Calendar of Events

  • Health Savings Accounts

    Jan 23rd, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Health Savings Accounts: It's Time to Pay Attention
     

    Presented by Patrice Konarik
    Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm CT
     

    Covered Topics:

    • What are the 5 mandatory requirements for HSA eligibility?
    • What are the NEW contribution limits for 2017/2018?
    • What responsibilities does the financial institution have to monitor qualified medical expense withdrawals?
    • What kind of account should the HSA money be invested in?
    • How do we handle excess contributions and re-deposit medical expense reimbursements?
    • What are the IRS reporting requirements for HSA contributions and distributions?
    • What are the 4 major “trouble spots” for HSA accounts and the recommendations to solve the problems?
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  • Improving Employee Performance in Everyday Work Situations & Reviews

    Jan 23rd, 2018
    1:30pm - 3:30pm
    Improving Employee Performance in Everyday Work Situations & Reviews


    Presented by Ross Blake
    Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm CT

     

    COVERED TOPICS

    • How to give employees feedback the way they want it to be given
    • Greatly reduce the likelihood of employee defensiveness
    • What to say and how to say it, including words and phrases, body language, etc.
    • Gain employee cooperation to improve performance
    • Two skills to successfully resolve employee defensiveness
    • Identify employee concerns about what you're asking them to do
    • Confirm agreement
    • Give positive feedback that employees will believe and act on
    • Highly skill based, not a lecture
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  • 2018 MBA Lending Conference

    Jan 24th, 2018
    8:30am - 4:30pm
    Hilton Hotel | 1001 E. County Line Road | Jackson, MS 39211 | 601-969-2800
    2018 MBA Lending Conference
    January 24-25, 2018, 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Hilton Hotel | 1001 E. County Line Road | Jackson, MS 39211 | 601-969-2800


    Upon completion of this two-day seminar, the participant will have a better understanding of the lending process from start to finish. The featured section will be the evaluation phase where the participant will be exposed to the Principles of Accounting and Review of Finan-cial Statements and Corporate Tax Return; then followed by calculat-ing credit ratios and cash flow analysis. From this starting point, it will flow into the Decision, Documentation and Administration stages as described earlier.

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  • Your Teller Cash Drawer - Mastering the Balancing Act

    Jan 24th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Your Teller Cash Drawer - Mastering the Balancing Act


    Presented by Janice Branch
    Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm CT

    Cornerstone Skills for Every Teller

    Maintaining the cash drawer throughout the day is a major responsibility for a teller. In any financial institution there is much emphasis placed on the need for tellers to balance daily. Thousands of dollars in cash may pass through the teller's hands each day and accounting for every cent is of primary importance. Accuracy and efficiency in handling cash are key components to the job while maintaining a friendly and helpful demeanor, and being on constant alert for fraud and scams, as well as complying with regulatory reporting requirements sum up the teller's responsibilities around transactions. When a teller does not balance consistently it could be related to a lack of training or learning, disorganization, failure to follow procedures, a con artist scam or the lack of consistency in handling transactions. This webinar will remind tellers of the importance of their job while reviewing the necessary steps to ensure a favorable outcome at the end of the day when balancing the cash drawer.

    What You Will Learn:

    • Ten Things Tellers Must Do
    • Six Things Tellers Never Do
    • Best Practices that Impact Balancing
    • Avoid Outages and Interruptions
    • Eliminate Transpositions
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  • A Business Development Officers Guide to Selling Non-Traditional Financial Products

    Jan 24th, 2018
    1:30pm - 3:30pm
    A Business Development Officers Guide to Selling Non-Traditional Financial Products
     

    Presented by Suzie Jones
    Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm CT


    WHAT YOU WIL LEARN:

    Detailed discussion on how to recognize prospects and either sell or refer to your internal expert or correspondent bank/credit union partner:

    • Corporate Investments
    • Foreign Exchange
    • Retirement Plans
    • Self-Directed Brokerage
    • Discretionary Investment Management
    • Trust Services Insurance (Personal and Business)

    The workshop provides a detailed Non-Traditional Financial Products Resource Guide that calling officers have found to be an invaluable resource and sales tool. The resource guide includes the following detail for each product:

    • Prospect profile
    • Benefits to the client
    • How does the client pay for the service?
    • Client needs met with this product
    • Key terminology
    • Conversation starters
    • What is a Registered Investment Advisor and how is it different from a broker?
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  • 2018 MBA Lending Conference

    Jan 25th, 2018
    8:30am - 4:30pm
    Hilton Hotel | 1001 E. County Line Road | Jackson, MS 39211 | 601-969-2800
    2018 MBA Lending Conference
    January 24-25, 2018, 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Hilton Hotel | 1001 E. County Line Road | Jackson, MS 39211 | 601-969-2800


    Upon completion of this two-day seminar, the participant will have a better understanding of the lending process from start to finish. The featured section will be the evaluation phase where the participant will be exposed to the Principles of Accounting and Review of Finan-cial Statements and Corporate Tax Return; then followed by calculat-ing credit ratios and cash flow analysis. From this starting point, it will flow into the Decision, Documentation and Administration stages as described earlier.

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  • BSA / AML and OFAC - Continuing Developments

    Jan 25th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    BSA / AML and OFAC - Continuing Developments


    Presented by Carl Pry
    Thursday, January 25th, 2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm CT

    Covered Topics Include:

    • Updating your risk profiles, including due diligence
    • Where regulatory attention is being placed
    • Changes in funds transfers and BSA definitions
    • Currency Transaction Reporting hotspots
    • Suspicious Activity Reporting - the backbone of an effective BSA program, plus e-Filing
    • Selling monetary instruments for cash - collecting and retaining information, plus the addition of gift cards?
    • Funds transfer record keeping
    • OFAC rules - who to screen?
    • Blocked & rejected transactions - what's the difference and how do I know which to do?
    • Additional requirements, such as 314(a), PEPs, and Pouch activities
    • Identifying customers and maintaining proper evidence under CIP rules
    • FinCEN hotspots and areas for review
    • And more
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  • Smart Social Media

    Jan 25th, 2018
    1:30pm - 3:30pm
    Smart Social Media


    Presented by J.T. Turner
    Thursday, January 25th, 2018
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm CT


    The increased use of social media presents challenges for financial institutions. Chief among them:

    1. To have a social media presence that conveys the proper branding to the public.
    2. To have in place for employees appropriate guidelines that are legal and protect the company from potential disaster.
    In this basic level class, we will review social media channels and trends, give specific suggestions for updating and content, and touch on how to set internal guidelines for staff. We'll also review how to handle negative press and information. This class is designed for institutions with little or no social media experience.
     

    Covered Topics

    • Social Media Streams
    • Choosing the Best Streams
    • Update Suggestions
    • Internal Guidelines
    • What To Do When Things Go Wrong

    Please note that while legal issues are addressed in passing, your local laws take precedence.

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  • The New HMDA Rule: Implementation Challenges

    Jan 29th, 2018
    1:30pm - 3:30pm
    The New HMDA Rule: Implementation Challenges


    Presented by Carl Fry
    Monday, January 29th, 2018
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm CT
     

    Covered Topics:

    • Details of the new coverage rules – who collects and submits information, and when
    • What types of loans are reportable now, and changes happening for collecting 2018 data
    • The new dwelling-secured loan standard – what does this impact?
    • Changes in the commercial loan area
    • How to handle HELOCs
    • New LAR fields – moving to 53 fields, but with many additional data requirements
    • New categories of reporting, including information on the property, loan type, and loan features; plus identification information
    • Changes on how GMI is reported
    • Changes to the submission process
    • Quarterly reporting for some institutions
    • How the public obtains HMDA information changes
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  • Top 10 Most Frequent Flood Issues

    Jan 30th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Top 10 Most Frequent Flood Issues

     
    Presented by Kelly M. Owsley and Jack Holzknecht
    Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm CT
     

    Covered Topics

    Upon completion of this program, participants understand:
    1. When flood insurance is required;
    2. How to determine the accurate amount of required insurance the borrower must purchase;
    3. What the purchase requirements are when multiple buildings are located on a property in a special flood hazard area;
    4. The proposed requirements for the mandatory acceptance of private flood insurance;
    5. The detached structure exemption and how to utilize it;
    6. The requirement to escrow flood insurance premiums and the exemptions allowed from the escrow requirements;
    7. The rules for force-placing flood insurance; 
    8. Whether increasing a loan balance due to force-placing flood insurance requires an escrow account to be established;
    9. What steps should be taken if a flood hazard determination does not mirror the special flood hazard area dictated by the insurance company; and
    10. How a financial institution should monitor those loans designated to be in a special flood hazard area.
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  • Basic Business Entities & Other Commercial Borrowers

    Jan 31st, 2018
    10:00am - Noon

    Basic Business Entities & Other Commercial Borrowers


    Presented by Robin Russell
    Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm CT
     

    Covered Topics:

    • Sole Proprietorships
    • General Partnerships
    • Limited Partnerships
    • Limited Liability Partnerships
    • C Corporations
    • S Corporations
    • Limited Liability Companies
    • Series LLCs
    • Real Estate Investment Trusts
    • Cooperative Associations
    • Professional Corporations
    • Professional Associations
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  • Dealing with Subpoenas, Summonses, Garnishments, Tax Levies, Etc.

    Jan 31st, 2018
    1:30pm - 3:30pm

    Dealing with Subpoenas, Summonses, Garnishments, Tax Levies, Etc.


    Presented by Terri D. Thomas
    Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm CT
     

    Learn About:

    • Legal differences among subpoenas, summonses, levies, garnishments, writs of attachments and warrants.
    • What your financial institution should know about the Right to Financial Privacy Act, the Financial Privacy Act, and similar laws and regulations.
    • Verifying customer information when complying with subpoenas, garnishments and levies.
    • Helpful resources to assist your financial institution when complying with these orders.
    • Whether IRS tax levies will attach to special accounts, like individual retirement accounts, health savings accounts and escrow accounts.
    • An overview of procedures for answering garnishments of federal benefit payments.
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