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Join ICBA's New Year Financial Literacy Twitter Chat
With the new year already underway, many of your community bank's customers are setting personal finance goals and looking for resources to help achieve them. To this end, ICBA is hosting a Twitter chat on Friday, Jan. 31 that will focus on best practices to help consumers accomplish their personal finance resolutions.

Guest tweeters will include Terry Jorde, former N.D. community banker and senior executive vice president and chief of staff at ICBA; Laura Levine, president and CEO of the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy; Bankrate; Practical Money Skills for Life; and award-winning, syndicated Washington Post columnist, Michelle Singletary.

ICBA members are encouraged to join the chat to share their expertise and advice.

Tune in on Friday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. (Eastern time) and follow the hashtag, #NewYearFinLit

More Information:
Not sure how to participate? Check out ICBA's Twitter Chats 101 and our Tweeting for Community Bankers resource.

ICBA Member Access is sponsored by NACHA: With nearly 1,200 members listening to what’s being said about them on social media, ICBA announced the expansion of its premier social media monitoring tool—the ICBA Social Media Monitor, sponsored by NACHA. Participating community bankers can now search up to five keywords, allowing ICBA member banks to find even more mentions of their banks from consumers, media and policymakers! Current participants interested in adding or changing keywords can email monitor@community-bankers.com. Please include your bank name, email contact info, and list of new keywords and phrases to monitor. New participants can set up their preferences at www.icba.org/webmonitor or read frequently asked questions about the program.

News & Announcements

Read the Latest Issue of BankInsurance.com News
In the latest of issue of BankInsurance.com News from Michael White Associates: Keep calm and boost fee Income - while the volatile weather has vexed many businesses, community banks have remained steady. How? By emphasizing more predictable sources of income. The latest issue of BankInsurance.com News reveals how community banks raised investment program earnings by a sizeable margin and who benefited most. Plus, get ready to comply with Fannie and Freddie's new mortgage insurance standards; and find out how the Federal Insurance Office wants to modernize regulation.

More Information: Read the latest issue of BankInsurance.com News.

News & Announcements
Promontory’s Bank Assetpoint Attracts 1200 Banks

Promontory Interfinancial Network, an ICBA Cooperative Alliance, announced that 1,200 banks have become participants in its new Bank Assetpoint® service, which enables banks and other financial institutions to connect when they want to buy or sell loans, real estate or other bank assets. Participants in the Bank Assetpoint service represent one in six U.S. banks and more than one-third of the U.S. banking industry by asset size.

More Information: Read the press release.

Convention News and Reminders

NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice is the newest addition to the general session line-up at ICBA Community Banking Live, March 2-6, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The NFL’s all-time leader in touchdowns, receptions and reception yards joins an impressive group of keynote speakers.

Early Bird convention registration has been extended until Monday, Feb. 3. Community bankers who register before then will receive a $300 discount to attend the most comprehensive educational and networking event in the community banking industry.

The ICBA Live 2014 Mobile App is now available. Designed for smartphones and tablets, the interactive mobile app will connect you with the latest convention events, news, exhibitor information, social media discussions, other attendees and more. To download the mobile app, search “ICBA” in your App Store or Market.

More Information:
Learn more about all the activities and events that are planned at ICBA Community Banking Live. Register Today! Early Bird Deadline Extended Until Feb.3!


Audio Conference: The Requirements of Regulation O

Over the past year numerous banks have been cited for violations of Regulation O. Many of these occurred due to widespread misunderstandings over its requirements and the manner in which the Regulation is enforced. This audio call will address the requirements of Regulation O and offer guidance on how to ensure your institution maintains regulatory compliance with its substantive provisions.

When: Thursday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. (Eastern time).

More Information:
Register for this event.


Seminar: Compliance Institute, Feb. 9 – 14, Dallas, Texas
Compliance professionals are encouraged to attend ICBA’s Compliance Institute in February to get the latest regulatory education. The comprehensive seminar, featuring compliance experts David Bequeaith and Lindsay LaNore, is scheduled for Feb. 9-14 in Dallas. Attendees will examine the CFPB’s mortgage servicing rules that took effect on Jan. 10, 2014. Find out what your community bank must do to comply. In addition, attendees will receive the latest guidance on comprehensive compliance reforms in areas such as Regulations Z, X, B and E.

When: Feb. 9-14 in Dallas, Texas.

More Information:
Hotel reservation deadline is Monday, Jan. 27. Register now and save on your accommodations.

Education - Products & Services

BSA/AML Training Series DVDs
These updated training DVDs are a must have for BSA/AML training. Regulatory expectations are high and appear to be on the rise. Agencies have recommitted to stringent BSA/AML examinations going forward. Don’t get caught unprepared – these videos can serve as an excellent training resource for your entire bank.

More Information: Learn more about ICBA's BSA/AML Training Series DVDs.

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Winter Weather Preparedness Checklist: “Simple Steps to Protect Your Business”
No doubt about it…Winter is here.  And as temperatures fall, business interruptions rise. Don’t let a broken water pipe, a burst water main or downed power lines interrupt your ability to conduct business. Download ICBA Preferred Service Provider Agility Recovery’s Winter Weather Checklist for helpful tips on protecting your business this winter.

More Information: Download the Winter Weather Preparedness Checklist.

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