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Upcoming Events of the BCAC


August 21, 2018, Tuesday


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
42 Century Drive
Bristol, CT 06010

Connecticut Uniform Power of Attorney Act
Speaker(s): Art Corey of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP

The BCAC is pleased to announce a seminar regarding the Connecticut Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOA). Connecticut's adoption of the UPOA in 2016 prompted financial institutions to make significant changes to their policies and procedures for handling customer powers of attorney. The law contains comprehensive provisions regarding the creation and use of powers of attorney in Connecticut. This seminar will provide a general overview of the UPOA's provisions, including the circumstances under which financial institutions are required to accept powers of attorney; key changes affecting the creation, validity and termination of powers of attorney; an overview of key sections of the UPOA establishing the authority of an agent under a power of attorney to conduct banking transactions; provisions that protect financial institutions from liability; and a discussion of the new statutory power of attorney forms contained in the UPOA.

This seminar will be presented by Art Corey of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP. Art has practiced in the financial services area for over twenty years, advising financial institutions on a wide range of legal matters, including the handling of powers of attorney.

Please list your advance questions on the registration form.

Flyer/Registration Form


September 14, 2018, Friday


Aqua Turf Country Club
556 Mulberry Street,
Plantsville, CT 06479

Annual BSA Full Day Seminar
Speaker(s): National Speaker, Patti Blenden

The BCAC is pleased to announce a full-day seminar on a variety of BSA compliance topics. The topics that will be covered are designed to enhance the skills of your Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Anti?Money Laundering (AML) support sta?, your independent audit team, and any personnel responsible for managing and maintaining a strong BSA and AML program. Expand your understanding and expertise in some of the most critical skills they will ever possess - skills that can protect your institution's profits in these very challenging times of tight margins and sustained high expectations!

Please note that the venue for this event will be at the Aqua Turf Country Club in Plantsville.

The morning session will cover:

BSA/AML Regulatory Program Expectations
* Five Pillars of BSA Compliance Programs
* Expanded Risk Assessment Requirements
* Current BSA/AML Exam Trends & Enforcement Actions

Customer Identification Programs (CIP) and Customer Due Diligence (CDD)
* Banking Foreign Customers
* CIP and High-Risk Products and Services
* Enhanced Due Diligence
* Beneficial Ownership and Risky Businesses
* Third-Party Payment Processors (TPPP)
* ATM Owners, Mobile Banking, RDC and New Payment Methods

The afternoon session will cover:

BSA Recordkeeping
* CTR and CTR Exemptions
* Monetary Instruments
* Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)
* BSA/AML Training
* Other Record-Keeping Requirements

Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Trends
* Core Money Laundering Indicators
* Effectively Fighting Fraud
* Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
* Money Laundering Threat Assessment and Industry Trends

We are very pleased to have as our presenter Patti Blenden, a dynamic and nationally recognized speaker and President of Financial Services, Inc.

Ms. Blenden is a frequent presenter for the American Bankers Association where she serves as a faculty member of its prestigious Stonier Graduate School of Banking and National, Intermediate and Graduate Compliance Schools. Additionally, Patti has developed and delivered many briefing/webcast series on mortgage requirements, Bank Secrecy Act, audit and review techniques, deposit regulations and many other compliance subjects. She works extensively with many state and regional banking associations, has been an invited speaker for various State and Federal regulatory agencies and law enforcement agencies. In addition, Patti has a B.S. degree in Accounting from Louisiana Tech University, over 35 years of banking experience, is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) and holds a now inactive Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Ms. Blenden will also be answering any advanced questions that you submit ahead of time, as well as any questions that you might have during the presentation. Please be sure to get those advanced questions submitted to us by September 7, 2018.

Flyer/Registration Form

October 17, 2018


Full day seminar on deposit regulations compliance.


Guest Speaker(s): Natalie Straus, CRCM from Professional Bank Services.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 42 Century Drive
Bristol, CT 06010

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