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AzBA Brings Regulatory Burden to Sinema

Kyrsten Sinema
by in Banking | Business News

Seldom will you find a Member of Congress spending his or her few days out of session at a community bank.  That’s just where freshman U.S. Representative Kyrsten Sinema spent Wednesday afternoon. “It’s our job in Congress to strike the appropriate balance between a secure banking industry and adequate access to capital for families and… Read More →

Arizona Bankers Association rejects bankruptcy court theory

Arizona Economic Forecast 2011, Economic Recovery
by in Banking | Business News

On February 7, The Arizona Bankers Association joined 10 other western state bankers associations along with the American Bankers Association on a brief (the associations’ brief) to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals urging the reversal of a Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (the BAP) decision with far reaching and negative implications for real… Read More →

Anatomy of a bank

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by in Banking | Featured

Paul Hickman, president and CEO of the Arizona Bankers Association, sat down with Arizona Business magazine to dissect the anatomy of a bank and what makes the industry click. What is the model of a bank? The fundamental business model of a bank is to give customers a safe, secure place to deposit their earnings… Read More →

Are Arizona’s anti-deficiency statutes feeding the bubble?

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by in Banking | Economy | Featured

Jack and Jill were living the American dream. They bought their dream house in 2006. Then, the economy spiraled downward. Jack lost his job. Housing values dropped, and the amount remaining on Jack and Jill’s mortgage exceeded the value of the property — commonly known as having a house that is “under water.” Jack and… Read More →

Are Arizona’s anti-deficiency statutes feeding the bubble?

by in Banking | Economy | Featured

Jack and Jill were living the American dream. They bought their dream house in 2006. Then, the economy spiraled downward. Jack lost his job. Housing values dropped, and the amount remaining on Jack and Jill’s mortgage exceeded the value of the property — commonly known as having a house that is “under water.” Jack and… Read More →

2012 Valley Partnership Roundtable

2012 Valley Partnership Roundtable
by in AZRE Magazine

The 2012 Valley Partnership Roundtable discusses the need to engage and monitor federal issues impacting the development community, which is greater than ever.  Every real estate development company actively manages issues such as water quality, dust control and industry taxation/regulation at the city and state level. However, we must be more vigilant in watching the… Read More →

Arizona Bankers Association Impacts State’s Economy, Communities

Arizona Bankers Association, Bankers Give Back - AZ Business Magazine November/December 2011
by in AZ Business Magazine | Finance

Arizona Bankers Association Impacts State’s Economy, Communities Bank of Arizona President Ryan Suchala recognizes the importance of community. “This is where we live, work and play and in many cases the city where we are shaping our families,” Suchala says. “As a father of three I give my time to better our community because this… Read More →