Understanding endorsements and handling checks is crucial to making sound check cashing decisions. A check is a unique type of contract where ownership can be transferred by way of the endorsement on the back of the item. This program will look at who has the right to endorse the back of a check, and where is proper endorsement placement. We’ll also look at what happens if a check is not endorsed properly, when it may be best not to accept the check at all due to missing or problem endorsements and why we do not put business checks into personal accounts and why we do not give less cash on business accounts.
Many "tricky" issues will... (more)
The BSA/AML Interagency Exam manual addresses lending within its coverage and a key examiner focus is the following: “Assess the adequacy of the bank’s systems to manage the risks associated with lending activities, and management’s ability to implement effective due diligence, monitoring, and reporting systems.” Lending activities include, but are not limited to, residential and commercial real estate, secured commercial loans, credit cards, consumer, commercial, and agricultural loans. Lending activities can include multiple parties (e.g., guarantors, signatories, principals, or loan participants). The new 5th Pillar CDD rule takes parti... (more)
WHATFair Lending never seems to fall out of fashion. While the rest of the industry is focusing on TRID, Flood Insurance and HMDA, the regulatory agencies, the Department of Justice and plaintiff attorneys are focused intently on the issue of fair lending. Large penalties and burdensome enforcement actions are the order of the day.
Occasionally evidence indicates the existence of hate-based discrimination. In most cases the evidences points to ignorance-based discrimination - the lenders truly did not understand they were violating the law; they thought they were protecting the interests of their employer. Under... (more)
Financial institutions face the unique challenge of complying with state unclaimed property law while managing customer relationships and protecting customer assets. Escheating a customer’s account timely is critical to maintain compliance, but can also yield negative results and organizational risks if the customer is not truly lost or inactive.
This webinar will focus on complex state unclaimed property reporting requirements and the unique challenges facing banks and other financial institutions. Learn best practices to mitigate risk proactively, efficiently track customer contact, and monitor recent legislative updates that could... (more)
Are you creating your first ERM Program for your bank? Do you want to ensure your current program is complete yet keep it simple? If you answer yes to either question, this webinar is for you! Risk Management is at the heart of banking and every bank has to have processes, policies, and procedures in place in order to assess and manage the risks on their balance sheet. Marci shares the fundamental pieces of the ERM puzzle, how they relate to each other, and how to integrate your ERM program into the bank's Strategic Plan. Having built an ERM program for a community bank from scratch, Marci describes the various components of a strong ERM p... (more)
Recent safe deposit vault burglaries, devastating fires, Tropical Storms Sandy and Allison, Hurricanes Harvey, Ike, Katrina, Rita, Wilma and Andrew and damaging tornados, 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 liability might exist? Historically, this responsibility has been routinely passed from employee to employee with very little attention give... (more)
During this webinar, you will learn how to answer your adult account holder's questions on how to set up accounts for grandchildren, for college, and many other reasons to set up minor accounts. We will review the basic legal ownerships you may offer for your minor account holders. We will talk about how to transition them into adult accounts. We will look at do’s and don’ts of account card set up for minors.
Alert! FinCEN issues new FAQs that have a big impact on your May 11th deadline.
Are you ready? We are focusing on the workflow and the adoption of beneficial ownership and controlling person procedures. This program will have up to the minute information on Customer Due Diligence from the procedural side.
New W-8BEN rules came out with IRS Notice 2017-46. The back and fourth on foreign TINs and date of births has been resolved. During this program we will review the W-8BEN and the 1042S reporting in light of new rules. We will also cover CIP and Due Diligence for nonresident alien customers.
Financial institutions are required to complete transactions for customers involving Power of Attorney documents. To protect your financial institution's interests when using these documents, it is imperative to understand the basic do's and don'ts. This presentation will provide financial institution personnel with best practices to use when dealing with these complex legal documents.
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New FAQs from FinCEN provide answers to renewals, exisiting customers and drilling down.
New Bank Secrecy Act Rules go into effect May 11, 2018. These new regulations add rules on beneficial ownership of legal entities and new fifth pillar for BSA. During this webinar we will explain the new Customer Due Diligence (CDD) rules line by line to your staff.
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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This webinar was developed by a lawyer who has been teaching loan documentation for more than 25 years. Taught at a basic level (for bankers, not lawyers), the instructor will lead participants through all sections of the various required loan documents. The purpose is to create a deeper understanding of why certain documents are required plus the significance of various sections and verbose language (often referred to as "boilerplate"). Being able to explain document content will add much to customer relationships.
Financial institutions are required to complete transactions for customers who have created revocable and irrevocable trusts. To protect your financial institution's interests when using these documents, it is imperative to understand the basic do's and don'ts. This presentation will provide financial institution personnel with best practices to use when dealing with these complex legal documents.
Many customers use trusts to plan for their estate, family, taxes, etc. When opening these special accounts, you need to know about proper documentation, CIP, and signature card responsibilities. You must also understand the trustee(s) authority and duties and your bank’s responsibility and liability. This webinar will cover standard trust-opening procedures and many questions that arise as trusts and account holder situations change.
The seminar will cover the basics of consumer lending including the consumer loan function, marketing consumer loans, and making consumer lending decisions based on the five (5) C's of credit- capacity, capital, collateral, conditions, and character.
The attendee will also be exposed to loan structure, loan support, and documentation issues and how they are an intricate part of the consumer lending process. An auto loan, RV loan, and home equity line of credit (HELOC) will be utilized as examples throughout the session.
Additionally, the basics of consume... (more)
In this unique webinar, Anne Lolley will provide an overview of federal compliance laws. This is a great training tool for newer lenders and processors, and the webinar will help even experienced bankers understand the source of the various requirements.
All information in the webinar will be clearly-documented in a colorful and user-friendly handbook. This is a wonderful resource manual - lenders, loan processors and compliance officers will refer to this booklet time and time again. In addition to providing compliance summaries, the booklet offers specific cites to help readers locate rules, as well as a detailed, alphabetical inde... (more)
If you are unable to attend this popular bank compliance school May 8-11, here's your chance to learn from the nation's top compliance experts at your own convenience. You'll enjoy unlimited OnDemand playback access for six months. You also have the option to enjoy the school as it happens, via live streaming video. You can purchase the entire school or just one module, the choice is yours!
Are you as knowledgeable and aware of the latest compliance issues, changes and concerns as you could be? Is compliance handled expertly in all areas of yo... (more)
A strategic roadmap with tactical steps to attract millennials while reducing costs, improving profitability, and monetizing 5-20% of the value of your bank's fixed assets.
Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities have affected virtually every computer on the planet and have forced us to re-evaluate how we patch our systems. Granted these vulnerabilities weren’t as critical to our institutions as others, buying us time, but they have been complex to patch and have challenged our capabilities. Beyond this, there has been no shortage of vulnerabilities to address in our institutions. We have even created a larger attack surface fueled by IoT devices, new product and service offerings, and outsourcing/cloud solutions. This has left us in a risky position when considering the state of the art vulnerabilities leaked b... (more)
WHAT?Congress enacted the Financial Institutions Regulatory and Interest Control Act in 1978. The insider lending provisions of the law were implemented as Regulation O.
Historical data show that insider abuse is at the heart of many bank failures. Examiners take very seriously their mission to prevent insider abuse. They frequently cite violations of Regulation O during examinations, and often take enforcement action. Enforcement actions may take the form of civil monetary penalties , a Memorandum of Understandi... (more)
According to a Federal Reserve Board Report, 87% of Americans utilize a mobile phone. Of those with a bank account, 43% of mobile users have utilized mobile banking in the previous year. Within mobile banking, 58% move money between accounts, 48% deposit checks, and 47% conduct Bill Pay. They also see the growth of mobile banking and payment solutions continuing to rise. Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay taking on more transactions, with 33% of mobile users saying they have conducted an instore purchase with their device.
For financial institutions, the strategic value of mobile financial services must be balanced with app... (more)
This program is an A-Z on account ownership and documentation. We'll go from single party accounts to more complex business accounts. It is a must for anyone who opens or manages new accounts. Your financial institution's signature card, documentation and authority procedures can create big liability if you don't understand the type of ownership and the checks that go with these accounts.
Accounts Receivable and Inventory are the most fundamental form of “Asset-Based” Commercial Lending. Commercial borrowers use the value of these assets (also called working assets) as collateral to secure financing to produce and sell their products and services. Often, bankers will take Accounts Receivable and Inventory as “side” collateral because their true comfort is provided by the borrower’s real estate, which is usually required as a condition of the loan.
Pledging real estate may not always be an option for your borrower. The primary reason for requiring real estate as collateral is caused by the perceived inability to control... (more)
Banks continue to deal with commercial real estate (CRE) loans as a major portion of their loan portfolios. Also, many borrowers still have large holdings of income-producing or rental real estate. Whether directly financing these assets or including the income stream(s) in your overall credit analysis, it is important to understand key analytical concepts utilized in evaluating CRE cash flow.
This program covers the key variables and concepts for determining CRE cash flow and transaction-level stress-testing. We'll learn that CRE cash flow involves more than earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for... (more)