Jim Bedsole is the Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance & Risk Officer for BankSouth headquartered on Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA. Mr. Bedsole has thirty years of experience in managing bank risk, regulatory compliance, auditing,
security, and corporate governance with both regional and community banks. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. He is also a graduate
of the ABA National Graduate School of Compliance Management. He is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager, Certified Bank Auditor, Certified Financial Services Auditor, and Certified AML and Fraud Professional.
Jim is a frequent speaker on the topics of risk management, compliance, consumer protection regulations, auditing, and Internet banking regulation. He is currently the chairman of the Georgia Bankers Association Compliance Committee and the vice chairman of the GBA Compliance School Board. He formerly served as co-chair of the ABA Enterprise Risk Management Working Group for Community Banks and on the ABA Risk Management Forum Advisory Committee. He is a former chairman of the SC Bankers Association Compliance and Regulatory Committee and former chairman of the SC Bankers Association Disaster Recovery Committee. He has served on the faculty of the ABA National Compliance School and the NC School of Banking and is currently on the faculty of the Georgia Bankers Association Bank Compliance School.
He has authored articles appearing in both regional and national publications, including ABA Bank Compliance Magazine, Palmetto Banker and numerous Internet web sites. He is also an active private pilot with an instrument rating.
Areas of Expertise:
Risk Management Training
I started in BSA a few years ago and I built an Enhance Due Diligence program for higher risk customers with monthly transaction review and then yearly comprehensive review of the business and its expected vs actual activity. At the time I found a really clear outline of expectations in the BSA Manual and now I can't find anything related to EDD at a all. Did this get removed? Anyone else experiencing this?
Who should technically be doing a loan closing?
Our bank is looking into offering mortgages with an initial fixed rate, short term loan (5-7yrs) with a balloon payment, then financing the balloon
balance into a longer term (20yr) ARM. Can we do this without determining Ability to Repay for the initial short term portion? Also, would this be
dependent on if the bank is considered a small creditor and serves only rural or underserved areas?
Can we issue an approval letter subject to an appraisal report?
Are Board of Director committees required per regulation and if so, which ones? If not, what types of board committees are typically held by a
Does a mortgage lender's business card require an Equal Housing Lender logo?
I have a loan secured by a dwelling and a savings account. According to the HMDA commentary, I include the savings account when computing the CLTV.
Okay, that's clear enough. My question is, do I include the savings account in reporting property value? Do I only include real property?
In search for further guidance on compliance for delivery of a Closing Disclosure (CD) by way of email (with a borrower's E-Sign consent) we have varying differences in the interpretation of the word "Receipt".
It has been our department's practice to deliver the CD within no less than 3-business days prior to closing. Documentation to evidence delivery has been by including a printed copy of 1) email showing our department's delivery of the CD to the borrower by way of email, and/or 2) a printout showing the "Arrival Date" of the email/attachments to the borrower.
Some have interpreted the "Receipt" rule as evidence the email and attachment(s) was "OPENED". Are we in violation if a loan is scheduled to close on a Monday and the borrower did not “OPEN” the email until the 2nd business day (Thursday) prior to closing – even though we have evidence to show “ARRIVAL” of our CD on or before the 3rd business day prior to closing?
Does a publicly traded company need to have a CIP filled out for the company and the signers?
Can we report adverse credit to the credit bureau on a commercial loan and the guarantor if we don't normally report our commercial loans to the credit