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Compliance Perspectives: A Monthly Update

Thursday, March 30th, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Keeping up with changes and deadlines in the compliance area gets more complex every year. Now, we can assist you with that task.

Carl Pry, a well known and highly respected compliance expert and recipient of the 2015 ABA Distinguished Service Award will be presenting a monthly one-hour compliance update that will address new items to be aware of, deadlines and what's on the horizon. In a simple language webinar format that you can view from your office, Carl will make sure you have the information you need to keep your financial institution in compliance.

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Presenter: Carl Pry is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) and Certified Risk Professional (CRP) who is a Managing Director for Treliant Risk Advisors in Washington, DC. Through his working career, as well as through his experience as a banking attorney and officer, he has provided a variety of regulatory compliance and financial performance services to financial institutions and other clients t... (more)

TRID Checkup: Areas of Concern and Uncertainty

Monday, April 3rd, 2017 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

This webinar has been re-scheduled from its original date of March 28, 2017.

We are about 18 months into the TRID rule implementation. How are things going for you? You've probably run into many of the same issues many of your peers are, and you likely have many of the same questions. Hopefully it comforts you to know you're not alone!

This webinar is intended to review and discuss many of the major issues lenders are facing with TRID (TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure), including as-yet unresolved questions and how to deal with them. As well, there are m... (more)

Presenter: Carl Pry is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) and Certified Risk Professional (CRP) who is a Managing Director for Treliant Risk Advisors in Washington, DC. Through his working career, as well as through his experience as a banking attorney and officer, he has provided a variety of regulatory compliance and financial performance services to financial institutions and other clients t... (more)

Limited Liability Companies: Do's and Don'ts

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

One of the most interesting types of businesses is also the most complicated. Learn how to open, document, change signers, and handle the paperwork on these accounts. From single member to multiple member LLCs, we'll cover all the definitions, tax reporting, CIP and due diligence issues for opening a deposit account for a Limited Liability Company (LLC). You'll receive a state-specific chart and help with understanding the ins and outs of these deposit relationships.

Presenter: Deborah Crawford is the President of Gettechnical Inc., a Virginia based training company. She specializes in the deposit side of the financial institution and is an instructor on IRAs, BSA, Deposit Regulations and opening account procedures. She was formerly with Hibernia National Bank (now Capital One) and has bachelor's and master's degrees from Louisiana State University. She has 27 years of c... (more)

Letters of Credit

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

This webinar provides an essential understanding of letters of credit, including letter of credit terminology, structure and function. Whether your bank issues letters of credit, accepts letters of credit or takes liens on letter of credit rights, this program is for you.

Both commercial letters of credit and standby letters of credit will be discussed, their content, conditions precedent to payment and the mechanics of their actual presentment for payment. Bankruptcy issues and common problems will also be reviewed.

Presenter: Robin Russell has practiced law for 29 years and is licensed in Texas, New York and Massachusetts. She is a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and of the American Law Institute. She combines a depth of experience in bankruptcy restructuring and litigation with financial transactions. She has represented corporate debtors, independent directors, liquidating trustees, bondholders, unsecu... (more)

Reg E Compliance - Five Best Practices for Handling Disputes

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

Will your financial institution experience more debit card fraud investigation in 2017? A November 2016 report from the Federal Reserve found that debit card losses to merchants, cardholders and issuers increased 44 percent from 2013 to $2.41 BILLION in 2015.

Our topic for the webinar will focus on several simple steps to handle Reg E customer disputes and inquiries. Understanding the rules will help you satisfy the regulators but can also SAVE YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION MONEY by only paying the claims that you are required to reimburse for unauthorized transactions. We will review ... (more)

Presenter: Susan Costonis is a compliance consultant and trainer. She specializes in compliance management along with deposit and lending regulatory training and began her career in 1978. Susan has successfully managed compliance programs and exams for institutions that ranged from a community bank to large multi-state bank holding companies. She has been a compliance officer for institutions supervised by t... (more)

BSA Series: 10 Examination Hot Spots

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

During this webinar, we will look at the top exam issues for 2017 and focus on avoiding the mishaps of poor planning on your examination. This program will move through some of the "hot spots" for BSA this year and help you stay in the clear of traps from the examination process.

Presenter: Deborah Crawford is the President of Gettechnical Inc., a Virginia based training company. She specializes in the deposit side of the financial institution and is an instructor on IRAs, BSA, Deposit Regulations and opening account procedures. She was formerly with Hibernia National Bank (now Capital One) and has bachelor's and master's degrees from Louisiana State University. She has 27 years of c... (more)

Flood Insurance Compliance

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

Join us for a webinar covering the flood insurance compliance HOT SPOTS. We will cover the latest requirements, guidance, best practices and compliance hot spots.

Presenter: A Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM), Jerod Moyer's experience includes over 15 years in the regulatory compliance field. He has held compliance positions with an $800 million community bank and an $840 million five-bank holding company. Jerod's passion for and experience in the compliance profession allow him to take complex regulatory requirements and provide realistic solutions.

Loan Participations: What You Should Know

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

When a bank enters into a lending arrangement with a borrower, or some time thereafter, the bank may wish to sell a portion of the loan to another bank. Or a bank may wish to purchase a portion of a loan made by another bank. Such transactions may occur in connection with short-term borrowings, term loans, construction loans or other forms of extension of credit. This area of lending is closely monitored by banking regulators because of the inherent risk in this type of lending, and banks' failure to take precautions to avoid undue problems.

Learn the basic requirements for successful loan participations or syndications.

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Presenter: Jeffery W. Johnson started his career with SunTrust Bank in Atlanta as a Management Trainee and progressed to Vice President and Senior Lender of SouthTrust Bank and Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Division Manager for Citizens Trust Bank of Atlanta.

Key Ratio Analysis: Calculating and Interpreting the Numbers Correctly!

Friday, April 7th, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

Ratios, ratios, and more ratios! What do they really mean? Many financial professionals including bankers use financial ratios on a regular basis. But do they always use the same ratios and more importantly, do they always interpret the ratios in the same manner?

Attend this proactive webinar and learn a “five-step” analysis plan including liquidity, activity, leverage, operating performance, and cash flow analysis that will clarify and “unify” this often confusing financial subject. Upon completion of this webinar, the bank employee will be able to better negotiate with their business client... (more)

Presenter: David L. Osburn is the founder of Osburn & Associates, LLC, a Business Training and Contract CFO Firm that provides seminars, webinars, and keynote speeches for CPAs, bankers, attorneys, credit managers, and business owners on topics such as Banking/Finance/Credit, Negotiation Skills, Marketing, and Management Issues. Mr. Osburn’s Contract CFO clients include medical practitioners, financial insti... (more)

Excel Explained: Minimize Spreadsheet Errors

Monday, April 10th, 2017 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, shares a variety of tricks and techniques you can use to improve the integrity of your Excel spreadsheets during this live presentation. You’ll also discover methods for auditing the spreadsheets created by others.

David covers several Excel features, including hiding and protecting formulas, the Conditional Formatting feature, the Table feature, the Data Validation feature, and the Custom Views feature. In addition, he explains how to:

  • Perform dual lookups.
  • Sum disparate sections of a spreadsheet.
  • Toggle the Locked status of a worksheet cell.
  • Preserve key f... (more)
Presenter: David H. Ringstrom, CPA, is an author and nationally recognized instructor who teaches scores of webinars each year. His Excel courses are based on over 25 years of consulting and teaching experience. David’s mantra is “Either you work Excel, or it works you,” so he focuses on what he sees users don’t, but should, know about Microsoft Excel. His goal is to empower you to use Excel more effectively... (more)

Regulation CC - Check Holds

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

Regulation CC is the regulation governing the availability of funds for transaction accounts and the holds that financial institutions can place on checks. This regulation was passed in 1988 and continues to be one of the toughest compliance problems in financial institutions around the country.

Can we place a hold on a cashier’s check? How many days can we hold checks on a new account? Does this apply to business accounts? Do we have to give the hold while the customer is there or can we mail it later?

These questions will all be addressed in this informative and easy to follow program for the frontline. You'll need a copy of... (more)

Presenter: Deborah Crawford is the President of Gettechnical Inc., a Virginia based training company. She specializes in the deposit side of the financial institution and is an instructor on IRAs, BSA, Deposit Regulations and opening account procedures. She was formerly with Hibernia National Bank (now Capital One) and has bachelor's and master's degrees from Louisiana State University. She has 27 years of c... (more)

Opening New Accounts - Three-Part Series

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

This is a three-part series. The prices below are include all sessions. Each session can also be attended individually by clicking on the links below.

Part I - Legal Ownership of Consumer Accounts

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
2:30PM-4:30PM EST

Account title vs. ownership indicated vs. authorized signer on the legal document...Does it really matter on a personal account? You bet it does! It's ALL about ownership vs. access, and who on the account has the authority to do what. We're beyond the days where we let our accountholders tell US how they're going to title accounts. For a complete description or to attend Part I... (more)

Presenter: Patrice M. Konarik is president of Sunwest Training Corp. founded over 20 years ago and is located in the Texas Hill Country near San Antonio, Texas. With over 30 years experience in the financial industry, Patrice has focused her expertise on the retirement and new account areas and is currently providing live training and webinars on these subjects on a nationwide basis. She has a BS In Manageme... (more)

Opening New Accounts I - Legal Ownership of Consumer Accounts

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

This is for Part I only. For series pricing, CLICK HERE.

Account title vs. ownership indicated vs. authorized signer on the legal document...Does it really matter on a personal account? You bet it does! It's ALL about ownership vs. access, and who on the account has the authority to do what. We're beyond the days where we let our accountholders tell US how they're going to title accounts. When we look at a legal document, 4 points must be clear:

  1. Who is the "owner" of the funds in the account?
  2. Who just has "access" to the funds, and what... (more)
Presenter: Patrice M. Konarik is president of Sunwest Training Corp. founded over 20 years ago and is located in the Texas Hill Country near San Antonio, Texas. With over 30 years experience in the financial industry, Patrice has focused her expertise on the retirement and new account areas and is currently providing live training and webinars on these subjects on a nationwide basis. She has a BS In Manageme... (more)

Safe Deposit Box “Danger Zones”

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

Security, Disasters and Self-Service Boxes

How to Reduce Your Safe Deposit Box Liability and Improve Your System:

Recent safe deposit vault burglaries, devastating fires, Tropical Storms Sandy and Allison, Hurricanes Ike, Katrina, Rita, Wilma and Andrew and damaging tornadoes, raging floods and many other nationwide disasters have significantly impacted our safe deposit industry. Following these tragic events, financial institutions have been confronted with some very difficult challenges, decisions and very significant lawsuits.

Did you inherit the safe deposit area and then start wondering what liabilit... (more)

Presenter: David P. McGuinn, President of Safe Deposit Specialists, is a former banker with 45 years of safe deposit experience and is often referred to nationwide as the safe deposit GURU. In all 50 states he has trained over 250,000 safe deposit personnel since 1969, and has served the industry as President of AIB and the American, Texas and Houston Safe Deposit Associations. Dave is a featured speaker for... (more)

Boosting Morale, Service & Cross-Selling

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

The go-to webinar for branch leadership!

How do you remain competitive when there is a branch on every corner and the world-wide banks chasing your customers? Make every customer encounter count! Get creative about how to make opportunities happen at your branch. Your company has invested in people, locations and product; lead the way at your branch to get a remarkable return on your investments. How do you do that?

Successful leadership is the key to a successful branch. Tune into this timely webinar and discover what you can do to boost morale among the troops so they can boost service delivery and cross-selling!

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Presenter: Honey Shelton brings the best of both worlds to her speaking and training engagements. She has 30 plus years of experience as a training and quality improvement consultant for banks and banking associations across the country. Her substantial banking background includes spending three years as Executive Vice President/Chief Retail Banking Officer with a $1 billion south Texas bank.

Basic Bankruptcy for Bankers

Thursday, April 13th, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

Every banker should have a fundamental understanding of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and your bank's rights and obligations thereunder. This webinar will introduce you to the world of bankruptcy. It is designed for lenders and support staff with the goal of educating them on the fundamentals of both consumer and commercial bankruptcy law. Practical information for daily use will be provided.

Presenter: Robin Russell has practiced law for 29 years and is licensed in Texas, New York and Massachusetts. She is a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and of the American Law Institute. She combines a depth of experience in bankruptcy restructuring and litigation with financial transactions. She has represented corporate debtors, independent directors, liquidating trustees, bondholders, unsecu... (more)

Opening New Accounts II - Business Accounts

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

This is for Part II only. For series pricing, CLICK HERE.

Managing risk is the #1 priority for all financial institutions and it all starts at the new account desk. Well-trained bankers who can recognize and stop attempted dishonest activity are the first line of defense in protecting a financial institution. Unfortunately, too often, new account personnel are trained "on the job" which results in an environment of potential vulnerability and unnecessary losses. This risk is magnified when dealing with business accounts. When opening a commercial accoun... (more)

Presenter: Suzette (Suzie) Jones, CFP® is an associate trainer for Sunwest Training Corp. With 40 years of experience in the financial industry, Suzie most recently served as an Executive Vice President with an $11B financial organization where she was an active member of the AML, BSA, Personal/Corporate Risk and Non-Bank Product Risk committees. Suzie has focused her career on technical expertise in the are... (more)

Dealing with Appraisals: Regulations and Requirements

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

The past few years have seen significant developments in real estate appraisals and evaluation rules and regulations. Revised Interagency Guidelines and new rules under Reg Z have been issued, and we've seen additional requirements finalized recently due to Dodd-Frank. In some cases (called "flipping transactions"), lenders will even have to obtain two appraisals on the same property for one loan.

Because breakdowns in appraisal practices have been partly blamed for the mortgage crisis, regulators have raised their expectations; lenders' appraisal and evaluation programs must include more elements than ever before. Some themes now em... (more)

Presenter: Carl Pry is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) and Certified Risk Professional (CRP) who is a Managing Director for Treliant Risk Advisors in Washington, DC. Through his working career, as well as through his experience as a banking attorney and officer, he has provided a variety of regulatory compliance and financial performance services to financial institutions and other clients t... (more)

Analyzing Tax Returns for Mortgage Decisions

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

This webinar is designed to give mortgage lenders a better grasp of tax returns and their importance in making quality loan decisions.

Presenter: The webinar leader is J.T. Turner, who has over 28 years of experience in the lending industry. He has worked as a trainer for the past 22 years, in areas of lending, underwriting, origination, quality control, and personal growth. He is a seminar leader for the Center for Financial Training, a member of the Franklin Speakers Bureau, and past member of the National Speakers Association. J.T. is al... (more)

Robbery Prevention & Response

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Robberies occur every day. Your best defense is to have a plan and practice that plan. In this session, we will discuss methods of robbery prevention, including policies and physical security, as well as robbery response. Best practices for safely opening and closing your facilities will be covered, and you will hear what robbers are looking for in their own words. Additionally, we will examine current cases to extract what went wrong/right. Attendees will learn life-saving personal safety tips and discover the importance of situational awareness.

Presenter: Carol Dodgen is the owner of Dodgen Security Consulting, LLC. Since 1998, her company has been providing services for financial institutions, government entities, and businesses to include training, ATM lighting inspections, and vulnerability assessments. Before forming her company, Carol served as the security training officer for Compass Bank. She earned her Master's Degree in Criminal Justice a... (more)

FFIEC Mobile Services Guidance Review

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

According a Federal Reserve Board Report, 87% of Americans use a mobile phone. Of those with a bank account, 43% of mobile users have used mobile banking in the previous year. Within mobile banking, 58% move money between accounts, 48% deposit checks, and 47% conduct Bill Pay. The Report also sees the growth of mobile banking and payment solutions continuing to rise. Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay have taken on more transactions, with 33% of mobile users saying they have conducted an in-store purchase with their device.

For financial institutions, the strategic value of mobile financial services must be balanced with appropr... (more)

Presenter: Chad Knutson is a Senior Information Security Consultant and serves as President of the SBS CyberSecurity out of Madison, SD. SBS is a leader in information security consulting for the financial industry in the US. SBS works with more than 900 banks around the country on information security services such as the development of Information Security Programs, Policies, and Risk Assessments, along w... (more)

Compliance Perspectives: A Monthly Update

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Keeping up with changes and deadlines in the compliance area gets more complex every year. Now, we can assist you with that task.

Carl Pry, a well known and highly respected compliance expert and recipient of the 2015 ABA Distinguished Service Award will be presenting a monthly one-hour compliance update that will address new items to be aware of, deadlines and what's on the horizon. In a simple language webinar format that you can view from your office, Carl will make sure you have the information you need to keep your financial institution in compliance.

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Presenter: Carl Pry is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) and Certified Risk Professional (CRP) who is a Managing Director for Treliant Risk Advisors in Washington, DC. Through his working career, as well as through his experience as a banking attorney and officer, he has provided a variety of regulatory compliance and financial performance services to financial institutions and other clients t... (more)

Advanced Lending Techniques Through Loan Hedging

Friday, April 21st, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

In an unprecedented interest rate environment, we will share strategies that allow lenders to address these essential questions: How can I offer a longer fixed rate loan when competing with a national bank? How can I make my loan instantly profitable through an additional source of non-interest income? How can I embed a prepayment penalty so my prospect does not have to come out of pocket? How can I offer a construction loan with a committed fixed-rate takeout? How can I offer borrowers the most value while maximizing relationship retention rates for the bank?

Presenter: Mr. Ed Kofman is the Managing Director and Head of Loan Trading and Hedging at CenterState Bank of Florida NA. Mr. Kofman served as Managing Director at a bankers' bank. Mr. Kofman has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He served as Financial Risk Manager of Wells Fargo Bank's Capital Markets group. He was responsible for the production of capital allocation tools and ... (more)

Commercial & Business Lending Basics for Support Personnel

Monday, April 24th, 2017 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Lending is all about risk management. This seminar is designed to take the "mystery" out of the commercial lending process and the confusing terminology often used by lenders.

Support personnel have a key role and stake in the commercial and business lending process, and they can help to create a safe and sound loan portfolio. Many would say that support personnel are the backbone of a good leading team. This program takes the perspective of a non-lender, and what goes on during the process of analyzing and approving a loan, focusing on commercial and business loans.

Presenter: Richard Hamm has been training bankers for 25 years, designing and delivering courses specializing in commercial lending and credit, including portfolio and risk management, commercial real estate (CRE) and appraisals, plus selling and negotiating skills, and director training.

Deposit Analysis for Today's Environment

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

Understanding and controlling the impact of economic changes on deposit costs ranks as the single greatest risk to bank financial performance as interest rate rise. In every increasing interest rate cycle since 1990, bank margins have compressed due to faster increases in funding costs versus asset yields. Given most bank's heavy concentration in non-maturity deposits today, the potential volatility to costs are greater now than ever before.

In this session, we will examine how a bank might review its depositor composition and changes in that makeup over the past decade to better craft pricing strategies and design products aimed at ... (more)

Presenter: Dave Koch specializes in executive-level advisory services and is actively involved with Farin clients, developing capital planning strategy, loan & deposit pricing, evaluating interest rate risk and other ALM concerns.

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