Conference of State Bank Supervisors Updates Ransomware Self-Assessment Tool

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) has released an update (version 2.0) to the Ransomware Self-Assessment Tool (R-SAT) for financial institutions. The R-SAT, which was developed in collaboration with the Bankers Electronic Crimes Task Force, state bank regulators and the U.S. Secret Service, was originally released in October 2020. According to the Texas Department … Read more

Community Bankers Assemble for 49th Annual Convention in Frisco

Members of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas are meeting in Frisco this week (September 16–19) for the association’s 49th Annual Convention. Frisco’s Omni PGA Resort is the destination for this year’s gathering, so plenty of golfing will be enjoyed in milder temperatures than most of Texas has experienced in months. The four-day event will … Read more

Texas Republic Bank Welcomes Four New Hires

Frisco-based Texas Republic Bank NA recently announced four new hires. Kevin Loudermilk has been hired to serve as senior vice president/compliance/BSA/security. He has more than 20 years of banking experience across—from the mail room as a temp in high school to frontline retail to back-office internal auditing and compliance. Loudermilk earned a BS degree in … Read more

Community Bankers to Gather in Fort Worth (Finally) for 48th Annual Convention

Members of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas finally get a chance to gather in Fort Worth for its 48th Annual IBAT Convention, September 24–27 at the Omni Fort Worth. Texas’ premier organization of community bankers was scheduled to convene in Fort Worth in 2020, but the pandemic put the skids on that and the … Read more

Community Bankers Prep Return to In-Person IBAT 2021 Convention this September in Austin


Hot off the success of this summer’s in-person Connecting Leaders Conference in Grapevine, the Independent Bankers Association of Texas is eager to continue its post-Zoom live-and-in-person gatherings with the organization’s annual IBAT Convention, September 18–21 at the Omni Barton Creek Resort in Austin. The newly renovated 4,000-acre resort in the Texas Hill Country will host … Read more