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NEW! Loan Processor/Loan Assistant Seminar

NEW! Loan Processor/Loan Assistant Seminar



8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
September 24, 2019
VBA Training Center
4490 Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA  23050

About the Program & Who Should Attend

This day-long workshop structured for loan assistants and loan processors, credit administration supervisors, and other members of the bank’s loan support staff with credit administration responsibilities is designed to increase the lending knowledge and administrative effectiveness of one of the most important positions in a community bank’s lending staff—the loan assistant/loan processor. Participants will receive resource websites, sample documents, narratives, guidelines, procedures, and checklists. 


The topics below will address two basic questions: Given the applicant’s loan request, (1) What specific loan documentation will be required; and (2) What “fair lending” compliance requirements must be considered?

  • The loan assistant’s primary role in loan origination and bank profitability 
  • The loan assistant’s role in developing and maintaining effective, working partnerships with lenders 
  • The loan assistant’s role in compliance with federal lending regulations, including a discussion on the Truth in-Lending/RESPA disclosures 
  • A review of the primary loan documentation for consumer, residential and small business loans 
  • A variety of lending resources to increase the lending knowledge of loan assistants 

Lending Resources will include:
  • Lending risk management and regulatory websites 
  • Sample loan documentation 
  • Sample loan policy narrative 
  • Sample credit administration guidelines 
  • Sample loan underwriting guidelines and documentation procedures 
  • Sample loan closing checklists 
  • Sample post-closing loan review format 


In his banking career which spans 40 years, John Cochran has served in various lending and senior management positions including President and CEO of a community bank. John established Cochran Associates LLC in 2000 to provide lender training and loan review and consulting services. He has done extensive consulting with the boards of directors of troubled financial institutions.

To date, he has presented lending seminars for many state bank associations and annually participates in several commercial lending schools as a principal instructor or sole presenter. John was also on the faculty of the Pacific Coast Banking School where he presented a series of lectures on Credit Risk Management. When their schedules permit, John and his wife Pam, enjoy camping, canoeing and fly fishing Missouri’s trout streams.

Registration Fees

Through August 14: $345
August 15 - September 3, 2019: $375
September 4 - September 24, 2019: $405

Through August 14: $845
August 15 - September 3, 2019: $875
September 4 - September 24, 2019: $905


Hyatt Place Richmond-Innsbrook
4100 Cox Road | Glen Allen, VA 23060

The VBA has reserved a block of rooms at the Hyatt Place Richmond-Innsbrook for $124.00 plus taxes/fees.  In order to take advantage of this reduced rate, reservations must be made by September 3, 2019.  Reservations can be made online here.


VBA Contact

Gail Queen - [email protected]
Virginia Bankers Association

Special Needs

If you have special needs that mat affect your participation in this event, please contact Gail Queen at (804) 819-4720 or [email protected] to discuss accommodations.

Americans with Disabilities Notice:

Please contact Gail Queen at (804) 819-4720 or [email protected] with specific needs.

VBA Event Cancellation Policy

All cancellations will be charged a $25.00 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than 72 business hours before the program will be charged a $75.00 administrative fee plus any additional fees associated with the training. Substitutions are allowed prior to beginning of course.