This three-part audio conference series is designed specifically for community bankers and will offer a one-hour audio conference on Tuesday May 14, July 16 and October 15. These audio conferences will last approximately an hour each and will be full of important advice and information.
Compliance Pitfalls: Avoid Violations that Have Befallen other Institutions
Recorded: May 14, 2013
The compliance landscape is changing on a daily basis, and community banks are fighting to keep up. While much focus is being paid to the changes in statutes and regulations, the real story lies with the manner in which the statutes and regulations are enforced. This audio conference will address some of the compliance pitfalls that are currently being enforced, explore real life examples and offer strategies to avoid these compliance violations. Attend this conference and ensure your institution is prepared to address any unforeseen compliance issue.
Insurance for Community Banks
July 16, 2013
In today's banking environment, it is not sufficient to focus exclusively upon preventing and mitigating liability. Community banks also need to be mindful of insurance coverage to ensure sufficient protection from a variety of risks. This audio conference will focus upon types of coverage (special emphasis on directors and officers and financial institution bond coverage), keys to analysis to ensure that sufficient coverage is obtained, regulatory limits on insurance indemnification and the process of filing claims. Learn how proper insurance coverage can improve your institution's overall risk profile and assist in attracting and retaining quality directors and officers.
Expense Practices for a Skeptical World
October 15, 2013
Criticism of expense items and expense practices is a hot button regulatory item that is quietly gaining steam. The standard for expense items, approval and documentation has changed, and the "this is the way we have always done it" response will not save your bank from severe consequences. Those consequences can range from exam criticism to reimbursement from the party that incurred the expense item, civil money penalties, and in drastic situations removal and prohibition of involved persons from banking. This session will explain how to properly evaluate and correct your institution's expense policies and avoid being the unknowing recipient of criticism or penalties.
Presenter: Cliston V. "Doc" Bodine, III
Mr. Bodine is the Managing Director of the Memphis based law firm of Gerrish McCreary Smith, PC, Attorneys, and Gerrish McCreary Smith, Consultants. Mr. Bodine's legal and consulting practice places special emphasis on regulatory enforcement actions, formal and informal, regulatory examination appeals, civil money penalties, removal and prohibition matters, bank insurance issues, regulatory applications, general regulatory matters, community bank holding company formation and use, mutual holding company formation and use, community bank mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, incentive compensation issues, corporate reorganizations and general banking and corporate law.
1 CPE Credit per audio conference
Program Level: Basic-Intermediate