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December 2018
Title Notes E-News

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Happy Holidays from the entire staff of Bankers Title!
Four Keys to Attract the Best Talent at Your Financial Services Organization
by Byron Marshall

With low unemployment rates and the diminishing talent pool in the financial services industry, it is time for hiring managers and leaders to adopt the right steps to take their business to the next level in 2019. Click HERE to learn more about how to attract the best talent.
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Bankers Title Teammate Tidbits
 
Kay Callis Achieves Tae Kwon Do Black Belt 
Please join us in congratulating Kay Callis for earning her black belt on October 27, 2018. Kay has been a student of Tae Kwon Do at Dong's Karate in Chesterfield since 2015. Kay's hard work, dedication and discipline along her journey allowed her to successfully prepare for the long and enduring Black Belt test. Kay successfully broke boards with her palm, elbow and a kick. Pictured here, Kay is holding the official board that she broke to earn this high honor.

Give Kay a shout out at kcallis@bankerstitle.com for accomplishing this prestigious martial arts rank.

 
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Julie Krupnick Selected for Walgreens American Diabetes Ad Campaign   
Our very own Julie Krupnick was selected to represent the American Diabetes Association's ad campaign with Walgreens. Julie has been a volunteer and active supporter of the ADA for decades. She was diagnosed at age 11, and will soon be celebrating her 40th survivorversary. Julie was a previous ADA board member, held leadership roles, helped chair events, volunteered at events including its walks, galas, and golf tournaments. Next spring she will be attending Call to Congress in Washington, DC. The ADA convenes Call to Congress -- bringing hundreds of Diabetes Advocates to Capitol Hill to educate members of Congress about the impact of diabetes, share personal stories, and advocate for key federal priorities like federal funding to support diabetes research and access to healthcare. Call to Congress is the premier advocacy campaign for ADAs Diabetes Advocates to drive positive change among congressional champions and key influencers.

What's the Right Strategy for Growing a Mortgage Business In the Midst of a Downturn?
from Housingwire
 
It's not easy being a lender in this market. With origination volume down and margins compressed, consolidation among mortgage companies is expected to continue, and even increase. But according to Stanley Middleman, president and CEO of Freedom Mortgage, current market conditions also present a real opportunity. Click HERE to watch the interview with Middleman.
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The Surprising Reason Emerging Leaders Stop Emerging
by Karin Hurt

 

Coach emerging leaders on how to constructively express themselves. Tomorrow's leaders may never reach that designation if we don't allow some leeway for communication that comes across as overly enthusiastic or candid, writes Hurt. "We don't just need more people speaking up, we need to help our emerging leaders speak up in a way that can be heard so their ideas can add the most value." Click HERE to learn more.

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Podcast: Sales and the Magic Touch of High-Touch Coaching
via BAI Banking Strategies
 

Coaching a sales team in an age of runaway high tech is arguably harder than ever. Enter high-touch coaching, which marries digital savvy with focused, one-on-one feedback. Click HERE to listen to interview with Lisa Oliver, president and CEO of  The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod to learn more.

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People Prefer Small Banks, But the Clock is Ticking
from The Financial Brand
 
Research reveals a sobering assessment of the challenges community banking providers and smaller institutions face with respect to their digital capabilities. Experts weigh the results and offer advice. Click HERE to learn more about what the survey reveals about consumer preferences and expectations.
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Mortgage Escrow Fraud is a $1 Billion Cyber Threat - Here's What Homebuyers Need to Know
by Natalie Campisi
 
The FBI estimates that in 2017 escrow cyber thieves either successfully or attempted to wire almost $1 billion to criminally controlled accounts. This is a sharp increase from the $19 million figure in 2016. 
 
Escrow fraud preys on ignorance and hastiness as it relies on fake email accounts to execute the scam. Vigilance is the key to averting escrow fraud, according to experts. Consumers need to know the risks and take the proper steps.
 Click
 HERE to get the details and learn how to protect your clients.
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