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It’s Time to Assess Your HMDA Compliance Readiness

  • by Keith Monson
  • Aug 09, 2017

Though it once seemed a distant obligation, the effective date for the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act’s (HMDA) Final Rule is now less than five months away: Jan. 1, 2018. Are you ready?


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From Apple Pay to Car Pay: The Future of Digital Payments Security

  • by Matt Herren
  • Aug 03, 2017

Imagine the convenience of paying for gas with your vehicle the second you are done filling up, or the instant you order fast food from a drive thru. Tokenization is reshaping the foundation of the digital payments landscape.


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What is the Perfect Compliance Prescription for Insurance Organizations?

  • by Computer Services Inc.
  • Jul 27, 2017

Today, health insurers run an enormous risk if they are not regularly screening against OFAC and other sanctions lists and complying with know your customer (KYC) rules. Further, they suffer the additional scrutiny of Medicare and Medicaid lists that vary with each state, creating a uniquely complex regulatory environment.


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Strategically Social – Taking Social Media Beyond a Weekly Facebook Post

  • by David Jones
  • Jul 20, 2017

By now, most banks have dipped their toes into the social media waters. In fact, 90 percent of banks are using Facebook, and more than half use at least one other platform. Unfortunately, many banks view “getting social” as simply another channel for corporate communications—not as a collaborative medium—which limits the effectiveness of social media.


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The Do's and Don’ts of a Successful Bank Merger

  • by Computer Services, Inc.
  • Jul 13, 2017

Consolidation has become a common theme in the American banking industry, and for good reason. Take a look at this simple list of Dos and Don’ts before seriously considering a merger deal.


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4 Essential Vendor Management Rules

  • by Amber Goodrich
  • Jul 05, 2017

Is your financial institution’s vendor management program ready for the heightened examiner scrutiny anticipated as part of current regulatory guidance? No matter the size of your institution or the number of vendors it uses, living by the following four rules will pay off during your next exam.


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6 Ways to Keep Your Millennial Workforce #Productive

  • by Shawn Eftink
  • Jun 22, 2017

By 2020, millennials will represent 50% of the American workforce. And while this might cause waves of excitement or a sinking feeling of dread—depending on your affinity for cat-themed memes—the stat makes one thing very clear: financial institutions need to prepare for the influx.  


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Your Ultimate DDoS Defense Guide

  • by Stephen Smith
  • Jun 15, 2017

DDoS attacks are not a “one size fits all” issue; in fact they come in many different forms. Likewise, there are multiple methods to combat them effectively. Use this compressive guide to understand the variations of DDoS attacks and how best to combat them.


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Analyzing an Attack: Three Reactions to Ransomware

  • by Tyler Leet
  • Jun 07, 2017

Financial institutions must start taking ransomware seriously. To understand the urgency, let’s go inside the machinations of a ransomware attack to show how important it is to take a multi-layered approach to ransomware prevention, detection and recovery.


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3 Issues Currently Facing AML Professionals

  • by Michael Brown
  • Jun 01, 2017

During a recent conference, ACAMS polled its members on various anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing topics. Here are a few of the thought-provoking poll results that illustrate some of the challenges that AML professionals face.