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FED Senior Loan Officer Survey on Bank Lending Practices Finds Stronger Demand for Most Loan Categories

In the July FED survey, banks, on balance, reported having eased their lending standards and having experienced stronger demand in most loan categories over the past three months. The survey generally indicated that banks eased their lending policies for C&I and CRE loans and experienced stronger demand for these loans over the past three months.   Read more

FDIC to Host Interim Final Capital Rule Conference Call on August 15

The FDIC has issued FIL-36-2013 regarding a free conference call at 11:00 a.m. EDT, on August 15, 2013, to discuss the recently issued interim final capital rule. Topics to be covered during the call will address issues that community bankers have raised about the interim rule. Participants are not required to register in advance.   Read more

ABA to Host Free Cybersecurity Threat Briefing on August 22

On August 22, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. EDT, the ABA will offer a members-only telephone briefing and webcast about the cyber threats banks face. These threats, many of which arise from the Internet’s growing role in business transactions and customers’ lives, include theft of intellectual property, theft of funds and attempts to disrupt bank operations and customer service.   Read more

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New Jersey Bankers Association is on Facebook! "Like" our page to see what's new and exciting with our members, receive timely updates about hot banking topics, and much more! Read more

NJBankers Hosts 2013 Annual Golf & Networking Outing

NJBankers 2013 Annual Golf & Networking Outing
Monday, August 12, 2013
Fiddler's Elbow Country Club, Bedminster, NJ


You will start with a BBQ luncheon, a visit with our sponsors, where you will receive a custom fit golf glove, before heading to the links, where you will find many hole contests.  The evening concludes with a networking reception and awards dinner.     Read more

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Senior Management Conference - Sept. 25 - 27

Thomas  A. Bracken confirmed as Dinner Keynote Speaker

Room reservations may be made by calling Revel Casino Hotel’s  Reservations Department at:  609-348-0500 or 1-855-348-0500 and identifying yourself as an attendee of NJBankers Senior Management Conference.  Reservations must be received by September 4, 2013.  Any requests for rooms after that date will be handled on a space-available basis only.  Any issues with making reservations please contact NJBankers immediately.  

Now open for your convenience is an online reservation portal to make your reservations with Revel.  Please follow the provided link:  https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NJBankers   Read more

Get Noticed at Senior Management Conference!

Don’t miss your chance to advertise in the NJBankers Senior Management Conference Program Guide! The guide reaches decision-makers and C-level officers of the financial institutions that are members.

Specs are: 3” x 7” ad, vertical, B&W only in a .jpg, .pdf, or .eps file. All ads must be submitted by August 13, 2013.

For more information, contact Emily DeMasi at edemasi@njbankers.com or Allison Montellione at amontellione@njbankers.com.    Read more

New Leaders In Banking - Nov. 19

New Leaders In Banking
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ

The New Jersey Bankers Association and New Jersey Banker magazine are accepting nominations for the 2013 New Leaders In Banking honors. This program recognizes the upcoming stars of the banking industry.

Please nominate an individual that should be considered for this year's recognition. Self-nominations are also acceptable. Read more

BankHorizons 2013 - Vendor Registration is Open!

BankHorizons 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ

The Mid-Atlantic's Largest, Most Exciting, Banking Show Is Back!

The New Jersey Bankers Association and The Warren Group invite you to meet with hundreds of your best New Jersey prospects and clients this fall. On Wednesday, November 20, the region’s largest, most valuable and productive banking conference and trade show: BankHorizons will be held once again.


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Japanese Bankers Planning Visit in September

A delegation of bankers would like to visit a community bank in New Jersey to discuss general current conditions and strategies on community banking.   Read more

The 37th Annual National IRA Compliance Seminar

The 37th Annual National IRA Compliance Seminar
9 Ways the Repeal of DOMA Affects Your Customers and Clients and Opens Potential New Markets
September 23 – 25, 2013
Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami Florida

Up until now same-sex couples haven’t been able to take advantage of rules routinely available to traditional marriage partners. All that has changed. This landmark ruling by the United States Supreme Court completely changes the IRA landscape and paves the way for new business. To help you prepare, the 37th Annual National IRA Compliance Seminar will cover the 9 Ways the Repeal of DOMA Affects Your Customers and Clients and Opens Potential New Markets.

NJBankers members receive an additional 10% off when registering.

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Endorsed Service Provider Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation Offers CRA Credit

Finding qualified CRA credit can be challenging in today’s banking environment; however, there is an innovative solution that takes the guess work out of the equation.  Nationally, banks are meeting their CRA goals and receiving credit through investments, loans and grants to the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF).   Read more

Publicizing Your REO Property - Free Webinars in August!

NJBankers is proud to announce its newest service for our members. REOdeedwagon.com allows banks to showcase their real estate for sale in front of an audience of potential buyers that extends well beyond local markets. Created by bankers for bankers and their clients, REOdeedwagon.com provides buyers and sellers a simple, easy-to-use resource for identifying, acquiring or disposing of Real Estate Owned (REO) properties. These properties are in possession of the banks as a result of foreclosure or forfeiture.  Read more

Get Ready for "Get Smart About Credit Day" and "Lights, Camera, Save!" Initiatives for Promoting Financial Literacy

The GSAC and LCA initiatives are a visible way to position your bank as a trusted partner for helping to educate young people -- and by extension communities – so they can thrive. NJBankers encourages members to participate in this highly visible initiative designed to help your institution facilitate financial literacy in the communities you serve.    Read more

NJBankers JebPAC Makes Contribution to ABA


NJBankers Board Member, Norman E. Beatty, chairman, CEO and president of First Hope Bank, presented a check, representing NJBankers member contributions to JebPAC, to ABA leadership at the ABA’s Summer Leadership Conference. Member contributions totaled approximately $46,000 for 2012. The total amount from State Associations to the ABA BankPac was $867,000 with total receipts for the year to $1,214,188. Beatty sits on the ABA Board of Directors serving a two year term. From L to R: Rick Lee, chairman of the ABA BankPac Committee; president of the Citizens Bank of Florida in Oviedo, FL; Norman E. Beatty, chairman, CEO and president, First Hope Bank; and Matt Williams, ABA chairman and president, Gothenburg State Bank, Gothenburg, NE.    Read more

Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Supports RWJ University Hospital

Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently presented a $10,700 grant to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Rahway.  The grant was used to purchase a much-needed portable defibrillator/monitor for their Intensive Care Unit.

Shown with the hospital’s new defibrillator/monitor are (from left) Mark Proudman, Columbia’s senior vice president, branch administration; Marlene Lubinger, president of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway Foundation; Debra Toth, RN and manager of Critical Care, and Sharon Reddin, Columbia Bank’s regional vice president.   Read more

Investors Bank Welcomes Leonard and Sette


Investors Bank has announced that Deborah A. Leonard has joined the Bank as vice president, client care manager and Joseph Sette has joined the Bank as vice president, Government Banking. Leonard will oversee operations of the Bank’s call center, which fields customer service inquiries from Investors retail and business customers while Sette will oversee lending, account services, and other activities relating to the Bank’s government and public sector clients.   Read more

Kearny Federal's Central Jersey Bank Division Employees On Habitat Site in Shark River Hills

Employees of Kearny Federal’s Central Jersey Bank Division exchanged their usual business attire for an outfit more suitable for a construction site. The volunteers joined Coastal Habitat for Humanity and NJBankers in its effort to restore a house in Shark River Hills. In addition to the volunteers’ physical labor, Kearny Federal also donated $1,000 toward the restoration project.

This project was a part of the NJBankers "Bankers Build" Initiative.    Read more

Lakeland Bank Colleagues Recognized for 10 Years of Service

Lakeland Bank colleagues Jim Noonan, Jennifer Best, Christina Sacerdote, Michele Geniuk and Jeremy Greenman stand with Chief Operating Officer Bob Vandenbergh at a ceremony to celebrate their 10 years of service with the Bank. Not pictured: Maria Miraglia and Carolyn Luisi.   Read more

Spencer Savings Bank Joins More Than 2,500 Community Members at the 12th Annual Downtown Westfield 5K Run & Pizza Extravaganza

Spencer Savings Bank continued its 5K summer run series, by participating in the 12th Annual Downtown Westfield 5K Run & Pizza Extravaganza in Westfield. Bank employees and their family members joined over 2,500 participants for one of the largest non-corporate 5K races in the state, and enjoyed an evening of running, pizza, prizes, DJ entertainment, and live music. Spencer Savings’ Senior Vice President, John Fitzpatrick, was recognized for completing the race in 7th place for his age category.
Pictured in this photo, from left to right: Eugene Mitchell, Rula Abualhuda, William Callahan, Annette Oriscello, John Fitzpatrick, Marta Alexandre, Erin Fitzpatrick, Thomas Mathews and Nuno Alexandre.
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Join in the Fun and Help Local Charities

Community Based Organizations Will Receive 10% of Discounted Ticket Sales to the Penn State vs. Syracuse College Football Game.   Read more

Annual Trust Conference Sponsored by Delaware Bankers Association

Annual Trust Conference
Sponsored by Delaware Bankers Association
"The Art of Trusts...Perfected"
October 1-2, 2013
Hotel du Pont, Wilmington, Delaware

NJBankers for the second year is happy to be a Bronze Sponsor of the Delaware Bankers Association’s Annual Trust Conference.

NJBankers members will be able to register for this conference and enjoy the Delaware Bankers Member pricing.

Effective wealth management and estate planning is truly an art. That art has been perfected in the Delaware trust product. Join a distinguished group of skilled trust artisans for the 2013 Delaware Trust Conference. This year's conference will feature a detailed case study format that will weave throughout the sessions presenting participants with a complete picture of the advantages of Delaware trusts.    Read more

American Mortgage Conference

American Mortgage Conference
September 9-11, 2013
Marriott Crabtree Valley, Raleigh, NC

Don't miss this important conference focusing on Economic Trends and Rebuilding Housing in America.

Early Bird Registration ends August 19!

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The NJBankers Bulletin reaches over 5,000 subscribers in each weekly issue.    Read more

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