What is included with Free Membership?
There is no cost for basic membership and Cohort Members receive a number of great benefits:
Weekly email updates
Special e-mail alerts
Weekly Email Updates
First, members will be automatically enrolled to receive regular email summaries. Provided once a week, these updates will ensure members are up-to-date on the happenings going on at the Compliance Cohort. Our goal is to help keep members in the know of our recent postings as well as any compliance changes that take place.
Compliance Clips (Member-Only Videos)
Our "Compliance Clips" have proven to be the best benefit of Basic Membership. These short, on-demand (free) bank training videos provide an amazing value to members as they are presented in a "virtual classroom" approach that provides bite-sized learning. Members find this approach significantly helps with comprehension of the material being taught. Typically lasting 3 to 5 minutes, we present applicable topics as we see fit, but generally include existing regulations as well as a "heads up" on upcoming changes. While a few Compliance Clips are available to non-members, Basic Membership provides access to many more videos than what are available to the public. Access to our Compliance Clips is often cited as the main reason for becoming a new member.
The third benefit of our Basic Membership is a number of member-only articles. These articles are presented in a "layman's terms" approach where we do our best explain complex rules in a way that anyone could understand. While some articles are available to the public through our blog, members enjoy a number of articles available only through membership.
When logged into their dashboard, members have access to a "topic catalog" where articles and videos are organized by topic. This is beneficial for members who may only be responsible for a specific area of compliance such as lending compliance, deposit compliance, or BSA.
Another benefit of our free Basic Membership is that members get a variety of discounts and member-only offers. For example, our monthly Master Class (which is included with Premium Membership) normally sells for $349 each but is available to Basic Members at a discounted rate of $299 per class.
Finally, Basic members benefit from receiving certain special compliance alerts. These occasional alerts vary in volume based on the need, and may include things like new regulations or a reminder of needed compliance action.