DBA Digest for October 22 , 2021
A Sweet Trust Conference!
2021 Delaware Trust Conference Returns to the Chase Center and Via Live-Stream!
Full On-Demand Sessions Start Next Week!
Bob Eaddy, President of The Bryn Mawr Trust Company of Delaware, serves ice cream from the BTC ice cream van during a break at this week's 2021 Delaware Trust Conference.
The 2021 Delaware Trust Conference kicked off this week at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. It was a treat to see so many attendees at the first in-person edition of the event since 2019. And the treat was even sweeter as Platinum Sponsors – The Bryn Mawr Trust Company of Delaware and WSFS Wealth, drove the BMT Ice Cream Van into the Chase Center with a delicious assortment of frozen treats for the attendees.

Over 400 Wealth Professional enrolled in the two-day event that featured both in-person and live streaming capabilities. Three on-demand sessions are now available via the conference app, with all sessions being available from the week of October 25 through November 30. Attendees can earn up to 18.0 CLE Credits, Including 2.0 Ethics Credits! All the sessions feature the stellar line-up of the nation’s top trust, legal, and wealth management experts for which the Delaware Trust Conference is known. Registrations are still being accepted! The All-Access Pass is only $995 for DBA Members!

Thank you to all the Sponsors, Exhibitors, Speakers, Attendees, and Streamers for making the 2021 Delaware Trust Conference a memorable event. See the Agenda and Program book below for the full agenda, description of sessions, and sponsor & exhibitor pages.

Grammar Relief Arrives Next Week! Attend: "Taking the 'Grrr' Out of Grammar," Wednesday, October 27th!
Surveys show that 80% of those in the business world tend to say, “Grr!” a lot when editing a document. Participants will enjoy working with practical grammar and punctuation rules that help them do so more quickly and easily. Some topics for avoiding grammar glitches include subject-verb agreement, verb tense, misplaced as well as dangling modifiers, parallel structure, sentence structure, and pronoun case. Also included are the latest rules to help participants eliminate punctuation pitfalls while mastering commas, semicolons, and colons. Then, others won’t be likely to say, “Grr!” about the written or edited documents they receive.

Join Linda Comerford, Comerford Consulting for this valuable on-line course via Zoom, October 27th: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Just $99 per person!

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Post Your Bank’s Jobs for 50% thru Oct. 31st!
Delaware Bankers Association Unveils BankTalentHQ – Talent Gathers Here!
BankTalentHQ is designed as a talent management resource for the financial industry and is brought to you by the Delaware Bankers Association, in partnership with other state banking associations across the country. BankTalentHQ is the premier talent management site for financial industry careers.
There's just one week left to take advantage of the introductory posting discount for DBA Members and Associate Members. Use coupon code LAUNCHDE at checkout through October 31st to receive 50% off a 30-day job posting. This code can be used an unlimited number of times until October 31, 2021. To get started, please click on the link below...
Fulton Financial Announces 3rd Quarter 2021 Results
Fulton Financial Corporation reported net income available to common shareholders of $73 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2021.

“Fulton achieved strong financial performance during the quarter, including continued record earnings per share,” said E. Philip Wenger, Chairman and CEO of Fulton Financial Corporation. “We were pleased to see areas of loan growth that we haven’t seen in previous quarters. Our core commercial and consumer businesses were solid, asset quality remained stable, and our pipelines are improving. In addition, mortgage banking delivered strong earnings and wealth management grew to record highs in income and assets under management and administration.”
Mid-Atlantic CEO Forum - November 7-9
The Mid-Atlantic CEO Forum, an Event for Bank CEOs and Senior Leadership, will bring together bankers and industry partners for sessions with nationally recognized speakers providing relevant and timely content geared specifically to bank CEOs and other senior leaders. The Forum will be held November 7th through 9th at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. Follow the link below for full agenda and registration information.
DBA partners with the Federal Reserve on the 2021 Small Business Credit Survey for Delaware small businesses with less than 500 employees
Completing the survey increases policymakers’ understanding of small business conditions at both the national and state levels. It is important for policymakers to understand what small business conditions are like in Delaware to make decisions and legislation related to the small business sector.

The survey closes on November 19, 2021. Take the 10-minute survey at the link below.
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41 Richards Layton Attorneys Chosen as Delaware Today Top Lawyers
Forty-one Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys have been named Top Lawyers in Delaware Today magazine’s annual list of the best lawyers in the state. The magazine polls lawyers throughout Delaware to compile its Top Lawyers list; lawyers who received the most votes in their respective categories are designated the top vote getters. Six Richards Layton lawyers were the top vote getters in the state in their practice areas, more than from any other firm. Please visit the full story via the link below to view the full list of honorees.
Troutman Pepper Insight: Fifth Circuit Extends Stay on CFPB Payday Loans

On October 14, the Fifth Circuit issued a one paragraph order to extend a stay on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) payday lending regulations currently challenged by the Community Financial Services Association of America Ltd. and the Consumer Service Alliance of Texas. The stay will allow small dollar lenders to postpone the June 2022 compliance date.

Originally passed in 2017, the rule has faced persistent challenges. In 2020, a portion of the rule was repealed, which required payday lenders to assess borrowers’ ability to repay loans. Industry groups continue to challenge the rule, which limits how many times lenders can attempt to debit payments from borrowers’ bank accounts.
Sign Up Now! Two On-Line Courses:
Fundamentals of Commercial Banking; and,
Analyzing Repayment Sources!
The Delaware Bankers Association & Delaware Financial Education Alliance has partnered with Andy Keusal with Keusal Learning LLC to offer two new online Breaking into Banking videos:

  • Breaking into Banking 101: Fundamentals of Commercial Banking - ten learning modules, over 5 hours in total content

  • Breaking into Banking 201: Analyzing Repayment Sources - nine modules covers topics including how to analyze income statements, balance sheets, collateral, and risk rating.

Each module includes a video lesson and a multiple-choice self-check. Many of the lessons include exercises/case studies for learners to work through that are related to a sample company outlined in the course’s Reference Guide.

Get the full details, including an introductory video at the link below.
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