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Happy Thanksgiving From NJBankers

At this time of year, we pause to count our blessings. We are thankful for the friendship and confidence you have shown in us through the year. May the good things in life be yours in abundance, not only at Thanksgiving, but throughout the year. Our best wishes to you and yours for a Happy Thanksgiving!

 
FHLBNY Declares a 4.05% Dividend for the Third Quarter of 2014
José González, president & CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York

I am pleased to announce that, on November 20, 2014, your Board of Directors approved a dividend for the third quarter of 2014 of 4.05% (annualized).  The dollar amount of the third quarter of 2014 dividend will be approximately $57.3 million.  The cash dividend will be distributed on November 21, 2014.

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Tell Your Bank's Story through the 2014 Community Service Award Program

It’s that time again when NJBankers gives 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. Read More

 
NJBankers Service Awards Recognize Milestone Anniversaries

NJBankers recognizes employees and directors of member institutions who are celebrating their 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, and 50th years of service in 2015 to the banking industry through our Service Awards. Read More for Details

 
2014 Commissioner's Banking Symposium

The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance will host a day of "Mitigating Risk of Success" on December 9, 2014 at Battleground Country Club. Join industry leaders for a day of interesting speakers and networking opportunities. Read More

 
What's New at NJBankers

NJBankers and Members Meet Editorial Boards with Positive Outcomes of Discussions
NJBankers held a meeting with the Editorial Board of the Asbury Park Press. Accompanying NJBankers President/CEO John McWeeney, Jr. and EVP/Director of Government Relations Michael Affuso were NJBankers Chairman Gerald Reeves, president/CEO of Sturdy Savings Bank and Second Vice Chairman James Vaccaro, Manasquan Savings Bank president/CEO.

NJBankers Joins SBAs to Reinforce Data Breach Message to Congress
Last week, NJBankers joined the ABA and 52 other State Bankers Associations that wrote to Congress emphasizing the importance of a national standard for data security expectations.

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Industry News

FFIEC Releases Cybersecurity Assessment Observations, Recommends Participation in Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has released observations from a recent cybersecurity assessment and has recommended regulated financial institutions participate in the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC).
 

Savings Accounts Top List of Financial Products Americans Are Most Thankful For 
Savings accounts may not pay what they used to, but they are still the financial tool Americans are most thankful for in 2014, according to a new study by personal finance website MoneyRates.com.

CFPB Issues Guidance on Documenting a Potential Borrower’s Disability Income
The CFPB has issued Bulletin 2014-03 – guidance noting that probing for details on a potential borrower’s Social Security disability benefits runs afoul of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Regulation B.

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               Events

2014 New Leaders in Banking
December 2, 2014

BankHorizons 2014
December 3, 2014


Economic Leadership Forum
January 16, 2015
  

Directors & Managing Officers Conference
March 13, 2015

Women in Banking Conference
April 22, 2015


111th Annual Conference
May 27, 2015

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BankHorizons Features a New Educational Session

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Just added, a special presentation by Kevin Rietema, of the FBI, on “Emerging Threats to the Financial Sector”
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Upcoming NJBankers Conferences - Don't Miss Out On Opportunities for Professional Development!

Economic Leadership Forum - Friday, January 16, 2015
Join us this year, for an in-depth look at the region's financial future, featuring speakers including Stephen Moore, chief economist, The Heritage Foundation and Scott O'Neil, CEO of the NJ Devils, Philadelphia 76ers and Prudential Center. Registration is now open!
 
Women In Banking Conference - Wednesday April 22, 2015
Thank you to Lakeland Bank for being our early sponsor! The first planning meeting has been held.  Keep your eyes open for registration in the new year. 
 

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Sponsorship opportunities available! 

 
Endorsed Service Providers Create Solutions

Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company
NJBankers is pleased to offer Allstate's 2014 year end promotion to its membership.

Deluxe Financial Services, Inc.
Bank and credit union executives will network with peers, gain insights on how to impact their financial year in 2015 at the Deluxe Exchange.

Pension Management Company, Inc.
NJBankers Member Banks enjoy a 10% discount off all PMC's seminars and materials.

SNL Financial LC - New research on deposits
Many in the banking industry anticipate a Federal Open Market Committee move in 2015 will bump up short-term interest rates after a multiyear economic recovery. That could finally alter the funding landscape and force banks to rethink their deposit mixes and how aggressively they compete for customers.

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Associate Member News

CSI - Computer Services, Inc.
Be part of CSI's complimentary Webinar series. Learn how the three major shifts impact your financial institution and what steps you can take to be more competitive, compliant and profitable.

Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
New Jersey Appellate Division Makes Two Significant Holdings in Servicer/Mortgagee Case 

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The Bulletin Continues to Evolve

NJBankers is continuing to make changes to the Bulletin format to improve readability. Please let us know how you are liking the changes and if you have any suggestions. Contact Erin Suckiel at esuckiel@njbankers.com.

 
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