MBA News & Announcements

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.

COVID Safety Resources


These resources require a password to MBA's website.

Keeping Your Employees and Customers Safe


MBA has compiled resources that may help in discussions on how to best approach to new COVID-19 developments while keeping employees and customers safe.

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.

Leadership Opportunities Available For MBA Members


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

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.