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Florida and Arkansas Begin Using Uniform Mortgage Test; 54 State Agencies Now Using the Test
State Regulators Oppose OCC Special Charter For Non-Banks
State Financial Regulators Release BSA/AML Compliance Tool for Industry
CSBS Board Appoints Wyoming’s Albert Forkner as Chairman-Elect
State Regulators Promote “Fintech Friendly” Features of National Registry
College Students Participate in Nationwide Community Bank Competition
Statement on the Illinois Fintech Regulatory Roundtables
CSBS Urges Congress to Weigh in Against OCC Non-Bank Charter
State Regulators Highlight EGRPRA Priorities for Financial Regulatory Relief
Gonzales, Hughes and Jones Re-Appointed to FFIEC State Liaison Committee
State Regulators Announce Changes to Money Services Businesses Reporting
State Regulators Issue Cease-and-Desist Orders to Subsidiaries of Ocwen Financial Corp.
CSBS Files Complaint Against Comptroller of the Currency
Gonzales Elected as State Liaison Committee Chairman
Stork Appointed to FFIEC State Liaison Committee
CSBS Announces Vision 2020 for Fintech and Non-Bank Regulation
CSBS Statement on New York Department of Financial Services Lawsuit Against OCC
CSBS Announces Five Finalist Teams in the 2017 Bank Case Study Competition
CSBS Announces New Leadership
The University of Akron Wins First Place in CSBS Community Bank Competition
Fed Chair Yellen Will Open 2017 Fed/CSBS Community Banking Research Conference;
FFIEC Proposes Additional Revisions to Streamline “Call Report” for Small Institutions
State Regulators Call for an End to One-Size-Fits-All Bank Regulation
State Regulators and U.S. Secret Service Issue Industry Best Practices for Combating Cyber Crime
Louisiana Regulator to Guide Nationwide Licensing and Supervision System for Fintechs and Other Non-Banks
State Regulators Issue Annual Reports on Non-Bank Supervision
CSBS Launches Fintech Advisory Panel to Help Modernize State Regulation
CSBS to OCC: Fintech Charter Lacks Legal Authority
CSBS Names Kyle Thomas Vice President, Accreditation and Supervisory Processes
State Regulators File Suit Over Unauthorized Use of Licensing Test Information
Statement on Financial Innovation Symposium hosted by Western States Financial Regulators
2018 CSBS Case Study Competition to Focus on Financial Innovation
Federal and State Banking Agencies Issue Statement on Supervisory Practices Regarding Financial Institutions and Borrowers Affected by Hurricane Irma
State Regulators Launch Redesign for Next Generation Technology Platform; Core Component of CSBS Vision 2020
South Carolina Begins Using Uniform Mortgage Test; 57 State Agencies Now Using the Test
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Conference of State Bank Supervisors
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 2018 CSBS Case Study Competition to Focus on Financial Innovation  

Washington, D.C. – The Conference of State Bank Supervisors’ (CSBS) announced today that its annual case study competition will focus on how community banks are approaching financial innovation.


The CSBS Community Bank Case Study Competition is an academic competition where undergraduate student teams partner with local community banks to conduct original case studies.  For the 2018 competition, student teams will study how community banks utilize technology to streamline processes and better serve their consumers.

Statement by CSBS President and CEO John W. Ryan: “This competition, now entering its fourth year, provides valuable insights into the community bank business model, connects students with professionals in the banking industry, and provides many students with their first opportunity to have their work published. We look forward to yet another year of insightful research from undergraduate students nationwide.”

Prize for Winning

The First Place winner of the competition will:

  • Receive a $1,000 scholarship per student;
  • Be invited to present at the CSBS-Federal Reserve Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference; and
  • Be published in the CSBS Journal of Community Bank Case Studies.

Second and third place teams will also receive scholarships and have their works published in the journal.


  • November 20th, 2017 – To participate, faculty advisors must submit a Statement of Interest. Faculty advisors are not yet expected to have a full student team.
  • February 5th, 2018 – Deadline for student teams to be identified and fully registered to participate in the competition.
  • April 9th, 2018 – Final papers and videos are due 12:00 PM local time.


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