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Overcoming the Barriers to Effective Leadership to Achieve Positive Results

By J. Keith Hughey, Senior Consultant


When decisions made at the top result in unintended consequences, staff morale and overall performance can be negatively affected. In an ever-changing, fast-paced business environment, financial institution leaders must be open to changing the way they look at things in order to succeed. Read more
Succession Planning is an Essential Element of Meeting Strategic Goals

By Charles Shanley, SPHR, CFS, Executive Vice President, Recruitment Services and J. Keith Hughey, Senior Consultant

For many organizations, a succession plan is developed to be used solely in the event of the departure of a C-level executive. But on-going attention to this important planning process can boost internal staff development processes in order to provide long-term continuity of culture and strategic awareness. Read more
Leveraging Human Capital to Achieve Your Strategic Vision and Goals

By J. Keith Hughey, Senior Consultant

As a leader, you may have a keen sense of where your institution needs to be to remain competitive; but you can’t get there alone. By sharing your vision and creating a sense of teamwork among employees, you can more effectively reach your ultimate performance objectives. Read more
JMFA Compliance Team Meets with Regulators Regarding Overdraft Solutions
Meeting opens dialogue as regulators contemplate new regulations

By Cheryl Lawson, EVP-Compliance Review

In a recent meeting with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) JMFA’s Compliance team discussed the benefits that fully-disclosed overdraft programs provide for consumers when they experience financial difficulties. Regulators were receptive to our account holder education materials and risk-avoidance strategies for financial institutions.

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The Rules on Overdraft Programs Have Changed, but Consumers Still Need a Financial Safety Net

By John M. Floyd, Chairman and CEO

As regulators determine their next steps regarding rules on consumer financial products, many consumers continue to face financial difficulties. By striking a balance of compliance and good service, you can alleviate your compliance concerns, increase revenue and provide account holders with a valuable resource.

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