Keeping you connected to key credit union news and trends: March 24, 2021
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Professional Development
A Debbie Crawford Double Feature in the Spotlight for April
The star of the Education department’s lineup for the month of April is Debbie Crawford of GetTechnical Inc. Debbie, is the league’s go-to guru for account card accuracy, deposit account laws, complex compliance issues, and the assurances you’re looking for regarding documentation questions. When you register for Debbie’s programs you will not only receive a plethora of knowledge and confidence to do your job accurately; you also leave with a secret weapon – a comprehensive manual that will serve as the best one-stop resource in your branch! Every question you might have, any sample or template you might be looking for, additional details about a particular compliance law…all of it and more is what make’s Debbie’s workshops invaluable!

Don’t miss out, click the titles below for full details on each of these virtual programs:

  • Louisiana Share Account Essentials – April 7 & 8 – Over the course of two half day morning sessions, Debbie will cover the full array of account ownership types to ensure that you create accurate authority and liability protection. Don’t let a simple error end up costing your credit union BIG! It’s been three years since we brought you this workshop so make sure that new team members, or those who could use a refresher course benefit from Debbie’s knowledge!

  • BSA Officer Training – April 20 - During this one day workshop, Debbie will cover the key elements of BSA for your officer’s required annual training. She will also include all new advisories, guidance and changes regarding BSA for 2021. In addition to your BSA Officer, this workshop is very beneficial to internal auditors, compliance staff, risk officers, security and anyone responsible for setting your credit union’s BSA policies and procedures. 
Business Development
Fundamentals of the Mortgage Process: Three Part Series
Fundamentals of the Mortgage Process, presented by CUNA Mutual Group partner, MGIC, is a three-part webinar series that will provide credit union staff a better understanding of the mortgage cycle and process.

This three part series will address the following topics:

April 6: Part 1 Understanding the Mortgage Cycle and How Mortgage Insurance Works
Learn about the mortgage cycle, key players, regulatory compliance, mortgage insurance and MI premium plan options.

April 20: Part 2 Taking the Loan Application and Processing the Loan
Learn about loan types and programs, questions to ask while completing the loan application, the importance of processing and complete documentation.

May 5: Part 3 Evaluating Credit, Capacity, Capital & Collateral
Learn about evaluating the Four Cs—credit, capacity, capital and collateral along with risk layering.

This program is free to LCUL Member Credit Unions, register here.

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