- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A new report by the Kansas University Center for Banking Excellence has determined that the state of banking in Kansas is greatly improved and the industry positioned to thrive despite new regulatory standards.

The Lawrence Journal-World (https://bit.ly/1JaFdQQ ) reports the research examines the current financial condition of commercial banks, trends over the past decade and the industry’s recovery from the financial crisis.

Robert DeYoung, the report’s author, says conditions for banks in the coming years will feel more like normal. His forecast calls for gradual growth in lending and profitability as banks continue their traditional focus on helping local businesses and households meet their financial needs.

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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, https://www.ljworld.com

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