Wednesday, April 30, 2003
( 6:57 PM ) Mary Beth
We're SO EXCITED! We can't share the details quite yet, but we hope you're marking your calendars now for the ABA National Regulatory Compliance Conference to be held in Washington, D.C. June 8 through 11. You'll have a chance to put names with faces, as many fellow BOL users will undoubtedly be attending, and several will be speaking. We're cosponsoring something MAGICAL with ABA, in conjunction with Penley, Inc., on Tuesday evening. We'll give you the full scoop soon. ABA's been a big supporter of this site. Go register -- and tell them BOL sent you!
You know, it's going to be like a scavenger hunt, trying to figure out who's who. With so many Threads posters changing their user names in order to gain anonymity, I can't even tell gender anymore, much less real identity. We're looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible. And I'll be seeing several of you in Michigan in two weeks at the Bank Compliance Institute. Please come introduce yourself and say "Hi".
So, the final CIP rules are out. Everyone was so busy printing and reading this afternoon that the Threads were actually fairly quiet. I think kudos are in order for the agencies. The task of pulling together a compliant Customer Information Program under the final rules looks pretty manageable. What do you think?
Click on the Audio Blog above for a two minute discussion of the final rule.
Monday, April 28, 2003
( 7:20 PM ) Mary Beth
Welcome to the BOL Blog. In case you're not familiar with what a blog is, it's the short name for Weblog, a type of ongoing Web journal of sorts. Because this is new, we aren't quite certain what form it will take, but you can expect it to be lively and, we hope, informative.
Here's a snapshot from the recent ACB National Security and Operations conference in Orlando. On the left is BOL Guru Barry Thompson. On the right is our newest guru, J. Branch Walton. Branch has a varied and impressive background, including a long stint as a Secret Service agent. Believe me, you haven't lived until you've heard his "shark bait for Nixon" story!