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  • Dirty Money

    Independent Banker; Online; November 2017

    Criminals view community banks as easier targets for their money-laundering actives. What are the warning signs, and how can community banks protect themselves? 

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  • What Do Millennials Want from Your Bank's Mobile App?

    Texas Bankers Association; Online; November 2017

    Smartphones and tablets have ushered in a new era of mobile usability for financial institutions, with the millennial generation at the forefront. And although mobile banking is not strictly a millennial issue, millennials are arguably the most important mobile users today, because their preferences will ultimately form the foundation for future innovations.  
     

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  • Get Retroactive with your Sanctions Screening

     CB Insight; Online; November 2017

    Today, modern banks have adopted real-time sanctions screening as a battle-tested best practice. However, regulatory bodies update their watch lists quite frequently. 

     This increased risk necessitates retroactive screening, which allows institutions to screen continuously against newer versions of watch lists. Here are the two top challenges your bank could face when attempting to keep sanctions screening processes updated and relevant—as well as ways you can rise to meet them. 

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  • 3 Key Strategies for Acquiring and Retaining Millennial Customers

    Bank News; Online; November 2017

    Today, understanding millennials’ complicated financial needs is a top priority for banks. But, how do they gain this kind of knowledge? 

    CSI, in partnership with The Center for Generational Kinetics, conducted a national study to learn about the habits, behaviors and needs of millennial banking customers. The results of this study offer an important step toward demystifying the path ahead for banking leadership where millennials (as well as baby boomers and Gen Xers) are concerned

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  • The Three Building Blocks of a Centralized Compliance System

    ACAMs Today; Online; October 2017

    When it comes to watchlist screening, what is at stake in today's high-risk business environment? Well, in 2016, non-bank institutions received 90 percent of all Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) fines, with 50 percent of those fines totaling $500,000 or more. 

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  • 5 Steps Towards Increasing Your Firewall Security

    CB Insight; Online; October 2017

    The frightening diversity and sophistication of modern cyber-attacks has left pressing questions on how best to quell them—many of which remain largely unanswered. 

    Although today's cyber adversaries are indeed daunting, there’s no need to be overwhelmed. The best place to start is with a fundamental element of any institution’s cybersecurity efforts—a strong firewall.

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  • The Evolution of A Monster. How to Prepare For, Prevent and Respond to Ransomware

    Texas Banking; Online; October 2017

    Ransomware first arrived on the cybersecurity radar in 1989, disguised as a simple questionnaire sent to health researchers. Now, it is a true cybersecurity monster, costing infected organizations that choose to pay the ransom about $10,000 a pop. 

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  • Is Your Incident Response Plan Ready?

    Independent Banker; Online: September 2017

    As community banks come to grips with the new environment of data breaches, ransomware and other cyberattacks, developing a strategy for responding to these types of incidents has become a requirement. 

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