The president of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank is best known for her dissenting votes on monetary policy, but that's not the only way she stands out. Her background as a farmer and former bank examiner gives her a unique perspective among Fed officials.
Only a dozen banks still owe the government Troubled Asset Relief Program money, and an unspecified number of others including Reliance Bancshares in St. Louis owe investors who bought their Tarp balances. But Reliance has made problem loans vanish and has a credit line in hand to help retire its $62 million Tarp-related debt.
The Bancorp in Wilmington, Del., has agreed to sell a portfolio of health savings accounts to UMB Financial in Kansas City, Mo. The portfolio has about 40,000 accounts with $76 million in deposits and investment assets.