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Repossess Consumer Automobiles? You Could Be At Risk For A Costly Class Action Lawsuit. 

by Adam Cornett, Senior Attorney, ABA Insurance Services

After repossessing a vehicle on a defaulted consumer auto loan, a bank must provide a “pre-sale notice” under the UCC before disposing of the vehicle through a public or private sale. When the vehicle is sold for less than the amount owed, a bank typically files a deficiency collection action against the debtor. If, however, the Bank’s pre-sale notice is defective under the UCC, the bank is risking becoming embroiled in the defense of a class action counterclaim filed by the debtor.

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ABMI announces 26th consecutive distribution to participating banks 

$81.2 million has been declared in total distributions since 1991.
Dec, 2015 Categories: Distribution Spotlight

American Bankers Mutual Insurance, Ltd., the reinsurer of the ABA-endorsed insurance program, has declared a $1.1 million distribution to current member banks of the American Bankers Association (ABA) that have D&O, Financial Institution Bond and related insurance from ABA Insurance Services.

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Community banking and the “Green Rush” 

Why banks resist the urge to service marijuana-related businesses
Dec, 2015 Categories: Legalized Marijuana SafeTalk Spotlight

The opening up of the market for recreational and medical marijuana is so lucrative that it has been dubbed the “Green Rush.” Marijuana-related businesses in these states, like most businesses, need to receive suitable banking services; however, banks are generally unwilling to establish and fulfill these banking relationships.

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NEW Cyber program, including new cyber policy and loss control/breach resources 

ABA Insurance Services recently introduced a new Cyber insurance program with three key features:
·  Cyber Cover, a cyber liability and privacy insurance policy (currently approved in 38 states);
·  Cyber Care, an open and free forum available to everyone; and
·  Cyber844, a login accessible portal for insureds who have Cyber Cover or Internet Banking Liability.

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