Posts tagged with "fintech"

The Rise of Alternative Lenders in Banking, Fintech, and Real Estate

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Private Lenders

As banks withdrew from CRE lending following the 2008 financial crisis, alternative lenders such as hedge funds, private-equity firms, and specialty debt funds stepped up to fill the void. Many traditional banks have not yet fully adapted to the shifting marketplace, and alternative lenders continue to gain market share.

Bank of the Ozarks, is but one example of a community bank that has successfully grown from a small, regional bank to become a dominant player in gateway market construction financing. As we move into the next economic cycle, CRE loans will likely default at higher rates than conventional financing.

This banking webinar covers the basics of alternative lending and associated regulatory risks, and highlights various strategies for banks to capitalize on this trend.

Pricing

$249 for Webinar and Playback*
*Playback has no expiration and may be shared internally

Dates of Event

Monday, June 17, 2019

  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm (Central Time)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Mountain Time)
  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm (Pacific Time)

Credits

1.0 CPE Credits

Your Speaker(s)

Krasne

Will Krasne
Founding Principal
Spectre Equities LLC

About the Speaker

William Krasne is the founding principal of Spectre Equities, an entrepreneurial real estate investment firm focused on mid-market, value-add multifamily deals throughout the Mid-Atlantic. The firm has executed on more than $6M worth of property since inception. Prior to founding Spectre, William worked in real estate private equity at Starwood Capital Group and the Carlyle Group. At Starwood he was the lead analyst on more than $700M of closed hospitality transactions. At The Carlyle Group, he was responsible for managing assets that included a 5,000-unit multifamily portfolio in the Southwest, as well as a portfolio of high-end hotels in Florida. William began his career at Corbelis Management, a developer of master-planned communities, where he was responsible for underwriting new deals and managing the company’s active development pipeline of more than 2,500 housing units.

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Fixing Small Business Loans

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Small Business Loan

Lending to small business is expensive because of origination, underwriting, capital, and many related costs. Most banks lose money when they make a business loan below $250K. In some cases banks avoid making small loans, missing out on a relationship opportunity and providing an inroad for Fintech lenders. Other banks either do not understand their loan economics or accept their losses, relying on deposits and the sale of other services for relationship profitability, a risky approach.

This banking webinar focuses on highlighting the small loan problem and providing specific and practical near-term steps banks can take to turn losses into profits. As will be discussed, the solution involves addressing organizational issues, pricing opportunities, revisiting risk criteria, and, potentially, implementing selected technology.

Pricing

$249 for Webinar and Playback*
*Playback has no expiration and may be shared internally. 

Dates of Event

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm (Central Time)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Mountain Time)
  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm (Pacific Time)

Credits

  • 1.2 AAP Credits
  • 1.0 CPE Credits

Your Speaker(s)

Charles Wendel
Founder/Owner
Financial Institutions Consulting

About the Speaker

Charles Wendel, the President of Financial Institutions Consulting (FIC), had extensive practical experience as a bank lender, relationship manager, and workout specialist before becoming a management consultant. Prior to founding FIC over 20 years ago, he was a Partner at Mercer Consulting and an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Co., Inc.

Charles has consulted to money center and regional banks, insurers, and diversified financial services companies, both in the U.S. and 15 other countries.

Charles earned an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from Columbia University in addition to an M.A. and M.Phil. in English; he received his undergraduate degree from New York University.

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Regulation of Emerging Payment Technologies

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Without a doubt, Fintech companies have ushered in a new era of payment solutions that is outpacing and outmaneuvering the traditional banking industry. Fueled by the growing capabilities of cutting-edge, digital innovation such as biometrics, digital currency, and proximity devices, Fintech companies are radically transforming the payments industry at a faster pace than ever before.  The impact of these new technologies is transforming not just how, where and when payments are made, but consumers’ behavior and expectations.

As the Fintech ecosystem has evolved, banks and financial institutions are increasingly partnering with Fintech companies to position themselves at the center of this new digital era.  Financial institutions seeking to better understand the growing capabilities in the payments space won’t want to miss this event.  This information-packed payments webinar will address the array of emerging technologies shaping the payments industry, as well as the key issues, challenges and pitfalls relating to these products and systems.

Attendees to this banking webinar will learn:

  • The latest advancements and emerging trends in payment technologies
  • The influence of emerging payment systems on banks and financial institutions
  • How various payment models relate to money transmission
  • Risk management considerations and strategic guidance for managing risk
  • Regulatory and legal considerations related to new payments systems
  • Determining what qualifies as money in the new payments landscape
  • Key issues, challenges and pitfalls relating to emerging payment products and systems

Pricing

$249 for Webinar and Playback*
*Playback has no expiration and may be shared internally

Dates of Event

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm (Central Time)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 am (Mountain Time)
  • 9:00 – 10:00 am (Pacific Time)

Credits

1.0 CPE Credits

Your Speaker(s)

Dena Somers

Dena Somers, Esq
Founder
finregPARTNERS

About the Speaker

Dena Somers is a highly regarded bank consultant and compliance attorney. She has provided regulatory compliance and risk management consulting services to financial institutions and companies in highly regulated industries nationwide for more than 20 years. Her areas of expertise include consumer and mortgage lending compliance, Fintech and specialty finance, regulatory compliance training, business strategy and best practice advisement, and corporate governance.

Throughout her career, Ms. Somers has advised hundreds of banking and financial institutions— ranging from local community banks to $50 billion financial holding companies— to achieve operational efficiency while ensuring regulatory compliance. Previously, Ms. Somers served as General Counsel to a national mortgage servicing company, Fintech lender, national money service business, and has represented financial institutions in a broad array of complex litigation matters for more than 15 years. Additionally, Ms. Somers is a published author for Lexis Nexis in the areas of Bank Teller training, loan policies, and loan documentation training.

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Fixing Small Business Loans

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Small Business Loan

Lending to small business is expensive because of origination, underwriting, capital, and many related costs. Most banks lose money when they make a business loan below $250K. In some cases banks avoid making small loans, missing out on a relationship opportunity and providing an inroad for Fintech lenders. Other banks either do not understand their loan economics or accept their losses, relying on deposits and the sale of other services for relationship profitability, a risky approach.

This banking webinar focuses on highlighting the small loan problem and providing specific and practical near-term steps banks can take to turn losses into profits. As will be discussed, the solution involves addressing organizational issues, pricing opportunities, revisiting risk criteria, and, potentially, implementing selected technology.

Pricing

$249 for Webinar and Playback*
*Playback has no expiration and may be shared internally. 

Dates of Event

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm (Central Time)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Mountain Time)
  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm (Pacific Time)

Credits

  • 1.2 AAP Credits
  • 1.0 CPE Credits

Your Speaker(s)

Charles Wendel
Founder/Owner
Financial Institutions Consulting

About the Speaker

Charles Wendel, the President of Financial Institutions Consulting (FIC), had extensive practical experience as a bank lender, relationship manager, and workout specialist before becoming a management consultant. Prior to founding FIC over 20 years ago, he was a Partner at Mercer Consulting and an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Co., Inc.

Charles has consulted to money center and regional banks, insurers, and diversified financial services companies, both in the U.S. and 15 other countries.

Charles earned an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from Columbia University in addition to an M.A. and M.Phil. in English; he received his undergraduate degree from New York University.

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FinTech Payments Primer for Community Banks

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What Fintech is; Why it is Important; and How FinTech Works with Community Banks

FinTech companies are changing the way payments are moving using data analytics and streamlined payment rails to move payments faster. FinTech disruptors are different than FinTech partnerships for financial institutions. Community banks are beginning to document their payments strategies that will move money faster while adding data analytics to combat fraud in a real-time environment.

This payments webinar will focus on the difference between competing with FinTechs and partnering with FinTechs. Learn how community banks are approaching their strategic position in the quest for embracing efficiencies, scalability and the need to compete with larger financial institutions and companies. Also learn about the most common areas within a financial institution that FinTechs are utilized today.

Topics Covered:

  • FinTech defined
  • Disruptors vs. Partnerships
  • Community Bank approach to faster payments strategy

Pricing

$249 for Webinar and Playback*
*Playback has no expiration and may be shared internally. Event recorded previously.

Dates of Event

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm (Central Time)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 am (Mountain Time)
  • 9:00 – 10:00 am (Pacific Time)

Credits

  • 1.2 AAP Credits
  • 1.0 CPE Credits

Your Speaker(s)

Terri Sands AAP CAMS
Founder, Secura Risk Management

About the Speaker

Terri Sands is a recognized leader in the Payments industry with decades of hands-on experience in payments compliance, risk management and more. She founded Secura Risk Management 8 years ago to deliver education, consulting and auditing services in the areas of payments risk management (ACH, RDC, Wire Transfer, Debit Cards), BSA/AML, fraud prevention, and physical security for financial institutions and FinTech companies. 

Terri is also Director of Payments Risk Management at State Bank & Trust (GA). Previously, she was Managing Director of Payments Information Circle, President of GACHA, and Training Manager for ACH Services at the Federal Reserve Bank. Terri has been an instructor for BankersHub for almost ten years.

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Winning Customer Deposits in the Digital Age (3-Part Webinar Series)

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The deposit market is shifting as interest rates rise, bank customers push for higher yields and fintechs including SoFi try to move into traditional banking.

This 3-part Deposit Bootcamp redefines deposit strategy for the digital age and the coming changes including younger demographics, the rise of non-banks and digitization. We explore non-financial approaches to attract and retain customers, how to leverage psychological biases, pricing strategy, offer-presentment and data analytics to stay relevant.

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PART 1

Innovative Deposit Product Features and Customer Experience Mgmt

Monday, October 22, 2018

  • 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET
  • 11:00 – 12:30 pm CT
  • 10:00 – 11:30 am MT
  • 9:00 – 10:30 am PT
  • Global trends and best practices on deposit innovation
  • Creating a needs-based customer segmentation
  • Evaluating feature preferences and willingness to pay
  • Bundling and packaging optimization

PART 2

Pricing Analytics, Elasticity and Optimization Modeling

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

  • 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET
  • 11:00 – 12:30 pm CT
  • 10:00 – 11:30 am MT
  • 9:00 – 10:30 am PT
  • Price elasticity modeling
  • Price optimization modeling
  • Price promotion theory
  • Promotion campaign management

PART 3

Presentment and Engagement at the Digital Point-of-Sale

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

  • 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET
  • 11:00 – 12:30 pm CT
  • 10:00 – 11:30 am MT
  • 9:00 – 10:30 am PT
  • Consumer behavioral biases at the point-of-sale
  • Push vs. pull: New thinking on digital cross-selling
  • The holy grail: Nudging primary banking behavior through digital
  • Digital sales tool implementation considerations

Pricing

$549 for all 3 sessions with Playbacks that do not expire (event previously recorded)
$249 for individual sessions and playback
Register for Part 1 ONLY
Register for Part 2 ONLY
Register for Part 3 ONLY

Credits

5.4 AAP Credits
4.5 CPE Credits

Your Speakers

Dr. Wei Ke
Managing Partner
North America Financial Services
Simon-Kucher
Betty Cowell
Senior Adviser
Retail Financial Services
Simon-Kucher

  

About the Speakers

Dr. Wei Ke is a Partner based in Simon-Kucher’s New York and Toronto offices. He currently heads the company’s financial services activities in North America and is Managing Partner of Simon-Kucher Canada. Prior to Simon-Kucher, Wei’s professional and academic experience also covered consumer retail, self-storage, healthcare, shipping, and renewable energy industries. Wei is currently also an adjunct professor for pricing and marketing analytics at Columbia Business School and at Queen’s University Smith School of Business.

Betty Cowell is a senior advisor at Simon-Kucher & Partners. She has extensive experience in retail banking, deposits, debit card and sales service performance. Betty’s experience includes leading the development of business strategies for business banking and retail segments at Whitney Bank, and managing retail sales and service, deposit and debit card products at Wachovia Bank.

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Winning Customer Deposits in the Digital Age (3-Part Webinar Series)

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The deposit market is shifting as interest rates rise, bank customers push for higher yields and fintechs including SoFi try to move into traditional banking.

This 3-part Deposit Bootcamp redefines deposit strategy for the digital age and the coming changes including younger demographics, the rise of non-banks and digitization. We explore non-financial approaches to attract and retain customers, how to leverage psychological biases, pricing strategy, offer-presentment and data analytics to stay relevant.

Buy 1, 2 or all 3 banking webinars (and Save $$)

PART 1

Innovative Deposit Product Features and Customer Experience Mgmt

Monday, October 22, 2018

  • 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET
  • 11:00 – 12:30 pm CT
  • 10:00 – 11:30 am MT
  • 9:00 – 10:30 am PT
  • Global trends and best practices on deposit innovation
  • Creating a needs-based customer segmentation
  • Evaluating feature preferences and willingness to pay
  • Bundling and packaging optimization

PART 2

Pricing Analytics, Elasticity and Optimization Modeling

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

  • 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET
  • 11:00 – 12:30 pm CT
  • 10:00 – 11:30 am MT
  • 9:00 – 10:30 am PT
  • Price elasticity modeling
  • Price optimization modeling
  • Price promotion theory
  • Promotion campaign management

PART 3

Presentment and Engagement at the Digital Point-of-Sale

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

  • 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET
  • 11:00 – 12:30 pm CT
  • 10:00 – 11:30 am MT
  • 9:00 – 10:30 am PT
  • Consumer behavioral biases at the point-of-sale
  • Push vs. pull: New thinking on digital cross-selling
  • The holy grail: Nudging primary banking behavior through digital
  • Digital sales tool implementation considerations

Pricing

$549 for all 3 sessions with Playbacks that do not expire (event previously recorded)
$249 for individual sessions and playback
Register for Part 1 ONLY
Register for Part 2 ONLY
Register for Part 3 ONLY

Credits

5.4 AAP Credits
4.5 CPE Credits

Your Speakers

Dr. Wei Ke
Managing Partner
North America Financial Services
Simon-Kucher
Betty Cowell
Senior Adviser
Retail Financial Services
Simon-Kucher

  

About the Speakers

Dr. Wei Ke is a Partner based in Simon-Kucher’s New York and Toronto offices. He currently heads the company’s financial services activities in North America and is Managing Partner of Simon-Kucher Canada. Prior to Simon-Kucher, Wei’s professional and academic experience also covered consumer retail, self-storage, healthcare, shipping, and renewable energy industries. Wei is currently also an adjunct professor for pricing and marketing analytics at Columbia Business School and at Queen’s University Smith School of Business.

Betty Cowell is a senior advisor at Simon-Kucher & Partners. She has extensive experience in retail banking, deposits, debit card and sales service performance. Betty’s experience includes leading the development of business strategies for business banking and retail segments at Whitney Bank, and managing retail sales and service, deposit and debit card products at Wachovia Bank.

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Winning Customer Deposits in the Digital Age (3-Part Webinar Series)

Register Now

The deposit market is shifting as interest rates rise, bank customers push for higher yields and fintechs including SoFi try to move into traditional banking.

This 3-part Deposit Bootcamp redefines deposit strategy for the digital age and the coming changes including younger demographics, the rise of non-banks and digitization. We explore non-financial approaches to attract and retain customers, how to leverage psychological biases, pricing strategy, offer-presentment and data analytics to stay relevant.

Buy 1, 2 or all 3 banking webinars (and Save $$)

PART 1

Innovative Deposit Product Features and Customer Experience Mgmt

Monday, October 22, 2018

  • 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET
  • 11:00 – 12:30 pm CT
  • 10:00 – 11:30 am MT
  • 9:00 – 10:30 am PT
  • Global trends and best practices on deposit innovation
  • Creating a needs-based customer segmentation
  • Evaluating feature preferences and willingness to pay
  • Bundling and packaging optimization

PART 2

Pricing Analytics, Elasticity and Optimization Modeling

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

  • 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET
  • 11:00 – 12:30 pm CT
  • 10:00 – 11:30 am MT
  • 9:00 – 10:30 am PT
  • Price elasticity modeling
  • Price optimization modeling
  • Price promotion theory
  • Promotion campaign management

PART 3

Presentment and Engagement at the Digital Point-of-Sale

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

  • 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET
  • 11:00 – 12:30 pm CT
  • 10:00 – 11:30 am MT
  • 9:00 – 10:30 am PT
  • Consumer behavioral biases at the point-of-sale
  • Push vs. pull: New thinking on digital cross-selling
  • The holy grail: Nudging primary banking behavior through digital
  • Digital sales tool implementation considerations

Pricing

$549 for all 3 sessions with Playbacks that do not expire (event previously recorded)
$249 for individual sessions and playback
Register for Part 1 ONLY
Register for Part 2 ONLY
Register for Part 3 ONLY

Credits

5.4 AAP Credits
4.5 CPE Credits

Your Speakers

Dr. Wei Ke
Managing Partner
North America Financial Services
Simon-Kucher
Betty Cowell
Senior Adviser
Retail Financial Services
Simon-Kucher

  

About the Speakers

Dr. Wei Ke is a Partner based in Simon-Kucher’s New York and Toronto offices. He currently heads the company’s financial services activities in North America and is Managing Partner of Simon-Kucher Canada. Prior to Simon-Kucher, Wei’s professional and academic experience also covered consumer retail, self-storage, healthcare, shipping, and renewable energy industries. Wei is currently also an adjunct professor for pricing and marketing analytics at Columbia Business School and at Queen’s University Smith School of Business.

Betty Cowell is a senior advisor at Simon-Kucher & Partners. She has extensive experience in retail banking, deposits, debit card and sales service performance. Betty’s experience includes leading the development of business strategies for business banking and retail segments at Whitney Bank, and managing retail sales and service, deposit and debit card products at Wachovia Bank.

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Community Banking Forum – Ideas and Trends to Help Your Bank Compete (5 Live Online Webinars + Playbacks)

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5 Online Webinars Live Streaming directly to your office, conference room or mobile device 

Wipfli CPAs and ConsultantsThe Community Banking Forum has been designed exclusively for executive officers and board members of community banks. This special day-long series of 5 live banking webinars is hosted by Wipfli CPAs and Consultants, and broadcast exclusively from BankersHub. This exciting event for community banks and credit unions will provide you and your staff with information on and insight into current topics that are deeply impacting community banks today. The speakers, topics, and value-added information, combined with the opportunity to network with your peers, make this event one you will not want to miss!

And don’t forget that you don’t just save the travel expense by viewing from the comfort of your home or office, but your registration entitles you to 3 log-ins as well as the playback recordings for downloading and viewing within your firm!


Live-Streaming Agenda for The Community Banking Forum (Thursday, October 18, 2018)

All 5 Live Webinars for just $549 $395!, including Playbacks!

WEBINAR SESSION TITLE WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
WEBINAR #1

Economy – Good, but With A Caveat

(9:30 am – 10:30 am ET)

Speaker: Elliot Eisenberg PhD (aka Bowtie Economist), Chief Economist – GraphsandLaughs, LLC

The Economic Forecast. Attend this entertaining and informative presentation on the economy and banking. Learn from Dr. Eisenberg how GDP growth will perform, how labor markets and wages will do, what path interest rates are likely to follow and how a whole host of other economic variables (including consumer confidence, new automobile sales, household leverage levels and energy prices) will behave and the market will perform. Dr. Eisenberg will look at credit conditions, default and foreclosure rates, the impact of student debt and more. He will then briefly turn his attention to the condition of all state economies and compare local economies with each other.
WEBINAR #2

Top Five Actions You Can Take to Prevent Becoming a Victim of Cyber Crime

(10:30 am – 11:30 am ET)

Speaker: Mark Scholl, Partner – Wipfli

You can’t have an effective cybersecurity strategy if you don’t know what you’re up against. Cyber crime has evolved to more targeted attacks, leading to account takeover, financial scams, web attacks and even extortion. This cyber webinar will cover the most common cyber threats against financial institutions, the top five actions to take to prevent becoming a victim and what you should be doing to prepare for responding to an incident.
WEBINAR #3

FinTech Update: How Banks are Moving Forward

(11:45 am – 1:15 pm ET)

Speakers: Marcie Bomberg, Sr Manager – Wipfli; Mark Oliphant, Sr Consultant – Wipfli; Girish Ramachandra, Sr Manager – Wipfli

New technologies and innovations that aim to compete with traditional financial services are emerging. Banks are struggling with digital transformation strategies and how to stay relevant in the new marketplace. This session will include:
– An overview of digital transformation and how FinTech fits in.
– The current landscape of FinTech.
– Results of our research and what we’ve learned over the past year.
– A panel discussion about digital transformation, FinTech, and the industry (and Q&A).
– Where and how to get started.
WEBINAR #4

Coloring Outside the Lines – Lessons Learned from Steve Jobs

(2:15 pm – 3:30 pm ET)

Keynote Speaker: Jeff Tobe M.Ed, Founder – Coloring Outside the Lines

This fast-paced, fun and content-rich program combines Jeff Tobe’s presentation on how to go beyond service to consider the customer experience with lessons learned from Steve Jobs on creativity and innovation. Interspersed in Jeff’s presentation are clips from a never-seen-before interview conducted in 1995 with Steve Jobs. Jeff inspires thought and discussion with participants on the future of the financial services profession, considering where it has been and where it is going. Jeff ties it all together by getting people to think like Steve Jobs thought. No matter what your past impressions of Jobs might have been, he was a master of ‘disruption’ and Tobe provokes audiences to think about how they might disrupt the banking profession AND become more “customer-centric.” We now have to consider our customer ‘touchpoints’, take ownership and tweak them to change the customer experience leading to attaining and retaining customers.
WEBINAR #5

Enhancing Shareholder Value – Growth Culture Required

(3:30 pm – 4:30 pm ET)

Speakers: Stacia Skinner, President – Creative Training Solutions Ltd; Jeff Niesen, SVP – Bankers’ Bank

Think about this question: If your number one customer left your bank today, do you have enough growth potential to not be hurt by this event, or could you make up the lost revenue in a very short period of time?

In today’s ever-changing banking environment, retention and growth of accounts are the keys to success for community banks. But how do you embrace a growth and sales culture without sacrificing customer service? We will be exploring ideas to help your bank increase revenue while retaining and growing your business with existing customers. This will involve looking at customers in a new way and figuring out how to offer them products that can provide the most positive impact to their business. Sales is not about selling a product or service. Sales is about helping our customers achieve what they are trying to accomplish. Our goal is to help you to do this.

Pricing

$549 $395 for ALL 5 Webinars and Playbacks*
*Playback has no expiration and may be shared internally

Date of Event

Thursday, October 18, 2018

  • 9:30 – 4:30 pm (Eastern Time)
  • 8:30 – 3:30 pm (Central Time)
  • 7:30 – 2:30 pm (Mountain Time)
  • 6:30 – 1:30 pm (Pacific Time)

Credits for the 5 Webinars

  • 6.0 AAP Credits
  • 5.0 CPE Credits

About Wipfli CPAs and Consultants

With over 2,000 associates, 49 offices in the United States and two offices in India, Wipfli ranks among the top 20 accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. Wipfli is also a member of Allinial Global, an accounting firm association of legally independent accounting and consulting firms with offices in North America and throughout the world through international members and partnerships.

We enjoy a solid reputation as industry experts and as a trusted business advisor to more than 60,000 clients including: manufacturing companies, construction companies, contractors and developers, real estate companies, health care organizations, financial institutions, insurance companies, nonprofit organizations, units of government, dealerships, and individuals.

The firm serves businesses of various sizes, from large public and private companies, to closely held family-owned businesses. Whether we’re helping clients streamline processes, improve performance, leverage the right technology, or increase financial success, we offer innovative, effective, and personalized services to help clients overcome their business challenges today and plan for tomorrow.

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CRA Community Reinvestment Act: Fulfilling Your Institution’s Requirements and Making it a Seamless Process

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Contrary to its much rumored demise, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is still in place and is periodically a tripwire that impacts banks of all sizes.  Through an analysis of the basic requirements, and further discussion of what makes CRA examinations run smoothly, this Compliance Webinar provides a case study of data analysis, data reporting, and data benchmarking to meet CRA requirements for individual institutions.  Even a FinTech company seeking a bank charter will have to address basic CRA requirements.

The agenda for this timely and informative CRA webinar covers:

  • CRA Requirements for Small, Intermediate, and Large Banks
    • Assessment Areas
    • Public File Requirements
    • CRA Examination Criteria by bank size
  • Examination Procedures/Ratings
    • The Rating System in Detail
    • 7 Critical Areas Tested by Examiners
    • 2017 CRA Ratings by Regulator and Bank Size
    • Test Rating Systems
      • Lending
      • Investment
      • Service
    • Effects of Illegal Discrimination
  • Importance of Self-Assessment – Being Prepared
    • 6 Reasons for Conducting Self-Assessment
    • Mastering the Data and Regulations
  • Tools to Assist Your Institution

Pricing

$249 for Webinar and Playback*
*Playback has no expiration and may be shared internally

Dates of Event

Wednesday, September 25, 2018

  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm (Central Time)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 am (Mountain Time)
  • 9:00 – 10:00 am (Pacific Time)

Credits

  • 1.2 AAP Credits
  • 1.0 CPE Credits

Your Speaker

Melissa Blaser
Sr Manager, Wipfli CPAs and Consultants

Melissa Blaser

About the Speaker

Melissa Blaser leads the regulatory compliance and Bank Secrecy Act practice for the firm. She assists financial institutions in navigating the complex requirements included within consumer federal bank regulations. Melissa has 25 years of experience in regulatory compliance, internal audit, and public accounting for the financial services industry within a Bank environment and within a public accounting/consulting firm.

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