SDBA eNews

December 14, 2023


Holiday Signs Available for 2024! 

The SDBA offers holiday signs that banks can print and display to notify customers when the bank will be closed for the standard holidays.

The signs are set up to be printed on 8.5" x 11" paper and are provided as a high-resolution pdf file. Banks can print the signs and use them how they see fit.

2024 Holiday Signs

SDBA 2024 Advertising & Sponsorship Planning Guide Available

The SDBA's 2024 Advertising & Sponsorship Planning Guide is now available. The guide contains information about advertising in the SDBANKER Magazine, the weekly SDBA eNews, the Women in Banking and Emerging Leader newsletters, the Bank Directory, the BankSquawk podcast, and classified advertising. It also provides information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities at SDBA events throughout the year. The SDBA encourages business partners to view the guide to see how they can get involved in the SDBA in 2024. 

View the guide

SDBA Produces First Women in Banking Newsletter: BankHER Bulletin

The SDBA released its first publication of an enewsletter for women in the banking industry. 

The BankHER Bulletin is SDBA's quarterly newsletter dedicated to the extraordinary women in banking. Within its published pages, uncover timely updates and pertinent insights crafted for women professionals in the banking industry. Our goal extends beyond mere information; we seek to enrich it with inspiration, enjoyment, and encouragement. 

To find a copy of the newsletter, head to If you would like to subscribe for notifications when the next publication is released, email [email protected]

2024 SD Bank Directories Now Available!

The SDBA’s 2024 South Dakota Bank Directories are now available.

The directory provides detailed information on all South Dakota banks, including addresses, telephone numbers, important contact names and additional pertinent information. The directory also contains information on the SDBA, banking associations, regulatory agencies, endorsed vendors, associate members and South Dakota officials.

All SDBA member banks and branches receive one complimentary directory. Associate members will receive a complimentary directory when they pay their 2024 membership dues.

Additional copies are available for purchase. The member cost is $35 plus tax for a single copy, or $30 each plus tax for multiple copies. The non-member cost is $50 plus tax for a single copy, or $45 each plus tax for multiple copies. Orders can be placed online at or by contacting the SDBA at [email protected] or by calling 605.224.1653.

Any inaccuracies in the 2024 directory should be brought to the attention of the SDBA, and corrections will be made in the next edition. Banks will also receive a survey in the fall requesting up-to-date information.

Virtual Understanding Bank Performance | January 10-February 1

Are you interested in gaining a deeper understanding of your bank's financial performance? Do you want to improve your decision-making abilities and learn more about the key drivers of your bank's success? If so, we invite you to attend the Virtual Understanding Bank Performance Program (UBP), which will take place in conjunction with the Washington Bankers Association in January.

The UBP is a comprehensive training program to help bankers better understand financial performance analysis. Throughout this program, you will learn how to analyze your bank's financial statements, understand the key drivers of performance, and make informed decisions that will drive growth and profitability.

The program is divided into eight sessions, each focusing on a different bank performance analysis aspect. The January session will cover topics such as:

• Analyzing the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement
• Understanding key performance ratios and benchmarks
• Evaluating loan quality and credit risk
• Identifying areas for improvement and growth

The UBP is a valuable investment in your professional development and your bank's success. We encourage you to join us next year and take the first step towards improving your financial performance analysis skills. 

This workshop is presented virtually on Wednesdays and Thursdays, January 10 through February 1. The dates are January 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, Feb 1, at 10 a.m. CST. 

Click here to review the full curriculum and register. 

GSBC Scholarship Applications Due in February

As a co-sponsor of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC), the SD Bankers Association has partnered with GSBC to recognize community banks across South Dakota for their innovative approaches to serving their customers and communities with a new, nomination-based scholarship.

The scholarship is called the Bolder Banking Scholarship and is an extension of GSBC’s Bolder Banking campaign, which aims to highlight bold leaders in the community banking industry by sharing innovative information and ideas with fellow bankers.

The Bolder Banking Scholarship will afford the SDBA the opportunity to recognize and reward our member banks displaying innovative approaches to banking. GSBC will fund the scholarship for a rising star within the recipient bank to use toward tuition at GSBC’s Annual School Session.

SDBA member banks may nominate themselves or another bank to be a Bolder Banking Scholarship recipient.

There is one of these bank-wide scholarships given annually. To submit a Bolder Banking Scholarship nomination for your or another bank displaying innovative, out-of-the-box initiatives, complete the nomination form by February 15, 2024. The recipient bank will be decided on by March 1.

Nomination Form

CISA News: 10 Steps to Improve Smartphone Security

Multi-Factor, Software Updates, App permissions, Lock Screen, Backups10 simple steps to improve your smartphone’s security and privacy (

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Q. Is an opt-out option required for fraud alert calls and texts? 

A. The FCC does now require an opt out mechanism for fraud alert calls and text messages, as well as imposing limits to the frequency of these fraud alert calls and messages. Under the TCPA, "messages" are included within the definition of a "call.” Our TCPA Cheat Sheet offers an overview of these rules. 

Compliance Alliance offers a comprehensive suite of compliance management solutions. To learn how to put them to work for your bank, call (888) 353-3933 or email [email protected] and ask for our Membership Team.

For timely compliance updates, subscribe to Bankers Alliance’s email newsletters.


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