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New Online Communities
KBA Annual Convention
September 20th - 23rd French Lick Resort
Annual Convention Expo
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“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
American Profit Recovery
“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.
Banker’s Dashboard – A Deluxe Company
“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, Hyden Citizens Bank, Farmers State Bank, Booneville Farmers & Traders Bank
"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 (Formerly Direct Connect Merchant Solutions) 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
Deluxe Financial Services
“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 Thursday, August 28, 2014
August 25, 2014
In case you have forgotten, the Federal regulators want to remind you that UDAAP is their strongest weapon. In an August 22, 2014 Interagency Guidance, the regulators indicate that they are repealing the FTC Credit Practices Rule as it applies to financial institutions (as required by Dodd Frank).
August 21, 2014
The KBA has added a number of Online Communities to its website.
August 19, 2014
In a speech to military banks this week, Deputy Comptroller Grovetta Gardineer indicated that the OCC has adopted a policy of enhanced examination of compliance with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.
August 13, 2014
The SBS Institute has partnered with the KBA to offer Community Bank specific certification programs.
August 06, 2014
You may have heard that the Intercontinental Exchange has raised the license fee associated with LIBOR to $16,000 for use by one currency financial institutions. This caused shockwaves throughout the US, where LIBOR is commonly used as tool for pricing loans.
August 01, 2014
The KBA met with the Department of Revenue and discussed many of the issues banks are experiencing as a result of recent DOR audits.
July 28, 2014
The KBA has opened up its FIRST online community. It is developed to allow our members to network and share information.
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.
January 28, 2014
The CFPB is constantly expanding its website to include "gateways" for consumers to file complaints about banks and banking products. The wording used by the CFPB to encourage the use of these gateways often seems slanted, intended to incite complaints, even if the consumer is in the wrong. Well, it seems that the tables may be turning.
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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