The Point: April 25, 2013

Association offering 11 educational webinars next month

Each month, the Credit Union Association of New York offers a diverse lineup of educational webinars. Eleven webinars are scheduled for May, with topics ranging from compliance to technology to industry trends.

All webinars will be led by nationally recognized instructors and may be accessed live, on demand and/or on CD-ROM. Live webinars will begin at 3 p.m. on the dates indicated below.

For more information about a specific webinar or to register, visit the Association's Events & Education calendar and choose the appropriate date.

The May lineup includes:

  • May 2: Effective Contract Negotiation, Review & Management: 5 Things Vendors Don't Want You to Know About Contracts;
  • May 7: IT Crisis Management: Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery & Incident Response;
  • May 8: (Director Series) Understanding the ALLL for Directors;
  • May 9: How to Properly Complete & File Financing Statements;
  • May 14: Legally Handling ATM & Debit Card Claims Under Regulation E;
  • May 15: Line-by-Line Loan Review for Consumer, Commercial & Residential;
  • May 16: Compliance at Account Closing;
  • May 21: FFIEC Guidance on Cloud Computing: Considerations for Credit Unions;
  • May 22: The Branch of the Future: How Branches Will Serve Members Who Don't Need Branches;
  • May 29: When is an Item Payable? Stop Payments, Return Items & More; and
  • May 30: How NCUA's New Fair Lending Exam Procedures Affect the Frontline.

Reminder: Collections & Bankruptcy Conference registrations due April 30

Credit union professionals have until next Tuesday, April 30, to register for the Credit Union Association of New York's 2013 Collections & Bankruptcy Conference. The event will be held May 14-15 at Association headquarters in Albany, and details are available online.

The conference will feature interactive, timely content delivered by David Reed, partner in the law firm of Reed and Jolly, PLLC and founder of CU Doctor; and Rudolph Meola, a New York attorney with 20 years of experience representing credit unions in collections and bankruptcy.

Credit unionists can attend one or both days of the conference. On May 14, Reed will cover the components of an effective collections program, teaching attendees to maximize their collections efficiency and member service efforts. On May 15, both Reed and Meola will focus on advanced bankruptcy recovery and loss reduction concepts.

CFPB creates Office of Financial Institutions and Business Liaison

The CFPB recently announced the creation of the Office of Financial Institutions and Business Liaison, which will serve as a liaison between the CFPB and credit unions, other financial institutions, bank/nonbank trade associations and businesses.

The office will be led by Assistant Director Dan Smith, who previously served as the director for industry and state relations at Freddie Mac.

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