The GSB Online Seminar Series

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Presented by: David Osburn, Osburn & Associates, LLC This 90-minute program will be presented live on: April 19, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: July 19, 2022 Price: $330 This seminar will begin with a brief overview of Commercial and Industrial (C&I) loan products including working capital lines of credit, ABL facilities, and equipment financing (loans/leases) and their typical structure. The training session will also cover underwriting C&I loans including accounts receivable assessment and the use of a Borrowing Base Certificate (basic and advanced models), the valuation and quality of inventory, and the analysis of various equipment-related issues in lending. This portion of the seminar will also cover the proper evaluation of the borrower’s financial statements.      Additionally, the seminar will cover documentation of C&I loans, collateral concerns, challenges with pricing, and managing the C&I loan portfolio. The seminar will conclude with a review of how to identify and market to new C&I loan prospects in today’s competitive market. Objectives: Review C&I lending Discuss C&I loan products and their typical structure Explore underwriting C&I loans including accounts receivable, inventory, and equipment financing Analyze the Borrowing Base Certificate (BBC) Evaluate the borrower’s financial statements Review the documentation, collateral, pricing, and managing of C&I loans Develop the marketing of C&I loans in today’s economy 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 5, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: July 5, 2022 Price: $330 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: Richard Hamm, Advantage Consulting & Training This 90-minute program will be presented live on: Pre-recorded Recording available through: August 3, 2022 Price: $330 This seminar covers common versions of global cash flow (GCF) analysis being used by bankers, with a focus on GCF as part of the underwriting process in most medium- to smaller-sized businesses and self-employed lending situations.  We will explore the information and resources needed, plus key issues for extracting data from tax returns.  One area of concern is the income listed on page two of Schedule E compared to withdrawals or contributions shown on the related K-1s.  A case study is used to illustrate key points.  Topics to be covered include: Versions of GCF being used by bankers Regulatory concept of global analysis Analytical and conceptual issues: Giving credit for business earnings or amount distributed What is shown on a Schedule K-1 (income/expense pass-throughs versus cash inflows/outflows) Some tax return basics/issues along the way 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: Richard Hamm, Advantage Consulting & Training This 90-minute program will be presented live on: May 17, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: August 17, 2022 Price: $330 This seminar covers common versions of global cash flow (GCF) analysis being used by bankers, with a focus on GCF as part of the underwriting process in most medium- to smaller-sized businesses and self-employed lending situations.  Beyond the basic calculations involved in combining business and personal cash flow, a major issue is how balance sheet changes affect business cash flow, and should business cash flow be broader than earnings before interest, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA)?  What about personal balance sheet changes? We complete the cash flow part of the global analysis by reviewing an optional and simplified approach for integrating the cash flow effects of business and personal balance sheet changes. Another issue is how to assess the borrower’s other business holdings, including commercial real estate (CRE).  In many instances, the magnitude of guarantees (contingent liabilities) related to other businesses are much larger than the global cash flow that has been calculated.  What are some best practices for moving beyond cash flow to making this global, “portfolio” assessment?  Topics to be covered include: Regulatory concept of global analysis Analytical and conceptual issues: Incorporating business balance sheet changes Effect of loss carryforwards in a business tax return GCF and the larger, global analysis of business and CRE owners/guarantors and related contingent liabilities Some tax return basics/issues along the way When to recognize that the business itself or a real estate project should stand on its own, and a global cash flow “can’t make a bad loan good.” 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: Richard Hamm, Advantage Consulting & Training This 90-minute program will be presented live on: April 19, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: July 19, 2022 Price: $330 It has been said that nothing exposes the intellectual abilities of a loan officer like a credit write-up, because writing is a reflection of thinking.  And not just for loan officers, but for credit analysts, portfolio managers and others that deal with business and commercial loans. Many facets of lending are difficult to explain, especially when put into writing.  This program is centered around basic writing principles, but applied to lending.  It explores the process using five Ps.  Within the thought process and planning, there are two Ps: (1) Purpose and (2) preparation.  Within “getting it done” there are three more Ps: (3) Putting it all together, (4) Polish and (5) Pizzazz: Purpose Identifying what you want the reader to do Determining your (almost always) multiple audiences Preparation Recognizing the eight qualities of effective writing Communicating efficiently using “cover pages” Determining what supporting evidence is needed in the memorandum Finding the best format Putting it all together Identifying the unique issues in communicating data and quantitative information Outlining prior to drafting Data tables are not analysis Polish Before and after example Using white space and formatting conventions Lender liability issues Pizzazz Getting the reader’s attention Making sure that the reader does not miss key points Every package tells a story Target Audience:  Credit analysts, portfolio managers, assistant relationship managers, community bankers, small business lenders, commercial lenders, consumer lenders, branch managers that lend to business owners, private bankers, special assets officers, loan review specialists and others involved in business and commercial lending Read More

Presenter: Richard Hamm, Advantage Consulting & Training This 90-minute program will be presented live on: Pre-Recorded Recording available through: August 10, 2022 Price: $330 This seminar covers common versions of global cash flow (GCF) analysis being used by bankers, with a focus on GCF as part of the underwriting process in most medium- to smaller-sized businesses and self-employed lending situations.  A major issue is how to adjust or reduce the personal cash flow for income taxes and living expenses.  Because of differences in how a personal debt-to-income (DTI) is derived versus a business debt service coverage (DSC), some type of adjustment must be made before combining personal and business data.  This leads to a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of adjusting for income taxes and living expenses, versus adjusting the required coverage factor.  Another major issue is capital gains and other items within the broader recurring/non-recurring decision category.    A case study is used to illustrate key points. Topics to be covered include: Personal DTI versus business DSC Approaches to imputing a personal living expense factor Regulatory discussion of living expenses and capital gains (losses) Analytical and conceptual issues: Mixing two approaches to debt coverage Using averages for debt coverage ratios Recurring vs. non-recurring items Where is the cash flow (if any) when a capital gain is listed? 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

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