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By Joyce M. Rosenberg
AP Business Writer 

Community banks hopeful as lawmakers target financial rules

 

February 9, 2017



NEW YORK (AP) — Community banks and small businesses are optimistic about changes the Trump administration and Congress have promised to laws that tightened supervision of the banking industry after the 2008 financial crisis.

The number of small, local banks has declined since the Great Recession, a change that advocates feel was intensified by the paperwork the increased oversight entails. That's disappointing to many small business owners, who find it easier to form relationships with community bank branch managers and bankers than with those at regional or international banks. A commun...



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