Event Calendar

April – November 2013

Apr 16 Tue
Operations Institute @ League Education Center
9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Operations Management

Establishing ownership on a new account is one of the basic functions in opening an account, but it can also be one of the more complex parts of the process. This program will provide a refresher on the basics of account ownership.

Areas of review include:

  • Joint and single accounts
  • Minor accounts
  • Trust accounts
  • Custodial accounts
  • Power of Attorney
  • Death of a member

 

Attendees are invited to send questions and/or additional topic areas prior to the program to bbass@culct.coop.

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To Register

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Contact Susan O’Loughlin by phone at (203) 608-7061 or email to 
soloughlin@culct.coop or fax to (203) 294-4882.

Apr 17 Wed
BSA and Red Flag Training @ Credit Union League of Conecticut
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Nick Moalli, VP Credit Union Services, CT League
Judy Britt, Training & Compliance Coordinator, CT League

PROGRAM

BSA
All credit union personnel and volunteers are required to receive BSA training on an annual basis.  Attendees will be provided with an anti-money laundering overview on the following topics:  BSA purpose and applicability; Minimal NCUA/FinCen requirements for BSA compliance; Member Identification Programs; Member Due Diligence; Situations covered by SARs; Tips on completing CTRs and SARs; SAR confidentiality; Penalties for failing to comply with SAR and CTR requirements; Recommendations for designing BSA; USA PATRIOT Act; and OFAC policies. 

RED FLAG
Topics will include: Designing Red Flag policies and procedures; Maintaining internal logs and reports; and Tips and trends for identifying Red Flag activity to determine if reports should be filed.

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A Certificate of Achievement will be distributed to attendees of League-affiliated CUs.  A light dinner will be provided.

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May 14 Tue
Payment Systems – Speaker Workshop Series @ Ashlar Village
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Payment Systems - Speaker Workshop Series @ Ashlar Village | Wallingford | Connecticut | United States

Morning – Melanie Gluck, MasterCard

Afternoon – Tucker Foote, MasterCard

Morning Session: The Next Generation of Payments: The Future is Now

There is an urgent need for U.S. Payment Providers to position EMV and Mobile technology as strategic imperatives.

Have any of the following questions been addressed at your credit union?

  • What is EMV?
    • How is it used outside of the U.S.?
    • Why are we talking about it now?
    • What are the liability shift timelines for issuers and merchants?
    •  What are the key benefits (reduced fraud and loyalty/usage uptake)
  • What is our strategy related to EMV?
  • Do we agree it’s important?
  • Do we think the time is right to think about reissue on a mass or rolling basis?
  • How long would it take to be ready?
  • Have we discussed a mobile payments strategy?
  • Are we concerned about losing transactions?

To address these issues, we are pleased to present a Retail Payments Strategy Discussion. The program will feature an overview of EMV and Mobile Technology and how they will affect your short- and long-term retail strategies.

Afternoon Session: Payment Systems Legislation & Regulatory Compliance

Given the current credit regulation tenor and speculation on the possibility of heightened oversight, this workshop will address how to protect your debit and credit card operations from further
legislative intervention.

Specific legislative topics will include:

  • The merchant community’s lobbying efforts to expand interchange regulations;
  • Future restrictions on prepaid products; and,
  • Data security legislation with a specific focus on notification procedures and breach liability requirements.

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Jun 13 Thu
Board Financial Literacy Training @ Credit Union League of Connecticut
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

NCUA’s Letter to Federal Credit Unions #11-FCU-02, issued in February of 2011, requires that directors of FCUs “must have at least a working familiarity with basic finance and accounting practices, including the ability to read and understand the credit union’s balance sheet and income statement.”

It continues, “A director must understand these financial statements to participate in a meaningful manner in the direction and control of the institution.”

This session will be for NEW DIRECTORS who have joined your board since the last required training in the fall of 2012. This will be a two-hour session from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sandwiches will be served. There is no cost to attend.

Topics will include:
• Balance sheet and income statement basics
• What does ‘off balance sheet’ mean
• The importance of trend analysis (tables or graphs)
• Key financial ratios
• What does ‘accrual accounting’ mean
• Delinquency reporting
• What is the Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses contra asset account and how is it related to the Provision for Loan and Lease expense
• NCUA 5300 quarterly reports
• Budgeting and ALM basics
• The risks: credit, liquidity, interest rate, compliance, strategic, transaction, and reputation
• Peer analysis
• Internal controls
• Asking the right questions

Jun 18 Tue
Policy Works Compliance Webinar: Intro to Truth in Lending/Reg Z @ Credit Union League of Conecticut
9:30 am – 11:30 am

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The Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and the implementing regulation, Regulation Z, is a significant part of lending compliance. This session will be an introduction to TILA and Regulation Z, covering definitions, open-end loan disclosure requirements, closed-end loan disclosure requirements, as well as the special requirements for mortgages and credit cards. Attendees will learn the basics about compliance with this significant lending law.

TILA-RegZThe webinar will be followed by an ‘open discussion’ at the conclusion of the program.

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These webinars will be placed on the League’s member-protected area of the website.

Sep 18 Wed
Affordable Care Act @ League Education Center
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Affordable Care Act: What You Need to Know

Topics:

  • Global Overview of Healthcare Changes
  • Challenges for CUs of All Employee Sizes
  • Issues for CUs to Consider When Reviewing Healthcare
  • Information on CT Network Options

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Oct 29 Tue
E-Banking and Information Security Compliance @ League Education Center
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

E-Banking and Information Security Compliance

Speaker: Kris Buckley, President, Buckley Technology Group
Buckley Technology Group assists credit unions and other financial institutions with the technology and regulations specific to the financial services industry.

This event will cover a number of online banking compliance topics including:

-Electronic Banking Threats and Security

-Opening and Maintaining Accounts On-line

-Mobile Banking

-Remote Deposit Capture

For more information or to register click for the registration form.

Nov 20 Wed
Don’t Tax My Credit Union Campaign
9:45 am
Don't Tax My Credit Union Campaign

Credit unions promote the economic well being of their members, especially those of modest means, through a system that is member-owned, volunteer-directed and not-for-profit.

The credit union mission has always been to ensure secure financial choices at lower costs for their members. That’s why credit unions offer financial products that provide better returns on savings, reduced rates on loans and lower or no fees on services.

While credit unions are regulated by the federal and state governments, they are also governed by volunteer boards elected by their membership. Credit unions don’t answer to stockholders, but to each of their 96 million members.

Credit unions invest in people by helping those who have been traditionally underserved by banks. Groups like seniors on fixed incomes, single working moms, minority communities needing greater community investment, and small business owners struggling to raise capital all rely on credit unions for important financial services at reasonable costs.

While the big banks have abandoned small businesses in droves because they just can’t make enough money, credit unions promote their small business members in a struggling economy by providing low cost credit alternatives. This credit union investment means millions of jobs across America.

Unfortunately, the big banks and some in Congress want to raise taxes and impose new fees on 96 million credit union members who represent 40% of all Americans, yet represent only 6% of the assets in financial institutions. And, they want to do this despite the fact that credit unions are not-for-profit and meeting their core mission every day.

That’s wrong and will imperil the credit union movement that so many have come to depend on for real financial choice.

Don’t let Congress raise taxes on 96 million credit union members. Don’t let Congress eliminate real financial choice. Don’t let Congress destroy our credit unions.

To learn even more about credit unions in your community, or join a credit union please visit http://www.asmarterchoice.org/.