The GSB Online Seminar Series

The GSB Online Seminars Series offers a convenient, cost-effective way to access quality educational opportunities. Please note ALL times below in CENTRAL TIMEZONE.

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Presenter: Richard Hamm, Advantage Consulting & Training This 90-minute program will be presented live on: March 23, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: June 23, 2021 Price: $275   Many bankers underwrite loans primarily from personal and business tax returns, particularly at the community bank level. What reported income is actually cash flow? How can we properly assess a large capital gain (or loss)? How can you determine of an item is recurring? Why should you exclude non-recurring items? How do loss carryforwards affect cash flow? What is the Section 179 deduction? This program provides answers and provides case examples.   Specific subjects that will be covered during the seminar: Examples of capital gains (and losses) and how to extract the cash flow involved Issues in determining if an item is recurring When to ask questions of the borrower and/or his or her tax advisor when the tax return does not appear to make sense What is a loss carryforward item and how it should be treated in an analysis Overview of Section 179 for write-off or depreciation of assets In complex situations, ideas for limiting the analysis to material or significant items, and how to determine if further and/or annually updated information should be waived Ways to move forward with analysis while waiting for additional information Why you will often need information beyond what is reported in tax returns   Target Audience: Branch managers, consumer lenders, mortgage bankers, private bankers, small business lenders, commercial lenders, credit analysts, loan review specialists, special assets officers, lending managers and credit officers Read More

Presenter: David Osburn, Osburn & Associates, LLC This 90-minute program will be presented live on: April 13, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time  Recording available through: July 13, 2021 Price: $275 This seminar will provide the banker with several advanced tax return concepts and related analyses to help them more effectively work with their business customers. The session will begin with a brief review of analyzing a business owner’s personal 1040 tax return and the return of an LLC, S corporation, and C corporation including Schedules M-1 and M-2, Schedule K-1, pass-through transactions, and other deductions. The remainder of the seminar will cover the following advanced tax topics related to business clients: Corporate tax Issues including business structure, Section 179 depreciation, and bonus depreciation Investments including capital gain/loss issues and passive activities Real estate issues including personal residence, rentals, home offices, and 1031 tax-free exchanges Employer provided benefits including Qualified Retirement Plans and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) Retirement planning strategies including defined benefit plans and captive insurance Estate planning issues including gifting Year-end tax strategies Changes to the tax code that impact business owners including the tax cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) Each of the program topics will be presented from the perspective of more effectively working with the bank’s business customers. Target Audience: Commercial lenders, credit analysts, loan documentation specialists, branch managers, private bankers, and business development officers Read More

Presenter: Richard Hamm, Advantage Consulting & Training This 90-minute program will be presented live on: April 6, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: July 6, 2021 Price: $275   This seminar is designed to strengthen your ability to analyze personal financial statements and loan applications within a simple, logical and consistent framework.  It provides the tools needed to build an assessment of an individual’s financial strength as a direct borrower, or as a guarantor of a business loan.  This assessment provides the foundation for further cash flow analysis, generally from personal tax returns.  Understanding that many banks use an automated process for consumer lending, this program will help participants understand what is happening in the background.   This program will review: Current industry trends   Taking the loan application, getting the needed information, and issues with helping the customer complete the schedules Beyond W-2’s and pay stubs: Tips on how to qualify income and verify employment Personal financial statement (PFS) overview and eight items bankers should look for “Three-step” approach to reviewing and analyzing a PFS in an efficient manner Issues with getting complete and accurate information from the customer The format does matter: Key features of bank-provided formats for a PFS compared to an accountant-prepared PFS, including assets and liabilities, reported income, and contingent liabilities How to calculate adjusted net worth and outside net worth   Target Audience: Branch managers, consumer lenders, mortgage bankers, private bankers, small business lenders, credit analysts, loan review specialists, consumer lending managers and credit officers Read More

Presenter: Richard Hamm, Advantage Consulting & Training This 90-minute program will be presented live on: March 9, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: June 9, 2021 Price: $275   An important part of the commercial real estate (CRE) lending process is the review and interpretation of the property appraisal. This program focuses on the three approaches to value that drive the report. We’ll look at both direct capitalization and discounted cash flow (DCF) for the income approach, including key variables and ways an appraiser’s work may differ from your bank underwriting. The cost approach has benefits to the lending process – benefits that seldom are used. Comparables seem simple, but most bankers do not pose a key question that drives the selection of comps. Finally, some reports develop valuations based on the total enterprise.   Specific subjects that will be covered during the seminar: Key variables in the direct capitalization methodology as an income approach to value Why the appraisers cash flow may not (and probably should not) match your underwriting and subsequent reports or financial statement from your customer The role of “rules of thumb” in direct capitalization Identify situations where discounted cash flow (DCF) is appropriate, with an income-producing property and a residential subdivision as examples Three key aspects of depreciation within the cost approach Two items in the cost approach that can enhance your bank’s underwriting The key question that underpins all other factors with comparables Valuation approaches that include the entire business, not just the bricks and mortar   Target Audience: CRE lenders, commercial lenders, mortgage bankers, private bankers, small business lenders, credit analysts, loan review specialists, special assets officers, lending managers and credit officers Read More

Presenter: Richard Hamm, Advantage Consulting & Training This 90-minute program will be presented live on: April 13, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: July 13, 2021 Price: $275   Commercial and industrial (C&I) lending has been an area of emphasis as banks seek to grow their loan portfolios during this economic recovery.  Both C&I lending and agricultural lending involve many types of loans and credit facilities.  Equally diverse are the various cash needs of these businesses, such as operating funds, plant expansion or equipment purchases.  Commercial real estate (CRE) lending involves both term loans and construction (a type of bridge loan).   In general, all of these borrowing needs can be grouped into four categories with distinct characteristics.  Can you identify the analytical focus of a seasonal loan or a bridge loan?  Hint:  It is not your traditional financial statement analysis and industry research.   This seminar provides bankers with examples of the basic principles of loan structuring for four basic loan types (seasonal, bridge, term, and line of credit), including: Identifying the loan structures that best match the source(s) of repayment, both primary and secondary Determining the typical cause of borrowing, use of proceeds and analytical focus for each loan type Identifying how strategically setting the loan maturity and other elements helps to make the loan self-policing, increasing lender efficiency and customer service Comparing appropriate reporting and monitoring after the loan is made Reviewing common mistakes and lender errors in the four basic loan types   Target Audience:  Small business lenders, private bankers, commercial lenders, credit analysts, loan review specialists, lending managers and credit officers involved in C&I loans Read More

Presenter:  Rob Newberry & Regan Camp, Abrigo This 90-minute program will be presented live on: March 23, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: June 23, 2021 Price: $275   In this webinar, we will explore current trends across the country for loan workouts and modifications, the overall outlook, and best practices to manage the process at your institution.   Join to learn: Key warning signs of struggling loans and how to take action How to develop and maintain a successful workout process What factors and data points should be included in the overall analysis for potential modification   Target Audience:  CEOs, commercial lenders, credit anaylsts Read More

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