The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLBank Dallas) is one of 11 Federal Home Loan Banks created by Congress in 1932 to provide liquidity to local lenders. The FHLBanks serve as an affordable source of funding for nearly 7,000 financial institutions across the country. FHLBank Dallas, with total assets of $124.8 billion as of March 31, 2023, serves approximately 800 members across a five-state district, including Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas. FHLBank Dallas provides important services such as advances, Letters of Credit, safekeeping, and grant programs for affordable housing and economic development.
The Banking & Financial Services Practice Group of Jones Walker offers comprehensive legal and regulatory compliance counsel to financial institutions, their affiliates, owners, Board of Directors and executives. Our attorneys have deep experience in counseling financial institutions in a host of areas involving their day-to-day operations, including general corporate, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, capital-raising, lending, foreclosures, bankruptcy, labor and employment, executive compensation and employee benefits, and litigation. Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked Jones Walker in the first band for Banking and Finance among firms in Louisiana since 2004 and SNL Financial/S&P Global Market Intelligence has repeatedly named the firm among the leading advisors for bank merger and acquisition transactions, as determined by the number of deals handled each year.
Financial Institution Service Corporation (FISC) located in West Monroe, Louisiana was incorporated in 1969 as First National Computer Center (FNCC), a wholly owned subsidiary of First National Bank (FNB). As a result of the 1994 merger between FNB and Hibernia National Bank, FISC was acquired by the six banks utilizing its services and converted to a bank service corporation. FISC currently processes for over 55 banks which collectively represent over $26 billion in assets.
FISC's Business Objective: FISC's data processing and information services are designed specifically for the strategic environment of the community bank. Our objective is to help the member banks increase efficiencies, productivity, and customer satisfaction, while increasing management's ability to respond to ever-changing conditions. FISC manages data and item processing and provides the member banks with the key information that allows them to concentrate on managing their institution's financial performance. With FISC providing the back office environment, the member banks can focus on competitive issues and offering the services today's consumers are demanding.
EisnerAmper, one of the largest business consulting firms in the world, is comprised of EisnerAmper LLP, a licensed independent CPA firm that provides client attest services; and Eisner Advisory Group LLC, an alternative practice structure that provides business advisory and non-attest services in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, standards and codes of conduct. Our combined entities include more than 350 partners and 4,000-plus employees with extensive audit and tax experience with financial institutions, including valuation analysts with the ability to provide due diligence for mergers/acquisitions, collateral audits and Board of Directors/Audit Committee training. We also offer a group of Certified Internal Auditors that work with banks in outsourced, co-sourced and training roles to develop/perform the internal audit function. In addition, our technology consultants can provide systems engineers and Certified Information System Security Professionals who conduct data security reviews, penetration testing and information systems consulting. For more information, please visit eisneramper.com, and be sure to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) is the national organization of bank regulators from all 50 states, American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. State regulators supervise roughly three-quarters of all U.S. banks and a variety of non-depository financial services. CSBS, on behalf of state regulators, also operates the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System to license and register non-depository financial service providers in the mortgage, money services businesses, consumer finance and debt industries.