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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

Schooley Mitchell

“We’re always looking for ways to cut expenses and have been extremely pleased with Bill and Sue’s analysis and their work to help our bank reduce our monthly telecommunication costs by over $600 per month. They also found past billing errors that resulted in a payment back to the bank for over $5,000 from our telecom provider! Bill and Sue can do the same for other KBA members. We highly recommend their service.” –Lanie Gardner, EVP, First National Bank of Muhlenberg County and KBA Board Member

“Working with the team of Bill and Sue Wolsky and Schooley Mitchell Telecom Consultants has proven to be a winning solution for Peoples Exchange Bank. Because of Schooley Mitchell’s unique approach to billing based only on actual cost savings; we had no hesitation in trying their services. The knowledge and experience that we have gained by partnering with Bill and Sue has allowed us to make needed changes and upgrades while using their expertise. They are masters at dealing with the intricacies involved in telecommunication matters. We have continued to use Schooley Mitchell for other communications consulting due to their proven expertise in the field.” - Claude Bentley, CEO, Peoples Exchange Bank

Compliance Alliance

“With the increasing regulations, we determined that membership with Compliance Alliance will provide the necessary resources that will help keep our bank in compliance. Compliance Alliance has been an excellent solution for our bank!” -Cathy Sizemore, VP/Compliance , Home Federal Savings & Loan Association, Ashland

“Compliance Alliance is providing a variety of tools and resources that I need on a daily basis. They also send out daily and weekly news alerts that keep me informed on the changes being made to regulations and issues going on in the industry. Compliance Alliance is a great resource for community banks!” - Beverly Oxford, VP, Citizens National Bank, Paintsville, KY

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

“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

  • 2014 KBPAC Golf Extravaganza

    July 28, 2014

    The 2014 KBPAC Golf Extravaganza at The Club at Olde Stone on August 11, 2014 is almost here. Team spots are filling up quickly.

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  • Compliance Online Community

    July 28, 2014

    The KBA has opened up its FIRST online community. It is developed to allow our members to network and share information.

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  • Audit Roundtable Notes

    July 28, 2014

    Debra's notes from last months roundtable.

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  • 2014 ABA Compliance Conference

    July 24, 2014

    One of my favorite compliance folks (you are all my faves!) shared his notes from the 2014 ABA Compliance Conference.

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  • Bank Lawyer Blog on Public Complaint Forum

    July 23, 2014

    Sometimes these blogs are too good not to share.

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  • Farm Credit System in the Hot Seat

    July 09, 2014

    The Farm Credit System continues to receive criticism and increased investigation because of apparent "mission creep."

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  • Current Fed Philosophy on Stress Testing

    July 07, 2014

    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has recently published an article on the Capital and Loss Assessment under Stress Scenarios, also called the CLASS model.

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  • TARP Brings Profit

    July 07, 2014

    The Treasury reported last week that the largest remaining bank in TARP has repaid its obligation.

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  • Mobile Banking Trends

    July 07, 2014

    Each bank has its own strategy with regard to mobile banking and, ideally, it is developed based upon marketing investigation and sound analysis regarding the needs and expectations of your current and future customer base and capabilities and plans of your institution.

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  • KBA Endorses Profit Resources Inc.

    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.

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  • Safe Deposit Regulatory/Compliance Manual & Policy and Procedures Handbook (on CD)

    February 11, 2014

    The Kentucky Bankers Association in conjunction with Safe Deposit Specialists offer you the following manuals on CD. The manuals have been discounted for KBA members and there is a 100% satisfaction guarantee provided by Safe Deposit Specialists!

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  • Report the CFPB!

    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.

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  • Opportunities for Commercial Lending

    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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