Risk Management Solutions for Community Banks

We recognize the vital role community banks play in local economies. Failure to properly manage risks at the enterprise level of your community bank has the potential to not only hurt the level of business, but the reputation of your bank. LogicManager empowers your team to proactively address these challenges so that you can anticipate what’s ahead, uphold your reputation, and thrive in the evolving financial landscape.

LogicManager stands as a strategic ally for community banks like yours, offering comprehensive solutions that seamlessly integrate every aspect of risk management. We understand the multifaceted challenges—from evolving regulatory frameworks set by the FDIC and OCC to safeguarding customer privacy and managing diverse risks in the See-Through Economy.

As a community bank, being prepared for the tiered regulatory structure is crucial as you grow. Additionally, approaching the $10 billion asset mark brings intensified scrutiny, necessitating heightened readiness for examinations and increased oversight by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBB).

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LogicManager Understands Your Needs

  • Tailored for Mid-Sized Banks: Our pre-built, out-of-the-box templates are designed with the intricacies of community banking in mind. Leverage pre-built risk libraries to identify high-impact risks and allocate resources accordingly with objective risk assessments.

  • Efficiency Unleashed: Say goodbye to the spreadsheet struggle. Our software streamlines the process, saving you time and effort while providing a centralized hub for all your risk data.

  • Guidance Every Step: Navigate mergers and acquisitions seamlessly with LogicManager. Our advisory services provide insights, helping you to seamlessly merge operations and establish consistent policies for effective governance during transitions.

  • Compliance Confidence: As your community bank grows, compliance exposure increases. LogicManager’s solutions offer a robust framework to prove policy implementation, addressing regulatory requirements such as Flood, ADA, Bank Protection Act, Fair Credit Reporting, Equal Credit Opportunity, GBLA, and Truth in Lending (TILA).

  • Proven Expertise: LogicManager has a track record of success with financial institutions. Benefit from our in-depth knowledge of the challenges you face, including those associated with the tiered banking regulatory structure and CFPB oversight, and let us guide you toward a future where risks are not obstacles but stepping stones to success.

  • Robust Reporting & Dashboards: Deliver engaging and meaningful reports to the board and senior management with out-of-the-box heat maps, top risk summaries, risk control matrices, and custom dashboards.

  • Third-Party Assurance: Ensure the strength and reliability of your partnerships with our robust third party risk management, including vendor risk assessment and vendor due diligence.

Sample of the Solutions Our Community Bank Customers Are Using

Enterprise Risk Assessments

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BIA and BCP Management

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Compliance Gap Assessments

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Third Party Risk Management

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The LogicManager Difference

We take the risk so you do not have to. We evaluate each solution’s effectiveness to ensure your success and hold ourselves accountable with an unconditional money-back guarantee. We are dedicated to evolving with you as your needs expand.

Our fixed pricing model offers unlimited licensing and everything you need to succeed in risk management. With no surprise fees, our no-code technology allows for easy configuration and we provide additional support from our advisory team at no extra cost.

We’re not just a software provider, but your trusted partner in enterprise risk management. From one-on-one training sessions to answering technical and best-practice questions, our dedicated advisory analysts are with you every step of the way.

Frequently Asked Questions About Community Banking Risk

Are you interested in implementing risk management solutions for your community bank? Consider these frequently asked questions.

A community bank is a locally operated financial institution that focuses on serving the needs of a specific geographic area or community. These banks play a vital role in fostering local economic development by providing financial services such as loans, deposits, and other banking products to individuals and small businesses within their community. Community banks often have a close-knit relationship with their customers, offering personalized services and contributing to the overall well-being of the communities they serve. In the context of enterprise risk management, understanding the dynamics of community banks is crucial as they navigate risks unique to their localized markets. LogicManager’s ERM solutions can be tailored to address the specific challenges faced by community banks, helping them anticipate and manage risks effectively in the ever-evolving financial landscape.

Community banking plays a pivotal role in fostering local economic growth and stability. These financial institutions are deeply rooted in their communities, serving as catalysts for development and providing essential financial services. The primary roles of community banking include:

  • Local Economic Support: Community banks contribute to the economic well-being of their communities by providing loans to small businesses and individuals. This support helps stimulate local economic growth and job creation.
  • Personalized Service: Unlike larger banks, community banks offer personalized, relationship-based services. They often know their customers personally, allowing for a tailored approach to financial solutions.
  • Financial Inclusion: Community banks strive to meet the diverse financial needs of their communities, promoting financial inclusion by offering services to individuals and businesses that may be underserved by larger institutions.
  • Community Development: Through financial support and engagement, community banks actively participate in community development projects, contributing to the improvement of infrastructure, education, and overall quality of life.

Community banks, while vital to local economies, may encounter specific governance challenges. Common governance issues for community banks include:

  • Board Effectiveness: Ensuring the board is composed of individuals with diverse skills and experience is crucial. Community banks may face challenges in recruiting and retaining qualified board members who understand both the financial industry and the unique dynamics of the local community.
  • Compliance and Regulatory Changes: Keeping up with the ever-evolving regulatory landscape poses a challenge. Community banks need to stay compliant with industry regulations, and adapting to changes requires robust governance structures and proactive risk management.
  • Cybersecurity Risks: As technology advances, community banks become more susceptible to cybersecurity threats. Governance structures must address these risks by implementing robust cybersecurity policies and regularly updating them to safeguard customer data and maintain trust.
  • Succession Planning: Planning for leadership changes is critical for the long-term sustainability of community banks. Governance issues may arise if there’s a lack of effective succession planning, potentially leading to disruptions in leadership and strategy execution.
  • Risk Management: Identifying, assessing, and managing risks is a constant challenge for community banks. Effective governance frameworks should incorporate enterprise risk management practices to anticipate and navigate risks in the rapidly changing financial landscape.

As a bank nears the $10 billion asset threshold, it may become subject to additional regulations and reporting requirements. This includes compliance with certain provisions under the Dodd-Frank Act and increased scrutiny from regulatory authorities. CFPB regulations, designed to protect consumers in financial transactions, become more stringent for banks exceeding the $10 billion threshold. Compliance with rules related to fair lending, debt collection, and consumer disclosures becomes paramount.

Banks should be attentive to regulations governing mortgage lending, payday lending, overdraft practices, and other consumer-facing financial products. Staying informed about CFPB expectations ensures compliance during this critical transition.

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