TOPIC: Small Banks

May Webinar - Ask Me Anything Q&A: Risk Managers Tell All

Here’s your chance to ask the experts! We’ve compiled a stellar group of risk managers for a video panel discussion. From career advice to best practices, you’ll have the opportunity to pick the brains of battle-tested risk professionals. Register today!

Our panel will tackle questions like:

- How do you divide and conquer all the kinds of banking risks?
- How does your risk team interact with IT, compliance, the board, etc?
- What’s the most unusual occurrence in an exam/board meeting that impacted risk?
- What keeps you up at night, and what are you doing about it?
- What’s your best piece of advice to share?
- What character attributes allow you to be successful in your role?

Whether you’re a seasoned banker or a neophyte to the industry, tune in to (anonymously) ask industry peers about their trials and tribulations, and seek advice on how to be a successful risk manager today.

Meet Our Panel of Risk Experts:

Vice President, Strategic Research & Risk Management
Direct Financial Credit Union

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Farmers National Bank

Senior Vice President of Risk Management
Lafayette Federal Credit Union

Manager, Vendor Management & Data Analytics
Sunrise Banks

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    Free Webinar: The Cannabis Conundrum

    To put it bluntly, the changing regulatory environment puts financial institutions in a cloudy area regarding banking cannabis-related businesses (CRBs). While it can seem lucrative to bank these businesses, it doesn’t come without risks. For some financial institutions, they want to avoid these customers, but don’t know how to properly identify them. Join us for a free webinar on Thursday, May 30 as Steven Kemmerling, the founder and CEO of CRB Monitor will share the issues and considerations facing financial institutions that both (a) do not currently, knowingly bank the sector and (b) those that do or are thinking about beginning these relationships. 

    Join us to learn:
    • The current state of the legal, regulatory, and market landscape(s)
    • How to identify and bridge cannabis-related policy and procedure gaps
    • Risk vs. Reward – How and why more FIs are banking the cannabis sector
    Earn 1.25 CAFP, 1.25 CFSSP, 1.25 CRCM credits.

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      New CBANC member benefit: CBANC Network announces the acquisition of Lendwell

      Pleased to announce a new benefit for the CBANC community.  We've acquired Lendwell, a mortgage settlement services provider used by hundreds of small- and mid-sized FIs. 

      Our acquisition of Lendwell is the next step in our strategy of unlocking the power of cooperation and the collective purchasing power of thousands of financial institutions within the CBANC Network. The Lendwell platform will help our network members reduce the cost of lending operations while improving their ability to serve their customers.

      FIs can expect to save up to two hours of time per mortgage file and 15-20% on services like AVMs, property assessments, flood certifications and many others. Best of all, there's no up front fee for CBANC members, and it'll take about half an hour to get up and running with Lendwell.

      Learn more and start the sign-up process at

        Blog: More Insight on the Remaining Life Method for CECL Estimates

        On April 11, all of the financial institution regulatory agencies came together for an “Ask the Regulators” webinar, focusing on the Weighted Average Remaining Maturity (WARM) method for calculating a current expected credit loss (CECL) reserve. This method, also commonly known as the “remaining life method,” has picked up considerable momentum over the last few months as institutions have gotten farther along the path toward completing their adoption efforts.

        In our latest blog, Chris Emery highlights a few takeaways from the information that was presented on the webinar, especially in key areas that previous materials may not have fully covered.

        Read more.

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