Fall Virtual Conferences

It won’t be long and it will be time for our Fall Conferences! This year we will be offering the Lending, Deposit and BSA conferences both in-person and virtually. 

The virtual conference(s)has many perks; one of the amazing perks is that a single registration will get your whole team in. That’s right!

You pay one price and everyone on your team can attend.  There also no restriction on the number locations.  Talk about convenient and budget-friendly!

If you have people that can’t attend live, no worries.  We will record each session and the videos are yours to keep.  You can play these over and over again to reinforce the information throughout the year.  That’s over 24 hours of training for anyone in your bank to utilize!

The dates for the Virtual Conferences are:

Just like we did in 2020, we will have two separate Zoom rooms, one training room and one other room where you can ask questions, etc.  You will also have the option to purchase the virtual conferences individually or the series of three at a discounted rate.

Is in-person training more your style?  If so, be sure to check out our website for more information and be sure to stay tuned as we will explain more about the in-person conferences in the weeks to come.

Have questions?  Please don’t hesitate to contact us!


Ability to Repay Risk & Requirements Matrix

On March 1st 2021, both the revised “General” Qualified Mortgage (QM) and the new “Seasoned” QM rules went into effect.  As a result, we have updated our Ability to Repay Risk & Requirements Matrix. 

On February 25th, we alerted you that the CFPB released a statement regarding these changes.  Then, as expected, the CFPB issued a proposal earlier this week to delay the mandatory compliance date for the revised general QM until October 1, 2022.  The temporary category of QMs for loans eligible to be purchased or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac would also remain available for applications received prior to October 1, 2022.  Comments must be received no later than April 5, 2021, as the CFPB wants to move quickly so a rule can be finalized prior to the previously scheduled July 1st mandatory compliance date.    

Join us for a one-hour webinar that will

Explain the QM rule changes in plain English;

Provide clarity on any confusion related to the CFPB statement; and

Walk you through our updated one-page Ability to Repay Risk & Requirements Matrix.

Remember, one ticket (registration) gets your whole team into the program!  Get registered today!


BSA Compliance – Human Trafficking

BSA Compliance: Human Trafficking

If you haven’t already seen the October 2020 FinCEN Advisory on Human Trafficking and Related Activity, this will give you a general overview of what that advisory covered. The advisory was issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. And you’re probably wondering, “What does COVID-19 have to do with human trafficking?” Well, the pandemic can exacerbate the conditions that contribute to human trafficking. So as support structures for potential victims collapse, human traffickers take advantage of those that are vulnerable.

This Advisory provides additional human trafficking red flags and is designed to supplement, not replace, FinCEN’s 2014 Advisory on Human Trafficking. Specifically, it provides 20 new red flags for financial and behavioral indications of human trafficking, and it provides for new typologies or methods that human traffickers are using to launder those ill-gotten funds. Then it gives you new information in identifying and reporting this type of activity.

Deb Irving explains more:

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Need to know more about SARS? Get your whole team trained for one price. Sign up for “All About Suspicious Activity Monitoring & Reporting” training below!


Virtual Conferences

We recently made the difficult decision to cancel our “in person” Compliance Conferences this fall, but they are going VIRTUAL!

While this may be different, virtual training is nothing new to us. It’s something we’ve been doing for years!

During this time of uncertainty and tight budgets, rest assured you will get the best training around!

Our trainers and virtual production team are experts.

They use the latest video and audio capabilities to ensure you will have an exceptional virtual experience. You will be able to see and hear our trainers live on video, ask questions, interact and network with them.

Click on “see events” to view the dates of each conference. You have the option to purchase individual conferences or you can purchase all three for a discounted price. The registration allows your entire team (including multiple locations) to attend.

All sessions will be recorded and available at no extra cost!

BSA/AML Live Training

Lending Live Training

Deposit Live Training

Struggling with Complaints?

Be sure to JOIN US on January 14, 2020, for our webinar, “Complaints, Complaint Programs & Compliance”. 

Are you struggling to get your team to buy in to your bank’s complaint and complaint management program?  If so, you are not the only one.  The word “complaint” carries a negative connotation in most people’s mind.  However, complaints can be an opportunity.  Learn how complaints and a well-developed complaint program can actually benefit your organization.

Click on the video to listen to Jerod explain more.

Other Upcoming Webinars:

January 16thTruth in Savings Act

January 16thFair Lending

January 21stAdvertising

January 23rdAuditing TRID

February 11thCompliance for the Board of Directors


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