October 5, 2020 | Virtual

WVBA's Bank Security School is designed to give both the new and the experienced Security Officer an educational program that:
  • Provides you with a critical resource for receiving timely and continuing security education
  • Will expose you to established and emerging "industry-standard" security practices
  • Enhances your credibility with your peers and with your board of directors
  • Encourages you to continue your personal and professional development
  • Can reduce your personal and corporate liability.
This program qualifies as annual training for security officers as recommended by the Bank Protection Act.  Attendees can earn Certified Financial Services Security Professional credit from the Institute of Certified Bankers as well as CPE credit hours with the WV Board of Accountancy.

Click HERE for the registration & details.

October 7, 2020 | Presented by Eric Nelson

October 20, 2020 | Presented by Dianne Barton

Attention Members!!!
To receive your member rate, please make sure to use the WVBankers Member Promo Code: "wvbankers"

Please note: All WVBankers professional development/training programs will be held virtually until further notice.

Speakers Announced for the Mid-Atlantic Bank Executives Speaker SeriesREGISTRATION STILL OPEN!
The Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia Bankers Associations present a six-month speaker series that will deliver timely and engaging content geared specifically towards bank CEOs and senior leadership. The series began in July and will run through December. Recordings will be provided for past sessions.
We hope you will join us live for the hour-long sessions. Upcoming speakers and topics include:
October 2 (BONUS SESSION): Moderated by Rob Nichols, ABA - Panelists: 
OCC Comptroller Brian Brooks; FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams
Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman | Regulator Panel

October 9: David Motley, African American Directors Forum | Building a More Diverse Board & New Demands on Leaders Regarding Diversity

November 13: Jim Burson, Cornerstone Advisors, Inc. | The Digital Banking Landscape
December 11: Bob Kafafian, The Kafafian Group | Key Considerations for Performance and Profitability in 2021

Past recorded sessions included with current registration:
  • July 10 - Jim Vandei, Axios "Current Events Impacting Banking (COVID-19, Political, Social)"
  • August 14 - Tom Barkin, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; Patrick Harker, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia "Economic Update"
  • September 11: Alex Vogel, The Vogel Group | Political Outlook - Election 2020 
West Virginia Banker Fall 2020 Issue
Our updated online magazine platform now lets you share individual articles. We are excited to share our publication with you digitally for easy access. Make sure to check the featured articles below, and many more with the West Virginia Banker: Online.
By Sally Cline
By Matthew Kingery, Lewis Glasser
West Virginia Bankers Association Announces 2020 General Election WVBankPAC Candidate Endorsements - Full Press Release
Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)

Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) scams continue to be a costly and challenging issue for financial institutions. Wire transfer fraud can easily reach millions of dollars, and with advancements in technology, such as online databases for county clerk records, online banking and online title searching, data commonly used by financial institutions to verify customer identity for wire transactions is routinely and easily comprised. FULL ARTICLE >
West Virginia Foreclosures in the Age of Corona
Russell Jessee and Sarah Ellis, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Economic turmoil brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has created much concern about a potential rise in residential foreclosures.
On August 5, 2020, Governor Jim Justice followed his presentation on school reopening with a plea to avoid evictions and foreclosures. Addressing landlords and banks, he said, "You've got people that are on unemployment and everything and they're waiting because now their checks and their payments are being somewhat suspended - those bonus dollars that they need very badly. . . . We absolutely need to help these people. And so, from the standpoint of our landowners, our landlords, and our banks, please give these people a pass for right now. They really, really need it." FULL ARTICLE > 
Member News
SBA West Virginia - October Training Schedule
Jefferson Security Bank promotes Stephanie Davis to Assistant Vice President, Office Manager
Jefferson Security Bank Welcomes Renee Pifer as Office Manager 
United Bankshares, Inc. Appoints Dr. Patrice A. Harris  to its Board of Directors 
ICYMI: ABA Newsbytes
GOP Lawmakers Urge Regulators to Exempt PPP Loans from Asset-Based Calculations 
Mnuchin: Additional Legislation Needed to Streamline PPP Forgiveness Process 
IRS Exempts Lenders from Reporting PPP Loan Forgiveness 
ABA Foundation and Louisiana Bankers Association Partner to Support Hurricane Laura Relief Efforts
Oregon Wildfire Relief Fund
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