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Citizens National Bank has used IPI’s retail investment services for approximately three years. As the bank’s Financial Consultant, I have enjoyed working with IPI to provide the retail investment products that meet the needs of our customers. IPI has helped us to retain and attract customers, while generating non-interest income. I highly recommend IPI to other community banks”
Betty Bradshaw, Financial Consultant
Citizens National Investment Services, Lebanon, KY
Commercial Bank’s decision to sponsor EverFi for financial literacy in our local high school has been a great way to kick off the new school year! It gives our bank the opportunity to provide the financial education our young people need before going to college or starting a career. Focusing on our community is the key – EverFi is a great solution!”
Hank Allen, President/CEO
Commercial Bank, West Liberty
We are excited about the opportunity to provide financial literacy education to our local middle school and high school students through EverFi’s web-based financial literacy platforms. EverFi’s digital learning courses are perfect for today’s “digital generation.” This is another way our bank can support our community and improve the educational opportunities in our schools!”
Wade Berry, President/CEO
Farmers Bank & Trust Company, Marion
We obtained Compliance Alliance services about 3-4 months ago. Everyone that we have allowed access to the site really loves it and is impressed with it. Everything is going fine, the site is very user friendly, which makes it even better!”
Karena C. Parsons, Compliance Supervisor & Safe Act Officer
First & Peoples Bank and Trust Company, Russell
After participating in a live demonstration of Compliance Alliance, it was exciting to see the numerous tools and resources provided by Compliance Alliance, in addition to their toll-free hotline. Compliance Alliance is providing the solutions we need to support the ever-increasing compliance and regulatory requirements at Planters Bank. I highly recommend Compliance Alliance for all banks!”
LuAnn Fries, AVP Compliance/Internal Audit
Planters Bank, Hopkinsville
APR has been great to deal with. They provide excellent customer service, and are always quick to get back with me if I have a question. APR web makes it easy to keep track of the accounts we have in collection, and I love that I can access it from anywhere. It’s nice to know that I have professionals working on those particularly difficult accounts, so that I can focus my attention elsewhere.”
Thomas Richards, Assistant VP
Owingsville Banking Co.
We have used Banker’s Dashboard for over five years. With the daily downloads from our data processor, the greatest advantage of Banker’s Dashboard is being able to drill down into all three bank’s financials from anywhere at any time. The online reports are an excellent resource, and the service is reasonably priced. Banker’s Dashboard is a tremendous tool for community banks!”
Shawn Garrison, EVP/CFO
Middlefork Financial Group Hyden
Profit Resources, Inc. conducted an assessment with our bank in November 2013. All of their employees were excellent. The key for them, and the bank client as well, is their initial review. Both sides get a feel for the other and they can see if there is a good fit for the consulting they provide. We were pleased to get a reaffirmation of the quality of the staff we now have in place. I would recommend their services to other banks. They know their business!”
Mark D. Strother, President/CEO
The Commercial Bank of Grayson
SDGblue provided the expertise and customer service that we needed in preparing for our regulatory examination. SDGblue has helped make the bank a more secure institution for our employees and customers! I highly recommend SDGblue to other banks."
Sonya Grove, Senior Vice President/Chief Operations Officer
Hometown Bank, Corbin
Streamline Payments is providing exceptional customer service to our business customers, which is extremely important for the success of our merchant processing program. Streamline Payments is also providing excellent support to the bank to grow our merchant processing business in the markets that we serve. We are glad to have Streamline Payments as our merchant processing partner!"
Andy Baker, EVP / COO
Traditional Bank, Mt. Sterling
We recently made the decision to convert our check program to Deluxe because of their customer service and expertise demonstrated throughout the sales process. Even though there is cheaper pricing out there Deluxe made us feel comfortable with their conversion process and their ability to integrate with our platform provider. So far we are very happy with the Deluxe team. Thanks KBA”.
Cheryl Hartsell, VP Operations
First Community Bank of Western Kentucky
News for Sunday, April 19, 2015
March 23, 2015
More top level domains (TLD's) are popping up as the internet gets bigger and more complex. The most common are, of course, .com, .edu and .org.
March 06, 2015
We all know that the answer to the question above is yes. But, what can we say that convinces Congress that the burden is not just an aggravation, but is damaging our communities?
March 03, 2015
I have received a few more questions and answers regarding the Anthem Breach that may be of interest to you.
February 19, 2015
On January 29, 2015, Anthem, Inc. (Anthem) discovered that cyber attackers executed a sophisticated attack to gain unauthorized access to Anthem’s IT system and obtained personal information relating to consumers who were or are currently covered by Anthem. Anthem believes that this suspicious activity occurred over the course of several weeks beginning on December 10, 2014.
February 18, 2015
Anthem just advised us that the final email that will be going to all members with emails (future or past) will have in the subject line "Important Message From Anthem, Inc."
I hope that you do not feel too overwhelmed by the information that I have sent out today. This should be my last email--of four total--that you will receive today.
Part III of Notes from the Anthem's Town Hall Webcast, February 17, 2015, on the issue of the Breach. This part deals with Identity/Fraud protection.
Part II of Notes from the Anthem's Town Hall Webcast, February 17, 2015, on the issue of the Breach. This part deals with communications.
Part I of Notes from the Anthem's Town Hall Webcast, February 17, 2015, on the issue of the Breach. This part deals with timeline and internal Anthem processes.
February 17, 2015
Our Non-Judicial Foreclosure/Deed of Trust language is contained in House Bill 470. It has not yet been assigned to a committee, but we expect it be assigned and to move quickly.
Our insurance agency sent this out last week, but I wanted to offer a reminder that Anthem will be hosting a town hall style web-based meeting for employers.
Anthem is working with AllClear ID to provide 24 months of identity theft repair and credit monitoring services to current or former members (dating back to 2004).
February 09, 2015
Anthem will be contacting members, as they are identified, only by US mail regarding actions to be taken, if any.
Information sent out by Anthem concerning scam emails.
February 06, 2015
We have heard that some of our member employees have had difficulty getting onto Anthem's website designed to provide information regarding the breach.
We received the following information from Anthem today and wanted to share it with you.
A few bankers commented that they were surprised that they had not received an email from the KBA about the Anthem data breach situation, although they had received an email from Anthem.
October 16, 2014
In the event that you miss one of the FED webinars, please remember that they post the presentations and materials on their website.
September 25, 2014
It appears that MasterCard is the first to adopt revised liability rules as a result of increased card fraud.
July 02, 2014
The KBA is excited to announce our endorsement of Profit Resources, Inc. (PRI) for consulting services to improve efficiency and profitability at your institution. PRI was chosen by the KBA for their level of expertise to help our members reduce expenses and increase income to best serve your customers, employees and shareholders.
March 15, 2014
The report summarizes how the low income housing tax credit program works and why banks may want to participate.
March 14, 2013
An opportunity to keep in mind if you are presented with a loan application for a project in downtown Louisville which may need some additional financing in order to make it work.
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