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Abandoned Property Law Effective Next Week
By Michael Affuso, Senior Vice President/Director of Government Relations

Next week, a law that creates a summary foreclosure process for abandoned properties will go into effect.

The law creates a summary action to foreclose when a residential property is deemed vacant and abandoned. Under the law, the lien holder may make an application to the court, at any time in the process, for a declaration that the property is vacant and abandoned. The law lists 15 criterion for the court to make such a determination and requires that at least two of the 15 elements are present. Properties under construction or renovation cannot be deemed vacant under this law. Upon proper service of process, the court may rule by clear and convincing evidence that a property is abandoned. The property will then proceed to sheriff sale in 60 days.    Read more

 
CFPB Finalizes Changes in ATM Disclosure Rule

ATM operators will now only have to provide the on-screen or paper disclosure which includes the amount of the fee to be charged and is provided before the consumer is committed to the transaction.   Read more

 
Guest Contributor: Back to School for Bankers
Frank Keating, president and CEO of the American Bankers Association, discusses Teach Children to Save Day and the Importance of Financial Literacy

Since the program’s beginning, more than 100,000 banker-volunteers participating in Teach Children to Save Day activities have reached more than five million students with savings education lessons. While I’m proud of our industry’s commitment to financial education – a natural fit and a very positive story for our participating banks and bankers locally and nationally – we need to continue to do more.   Read more

 
NJBankers Bulletin to Be Published on Tuesday of Next Week

Please note that next week's Bulletin will be issued on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. The normal publication schedule will resume the following week. Thanks for reading!   Read more

 
Empowered Women Sharing Success Strategies

Women in Banking Conference
Knowledge, Power, Mentorship
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Palace at Somerset Park
333 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873

Successful women managers and leaders from New Jersey financial institutions and affiliated professional groups share their experience and knowledge with future leaders.    Read more

 
Professional Development and Exciting Activities

 

109th Annual Conference
“The Future of Community Banking”
May 15 – 19, 2013

HOTEL ROOMS: Please note The Breakers has informed NJBankers that they are in a sell-out situation on three nights of our stay. If you have not yet made your reservations we ask you to contact The Breakers first to see if rooms have opened up and to be placed on their wait list. Secondly, NJBankers has a small number or rooms on hold, please contact Jenn Zorn at 908-272-8500 ext. 611 if you need to secure a room. Members are encouraged to make their reservations as soon as possible. Hotel reservations must be made on an individual basis directly with The Breakers, online through our website at www.njbankers.com.

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Peapack-Gladstone Bank Appoints Caspersen as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corp., of Bedminster, announced Friday the appointment of Finn M. W. Caspersen Jr. to the positions of senior executive vice president, chief operating officer and general counsel of Peapack-Gladstone Bank, the holding company’s wholly owned community bank. Read more

 
Valley National Bank Promotes Andy Tsamis to First Vice President - Payroll Manager

Valley National Bank has promoted Andy Tsamis to first vice president - payroll manager. As Payroll Manager, Mr. Tsamis develops and controls all appropriate checks and balances to ensure accurate and timely payroll preparation and processing. He establishes compliance with all payroll tax laws and federal and state regulations. Read more

 
Capital Bank Chairman Honored as "Outstanding Director"

Dominic J. Romano, chairman of the board of Capital Bank of New Jersey, was chosen by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the greater Philadelphia area’s Outstanding Directors. From left to right: Christopher Bruner, Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP.; Dominic Romano, Chairman of Capital Bank of New Jersey and David Hanrahan, President & CEO Capital Bank of New Jersey.   Read more

 
MagyarBank Charitable Foundation Grants $1,000 to Alpha Art Gallery

 

Magyar Bank Charitable Foundation recently granted $1,000 to Alpha Art Gallery in support of the New Brunswick Art Community. Alpha Art Gallery’s programs support emerging and well established artists in their efforts to gain exposure for their work. Read more

 
Spencer Savings Bank Holds Most Successful Fundraiser to Date - Raising $14,120 to Benefit Special Olympics New Jersey
Ranks as 3rd Highest Overall Fundraising Team at 7th Annual New York Giants Snow Bowl

Spencer Savings Bank raised a total of $14,120 during the months of January and February to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey, through its participation in the organization’s 7th Annual New York Giants Snow Bowl. Culminating the bank’s two month-long fundraising efforts, employees of Spencer Savings Bank competed in the flag football tournament held at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Read more

 
ABA Insurance Program Distributes $1.1 Million to ABA Member Banks - $59,700 to NJ Banks

American Bankers Mutual Insurance, Ltd. has declared $1,100,000 in distributions this year to be shared by 1,049 banks across the country. Thirty seven New Jersey banks will share over $59,700.   Read more

 
Join NJBankers & Allstate New Jersey Help the Jersey Shore

NJBankers and Allstate New Jersey announce Jersey Shore Relief - Restore the Shore Promotion exclusively for the member employees of NJBankers Association and Associate Members.  One auto quote will generate $30 to the Jersey Shore Relief Fund on the employees behalf.    Read more

 
Robbery Prevention and Safeguarding Against Social Engineering Featured at Bank Security Workshop

Bank Security Workshop
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel,
515 US Highway 1 S, Iselin, NJ, 08830

Attend this event to learn about the latest trends in robbery prevention, review important information about board reporting, and password protection.     Read more

 
1st Annual Bank G.R.O.W.T.H. Executive Conference in Conjunction with mOSa eBank Marketing Services

1st Annual Bank G.R.O.W.T.H. Executive Conference
in conjunction with mOSa eBank Marketing Services
Friday, April 12, 2013
Crowne Plaza Monroe
390 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

This new conference is designed to help banks adapt and obtain a G.R.O.W.T.H. mindset, to Gain Revenues by Organizational Wins Through High Level Leadership, regardless of the environment surrounding the banking industry today.    Read more

 
Show Washington that We Are Part of the Solution

Government Relations Summit
April 15-17, 2013
Renaissance Washington
999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, DC

Senate Leaders McConnell and Tester Added to GR Summit Lineup
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Banking Committee member Jon Tester (D-Mont.) have been added to the lineup of VIP speakers

Don't miss this opportunity to hear from regulators:

Federal Reserve Governor Betsy Duke, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acting Deputy Director Steven Antonakes and Jennifer Kelly, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s senior deputy comptroller for midsize and community bank supervision, have been added to the lineup of speakers at the ABA Government Relations Summit.

Additional confirmed speakers include Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and FDIC Chairman Marty Gruenberg.

The Summit is a wonderful opportunity to hear industry leaders speak on timely, important issues and to network with your peers. We hope to have a good turnout of New Jersey bankers, particularly for our important Hill visits to the New Jersey Congressional delegation. Our Hill visits will be followed by a special dinner for the NJBankers group at the Capitol Hill Club.   Read more

 
Learn About Today's Residential and Commercial Mortgage Markets

ANNAMAE BAERENBACH MEMORIAL
25th ANNUAL LENDING CONFERENCE
Friday, April 26, 2013
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel,
515 US Highway 1 S, Iselin, NJ, 08830

This year’s program will have something for all lending professionals as well as your compliance department. Lenders are urged to share this program with their compliance department so that all divisions can be compliant. In today’s lending environment, your bank cannot afford to miss this opportunity to learn new solutions to old problems.   Read more

 
NJBankers and NJ Society of CPAs 6th Annual Golf Outing

NJBANKERS & NJ SOCIETY OF CPAs
PRESENT THE SIXTH ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
To Benefit K-12 Financial Literacy Education
Monday, June 10, 2013
Mercer Oaks Golf Course
725 Village Road West, West Windsor, NJ 08550

NJBankers to host joint CFO, Commercial Lending, and ERM Committee meeting

The New Jersey Bankers Association and the New Jersey Society of CPAs are again co-hosting this sixth annual golf event to help benefit K-12 financial literacy education. We have an exciting and fun day scheduled with many sponsorship opportunities available!    Read more

 
Bulletin Readers Aren't Worried About a Tax on Deposits

Bulletin Readers responded to the question: Noting the situation in Cyprus, do you think there could ever be a tax on deposits in the U.S.? View the results now!    Read more

 
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