The Louisiana Banker Newsletter

for May 25, 2018

Staff Columns

Bank Regulatory Relief Finally Passes Congress

LBA Chief Executive Officer Robert Taylor
The first item to note as you read about the passage and signing into to law of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act is that it happened due to the continuous active involvement of bankers from across the country.


LBA Chief Operating Officer Ginger Laurent
Every year during the LBA’s annual convention (which took place last week), I am reminded how much I admire the leadership of Louisiana’s banking industry.

Around the Capitol

LBA Director of Government Relations Joe Gendron
The Louisiana State Legislature adjourned the 2018 State Regular Session on Friday, May 18 and then quickly began a second special session of 2018 on Monday, May 22.
Banks and thrifts that are considering a marketing promotion to attract new customers that involves a drawing for prizes should be aware of federal laws restricting them from dealing in lotteries.

Association News

Social Media Connections

LBA Communications Coordinator Jayme Foster
The Ready Campaign offers the National Seasonal Preparedness Messaging Calendar that includes social media content and artwork organized by month to help promote preparedness all year long.
LBA recently distributed a press release about the officers and board members elected to LBA's 2018-2019 Board of Directors.
Click for links to the convention photo gallery and lists of sponsors and exhibitors.
Are you working with or do you know a Louisiana banker who has served the banking industry for 45 years or more?

Newsletter Sponsor

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LBA Products & Services

LBA associate members "associate" themselves with Louisiana's commercial banks and thrifts by monitoring developments in the banking industry with the information they receive from the Association.
The LBA has been able to negotiate lower prices and rates for a number of products and services.
We are asking all designated bank administrators to check their bank's listing and submit changes.

Job Opportunities

Check out the latest LBA Classifieds.

Member Announcements

Click here for the latest bank news and promotions.

Consultant Articles

Buoyed by on-going economic recovery, low unemployment, increased consumer confidence and possible reduction in regulatory activity, the stage is set for banks to grow in 2018.
Check out the free employee seminar offered to companies throughout Louisiana by OFI Training Manager Nancy Boudreaux.
On May 2, 2018 Louisiana Economic Development Corporation announced the 2017 Louisiana Small Business Award winners at an event honoring small business leaders who exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit of Louisiana.