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The Risks of Letting Your Legacy Ride: How Estate Planning Protects the Family

By Pinion Editorial | November 18, 2022
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With the holidays upon us, it’s easy to look at the family gathered around the table and feel grateful for many things. While year-end is often a time for reflection and gratitude, it’s also typically a time to wind down and tie up loose strings.   “One of the most important …

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Kansas Bankers Association March on D.C. Top Takeaways

By Pinion Editorial | October 20, 2022
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This past September, the Kansas Bankers Association (KBA) leaders participated in a march on Washington, D.C. to advocate for the banking community. As a graduate of the KBA Bank Leaders of Kansas (BLOK) group, Pinion’s Heather Campbell joined the march and the week of meetings and discussions with various bank …

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100% Bonus Depreciation: Important Changes Coming January 1, 2023

By Pinion Editorial | October 20, 2022
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As we head into tax planning season, you need to be aware of important changes coming to bonus depreciation coming January 1, 2023. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has allowed banks to take 100% bonus depreciation on qualified property both acquired and placed in service after September 27, …

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Updated Cybersecurity Resource for Community Banks

By Pinion Editorial | October 5, 2022
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It may not be the top item on your daily agenda, but tightening and maintaining security controls is imperative, and should be something you evaluate regularly.  Just ahead of the annual ‘Cybersecurity Month’ reminder, the FFIEC released an update to their Cybersecurity Resource Guide for Financial Institutions with the purpose of …

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Potential Scrutiny Around Re-presented Transactions

By Pinion Editorial | July 11, 2022
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In case you haven’t heard, the FDIC recently has been scrutinizing how banks are treating single items that are repeatedly rejected for insufficient funds.  Guidelines for Insufficient Funds and Fees Financial institutions may charge a non-sufficient funds (NSF) fee when a charge is presented for payment but cannot be covered …

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5 Ways Community Banks Can Recruit and Retain Talent

By Pinion Editorial | July 11, 2022
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Like many industries, community banks are fighting to recruit and retain talent in this tight labor market. Pinion’s community banking advisors have compiled the following strategies for attracting and retaining talent. Implement Flexible Work Options Strategy:  Be realistic and accommodating.  Working remotely and/or finding opportunities where there is scheduling flexibility …

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Community Banking Tips, Trends, and Takeaways from 2022 Events

By Pinion Editorial | July 6, 2022
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The Pinion Community Banking team members have attended several conferences and trainings over the past month.  I just wanted to share with you a few of the highlights that stood out to us from the OBA Annual Convention, MBA Annual Convention, and the KBA Legal Update. Be prepared for what’s …

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