Tennessee Bankers

Endorsed Partners

When evaluating products and services for use at your bank, look for the TBA Endorsed seal. This seal designates companies that are officially endorsed by the Tennessee Bankers Association. These respected companies have strong relationships with many TBA member banks and have a proven record of success in the Tennessee banking industry.

ABA Insurance Services
Bank Director
Compliance Alliance
CRA Partners
Equias Alliance, an NFP Company
EverFi, Inc
Evolve VCS
Financial Products and Services, Inc
Franklin Madison
Harland Clarke
ICBA Bancard & TCM Bank
Investors Title Insurance Company
Keystate Captive Management
Office Depot
Pathway Lending
Promontory Interfinancial Network
Thumbprint Signature Program

ABA Insurance Services

Endorsed by TBA and American Bankers Association, ABA Insurance Services serves the banking industry by offering D&O, bond and cyber related insurance to banks countrywide. This unique bank-owned and banker-directed insurance program has been a market leader for 30 years and is recognized by insurance and banking professionals as a secure, stable, and affordable source of coverage. Through the program's mutual reinsurer, American Bankers Mutual Insurance, Ltd., a distribution to eligible banks has been declared for 27 consecutive years, totaling $82.7 million. Property & Casualty for Tennessee banks is also available. Contact or have your insurance agent contact Patricia P. Williams at 800-274-5222 or pwilliams@abais.com for a proposal. For more information about the program, visit abais.com.

Contact: Patricia P. Williams
5910 Landerbrook Dr, Ste 100 • Mayfield Heights, OH 44124-6534
(800) 274-5222
Fax: (800) 456-6590
Email: pwilliams@abais.com

Bank Director

An information resource to the financial community since 1991, Bank Director focuses on the strategic issues most fundamental to a bank's CEO, senior leadership team, chairman and independent directors.  A privately-held company based in Brentwood, TN with offices in Washington, D.C., our team's operational focus aligns with the educational, informational and fiduciary interests of a bank's board of directors and C-suite of executives. In response to the mounting pressures placed on the banking community, Bank Director has created a board education program.  This affordable membership program combines Bank Director’s conferences, our quarterly publication, director training videos and our online library of exclusive articles.  It’s not a one-time learning opportunity, but rather an ongoing collection of resources in-person, in-print and online.  Active participation in this program is sure to send a strong signal to your regulators that you are committed to a “strong board, strong bank” philosophy and that your board has the knowledge to exceed governance expectation.

Contact: Amanda Wages
201 Summit View Dr., Suite 250 • Brentwood TN 37027
(615) 777-8461
Email: awages@bankdirector.com



Compliance Alliance

Not just a compliance solution, Compliance Alliance is a regulatory bank compliance advisory that works in partnership with your institution. Comprehensive and all-inclusive, C/A mitigates your organizational consumer and federal compliance risk while lifting the burden of your day-to-day regulatory compliance efforts.

Contact:  Natalie Rhodes, Chance Williams or Stevie Black
203 W 10th St • Austin, TX 78701-2321
(888) 353-3933
Email: info@compliancealliance.com

CRA Partners

CRA Partners is a compliance solution you can feel good about. Since our inception in 2000, we have helped banks across the country earn guaranteed CRA credit for ensuring safe senior living environments through our turnkey crime prevention program, Senior Crimestoppers. Funded exclusively by the banking industry and endorsed by the ICBA and bankers associations in 43 states, Senior Crimestoppers protects low- to moderate-income seniors living in senior housing facilities, HUD communities and state veterans homes from theft, abuse and neglect.

Unlike some CRA opportunities, our 225 bank partners see the impact of their funds firsthand. We provide flexible funding options so banks can get involved through a community development loan, community development investment or a grant – it all depends on your bank’s CRA needs.

• CRA-qualified loan, investment and service test credit
• 100% turnkey solution, no administrative burden
• Flexible, low-risk funding options
• Detailed LMI documentation for CRA exam

Contact: Sue Shaffer
5100 Poplar Avenue, Suite 711 • Memphis, TN  38137-0711
Email: sue.shaffer@shcpfoundation.org 


Equias Alliance, an NFP Company

Equias Alliance (“Equias”), through its group of nationwide consultants, including David Shoemaker, CPA/PFS, CFP®, James Taylor, and Linda Radley, CPA, has made over 2,500 BOLI placements and implemented 1,500 nonqualified benefit plans for 800 community banks. These plans help institutions increase earnings and shareholder value as well as recruit, retain and reward key officers and directors. If you want to discuss how these plans help institutions increase earnings and shareholder value as well as offer solutions for compensation challenges in recruiting, retaining, and rewarding the C-suite and other key personnel whether revenue producers, IT, compliance, or HR, Equias has the experienced and professional staff (including attorneys and CPAs) needed to properly design and administer these plans. As evidence of its leadership position in the market, Equias has the exclusive endorsement of the American Bankers Association and 9 state bankers associations. For more information about Equias, please contact David Shoemaker, CPA/PFS, CFP® at dshoemaker@equiasalliance.com, James Taylor at jtaylor@equiasalliance.com or Linda Radley at lradley@equiasalliance.com.

Contact: David Shoemaker, CPA/PFS, CFP®
8000 Centerview Parkway, Ste 525 • Memphis, TN 38018-4256
(901) 754-4924 or (404) 229-2941
Email: dshoemaker@equiasalliance.com

EverFi, Inc

EverFi, Inc, is the leading education technology platform company to teach, assess, and certify students in financial literacy and student loan management. The company is powering a national movement in 50 states that enables students to learn using the latest technology. Our learning platforms have touched the lives of over 4 million students across more than 3,000 K-12 schools and higher education institutions. Each platform features best-of-breed content, rich assessment and knowledge gain data, highly adaptive real-life simulations, and goal-setting planning tools to ensure that every student has a personalized experience. Upon successful completion of each program, students are provided with certification in financial literacy. EverFi partners with financial institutions to offer its programs to students at no cost to the schools, with EverFi fully managing every aspect of implementation and support in schools. In turn, the program allows sponsors to build brand value through their private–labeled platform, strengthen community relations, increase media presence, and achieve regulatory objectives.

Contact: Wes Cobb
3299 K Street NW, Suite 400 • Washington, DC 20007
Email: wcobb@everfi.com

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Evolve VCS

Evolve VCS provides regulatory compliance training and valuation review services to community banks throughout the Southeastern United States. They also provide educational services to appraisers in Tennessee. In addition to these services, they offer a web-based product to community banks, appraisers (in Tennessee and Georgia) and evaluators to allow them to complete regulatory compliant evaluation reports. Their owners have more than 25 years of combined experience in the valuation industry with a focus on regulatory compliance requirements. They listen to the needs of their clients and then assist them in developing a compliant and cost effective valuation program.

Contact: Eric Collinsworth
PO Box 70 • Arrington, TN 37014-0427
Email: eric@evolvevcs.com

Financial Products and Services, Inc

The wholly owned insurance agency of TBA, Financial Products and Services, Inc (Financial PSI) offers insurance coverage and employee benefit plans specifically tailored for Tennessee banks. A board of directors composed of TBA members and executives provides oversight for Financial PSI. Its returns to the association help TBA offer high-quality services and programs to members while keeping dues among the lowest of any state bankers association in the country. Financial PSI products and services include: group medical and life insurance; group and individual disability insurance; 401(k) plans; supplemental retirement and survivor benefits for key employees and directors; long-term care insurance and financial institution bond, directors’ and officers’, and property and casualty coverage; estate planning and consultation; seminar programs for bank customers; and business continuation programs. Financial PSI can also partner with banks to create an insurance sales center, which helps increase noninterest revenue for your institution.

Contact: Brian Mobley
211 Athens Way, Suite 100 • Nashville, TN 37228-1383
(800) 456-5191 or (615) 244-5100
Email: bmobley@financialpsi.com

Franklin Madison

With over 45 years of experience, Franklin Madison enhances the value of its partners' customer relationships by developing and marketing loyalty solutions.  We deliver optimal marketing and industry-leading response rates with strong insurance carrier partnerships and a robust product suite. Our approach enhances loyalty with banks and provides valuable Insurance coverage for their customers. We call this “Smarter Marketing.”

Build your brand with multi-channel marketing that:

  • Enhances Consumer Engagement
  • Strengthens Ongoing Value
  • Improves Brand Loyalty
  • Lifts Revenue

Proven creatives, sophisticated data analytics, and a tailored marketing strategy.

Our dynamic and individualized direct marketing campaigns drive above-average response rates. We consistently refresh creative messaging with sophisticated testing and analysis to drive incremental response improvements. Our digital and direct mail events are based on data focused customer profiles and desired outcomes while also meeting the needs of the financial institutions we serve.

Contact: Andrea Heger
801 Crescent Centre Drive, Ste 500 • Franklin, TN  37067-6228
Email: aheger@franklin-madison.com

Harland Clarke

Harland Clarke provides TBA members with a full line of personal/commercial check products designed to improve profitability while reducing operating costs. Harland Clarke also helps you tap the unrealized potential of your customer relationships. We do this with our unique industry knowledge and by focusing on your business. We offer a broad suite of world-class solutions that increase both customer lifetime value and customer engagement.

Contact: Keith Potts
441 Savannah Way • Franklin, TN 37067
Email: keith.potts@harlandclarke.com

ICBA Bancard & TCM Bank

ICBA Bancard/TCM Bank provides community banks access to comprehensive and competitive electronic payment solutions, including credit card issuing, debit/ATM card programs for both consumers and small businesses. In addition, Bancard offers an exclusive fraud loss protection program, training and education, and robust customizable marketing solutions. Competitive credit card portfolio valuation, consultation, and purchase options are also available.

Contact: Client Relations ICBA Services Network
1615 L Street, NW, Suite 900 • Washington, DC  20036-5623
(800) 242-4770
Email: bancard@icba.org

Investors Title Insurance Company

In the last 44 years, Investors Title Insurance Company has successfully led over 500 financial institutions in the business of selling title insurance through lender-owned agencies. Designed to generate noninterest fee income for participating owners, this program has generated over $450 million in commissions for lender-owned agencies and profits in excess of $180 million for their member banks. Since 1999, Tennessee bank-owned agencies have sold over $63 million in title insurance, resulting in substantial cash dividends to the owner banks.

Based in Chapel Hill, NC, Investors Title is a wholly owned subsidiary of Investors Title Company, which is traded publicly on NASDAQ. In addition to the 27 branch office network in North Carolina, a 375+ attorney agent network of agents in the southeast region, and a growing network of agents in Texas, Investors Title has an extensive network of issuing agents doing business throughout the United States. Investors Title specializes in residential and commercial title insurance, related online products, 1031 exchanges, reverse exchanges, settlement services, title agency management services, and trust and investment services.

Managed by an experienced team of marketing, compliance and operations professionals, the national agency program produces outstanding financial returns!

Contact: Norma Carroll
121 North Columbia Street • Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3502
(865) 384-7846
Email: ncarroll@invtitle.com

KeyState Captive Management

KeyState Captive Management, an affiliate of The KeyState Companies, has partnered with the Tennessee Bankers Association to offer a unique bank captive insurance program to Tennessee financial institutions. The Bank Captive Program is designed by national accounting firm Crowe Horwath LLP and then administered by KeyState Captive Management.  Banks that fit a certain asset size and earnings criteria can form their own wholly owned captive insurance company to finance risks (that are not commercially insured) in a tax advantaged way.

Contact: Josh Miller
101 Convention Center Drive, Suite 850 • Las Vegas, NV 89109-2003
(702) 598-3738
Email: jmiller@key-state.com


Ncontracts is the leading provider of risk management solutions for banks and financial institutions. Our comprehensive and secure online product suite and team of exceptional legal, financial, technology, and client services experts enable banks to successfully manage their third-party vendor relationships and contracts, assess and address compliance risks and audit findings, and replace manual tasks with time-saving and cost-cutting software and guidance.

Become an Ncontracts client and:

  • Establish and/or refine vendor management policies
  • Pass compliance audits with assistance from our compliance team
  • Assess and monitor risks and opportunities with ease
  • Cut costs across the board by eliminating outdated, manual processes
  • Utilize state-of-the-art, leading technology for vendor management, cyber-risk management, findings management, contract management, and BCP

Read here to learn more about the TBA – Ncontracts endorsed partnership.

Contact: Sean Finney
Vice President, Business Development
214 overlook circle, ste 152 brentwood
Email: sean.finney@ncontracts.com

Learn more about Ncontracts products and services.

Office Depot

Office Depot, founded in 1986, is the world’s leading seller of office supplies and an industry leader in every distribution channel — from retail stores and contract delivery to catalogs and e-commerce. As an Office Depot customer, you will have access to Office Depot’s exclusive Business Services Division website, strategic brand name partnerships, multi-billion dollar buying power, and ease in economizing your bank’s operations.  Enjoy customer service from Office Depot that is unmatched in the industry.  In addition to office supplies, TBA’s Office Depot program includes office furniture; design, print, and copy services; custom business forms; stationery supplies; promotional products; lunch room and janitorial supplies; and technology products.  Current participants in the program have experienced an average savings of 40 percent over their prior office product costs.  Free delivery for orders over $50.00.  If placed by 4pm local time, orders are delivered next day in most markets by Office Depot or UPS. 

Contact: Isaac Mares
Senior Inside Sales Representative
855-337-6811 Ext. 12878
Email: isaac.mares@officedepot.com

Learn more about this program.

Pathway Lending

Pathway Lending is an economic development lender, certified by the U.S. Treasury Department as a Community Development Financial Institution. Pathway Lending provides loans, advisory services and training to businesses in Tennessee to help businesses grow and create jobs. Headquartered in Nashville, Pathway Lending offers a variety of loan products for working capital, accounts receivable and inventory financing, real estate, equipment, energy efficiency, and growth capital. By providing CRA qualified investments or loans to Pathway Lending, financial institutions receive Community Reinvestment Act credit under the investment and community development loan test. Additionally, loans and investments are eligible for Tennessee franchise and excise tax credits.

Contact: Clint Gwin
201 Venture Circle • Nashville, TN 37228-1603
Email: clint.gwin@pathwaylending.org

Promontory Interfinancial Network

Chosen by 3,000+ financial institutions nationwide over the past decade, Promontory Interfinancial Network is the leading provider of FDIC-insured deposit placement services. Banks can use the company’s solutions—ICS®, or Insured Cash Sweep®; CDARS®; Promnet Repo; IND®; Yankee Sweep®; and Bank Assetpoint®—to build multi-million-dollar relationships, reduce collateral requirements, manage liquidity, and buy/sell loans. promnetwork.com.

Contact: Dave Still
1300 North 17th Street, Suite 1800 • Arlington, VA 22209
866-776-6426, ext. 3439
Email: dstill@promnetwork.com


SIGNiX, the most trusted name in Independent E-Signatures™, makes signing documents online safe and secure with comprehensive legal evidence permanently embedded in each document to eliminate any dependence upon SIGNiX. The company’s cloud-based service uses patented technology to give businesses and organizations the most secure and legally defensible e-signatures available at a fraction of the cost of wet ink signatures. SIGNiX’s products help the world’s leading companies become more efficient, decrease risk and boost profits.

Contact: Jeb Hart
1110 Market St, Ste 402 • Chattanooga, TN 37402-3307
EMail: jhart@signix.com

Learn more at https://www.signix.com/partner/tennessee-bankers-association.

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Thumbprint Signature Program

The TBA’s Thumbprint Signature Program, which has been praised by law enforcement officials and embraced by many Tennessee banks, offers an easy and inexpensive way to deter check fraud without inconveniencing customers. Here’s how it works: When nonaccount holders ask to cash a check at a participating bank, they must place an impression of their thumbprint on the face of the check. A small “inkless” touch pad is used, which leaves a clear black print that disappears from the thumb with slight rubbing. The procedure is quick, simple and clean. Criminals foolish enough to put their thumbprints on bogus checks leave a positive ID that can be turned over to law enforcement officials. The program has been used as evidence in many cases and has assisted in the follow-up investigation of burglaries, thefts, and crimes other than forgeries.

Contact: T'Lanie Luu
Tennessee Bankers Association
211 Athens Way, Suite 100 • Nashville, TN 37228-1381
800-964-5525 or 615-244-4871
Email: tluu@TNBankers.org

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