Consumer Lending School
November 3 - 4, 2020 | Virtual
Presented by David Kemp

Sound credit decisions by community bank lenders require a high degree of perception and skill. To reach this level of sophistication, your lending personnel must constantly rethink existing approaches, research new ideas, and update their knowledge.
This educational program:
  • Provides essential knowledge and skills to your lending professionals;
  • Establishes a network of lenders for continued support by sharing experience with lending professionals.
Key Topics:
  • Lending Compliance
  • Introduction to Consumer Lending
  • Taking the Loan Application and Interviewing
  • Investigating the Application
  • Risk Analysis
  • Lending to Self-Employed Borrowers
  • Business Development
  • Loan Documentation
  • Collections and Bankruptcy
Click HERE for the registration & details.

November 5, 2020 | Presented by David Kemp

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 through the end of the year.

November 16 - December 7, 2020 | Four One-Hour Webinars
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Zoom | Recorded Sessions

The constant change in the bank CFO's environment - regulatory, legislative, and accounting - is creating very real challenges and burdens. In the shifting landscape of the financial services industry, CFOs are confronted daily by situations that call for a range of expertise. 

The importance of reliable tools and techniques is critical to bottom-line performance.
Learning how to manage all critical aspects such as financial performance, investment analysis, reporting requirements, risk management as well as capital and funding requirements can positively influence your bank's profitability.

This virtual conference series will help you stay current on the issues affecting you by covering asset/liability management, regulatory changes, tax changes, investment portfolios, and other relevant topics. All webinars start at 11:00AM.

November 16: Michael Carpenter, Risk Solutions Architect, Ncontracts
"Unprecedented: COVID-19, Vendor Management & Managing the New Normal"

November 23: Paul Viancourt, Vice President, Solutions Architect
"Audit and COVID-19 - A Guide for CFOs"

November 30: Jeff Rigsby, President & CEO, CB Resource, Inc.
"The Community Bank Ecosystem - Post Pandemic Challenges & Opportunities"

December 7: Preston Afrank, Vice President, Haberfeld
"Upside Down Thinking on Efficiency: Changing Priorities to Drive Results"

For registration & more details, click here.
2020 WVBankers/ABA Election Preview and the Role of the Banking Industry
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for ABA's interactive session unpacking the historic 2020 election and how the banking industry is making a difference. Rob Engstrom, ABA Chief Political Strategist led the discussion, with introductions from Sally Cline, WVBankers President & CEO and Heather Tomlinson, ABA Membership Vice President. 

The recorded meeting is now available - please click the link below, then enter the password to access the event:

2020 ABA Political Update with Rob Engstrom (Zoom Video Link) - Passcode: rdy*c2ph 
2021 Joint WVBankers/Ohio Bankers League Convention
Banking executives from two states will join together at The Greenbrier, July 25-27, for a Joint Convention hosted by the West Virginia Bankers Association and the Ohio Bankers League. This gathering of top executives will provide a variety of opportunities to enhance visibility with the leaders of our states' financial services industry as a sponsor, exhibitor, breakout session presenter, or simply as a registered attendee. 
While details about registration, sponsorships, and exhibiting will be forthcoming, we are currently working on our program content and invite WVBankers associate members to submit a proposal for one of our six educational breakout sessions. 

If you are interested in submitting a proposal as a prospective presenter, please complete and return by November 20, 2020. For questions or to submit your RFP, please contact Debbie Polen -

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:

November 13: Jim Burson, Cornerstone Advisors, Inc.The Digital Banking Landscape

December 11: Bob Kafafian, The Kafafian GroupKey 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 
  • 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
The WVBankers Legislative Affairs and Government Relations Committee, under the direction of Chairman, Mark Bias of Premier Bank, is currently seeking legislative proposals for the 2021 session of the West Virginia Legislature. If you or anyone in your bank has issues, question or concerns with existing state law in West Virginia or has a unique proposal or would like to propose adoption of a law in effect in other states that support a robust financial services marketplace, please contact WVBankers General Counsel and Director of Government Relations, Loren C. Allen at or via telephone at 304-343-8838 so that we can place your issue or proposal on the agenda for the Committee's consideration.   
West Virginia Bankers Association Announces 2020 General Election WVBankPAC Candidate Endorsements - Full Press Release
West Virginia Banker Magazine Content Submissions
The deadline to submit articles for the Winter 2020 edition is Thursday, November 12th. If you are interested in making a submission for the upcoming edition or have questions regarding editorial guidelines, please email Allison Boyd.

West Virginia Banker Magazine 'Community Corner'
The WV Banker magazine 'Community Corner' features pictures highlighting bankers going above and beyond to support their communities.

Our recent 'Community Corner' exclusives premiered in the Summer and Fall 2020 editions and we are excited to continue this feature for future issues. We are asking for 3 - 5 pictures from members, including a short caption and list of who is in the photo. The deadline for Winter 2020 submissions is Thursday, November 12th.

To submit photos or if you have any questions, please contact Allison Boyd.
Promontory Interfinancial Network Changes Its Name to IntraFi Network
The new name recognizes the evolution over the past 18 years, from a small fintech providing a single service for less than 100 banks to a company offering an array of all-weather solutions to thousands of institutions. 

It's a new name, but the same people, products and service to financial institutions like yours. Find out more by clicking HERE.
Credit Card Trends: 2020 A New Outlook Emerges
November 10, 2020 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Virtual - Zoom Meeting (FREE WEBINAR)
Presented by Will Fountain
Vice President, Agent Bank Card Sales Director

The COVID-19 Pandemic has forced consumers to adopt new technology and rethink the way they conduct business. New habits are being formed in terms of how people transact business. These new trends are here to stay and you should have your bank in a position to play a part of the ever expanding ecommerce landscape. Brochure | Register
Member News
Early Voting locations in West Virginia
Union Bank recognized as Newsweek's "Best Small Bank" in West Virginia 
Huntington Bank wins "Best Lender" award from SBA West Virginia for 14th year in a row
Customers appear to be stockpiling funds in banking institutions
City National Bank breaks ground on new Spring Mills location  
WesBanco - Vital Role in Economic Recovery: Banks assisted clients with pandemic questions 
WVBankPAC - Meet the Candidates: House of Delegates, 14th District 
Compliance is the cornerstone of bank/fintech partnerships 
United's third-quarter profits soar to record $103M
WesBanco Ranked by Newsweek as One of America's Best Banks
Fintechs hopeful as CFPB seeks to modify data access rule
Summit Financial Group Reports 37% Increase In Q3 2020 EPS Versus Q2 2020
ICYMI: ABA Newsbytes
With Nod to Industry Progress, CFPB Seeks Feedback on Data Access Regs 
FTC: Social Media Scams Accelerate in First Half of 2020
Edwards: Today's Crises Are Defining Moment For Banks 
McWilliams: FDIC Pursuing Interagency Approach on CRA 
Fed's Clarida: Banks Passed 'Ultimate Stress Test' With Flying Colors  
Stewart Praises Banks' Work in COVID-19 Response, Racial Justice  
Morning Consult: Pandemic Response Boosts Consumer Views of Banks
FDIC: Share of Unbanked Americans Reaches Record Low in 2019
ABA, Financial Groups Urge Congress to Address EIDL, PPP Forgiveness Issues
Fraud-Related Losses Rise Among Older Consumers
Do you have news to share? Please forward your press releases and photos to Allison Boyd