TDR, Loan Disclosure and Allowance Requirements Webinar
McEver & Tribble Has Access to Multiple Distressed-bank D&O and
Bond Insurance Markets, Coverage Available for Banks of Any
The uptick in bank closures since 2008 has resulted in an
increase of FDIC claims brought against some directors and
officers of closed banks. Only a few of these disputes have
landed in court so far, but there are billions of dollars as
stake. At policy renewal, carriers generally notify banks 60
days out if they are going to put a regulatory exclusion on
their D & O policy.
GBA Strategic Partner McEver & Tribble has access to
multiple distressed-bank D&O and Bond Insurance markets and can
provide regulatory coverage for banks of any size.
more about McEver & Tribble and how they can help your bank
Gladiator can Help Banks Comply with New FFIEC Authentication
FFIEC supplemental guidance to
Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment
describes measures banks should take to protect Internet banking
customers from online fraud. Gladiator can help you understand
the supplemental guidance and prepare for compliance.
Gladiator has unmatched IT regulatory compliance knowledge and
they invite you to visit their FFIEC Authentication Guidance
Knowledge Center to download valuable information.
about FFIEC solutions from Gladiator...
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2012 Legislative Forum
Deal, Cagle, Ralston and Murphy Confirmed
still got time to register for next week's annual GBA
Legislative/Economic Forum and Legislative Reception. Georgia
Nathan Deal has confirmed he'll spend some time with us
during the forum, as has Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Speaker of
the House David Ralston and Georgia Senate Banking and Finance
Chairman Jack Murphy. As is the custom, several other top
state legislators and elected officials have been invited to
speak and will likely come say a few words depending on their
schedules for the day. Things kick off at 3:30 p.m. at the
Click here to learn more and sign up
for GBA's Legislative events...
Obama Gives Cordray Reins at CFPB
Obama Wednesday appointed Richard Cordray as director
of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) by making a
recess appointment without Senate approval. The appointment is
likely to draw a legal challenge. The President chose to appoint
Cordray because the administration's legal team believes the
Senate has been effectively in recess, even though pro forma
sessions have been held. Cordray's term could run through 2013
if Obama is re-elected. "This will prove to be an interesting
legal debate, but we still encourage Congress to press ahead
with efforts to change the governance structure of the CFPB,"
said Joe Brannen, GBA President and CEO.
Read more about the controversy surrounding
CFPB and its newly appointed director...
U.S. Supreme Court
GBA Joins Amicus on Fair Housing Act Case
This term the United States
Supreme Court has agreed to take up an issue that is important
to the banking industry. At issue is whether "disparate impact"
claims are within the
jurisdiction of the Fair Housing Act. It's important for banks
because "disparate impact" theory has long been the primary
means by which the class-action bar and the Department of
Justice have sought to establish that a bank's lending practices
are discriminatory without having to prove any actual intent to
discriminate. GBA has joined 54 state bankers associations, ABA
and other national trade groups on an Amicus Brief to the court
outlining the position that the language of the Fair Housing Act
does not allow litigation based on "disparate impact" theories
Learn more and link to the brief here...
Top 10 GBA Resolutions for the Year
you to get the most value possible from your GBA membership. So,
in the spirit of making new years' resolutions,
here's our list
of 10 ways you can ensure GBA is the Resource that Empowers your
success in 2012...
Key GBA Event
Early Bird Special for GBA School
Sessions Extended to Jan. 31
We've extended early registration for first-year students for
Operations and Technology School at the University of
Georgia to Jan. 31. The The early registration rate covers all
materials, lodging and most meals.
Learn more about
Early Bird savings on 2012 GBA Schools...
Balance Sheet/Earnings Panel Discussion at 2012 Financial
Risk Management Conference
One of many agenda highlights will be a CEO/CFO panel discussion
about how community banks can continue to adjust and succeed in
Learn more and sign up...
Fair Lending Webinar
This webinar will provide a summary of fair
lending laws, specific examples of unlawful discrimination and a
description of the penalties and enforcement for non-compliance.
Learn more and register...
Edie Lindsay Named GBAIT General Counsel
Please join us in welcoming Edie Lindsay
to The Georgia Bankers Association Insurance Trust staff as its
General Counsel. Edie is responsible for all legal matters
for the GBA Insurance Trust (GBAIT), its subsidiary Paragon
Benefits, Inc., and GBA Retirement Services, Inc. She began work
at the GBAIT Jan. 3. Edie has 25 years' experience in the
practice of law, of which the past 12 years were with Troutman
Sanders LLP. She specializes in employee benefits law, with a
focus on health insurance. Edie can be reached at 404.420.2012
Foreclosure Review Ads Issued by OCC
OCC this week began a public service campaign to explain the
independent foreclosure review program it announced in November
for borrowers serviced by 24 large mortgage companies.
Read more about the ads issued by OCC...
Be a Quitter During Stop Smoking Month
This month's GBA Insurance Trust monthly Health and Wellness
focus campaign is Stop Smoking Month. Sometimes it's good to be
a quitter. Just think of all the other healthy things that can happen
when you give it up. What are you waiting for?
GBAIT's resources this month to help better understand lung
health and get great tips to help kick the habit for good...
BankPAC Campaign Comes to a Close
behalf of the 2011 BankPAC Campaign Board of Directors, I
want to thank all of the contributors to the GBA StatePAC and
FedPAC in the past year," said Tom Wiley, President and CEO
of The Coastal Bank in Savannah and Chairman of the
BankPAC Board of Directors. "We are proud of the efforts of many
of Georgia's bankers who participated in this important
process," he added.
There are several contributors to be recognized for their
contributions to the GBA FedPAC this week.
For more information, please contact
Click here to see the year-end totals
and how your GBA Group fared in the campaign.
Read about all the Georgia bankers making news this week...
Send Us Your News
Please remember to include the Georgia
Bankers Association on the list of recipients for announcements
about promotions, new employees and special recognition your
bank has received. We want to share your news with your
colleagues across the state. Please forward your announcements
and photos to GBA's
David Oliver and Bogan Brannen.