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Community Bankers Graduate from Compliance Officer Boot Camp Hosted by Community Bankers Association of Georgia

July 3, 2019 - 3 min read

BRASELTON, June 21, 2019– The Community Bankers Association of Georgia (CBA) hosted the inaugural Compliance Officer Boot Camp, held June 18-21, 2019 at the Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton, GA.  Eighteen community bankers from across the state graduated with a certificate of completion and continuing professional education (CPE) credits. The Compliance Officer Boot…

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ProBank Austin’s Jessie Earns American Bankers Association’s CRCM Designation

June 24, 2019 - 3 min read

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, June 2019  ProBank Austin is pleased to announce that Dennis Jessie, Senior Consultant, has earned the American Bankers Association’s Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) designation. The Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) designation is awarded to those whom have completed the approved training programs and demonstrate proven knowledge in regulatory requirements, detection, prevention, and…

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Fowler Receives Elite ‘CAMS’ Anti-Money Laundering Credential

June 7, 2019 - 2 min read

  [BRENTWOOD, TENNESSEE, June 2019]  Taylor Fowler, a Consultant at ProBank Austin, was recently awarded the widely recognized CAMS®credential by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists®(ACAMS®), the world’s leading organization of professionals in the anti-money laundering (AML) field. The CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist) designation is awarded to professionals who successfully complete a rigorous…

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Professional Bank Services To Showcase ProBank Advisor Compliance Advisory Service at LENDIT FINTECH USA 2019

March 29, 2019 - 2 min read

March 29, 2019, Louisville, KY—Professional Bank Services, Inc. is excited to introduce ProBank Advisor, the company’s new online Compliance Advisory Service, at LendIt Fintech USA, on April 8 and 9 in San Francisco, CA. Developed by industry professionals with decades of hand-on experience and knowledge, ProBank Advisor provides thorough answers on Lending, Deposits, Bank Secrecy…

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Professional Bank Services, Inc. Announces New Compliance Advisory Product Offering

January 1, 2019 - 2 min read

January 1, 2019, LOUISVILLE, KY—Professional Bank Services, Inc. has launched its new, comprehensive compliance advisory service line, ProBank Advisor. ProBank Advisor is a complete compliance advisory service that connects financial industry professionals with compliance experts to answer questions regarding deposits, lending, BSA/AML, compliance risk management, and more. The new online platform will enable users to…

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ProBank Austin Moving To New Corporate Location

December 13, 2018 - 1 min read

December 13, 2018, Louisville, KY—Professional Bank Services, Inc., d/b/a ProBank Austin, is moving its corporate office headquarters from the 1000 Building on Dutchmans Lane, where it has operated for the last 34 years, to a new location in Louisville. The move will take place the week of December 17, with minimal, if any interruption in…

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McDonald Earns CAMS Certification

July 20, 2018 - 1 min read

Margaret McDonald, an Associate Consultant at ProBank Austin, recently earned the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification. This credential is the gold standard in AML certifications and recognized internationally by financial institutions, governments, and regulators as a serious commitment to protecting the financial system against money laundering. The designation is awarded by the Association of…

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Caldwell earns American Bankers Association’s CAFP designation

July 16, 2018 - 1 min read

Kathleen Caldwell, a Vice President in ProBank Austin’s BSA/AML practice, has earned the industry designation of Certified AML and Fraud Professional (CAFP) by the American Bankers Association (ABA).  This designation recognizes Kathleen’s proven knowledge in AML program design and governance, regulatory requirements, detection, prevention and reporting, and understanding of existing and emerging money laundering and…

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ProBank Austin’s Crystal Lloyd Earns American Bankers Association’s CAFP Certification

December 4, 2017 - 1 min read

ProBank Austin announced today that Crystal Lloyd, Vice President-Compliance Division, has become the company’s first Certified AML and Fraud Professional (CAFP). The Certified AML and Fraud Professional (CAFP) designation is awarded to those whom have demonstrated proven knowledge in program design and governance, regulatory requirements, detection, prevention, and reporting, and understanding of existing and emerging…

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Hal Nichols Retires as Chairman of Austin Associates

February 7, 2017 - 2 min read

Date 2017-02-07 ProBank Austin (formerly Austin Associates, LCC) announces that R. Hal Nichols has retired from the firm effective December 31, 2016. Hal joined Austin Associates in 1984 and most recently served as Chairman of the bank consulting firm. During his 32-year career at Austin Associates, Hal provided strategic planning and regulatory advice to community…

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ProBank Austin Ranks 5th Nationally Among Bank M&A Advisors

January 30, 2017 - 1 min read

The merger of Austin Associates, LCC and Professional Bank Services, Inc. to form ProBank Austin in January 2017 creates the 5th ranked bank M&A advisory firm in the nation. ProBank Austin’s investment banking group will be co-managed by Chris Hargrove, Craig Mancinotti, and Rick Maroney, each with more than 30 years of experience in community…

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Breaking News: Austin Associates Merges with Professional Bank Services to become ProBank Austin.

January 17, 2017 - 3 min read

Professional Bank Services, Inc. (PBS) and Austin Associates, LLC (Austin) announced today they have completed a strategic merger to create the nation’s premier bank consulting and investment banking firm. The new company, ProBank Austin, will operate from offices in Louisville, Nashville, and Toledo. Chris Hargrove, Chief Executive Officer of PBS, will continue to serve in…

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