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Mary Beth Guard

Mary Beth Guard is one of the four co-founders of BankersOnline and is now Editor Emeritus, after more than 16 years of serving as Executive Editor. She was instrumental in the creation and expansion of BankersOnline, as well as the launch more than a decade ago of BOL Conferences, Inc. and its continued operation and growth. Mary Beth is also the director of, the premier subscription-based compliance service now being offered online. Also, Mary Beth serves as CEO of Glia Group, Inc., which produces BOL Learning Connect. For more than three decades, Mary Beth has utilized her background as an attorney to focus on banking industry issues, first as general counsel for the Oklahoma State Banking Department, then as general counsel for the Oklahoma Bankers Association, prior to her work with BankersOnline.

Mary Beth has presented training programs for virtually every major national financial industry association, as well as more than a dozen state bankers associations and a host of other organizations. She is a frequent presenter of webinars and seminars. In addition, Mary Beth has written more than a thousand banking-related articles and is BOL Guru #1.

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Recorded on October 04, 2016

Check handling for tellers

Check handling for tellers

The teller line is the frontline of defense in the battle against a host of check-related losses. Specialized knowledge is required to correctly handle check-based deposits, split deposits, and check cashing.

Recorded on September 23, 2016

Opening Accounts for Minors

Opening Accounts for Minors

Why mess with accounts for minors? Boys and girls who are minors today may grow up to be valued customers of your bank in the future. Establishing a relationship with them at an early age may win their loyalty.

Recorded on April 27, 2016

Stop That Payment!

Stop That Payment!

Your customer is frantic to undo a transaction he’s initiated by ordering you not to make payment.

Recorded on November 17, 2015

You don't know X about Z

You don't know X about Z

For years, you have probably been taking the "easy" route. If a loan applicant was an individual, you just assumed the loan would be a consumer loan covered by Regulation Z. What's the harm?

Recorded on September 24, 2015

Debt Collection Practices - what's permissible and what's not


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