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The Riley Reports
 (Please click on the month to see the newsletter)



June 2018

  • There's good and bad news in the economy
  • ​The OCC Semiannual Risk Perspective Spring 2018
  • ​Selected disturbing delinquency trending table
  • The WaPo article: 1968 - The Year America Unraveled


April 2018

  • Expert Witness Musings
  • ​Cyber-security - 10 Focus Areas From the Regulators
  • ​Car Seats and your Bank's Products and Services
  • ​10 Reasons Nice Bosses Finish First
  • If you think you're having a bad day...
  • ​​Prohibition from Banking & the EPA 
  • Perspectives on Well Intentioned Actions and Their Unintended Consequences in Housing and Education 


March 2018

  • Leadership 101 - Character - the Most Important of the 5 'Cs' of Lending, and of Life​
  • ​The Sounds of Silence – Devastating
  • ​Sometimes, You Just Can't Make this Stuff Up: "My life as a terrorist money launderer" 
  • ​A Lesson from GE: The Power of Telling Hard Truths – and the Peril of Avoiding Them
  • ​Scamming, a Free Toaster and a Bank's Customer Service Response


January 2018

  • Leadership 101 - Silence Is No Longer An Option
  • ​Life Lessons from Tony Bennett
  • ​Kudos for the the Social Security Administration and Timely Advice for your Senior Citizens
  • ​Turning Your Unused Branch Space into a Small Business Marketing Opportunity


​​October 2017

  • Cyber-Security - Everyone's Responsibility
  • There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by What is right with America
  • Distressed Communities


August 2017 - Leadership

  • Responding to Charlottesville and white supremacists


February 2017

  • A Swoon in Bank Stocks
  • Comparing Tax Treatments for Banks and Credit Unions
  • Streamlining CRA Regulations


April 2016

  • First Quarter Stock Market was interesting...​
  • ​Before there were lending regulations...
  • ​You Can't Make This Stuff Up...
  • ​Could Your lawn Be Lethal?

December 2015

  • Investors Benefit From Well Managed, Community Banks Continues to Be Validated
  • Potential Reasons of the Current National Malaise
  • Expert Witness Services

October 2015

  • Well Managed Banks Can Thrive for Investors
  • Project Management vs. FTEs
  • Stephen Pastis and Thanking Your Customers

July 2015

  • An Expanded Look at Flood Insurance
  • New Capital Rules On HVCRE Loans
  • Food Insecurity In America and How Banks Can Help

April 2015

  • Shareholders Are A Click Away
  • Increasing Flood Insurance Premiums
  • Behave As If You Wanted To Talk To Your Customers
  • The Incredible MadiDrop Story

February 2015

  • Customer Service - Where Does your Bank Stand?
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • The Wisdom of Yogi Berra
  • American Liberals & Conservatives as if From Different Cultures

January 2015

  • Isn't it time you had a heart-to-heart talk with your CFO?
  • Strunk's Value Checking Strategy Will Generate Fee Income For Your Bank
  • Rediscover Great Traveling
  • The People of Walmart