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.
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
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.
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 >