CSI Resources

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Clearing Up the Confusion on Model Risk Management

  • by Keith E. Monson
  • Jun 30, 2016

If you’re like most bankers, you still get confused when it comes to model risk management. Why are examiners asking my bank to validate a model? What guidance should my bank follow? And what are the board’s responsibilities?


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4 Best Practices for Addressing Political Risk in Your Strategic Plan

  • by Joe Wheeler
  • Jun 08, 2016

Community financial institutions focus on the future by planning, forecasting, considering customer delivery preferences and assessing risks before they occur. Good thing … America is in the midst of the 2016 election cycle, and your institution should be planning now for possible exposure to a risk that’s lesser known and not often discussed—political risk.


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EMV, Tokenization and the Future of Payments

  • by Matt Herren
  • Jun 02, 2016

Your customers want transactions completed quickly and securely. That’s why the influx of digital payment options has many consumers looking for the next fastest alternative. And while they don’t always care how it works—you should. Here’s why.


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Marketing to Millennials: What’s Your Bank’s Strategy?

  • by Kedran Whitten
  • May 26, 2016

Engaging the millennial generation is a challenge and necessity for all businesses—especially those in the financial industry. Millennials are about to reach their peak earning years. Plus, they’re reaching some of life’s biggest moments, like home ownership and parenting.


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Leverage the Retail Potential of Treasury Management Products

  • by Greg Aumann
  • May 19, 2016

Commercial customers are increasingly using technology to more effectively and efficiently manage their money and process payments. And by leveraging treasury management products and cash management solutions, those customers can save time and reduce employment expenses associated with managing the financial aspects of their businesses.


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Comparing the Apples and Oranges of Today's Digital Payments

  • by Matt Herren
  • May 09, 2016

From Apple Pay to Walmart Pay, alternative payment options have flooded the financial industry. But not all options are created alike.


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No More Burying Your Head in the Sand

  • by Amber Goodrich
  • May 04, 2016

“Like a gentle breeze, culture may be hard to see, but you can feel it.” That’s William C. Dudley, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, encapsulating the difficult task of entrenching cultural values within banks.


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3 Progressive Strategies for Success at Your Bank

  • by Computer Services, Inc.
  • Apr 28, 2016

In today’s financial industry, banks face shrinking margins and customers have a myriad of options for financial services. Financial institutions looking to find the key to growth and continued success must take new approaches and look beyond offering traditional bank services.


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5 Best Practices to Fend off OFAC Violations

  • by Ronnie Wylie
  • Apr 14, 2016

The continual expansion of a global economy that trades increasingly online, across international borders and through digital currency has driven the U.S. Treasury Department to cast a wider net of OFAC violations, ensnaring not only financial institutions, but also everyone from unwitting small business owners to sophisticated corporations.


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Build a Rock-Solid Strategy for Risk Management

  • by Keith Monson
  • Apr 06, 2016

For all banks, meeting compliance demands is a requirement. But for many community banks, risk management is a strategic choice. It’s a choice designed to not only help your bank meet evolving compliance challenges, but also to strengthen your institution’s overall performance.