For Ag Lenders, Farm Outlook Warrants Watching


Ag Sector Outlook Presents Opportunity and Risk for Lenders Higher prices for agricultural producers and continued gains in farmland values are meeting rising interest rates and input costs. You might also like this webinar, "How to Position Yourself for High-Yielding Ag Loan Growth." WATCH.

9 Tips to Improve Your SAR Narrative for Law Enforcement


Strategies for being a better SAR writer With the volume of SARs law enforcement have to sift through, what can a BSA officer do to stand out? Here are a few techniques that should help. Would you like other articles like this in your inbox?


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The Fed’s ELE Tool for CECL: What It Is and Isn’t


New Fed Tool: ELE for 2023 CECL implementation The Federal Reserve's new Expected Loss Estimator, or ELE, tool for CECL is a spreadsheet-based option for smaller financial institutions to implement the current expected credit loss standard.

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Prevention is the Key to Stopping Elder Financial Exploitation & Fraud


Elder fraud prevention and education Learn strategies for recognizing and reporting elder fraud and exploitation. . Would you like other articles on BSA/AML training in your inbox? Takeaway 1 Elder abuse, exploitation and fraud continue to rise as the baby boomer generation ages.

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How to Choose the Best Automated Documentation System for Commercial Loans

Not all automated loan doc prep solutions are created equal. That is why we have put together a checklist to help you evaluate potential partners and find the best-automated documentation system for your requirements and needs.

Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022: Red Flags for BSA/AML Staff


June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month. June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Now is the perfect time for financial institutions to reassess elder financial exploitation red flags. You might also like this webinar, "Elder Financial Exploitation – The Hidden Crime." WATCH .

5 Traits of the ideal credit manager


What Makes a Successful Credit Manager Focusing on these traits can only help you become a better credit manager at your financial institution. Would you like other articles on loan review in your inbox? Takeaway 1 Be a good negotiator. It is all about the art of the deal. Takeaway 2 Know the rules.

Model Risk Management: Regulatory Priorities and Best Practices


Meet Model Risk Management Expectations Updates to the FDIC Risk Management Manual should steer institutions toward a model that manages risk and drives growth. Would you like other articles like this in your inbox?

Fraud Concerns and Trends in 2022


Fraud on Alert for 2022 A review of SAR data , government agenc y releases, a nd fraud findings found these f raud c oncerns and trends to wat ch in 2022. Would you like other articles like this in your inbox?

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Fraud Threat Overview: Cybercrime Results in Unprecedented Losses


This post was substantially updated from the one originally published July 19, 2019. Protect your financial institution from cybercrime With cybercrime constantly evolving, what can businesses and financial institutions do to prevent fraud? These measures can help.

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Cyber Security, Change Management and Enterprise Risk Management: Scaling Operations for Growth

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of Risk Management and Compliance

Join us as we discuss the various tangents of data and the change management process that will help you make better risk-based business decisions to save time and money for your organization.

Help Staff Your BSA/AML Program with Third-Party Vendors


Best Practices for Third-Party BSA/AML Assistance Collaborating with a third-party BSA/AML vendor can save time and money when it comes to sanctions compliance. Would you like other articles like this in your inbox?

Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking – One Transaction at a Time


Identify Human Trafficking via Transactions Banking professionals run across many types of transactions pointing to human trafficking. Here are tips to spot them from Love Never Fails Founder Vanessa Russell. You might also like this webinar: "Human Trafficking - Close to Home" WATCH .

10 Top Banking Podcasts You Should be Listening to


Podcasts for Bank & Credit Union Execs & Staff Are Plentiful; Here Are 10 Good Ones These banking podcasts discuss current events, strategic and policy issues, competition, digitalization advice, and more. And all release a new episode at least monthly.

Create and Maintain an Effective Loan Policy


Confident Risk Management Begins with Sound Loan Policy A risk-based approach to loan policy can effectively improve your institution's profitability. You might also like this webinar on loan policy best practices. WATCH.

How Preparation and Strategy Can Be Used to Fight and Defeat Any Ransomware Attack

Speaker: Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP

Through a detailed analysis of major attacks and their consequences, Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP, will discuss the state of ransomware and future predictions, as well as provide best practices for attack prevention and recovery.

Key Components of a Strong Sanctions Compliance Program


Create an effective sanctions program Considering the current economic and political environment, it is crucial that financial institutions maintain a strong sanctions compliance program (SCP). Would you like others articles like this in your inbox?

Understanding Your Core Deposit Study: Reading Between the Lines


How Core Deposit Analytics Help Banks and Credit Unions Plan For Rising Rates Core deposit analytics provide a wealth of information for strategic planning, deposit pricing, product development, and more. How to get the most out of a core deposit study.

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How Cryptocurrency is Affecting BSA Initiatives


Cryptocurrency continues gaining traction. As the cryptocurrency industry continues to expand, financial institutions must remain vigilant to thwart cybercriminals. Want more BSA training and articles emailed to you? Takeaway 1 The cryptocurrency industry has expanded quickly.

Kleptocracy & Foreign Public Corruption: New FinCEN Red Flags


FinCEN's Tips for Detecting Kleptocracy and Associated Money-Laundering FinCEN recently issued an advisory offering red flags for financial institutions to heighten awareness of kleptocracy and corruption, given global events.

Digitally Transforming the Engagement Experience for Financial Institutions

Customer experience has become a key differentiator. Learn how to launch your digital transformation by incorporating two customer experience trends into your digital transformation strategy: self-service & personalization.

Global cash flow analysis – common mistakes & helpful hints


Avoid common mistakes in your global cash flow analysis Get proficient in your global cash flow analysis efforts. You might also like this webinar on assessing global cash flow. WATCH. Takeaway 1 Consolidate business and personal accounts.

5 Common Lending Challenges and How Lending Software Can Help


Credit and Lending Software Overcome Common Lending Problems Banks and credit unions that leverage an integrated lending and credit platform reap the benefits of a consistent, efficient and defensible lending program. Would you like other articles like this in your inbox?

Is the U.S. Keeping Up in the Digital Asset Space?


Innovation is key in the world of decentralized currencies The United States will have to be creative to stay competitive globally as digital assets enter the mainstream. Would you like other articles like this in your inbox?

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ALM 101: Introduction to Asset/Liability Management-Part 4: Liquidity Risk


ALM & Measuring Liquidity Risk at Banks and Credit Unions Regulatory agencies expect financial institutions to manage liquidity risk using processes and systems commensurate with the complexity, risk profile, and scope of operations. This is the fourth post in a series. .

Digital Commercial Lending Technology Case Study: Increasing Loan Volume and ROI

In this Commercial Lending Case Study, you'll discover how to leverage digital lending technologies to accelerate growth and leapfrog the competition in the private lending market. A new and innovative approach to mortgage lending — growing lending volume by orders of magnitude.

Mergers & Acquisitions Growing: What Does it Mean for Your Institution?


The Key to Successful Mergers & Acquisitions Mergers and acquisitions are a great way to get ahead, but what might consolidation mean for your institution? You might also like this webinar, "Mergers & Acquisitions in a CECL Environment." WATCH .

CECL Kickstart Questions Answered


Experts answer CECL questions from 2023 adopters Participants in Abrigo's CECL Kickstart webinars asked consultants their questions leading up to the 2023 CECL implementation date. Would you like other articles like this in your inbox?

Banking Computer-Security Incident Notification Requirements Take Effect


New Rule Outlines Computer-Security Incident Notification Obligations for Banks Financial institutions and their service providers should prepare to meet new computer-security notice requirements by May 1, 2022. .

Countdown to CECL: A Timeline for Credit Unions


This post was substantially updated from the one originally published February 28, 2020. Preparing for 2023 Credit unions have a 2023 deadline for CECL implementation, leaving limited time to refine their processes. This timeline will help plan the transition. Get CECL compliant.

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The Non-QM Market Experiences a Remarkable Comeback: Check Out the Industry Guide

As the commercial lending market evolves, non-QM loans are becoming increasingly popular. Check out this eBook for a detailed look at the benefits of non-QM loans, how to maneuver your way through, and what the future may bring.

Accounting for TDRs Ending for CECL Adopters


FASB Ends TDR Accounting for CECL Users; May Consider Idea to End for Others, Too The FASB's latest Accounting Standard Update creates a single model for measuring and disclosing loan modifications under CECL, eliminating accounting for TDRs. .

ALM 101: Introduction to Asset/Liability Management-Part 3: IRR-Value at Risk


ALM & measuring long-term interest rate risk Interest rate risk is measured through two approaches. This ALM 101 post describes the value at risk(VAR)/economic value of equity (EVE) risk perspective (long-term risk to market value of capital). It is the third in a series. .

What is a Loan Origination System (LOS)?


What an LOS Is, and How It Benefits CFIs A loan origination system automates and manages the lending process to address common challenges. You might also like this report on commercial loan automation systems DOWNLOAD.

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Online/Digital Account Opening: A Bridge and A Moat


Offering Digital Consumer and Commercial Accounts Benefits Financial Institutions Banks and credit unions that enable online/digital account opening win new customers and members and retain existing ones. . Would you like other articles like this in your inbox?

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A Comprehensive Guide to Construction Loan Issues for the Commercial Loan Market

Understand how to mitigate risk & protect the interest of all parties with this exclusive, must-have guide outlining important issues for commercial construction lending & best practices.