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Universal Banker Program Now Available!

The fastest-growing job function in the banking industry requires branch staff to be cross-trained and ready to handle a multitude of tasks.  From processing transactions to financial counseling, this function is extremely important when it comes to meeting your customer

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CFT Launches Financial Services Academy for the RaiseHope Foundation, Inc.

On September  9, 2013 the Center for Financial Training (CFT), in partnership with RaiseHope Foundation, Inc. (RHF), launched a newly designed 14-week Financial Services Academy (FSA) curriculum.  The Academy was designed by CFT to provide the essentials of financial services,

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Posted in Financial Services and Products, Training, Uncategorized

Enter to Win an iPad Mini at BankWorld 2013!

BankWorld, an annual tradeshow event for the financial services industry, has grown into one of the most popular banking events in New England!  Stop by the CFT booth on Friday, January 18th at the MGM Grand – Foxwoods in Mashantucket,

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Posted in Continuing Education, Financial Services and Products, Management Forum, Professional Development, Training

Employee Learning Week Raffle Winner!

Congratulations to Laura Tashjian, Training and Development Manager, Newtown Savings Bank, the winner of a Kindle Fire in CFT’s Employee Learning Week raffle.  CFT has provided employee learning opportunities to the financial services industry for over 100 years, and we

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Posted in Compliance, Continuing Education, Effective Writing Tips, Financial Services and Products, Leadership, Lending, Management Forum, Miscellaneous, Professional Development, Training

Compliance School Reaches New Heights

A record number of students (nearly 100) from the financial services industry attended the 25th Annual CFT Federal Compliance School (held Nov. 7-10) in St. Louis, MO. Experienced Compliance Officers, and those beginning in the field, attended the 4-day School from various

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Posted in Compliance, Continuing Education, Effective Writing Tips, Financial Services and Products, Leadership, Lending, Management Forum, Miscellaneous, Professional Development, Training, Uncategorized

Visit CFT Booth and Enter to Win An iPad2 at Bank Horizons Tradeshow in Atlantic City!

Click Here for a FREE registration to attend BankHorizons on Thursday, November 10 at the Tropicana Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey! CFT’s complimentary registration for BankHorizons includes admission to the Exhibit Hall, all educational sessions, breakfast, lunch, and much

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Posted in Management Forum, Professional Development, Training

Fall 2011 Banker Education Schedule Announced

A full complement of courses, seminars, and webinars are being offered in the classroom, online, and via self-study, with start dates as early as this month for several Online courses.  Classroom courses, including the popular Principles of Banking course, begin in September,

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Posted in Continuing Education

Student Accomplishments Celebrated

During the months of May and June, CFT will recognize the academic achievements of several hundred students who have earned diplomas and certificates during the past year.  Beginning this evening in Litchfield, Connecticut, CFT will hold nine (9) graduation banquets

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Posted in Continuing Education, Professional Development

Safe Deposit Vault Becomes Playroom

Author:  David P. McGuinn, President, Safe Deposit Specialists Recently, a fourteen-month-old baby spent four long and frightening hours surrounded by safe deposit boxes after she was locked inside the vault of a large bank in Georgia. Picture This. . . .

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Mystery Safe Deposit Boxes Create Unhappy Renters

“Drill Baby Drill” – Mystery Boxes Create Unhappy Renters Author:  Dave McGuinn, President, Safe Deposit Specialists An individual enters a financial institution with the intention of renting a safe deposit box. This person has certain expectations. By the very nature

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Posted in Financial Services and Products
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