Ever have a question that you’d love to ask other bankers? Ever just want to know if others are experiencing the same challenges as you are? You are not alone. Bankers from across the state participate in one or more of our many peer groups to network, share best practices and even come up with solutions.  

See below for directions to sign up to start receiving notices about upcoming Peer Group meetings.  Also, click on the button below to see current resources available to each Peer Group.

Looking to participate in a Peer Group Meeting?

Click here to visit the Meetings & Luncheons schedule in LBA's Education Calendar.

Interested in joining a LBA Peer Group?

There are two ways to join a Peer Group. You can update your profile online or let us know what peer groups you would like to join by email.

To update your profile online, log into LBA's website and then click on your name at the top of the webpage. When your profile page opens, click on the Marketing Categories tab and follow the directions to add any marketing categories to your profile that correspond with the Peer Groups you would like to join.

To join by email, click here to email Janet Pitts at pitts@lba.org and let her know which groups you would like to join.

LBA Peer Groups are a LBA member bank resource and will require you to log into the website to access.


Peer Group Updates Since the Last Newsletter

All of the updates listed this month are member resources and will require you to log into the website to access. Click here to access the main Peer Group page. Once you are logged in, click on the specific group to see the resource listed.

  • Anti-Fraud/Security
    • Peer group notes from Aug. 31, 2023 meeting
  • CDFI
    • LBA Comment Letter on Proposed CDFI Certification Changes 
    • Letter from Sens. Cassidy and Kennedy and Reps. Johnson and Letlow to U.S. Treasury on Proposed CDFI Certification Changes 
  • Compliance
    • Peer group notes from Sept. 8, 2023 meeting
  • CRA
    • Peer group notes from Sept. 11, 2023 meeting
    • 2023 List of Distressed or Underserved Nonmetropolitan Middle-Income Geographies
    • Announcing FDICconnect's Banker Engagement Site for Consumer Compliance and CRA Examination Activities 
    • FDIC Banker Resource Center: Community Reinvestment Act - Interagency Notice of Proposed Changes to the CRA
  • Deposit Operations
    • JMFA on-demand webinar, "Overdraft Litigation: Evaluating Your Risk Factors" 
    • JMFA blog post, "Empowering Your Frontline Staff Through Comprehensive Training"
  • Human Resources
    • Stop Overworking After Vacation article by Darin Rowell and Kandi Wiens 
    • Alternatives to Traditional Performance Appraisal article by Marcia Dickerson
  • Internal Audit
    • Updated Guidance on Liquidity Risk Management and Contingency Funding Planning 
    • Updated FDIC Guidance on NSF Re-presentment
  • Marketing
    • Independent Community Bankers of America's Check Your Ad Program (annual subscription) 
    • American Bankers Association Social Media in Banking 2023 Report (free download)
  • Mortgage Lenders
    • Peer group notes from Sept. 15, 2023 meeting
  • Technology
    • Peer group notes from Sept. 14, 2023 meeting
  • Trust
    • Peer group notes from Sept. 13, 2023 meeting