Federal Flood has NFIP-approved Solutions
Federal Flood Certification Corp.
already provides GBA members with flood zone determinations that
are priced lower than other providers, accompanied by unmatched
personalized service and backed by a high-quality dispute
resolution process. Did you know that Federal Flood can also
provide other standard and force-placed NFIP products such as
free quotes, tracking and portfolio reviews for their clients?
Learn more about that
right here. For more
information, please call Federal Flood's
Ed McLin at
214.441.5903, or GBA's
Bo Brannen at 404.420.2014.
Appraisal Pros to Help You Manage the Entire Appraisal Process
GBA's Strategic Partner
Valuation Management Group (VMG)
is our preferred vendor of appraisal management services. VMG
handles the entire appraisal process including approving the
appraisers, managing the appraiser panel, handling the bid
process for complex residential properties and commercial
assignments, ordering environmental risk assessments, engaging
the appraisers and performing a quality appraisal review. The
appraiser panel can be either one comprised of appraisers your
bank selects, appraisers on VMG's panel or a combination of the
two. Here's a
link to more information about Valuation Management Group.
We encourage you and your bank to contact
Vicky Thompson, president and CEO, 770.373.5520, or
Patrick McMillen, chief risk officer and
senior vice president, 678.486.7495
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Strongly Encouraging Comments, Detailed Analysis from Banks
Thursday attended an informational session about the proposed Basel
III Capital and Risk Weighting rules hosted by the FDIC Atlanta
Regional Office. Three strong themes emerged for the crowd of about
70 bankers in attendance. Banks should carefully analyze the effects
the proposed rules will have, bankers should comment to the
regulators about those effects and the comments should be as
specific as possible.
asked for us to put pen to paper and tell them the direct capital
effects, costs, administrative time, operational changes, effect on
credit availability and cost, product changes and any other items
that need clarifying," said GBA Chairman-Elect Stan Kryder,
president and CEO, Midtown Bank and Trust, who was in
More about the meeting and how to comment on the
Successful Leadership Conference
The GBA hosted an energetic group of Georgia bank leaders at
Leadership GBA's 52nd-annual Leadership Conference.
Check out our brief summary, and look for full details about the new
Leadership GBA Officers, Executive Committee and Financial Literacy
program awards next week...
Accounting Advisory Series
used source of bank accounting guidance has some fresh content. The
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
this week released an
update to the Bank Accounting Advisory Series (BAAS).
More about the BAAS update...
Warning about Recapitalization Scams
this week distributed a special
alert to bank CEOs that it has become aware of multiple
instances in which individuals or purported investment advisors have
approached financially weak institutions in apparent attempts to
defraud the institutions by claiming to have access to funds for
recapitalization. The parties also may inaccurately claim to have
regulatory approval, and have asked the targeted institutions to
pay, in advance, retention due diligence and other fees.
the alert and read more...
Bank Week is Coming;
We Need Your Feedback
The 2012 Georgia Peanut Bank Week is Oct. 15-19. Sign up now for
this popular promotion of one of our state's top crops. The
deadline has been extended to Aug. 14. Also, The Georgia Peanut
Commission is looking for input about the future timing of this
promotion. The Commission is proposing that Georgia Peanut Bank Week
move from October to March of each year, beginning in 2013.
Find out how to sign up and how to vote on the proposed change in
How to Support Colorado Shooting
Some bankers have
asked us if there is any coordinated effort among the industry to
help the victims of last week's heartbreaking theatre shootings in
Colorado. Our colleagues at the Colorado Bankers Association
recommend that donations from your bank and from bank customers be
Save the Dates
Lender Peer Group Aug. 22,
Conference Dec. 6-7
still taking shape, but please go ahead and plan on joining your
peers at these two popular GBA meetings coming up.
about the SLO Peer Group and Credit Conference...
Three Actions to Boost Banking's
have the unique skills to teach strong money-management habits in
our communities. It is work that is critical, with about 90 percent
of teens in a
saying they don't understand personal money management.
always speak louder than words, so click here to learn three
actions you can take in the coming months to do something that
really makes a difference...
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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.
Advanced Consumer Lending
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Collections and Recovery
IRA Update and Review
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The 44 most-common bank job
descriptions, the skills and competencies you need to have
those jobs and links to training and development by job