Event Calendar

March – November 2013

Mar 26 Tue
Financial Reality Fair @ Central CT State University
5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
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.

Event Registration

 

May 21 Tue
Financial Reality Fair @ Connecticut College
May 21 all-day
Financial Reality Fair @ Connecticut College | New London | Connecticut | United States

WHERE: Connecticut College, New London, CT
WHEN: MAY 21, 2013, 7:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

We are finishing up our 2012-2013 school year and looking for volunteers to make this last Fair of the year a success.

There are over 300 students from 7 high schools in eastern Connecticut registered for this unique experience and we are looking for volunteer support to bring the Fair to them.

Sign up, put on that lime green T-shirt and let’s give back to the students at the May 21st Financial Reality Fair!

To volunteer, please contact Barb Bass at bbass@culct.coop.

 

Jun 10 Mon
Financial Reality Fair Wrap-Up Meeting @ Credit Union League of Connecticut
9:30 am – 11:30 am
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.

Click for the Registration Flyer.

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

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 5 Tue
Enterprise Risk Management – Speaker Workshop Series @ Ashlar Village
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

alloya-corporate-federal-credit-union-logoWorkshop Leader:
John Collins
Alloya Corporate FCU

Taking risk, and balancing it with returns, is one of the most fundamental things
all financial institutions – including credit unions – do.
While all organizations understand that balancing risk versus return is vitally important, few evaluate risk as a whole across their organization. Understanding systemic risk and how it can be mitigated allows organizations to better manage this critical process.

The program will explore Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) through an interactive presentation and dialog. The morning session will cover the basics of what ERM is and why it is important to credit unions, the regulatory requirements surrounding ERM, and how some have implemented ERM in their organization. It will also cover policy, procedure and governance.

The afternoon session will review a model program and provide a template for attendees to develop ERM programs that can be tailored to their individual credit unions. Attendees will leave the session with the necessary tools to develop and implement an ERM program at their shop.

The program presented will address the following questions:
• What is ERM?
• Why is ERM important?
• Are there any regulatory requirements for ERM?
• What are people in the credit union industry doing for ERM?
• What would model ERM program look like?
• What would an ERM policy look like?

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