Financial institutions originate loans, purchase loans, acquire participating interests in loans, sell loans (or portions thereof), and securitize loans. Your bank's or credit union's credit exposure may be affected by external factors such as changes in interest rates, as well as internal factors such as changes inunderwriting practices. Many federal and state regulatory agencies have imposed numerous limitations and requirements on the lending activities of financial institutions.
Because lending activities generate the largest source of an institution's revenue and create the most significant component of an institution's assets, it is critical for you and your employees to thoroughly understand the lending function. This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of all the activities within the lending function and the internal controls procedures generally used to obtain satisfaction that lending risks are properly identified, monitored, and controlled.
To accomplish this objective, we will take an indepth look at specific loan policies, and review the procedures necessary to ensure your institution's compliance with the policies, which includes documentation required under law. Participants will learn what constitutes a well planned institutional loan policy. You will be able to identify safe and sound practices necessary to satisfy regulatory requirements.
After attending this webinar, participants will be able to devise clear, precise, and meaningful procedures to audit or review your institution's loan function to ascertain whether internal controls are both adequate and effective. You will understand the four (4) categories of the lending process ((i) credit origination and disbursement; (ii) credit supervision; (iii) collection; and, (iv) loan review) and know why the management of loans and the evaluation of loan controls are valuable and is integral to your institution's Asset/Liability Management Strategy.
Because this course is a valuable primer for new employees, as well as a comprehensive refresher for seasoned lenders (e.g., loan accountants, loan control personnel, loan management, etc.), all persons involved in any phase of the lending function or the audit or review thereof should use this webinar to satisfy their corporate governance responsibilities more effectively and efficiently.