The four nominees illustrate how both learning and leadership contribute to their growing success.

Keep On Rolling


Despite unforeseen challenges, Segs4Vets continues mission to serve injured military veterans.

Casting Your Vote


For MBA President and CEO Max Cook, every election is important because every election has consequences.

Missouri Banks Ask Consumers To Deposit, Use Spare Change


Banks are asking consumers to deposit their spare change at their local banks or use change when shopping.

MBA, State Trade Associations Urge Trump Administration To Make PPP Loan Forgiveness Process Easier


Changes will help businesses already at greatest risk because of COVID-19.

Saying Goodbye


MBA Chairman Anne Vieira dedicates her last column to her black labrador, Rosie, who has taught her so much about living, loving and, yes, banking.

In Following Her Dreams, Anne Vieira Finds Her Home As A Community Banker


Anne Vieira liked working at bank but wanted to pursue her dreams, which didn’t involve the bank.

Missouri General Assembly Approves MBA Priority Bills


The 2020 Missouri state legislative session was a tremendous success for the banking community.

Luetkemeyer, Everett Nominated For MBA Chairman, Chairman-Elect


Brice Luetkemeyer and John Everett will stand for election as MBA begins its 130th year.

MO Banks Provide $6.4 Billion To Small Businesses


Nearly 34,100 small businesses in Missouri are receiving PPP loans to help support their employees and business operations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bankers, Chamber Advise Patience As Paycheck Protection Program Launches


The Paycheck Protection Program will offer some relief to small businesses in Missouri as it launches April 3.

Missouri Banks Proactively Address COVID-19


Missouri banks continue delivering financial services while proactively safeguarding the health and safety of their customers, staff and communities.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)


These resources will assist banks as they prudently plan and prepare for the 2019 novel coronavirus.

2020 Brings Changes To Federal Reserve Bank Of St. Louis


Carl White will succeed Julie Stackhouse as managing officer for banking supervision.

MBA Member Donations To Segs4Vets Exceed 2019 Goal


Banking community raises more than $82,000 for injured veterans.

MBA Honors Fayette As Young Banker Of The Year


Zach Fayette is north market president of First State Bank & Trust Company in Sikeston.

Momentum Gains For Cannabis Banking Measure


Provisions in the SAFE Banking Act promote and preserve access to banking and financial services.

The Heroes Cup Raises $13,741 For Segs4Vets


MBA's 11th annual Segs4Vets campaign has swung into action, thanks in part to The Heroes Cup golf tournament.

7 Segways In 2019


MBA sets $77,000 goal for its 2019 Segs4Vets fundraising campaign.

MBA Names Finalists For 2019 Young Banker Award


The six nominees illustrate how both learning and leadership contribute to their growing success.

Sisters in Banking Connects Peers


A new MBA resource for women bankers provides an opportunity to communicate with their peers throughout the Show-Me State.

BankMarketingCenter Offers Turnkey Resources


The latest company endorsed by MBA empowers banks to quickly and easily produce professionally designed, branded marketing materials.

Advocacy Today Is Easy Compared To The Past


MBA Chairman Anne Vieira shares four ways bankers can advocate for the banking industry.

Eight Bankers Inducted Into MBA’s 50 Year Club


This recognition from MBA honors bankers who have dedicated 50 years of service to the banking community.

MBA Elects 2019-20 Officers; Anne Vieira To Serve As Chairman


Anne Vieira, Brice Luetkemeyer and Deron Burr were installed as officers at MBA’s 129th Annual Convention in Branson.

One Final Note About Compliance


Chuck Lewis shares his final thoughts on compliance as he celebrates 42 years in banking.

Vieira, Luetkemeyer Nominated For MBA Chairman, Chairman-Elect


Anne Vieira and Brice Luetkemeyer will stand for election during MBA’s 129th Annual Convention in Branson.

'In Good Position'


MBA measures poised for consideration by lawmakers as the second half of the state legislative session begins.

Similarities Define Baseball Managers, Bankers


In thinking about the upcoming baseball season, Shaun Burke discovers a team’s manager and a bank’s leader have similar attributes.

CFPB Seeks Public Comment On PACE Loans


PACE financing often takes lien priority over first mortgage.

New Savings Option Available For Missourians Seeking First Homes


State law allows first-time home buyers to create tax-advantaged savings accounts.

Opportunities Set The Course For Missouri Banker


Brenda Veit never set out to be a banker. Yet, a part-time job at Mid America Bank and a scholarship from the Missouri Bankers Foundation changed her plans.

MBA Foundation Awards Five InternConnect Scholarships


These $1,000 scholarships are the first to be awarded to college students through MBA’s InternConnect program.

President Inspires Nation To ‘Always Do Your Best’


There are many lessons from former President George H.W. Bush that we can follow in our lives.

MBA Members Raise More Than $74,250 For Segs4Vets


Donations from MBA campaign since 2009 surpass $622,000.

Our Commitment Extends Beyond Our Doors


Throughout Missouri, you’ll discover every bank is deeply connected to the communities they serve.

Will You Choose To Be Heard On Election Day?


Learning about candidates and their views on the issues is necessary to be an informed voter.

Is Medical Marijuana Banking Coming Soon?


Missouri voters will decide three ballot measures in November.

Regional Directors Elected To MBA Board


During MBA’s 2018 regional meetings, seven bankers were elected to serve as regional directors on MBA’s Board of Directors. Their terms begin in June 2019.

ABA Nominates Cundiff, Appoints Robb To Board Of Directors


Missouri bankers are among 31 individuals nationwide to serve on ABA Board of Directors.

A Decade Of Giving


MBA kicks off its 10th annual fundraising for Segs4Vets.

OCC Seeks Overhaul Of CRA Regs


Agency seeks comments from bankers in drafting a revised rule.

MBA Names Finalists For 2018 Young Banker Award


The five nominees illustrate how both learning and leadership contribute to their growing success.

Nodaway Valley Bank Celebrates 150 Years Of Service


The bank continues its founding principles of safety and dependability.

11 Bankers Inducted Into MBA’s 50 Year Club


This recognition from MBA honors bankers who have dedicated 50 years of service to the banking community.

Greitens Signs 77 Bills Into Law, Including MBA Measure


Legislation updating and modernizing Missouri’s public funds statute was one of several MBA-supported bills signed into law today by Gov. Eric Greitens.

General Assembly Passes 11 Measures Supported By MBA


MBA worked successfully in support of a several bills, including the modernization of Missouri’s public funds statute, updates to trust law and tax reform.

Scholarships Available For College Students Interning At MBA Banks


The Missouri Bankers Foundation will award $1,000 scholarships to college students interning at MBA-member banks.

MO General Assembly OKs Public Funds Bill


A priority measure for MBA for the 2018 state legislative session was passed by lawmakers.

MO Bankers Share Tax Reform Benefits With President Trump


The bankers were among Missouri business leaders meeting with President Trump in St. Louis.

Missouri’s Finance Commissioner Shares His Vision


Lee Keith discusses his goals for the Division of Finance and banking's future.

Springfield Bank Helps Homeless Find A Place To Call Home


A casual dinner conversation with a banker blossomed into giving a forgotten community a home to call their own.

Banks Begin Assessing Impact Of Tax Reform


MBA has received many inquiries about the tax bill regarding the treatment of Sub S shareholders. MBA has prepared a brief addressing this issue.

Staying Ahead Of The PACE


Missouri banks begin to see PACE programs in their markets and their effects on business and property owners.

MBA Welcomes David Kent To Its Staff


David Kent has joined MBA as vice president of legislative and advocacy programming.

Bill From Blunt Seeks Reg Relief For Community Banks


Sen. Roy Blunt has introduced legislation to support and strengthen lending in local communities.

The Heroes Cup Raises $11,410 For Segs4Vets


MBA's ninth annual Segs4Vets campaign has swung into action, thanks in part to The Heroes Cup golf tournament.

MBA Names Finalists For 2017 Young Banker Award


The five nominees illustrate how both learning and leadership contribute to their growing success.

Missouri Banks Support Relief Efforts For Hurricane Harvey


Nearly $27,000 in donations will help families affected by Hurricane Harvey.

MBA Shares Concerns On Small Business Lending Data


In comment letter, MBA lists three items for CFPB to consider.

Use ‘3P’ Approach To Succeed With Lawmakers


MBA Chairman Rob Barrett discusses how to use the '3P' approach to succeed with lawmakers.

MBA Offers Resources For Banks On Equifax Data Breach


MBA has resources for its members to use as they field inquiries from their customers about the Equifax data breach.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund


MBA is donating to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and encourages its members to donate to help families affected by this storm.

Showcasing The Benefits Of Our Industry


August brought much attention to Missouri. Use this momentum to highlight banking's numerous benefits to our communities.

If We're Not At The Table, We're On The Menu


Timing is everything.

Yes, It's HOT - And So Are These Lending Topics!


This article captures the latest "hot" lending topics discussed at MBA's recent seminar.

MBA InternConnect


MBA is pleased to offer a new program to introduce college students to banking careers.