February 2018 

Reminder #1: Members can take advantage of the MyGBA feature on our website, a quick and easy way for you to manage your membership profile and get the most appropriate information about key advocacy, education and member services opportunities. Please let David Oliver and Bo Brannen know if you have questions or need help with the sign-in process.
Reminder #2: GBA has hundreds of programs each year with learning opportunities for any job at a bank. We try to make it easy for you to find the right program for your specific job by posting a number of topical calendars based on the most common categories of banker skills. Our topical calendars are: Asset/Liability; Conferences; Compliance; Front Line; Human Resources; Lending; Management; Marketing; Ops/Tech; Retail Banking; Security; Seminars; Trust.

Featured Events

Steve Moore of Bank Compliance Services will provide an in-depth look at fair lending, including a detailed description of “side-by-side loan file analysis,” common loan practices with potential fair lending effects and other components of an effective fair lending program. Click here to register…


IRA Basics
– Feb. 7, Macon

Patrice Konarik of Sunwest Training Corp., will provide the new IRA banker and supervisor with a complete understanding of all areas of the IRA account as well as newly enacted regulations. Each participant will receive a completely updated 275-page IRA Training and Reference Manual. Click here to register…

This four-man scramble tournament hosted by Leadership GBA promises to be a challenging and fun event for everyone. It is also a great opportunity to invite your legislators and directors to shoot a round of clays with your colleagues in the banking industry with proceeds from the tournament being donated to the GBA StatePAC. Click here to register…


Call Reporting
– Feb. 21, Macon

Offering practical techniques to improve your bank’s overall reporting process, this seminar presented by Kris Trainor and Michael Gordon, Mauldin & Jenkins, will give participants a detailed line-by-line review with helpful tips for reporting individual items and a review of the proposed and finalized changes for 2018, including those changes for Form 041 filers and Form 051 filers. Click here to register…


Elder Financial Exploitation
, Payments FinTech and Debit Card Disputes Webinars – Feb. 20-23, 2:30 p.m. EST

Terri Sands of State Bank & Trust and Secura Risk Management will present three timely webinars to GBA members this month. On Feb. 20, the Auditing Your Payments and BSA/AML Program for Elder Financial Exploitation Gaps webinar will focus on the basics of elder financial exploitation, federal rules and regulations, specific state laws and focal areas for verifying compliance with regulatory guidance and expectations including payments programs and BSA/AML. On Feb. 22, the Primer in Payments FinTech for Community Banks webinar will highlight the difference between competing with and partnering with FinTechs with an emphasis on 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. On Feb. 23, the Basics of Debit Card Disputes webinar will take you through all the issues you may face with a consumer debit card dispute and how to effectively take care of your consumer while balancing Regulation E requirements. Click the links above for more information and to register.

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