This program addresses the challenges of balancing the bank’s screening and monitoring rights with expectations of privacy and fairness held by job candidates and bank employees. Should your internal HR department conduct employment screenings on social media? Should you hire a third party to screen applicants’ social media? Should you monitor only the bank’s professional social media? Should you also track public social media (Twitter & YouTube)? Should you demand access to employees’ Facebook accounts? Should you monitor social media activity on personal mobile devices and bank-owned smartphones? This program will answer those questions and more. Nancy Flynn, author of The Social Media Handbook and Blog Rules and founder of The ePolicy Institute, will reveal when, why, and how to handle social media monitoring legally, ethically, and compliantly.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET
This program reviews the electronic risks facing banks and provides rules, policies, and best practices to help reduce the likelihood of online disasters, while increasing compliance and enhancing communication. You’ll leave this webinar with the information necessary to develop and implement a strategic policy-based electronic compliance management program combining written rules, employee training, and technology tools.
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET
The Gist: Financial Institutions that engage in transactions involving money generated by marijuana-related activity are subject to criminal liability for failure to identify or report financial transactions which implicate violations of the U.S. Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”).
However, there is real potential for community banks and credit unions to offer their services to marijuana businesses. This is because bigger national banks continue to close out the last of their existing cannabis-related accounts. Although your Institution would still take on risk by providing services - which, technically, would violate federal law - if you comply with the Cole Memo and FinCEN Guidance, then this could be a lucrative opportunity.
When you register for this webinar, you will receive a complimentary 9-part toolkit.
Revocable, Totten Trusts, Guardianships, Minor and Estate Accounts, Oh My! What are the differences in these accounts and what do they actually mean? If contemplating these various accounts makes you queasy, fear not! After attending this 90-minute session, that nauseated feeling will be replaced with steadfast resolve. The next time a binder full of legal trust documents lands on your desk, you'll confidently delve into the responsibilities of collecting the proper documentation; correctly titling the account; selecting the appropriate ownership; and, knowing who is legally allowed to access the account.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET
President Trump has vowed to dismantle the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and as a part of that process the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). While this has been on his radar for some time, the CFPB will be a part of our regulatory lives for the foreseeable future. The CFPB will continue to be a leader in setting regulatory priorities across the financial industry. This session is a forward thinking discussion that will explore what is on the agenda, what we can expect, and what these changes mean for us. We will also discuss the implications of President Trumps vow to dismantle the rules.
Bankruptcy isn’t anything a creditor should fear! Bankruptcies have for a long time been the bane of both creditors and debtors, but there’s no reason that should be. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy can actually be beneficial to a creditor, both during and after the bankruptcy, and as respects current and future obligations or transactions with the filing debtor.
This session is a cost-effective way to minimize the negative impact bankruptcies can have on your business, while providing potential ways to actually turn a chapter 7 into a profitable event for your institution, and arm you with the knowledge it will take to navigate this complex area of law either yourself or with minimal legal help – helping you avoid costly legal fees and harmful write-downs of loans and obligations.
This webinar will equip you and your personnel to properly handle loan applications. In this webinar, you will learn: (1) the top 5 mistakes made in application processing; (2) timing requirements regarding applications; (3) what documentation should be kept; and, (4) practical suggestions and best practices.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET
The focus of this interactive webinar is to limit your financial institution’s liability. This session outlines your responsibilities to the Federal Government if a beneficiary is deceased but still receiving benefit payments. The NACHA Operating Rules still apply when processing these payments but the Green Book outlines the exceptions when handling DNEs (Death Notification Entries) and Federal Government Reclamations.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET
This is Part I of our IV-part 2018 Call Report Series. This session covers the new FFIEC 051 Call Report for "eligible small institutions," which are institutions with domestic offices only and total assets of less than $1 billion.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET
Being a BSA officer requires technical knowledge, communication and cooperation with auditors and regulators, and the ability to navigate and negotiate among entities within your Institution.
We will review BSA requirements and examine real-life scenarios. You will learn which areas in your Institution require additioal research and how to investigate, file, and track a SAR. After attending this webinar you will be well-positioned to meet- and surpass- examiner and regulator expectations.
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET
This session will provide a high-level overview of the statutory framework, rulemaking and enforcement activity, and potential for litigation with regard to ADA website compliance. After attending this webinar, you will be better prepared to improve the accessibility of your website either internally or with the assistance of a website developer.
Dealing with nonresident alien accountholders adds another layer of issues to account opening, maintenance, and reporting.
Since the USA PATRIOT Act, Customer Identification Program (CIP) law passed, opening these accounts and covering the required documentation and identification bases makes dealing with these accounts more challenging than ever. This issue is also a Bank Secrecy Act exam "hot spot" with the regulators as nonresident alien accounts are considered to be high risk.
This session will address the following questions about procedures and your bank: What does the law say about identifying nonresident aliens? What type of identification is being used around the country to open accounts? What are the proper procedures for W-8 reporting? What role does Office of Foreign Assets and Control (OFAC) play in your new accounts procedures? If these questions have not been answered to your satisfaction in your bank this session is a must.
During this program, we will cover three of the big compliance issues that face your frontline. First we will address some of the legal aspects of checks covered in the UCC 3 and 4. This will include stop payments, death issues, endorsements and more. Second, we will look at checks and holds and the reasons for placing those holds. Third, we will examine the “hot spots” on the Currency Transaction Report (CTR) and common errors and misunderstandings of the form.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET
This webinar explores the most important
schedule in the quarterly Call Report package – Schedule RC-R, Regulatory Capital - and how it is designed to compute the four basic Basel III Capital Ratios:
1. CET1 Capital Ratio
2. Tier 1 Capital Ratio
3. Total Capital Ratio
4. Tier 1 Leverage Ratio
Join us to review FDIC and other regulatory retention rules; E-Sign record requirements; email, social media, and mobile device record risks; and electronic record retention rules, policies, and best practices.
This session will explore what steps need to be taken to implement an effective Regulation CC compliance program; will breakdown the new rule section-by-section and explain the effects these changes have on your check clearing procedures; and, will outline the procedures your institution must have in place for a sound and compliant effective funds availability program.