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Happy Thanksgiving

As many people continue to recover from the damages caused by Hurricane Sandy, at Thanksgiving our thoughts and wishes for strength in the recovery process go out to them.  May we all embrace the challenges ahead and give thanks for the gifts we have to meet those challenges in the coming year.

NJBankers extends best wishes to all for a Happy Thanksgiving.  We hope you will enjoy this special time of year with family and friends.     Read more

BankHorizons - The Mid-Atlantic's Largest, Most Exciting Banking Show has been Rescheduled for December 13th

Due to Hurricane Sandy, NJBankers' New Leaders in Banking recognition dinner and BankHorizons trade show and educational sessions were canceled. Both have now been rescheduled:

   Wednesday, December 12, 2012  
Exhibitor Set Up and New Leaders Awards Dinner

   Thursday, December 13, 2012
BankHorizons Conference and Tradeshow
       Tropicana Resort, Atlantic City, NJ

We hope that if you already registered for the original dates you will still plan to be with us for these new dates.

  • IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED AND PLAN TO ATTEND, YOU DO NOT NEED TO RE-REGISTER FOR BANKHORIZONS.  However, if you plan to stay overnight, you must re-register at The Tropicana Hotel & Casino (just $55/night).  Please CLICK HERE to book your overnight room online or call 800-247-8767 and ask for code HBHD112.
  • If you are already registered but no longer able to attend, please click  Unregister  and select  "UNREGISTER" once you are on the BankHorizons screen.  You will need your confirmation code to do so.  If you cannot locate your prior confirmation code, follow the link provided on this page.
  • If you are a new attendee and have not already registered, please do so by clicking here  - Register online today!
  • CLICK HERE to book your overnight room online at The Tropicana Hotel & Casino for just $55/night  You may also call 800-247-8767 and ask for code HBHD112.
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2012 Commissioner's Banking Symposium - Last Call to Register

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Battleground Country Club, Manalapan, NJ

Last call to Register! 

Due to Hurricane Sandy, the deadline for registration for the 2012 Commissioner's Symposiumm has been extended.  You can register by emailing Donna Carroll at DOBI and payment (by check or cash) will be accepted at the door if you advise them in advance.

This event is always informative and a great opportunity to network.

Acting Commissioner Kenneth E. Kobylowski and the Division of Banking invite you to join fellow banking executives and board of directors to discuss issues impacting financial institutions.  The Keynote speaker will be Loretta J. Mester, Ph.D., EVP/director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.        Read more

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CFPB Delays Implementation of New Mortgage Disclosures

The CFPB announced that it will give the industry additional time to provide the new disclosures required under the Dodd-Frank Act in order to allow a more seamless integration with other mortgage disclosures that have been proposed by the CFPB.  
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FDIC New York Region Regulatory Teleconference: Flood Insurance Compliance and an Examiner's Perspective

Monday, December 3, 2012
2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

On December 3, 2012, the FDIC's New York Region will host a Regional Regulatory Teleconference.  The subject of the call is “Flood Insurance Compliance and an Examiner's Perspective.”

The 90 minute session will discuss the regulatory expectations for Flood Insurance compliance, including common pitfalls and potential violations that could result in civil money penalties.

The teleconference is primarily open to FDIC-supervised institutions in the New York Region. Bank directors, officers, and staff members are welcome to participate. Participants may call in from any location and are not required to be onsite at their institution.   Read more

Synapse Offers Services Relating to Hurricane Damage

NJBankers has been made aware of services that members or their customers may find helpful relating to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  Synapse has assembled a multi-disciplined team of its clients who have the capability and capacity to respond to the damages and losses caused by Hurricane Sandy.  In addition to field services (demolition, debris removal, etc.) services also include: in-field needs assessment and cost estimates; restoration approach planning; DEC, DEP and FEMA liaison; claims management; funding applications and management; permitting; legal defense; engineering plans and design; facility decommissioning; underground storage tank cleaning and removal; contaminated soil removal or remediation; groundwater monitoring and remediation; wetlands restoration; PCB and mercury decontamination. Read more

2012 BSA / Anti-Money Laundering Seminar

A One-Day Bank Secrecy Act Continuing Education Program
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, NJ

Today’s bank regulatory environment has never been more challenging.  On top of the myriad changes from Dodd-Frank and regulatory reform, BSA compliance continues to be integral to the success of every financial institution.  From mandatory e-filing and new “dynamic” formats for CTR, DOEP and SAR reporting to enhanced exam expectations, the constancy of change continues to reinforce the need for continuing BSA/AML education. 

This program considers recent developments and the emergence of new risks.  Regulatory guidance and rulemaking are among the highlights, along with recent enforcement actions and examination findings.  Recent fines have extended to both the financial institution as well as to individual officers and directors.  In-depth analysis of FinCEN initiatives are covered, including new and proposed requirements.  This full-day working seminar is designed to explore in detail the nuances of managing risks associated with heightened expectations of BSA/AML compliance and to help financial institution professionals satisfy mandatory training requirements and benefit from networking and shared knowledge opportunities.   Read more

Directors College - Presented by NJBankers in Partnership with the FDIC

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Crowne Plaza Monroe, Monroe Twp, NJ

The New Jersey Bankers Association, in partnership with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, is pleased to present a Directors College training program for the directors of financial institutions located in New Jersey.

The Directors College is an interactive, one-day seminar that provides ongoing education to bank directors on current topics and various elements of bank supervision. It is designed to help directors, both new and experienced, stay abreast of the ever-changing regulatory and economic environment. Now more than ever, directors are under constant pressure to remain current in their knowledge of the banking industry and the segment their institution serves.   Read more

CFO Conference with FMS NY/NJ

Friday, November 30, 2012
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, NJ

Join NJBankers and the Financial Managers Society NY/NJ Chapter for our annual half-day seminar.  This year's CFO Conference program is designed for CEOs, CFOs and other c-level and senior bank managers.

The conference kicks off with an Economic Update presentation by Dr. James W. Hughes from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.  Dr. Hughes will be followed by Tal Scheer and Dave Thornton of Crowe Horwath LLP, who will provide an Accounting/Tax Update.  After a break, attendees will hear from Stephen King and Martin M. Caine, of Wolf & Company, P.C., on Compliance and Safety and Soundness Issues.  

The conference will conclude with a Basel III Update & ERISA/DOL Fiduciary Responsibilities for CFO’s with Dennis Gibney, FinPro Inc. and Donna Massanova, ParenteBeard.   Read more

Operations & Technology Roundtable

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Crowne Plaza Monroe, Monroe Township, NJ

Just Added: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy.  The New Jersey Bankers Association’s Operations & Technology Committee is pleased to present another in a series of interactive roundtable programs on topics of interest to bankers.  This session, Emerging Technologies, will include presentations and roundtable discussions.   Read more

Federal Home Loan Bank of New York Directors Election Update

NJBankers urges all eligible members to vote for the incumbent New Jersey director, Jay M. Ford, president and CEO of Crest Savings Bank.  Mr. Ford is completing one full four-year term and currently serves as chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee.  His opponent is a representative from a New Jersey credit union.

Completed ballots are due back at the FHLBNY no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, December 6, 2012.   Read more

Federal Home Loan Bank of New York Announces Third Quarter Dividend

The dollar amount of the Q3 2012 dividend will be approximately $55.4 million.   Read more

Join Us for New Jersey's Most Important Economic Conference

Friday, January 11, 2013
The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ

Join the New Jersey Bankers Association and the state’s most important business leaders as we lay out and discuss the vital issues affecting the Garden State.  An impressive and dynamic group of speakers will gather once again to give a benchmark for New Jersey’s economic outlook in 2013.  Presenters will touch on New Jersey’s most important business sectors at this year’s New Jersey Economic Leadership Forum – the most far-reaching conference on the issues that shape our state.  Kick off the New Year with economic insiders who will give insight to the region’s financial future.   Read more

Brugger Named Executive Vice President and CFO at Sun National Bank

Thomas R. Brugger has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sun National BankMr. Brugger is expected to be appointed as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sun Bancorp, Inc. following regulatory approval.

Mr. Brugger previously was EVP and CFO of Customers Bank in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.  He is a graudate of Penn State University.  
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Annual Joint Mortgage Lending Conference

Tuesday, December 11, 20120
Crowne Plaza Monroe, Monroe Twp., NJ

The New Jersey Bankers Association and the Mortgage Bankers Association of New Jersey join together once again to present the 2012 Joint Mortgage Lending Conference.

This annual one day event is a must if you want to hear the latest information relating to mortgage lending trends. The morning kicks off with a panel on the Ability to Repay, QM & Fair Lending, followed by remarks from NJ Department of Banking & Insurance Acting Commissioner Kenneth E. Kobylowski  and a Legal Update. Wrapping up the afternoon will be our luncheon keynote speaker, Patrick O'Keefe, director of Economic Research at CohnReznick LLP, with a housing market update, and a panel on Mortgage Loans Not Subject to QM or Ability to Repay Criteria, to sum up your day.

In addition to timely educational sessions, leading industry service providers will be exhibiting their latest products and services, allowing for an excellent opportunity to network with lending institutions from throughout the state!      Read more

Tell Your Bank's Story Through the 2012 Community Service Award Program

NJBankers wants to give your bank the opportunity to get the recognition it deserves for its community service initiatives.  The Community Service Award program highlights the significant impact New Jersey banks have on their local communities.  Without your help, we cannot tell our story.

We know that you are a vital part of the communities you serve.  We get your press releases and see your community initiatives in the media all the time.  But your participation in this program solidifies all you do in the communities you serve by highlighting your activities and giving you the opportunity to show it off.  And especially in these challenging times, it’s even more important to stress and display your participation in the communities you serve.   Read more

New Jersey Bankers Association, Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation and American Bankers Association Present a Web Seminar: "Innovative Strategies for CRA Credit and Positive Public Relations"

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

This 30 minute web seminar will provide you with valuable information needed for your bank to earn CRA credit by making community development loans and investments in the Foundation while receiving a guaranteed annual yield and no credit risk or exposure. This program has been reviewed by all federal banking regulatory agencies and has passed the rigors of multiple regulatory exams.

Register today for this complimentary Web Seminar.  
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NJ Bank Marketing Association Presents Forecast 2013 Seminar

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Holiday Inn, Clark, NJ

The New Jersey Bank Marketing Association is presenting their annual Forecast on December 6th at the Holiday Inn (former Crowne Plaza), Clark, NJ (Garden State Parkway exit 135).   A Continental breakfast will be served.

A distinguished panel of experts, Kevin Cummings, president and CEO of Investors Bank and current NJBankers Chairman; Dr. James W. Hughes, dean, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University; and Christopher Martin, chairman, president and CEO of The Provident Bank, will present their views on the government, banking and business climate for New Jersey in the coming year.      Read more

Allstate New Jersey Holding Fourth Quarter 2012 Promotion

Allstate NJ is currently running it's 4th quarter promotion providing NJBankers members and associate members a unique value proposition.  For each quote for auto insurance received between October 15 and December 28, 2012, Endorsed Service Provider Allstate NJ will reward the member employee with a $20 gas card.  For each referral, receive a $10 gas card.  In addition, if you are an existing Allstate Auto Customer, you are now eligible for a $75 credit toward your next renewal.  The promotion runs from October 15 to December 28, 2012 with Grand Prizes of a Kindle Fire or $200 Gift Card.

Neil Greco, NJBankers primary contact at the Allstate Roseland agency, has graciously made the following offer:
If any employees of NJBankers members or associate members have been adversely impacted by Hurricane Sandy and the Nor'easter and need support, they may call him directly at 973-364-8040.  If they are an Allstate customer, they will do their very best to move the claim along.  If they are insured by another carrier and they simply want to talk about it, they may call as well.    Read more

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