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Fintech Focus

Should banks offer treasury services for free? Why is the Bank Secrecy Act such a problem for community banks? Join CSI's Andy Goldstein and Laura Sewell as they discuss the latest fintech trends and topics with banking executives, industry experts and thought leaders.

You can listen to each episode here, or subscribe to Fintech Focus wherever you get your podcasts.


Ep. 23: When Smart Cars Attack

It’s no secret that email is the number one vector for both malware and phishing distribution. But could we be facing bigger threats from our watches, cars and refrigerators?


Ep. 22: Don't Click on That!

In this episode recorded live at CX19, we discuss financial institutions’ growing need to implement solid cybersecurity education and awareness training for employees. But how to get started?


Ep. 21: Marijuana Banking Gains Serious Traction

On September 25, the House of Representatives passed the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, which aims to provide a safe harbor for financial institutions who wish to work with legal marijuana-related businesses. So, what does this mean for the future of marijuana banking?


Ep. 20: Have You Had "The Talk" with Your Customers?

According to our recent consumer cybersecurity poll, 74% of respondents said they would likely participate in a cybersecurity awareness program if their financial institution offered one. So, what are you doing to educate your customers on cybersecurity?


Ep. 16: Rise of the Machine Learning

Sure, machines may be taking over the world, but there are some advantages. Advancements in machine learning benefit workers in many industries, including finance. So how can financial institutions benefit from machine learning and AI right now?


Ep. 13: California Dreamin’ of Consumer Privacy

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), widely considered the most comprehensive privacy law in the United States, was signed into law on June 28th, 2018. The law gives consumers much more control over their personal information. So how will the CCPA affect financial institutions when it goes into effect on January 1, 2020?


Ep. 12: The Impact of the Iran Sanctions

As part of President Trump’s decision to abandon the Iran nuclear agreement, the U.S. reinstated sanctions against Iran on November 5. So what do these recent actions mean for U.S. financial institutions—and all American businesses—for that matter?


Ep. 11: Are You an Easy Target for Cybercriminals?

According to ITSP Magazine, financial services firms get hit with cyber attacks 300 times more frequently than businesses in other industries. So is your financial institution an easy mark for hackers?


Ep. 7: What to Expect When You’re Expecting Regulatory Relief

When President Trump signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act into law on May 24, the banking industry celebrated. So what happens now?


Ep. 2: Building a Better BSA

Joseph Otting, the Comptroller of the Currency, has repeatedly expressed the desire to overhaul the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). So will a BSA revision be the next big legislative change to affect financial institutions?