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  • The Polar Opposites That Make Up Today’s Digital Payments Environment

    Western Banker; Online; September/October 2016

    When you think about it, mobile payments are nothing new—we’ve used online retailers, company-specific apps and P2P payments for a while now. But digital wallets that let consumers make instant payments with their smartphones are the option with true staying power.

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  • Bank of Nova Scotia: The Perfect Bank Stock for Millennials

    The Motley Fool; Online; August 2016

    Royal Bank of Canada might have the most assets and net earnings of any Canadian bank, but when it comes to courting millennials, Bank of Nova Scotia has its peers over a barrel—a digital one, that is.

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  • Higher Expectations. Why the right digital strategy is critical to banking now

    Banking Exchange; Online, August 2016

    What is the role of traditional financial services institutions in a digital world? Most sources agree financial institutions will need to retain their traditional value proposition while deploying digital.

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  • Four Steps to Winning the Vendor Management Battle

    Western Banker; Online; July 2016

    Community banks are not immune to the risks companies face today, particularly those associated with vendor management. Between the vendor management guidelines issued by the OCC in 2014 and the FFIEC in 2015, regulators have made it clear that banks are expected to know the companies with which they do business.

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  • Unraveling Three Common Myths of CECL Reform

    WIB Compliance Digest; Online; June 2016

    How does a community bank account for the risk of loss related to its loan exposure?

    That simple question is at the heart of one of the most watched regulatory changes expected in 2016. Following the credit crisis of 2008, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) began putting together comprehensive changes to how financial institutions evaluate risk and protect against default.

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  • Four Best Practices to Help Bank Boards Manage New Cybersecurity Guidance; Online; June 2016

    Updates to the FFIEC Management Booklet portion of the IT Examination Handbook have placed your board of directors under more pressure than ever to ensure the health and stability of your institution’s overall IT and cybersecurity environment.

    Here are four best practices to help your board manage the changes.

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  • 4 Tips for Risk-based Due Diligence to Ease Vendor Management Burden…and Ensure Your Institution’s Future

    PACB Transactions; Online; May 2016

    The recent vendor management guidance issued by both the OCC and the FFIEC has many banks feeling immense pressure. Typically, about 12 to 18 months after final guidance is published, examiners expect to see progress toward compliance with new requirements. So, for vendor management, that time is now. To make it easier, follow our four tips.

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  • CECL: No Bank is Exempt

    Colorado Banker; Online; May 2016

    It’s true: the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) final Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) model will fundamentally change the way our entire industry accounts for loan loss reserves.

    And no institution is exempt from CECL, despite some lingering assumptions to the contrary.

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