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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. 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. 10: Going Inside a 21st Century Branch

According to a recent study from consulting firm McKinsey and Company, an average of three bank branches have closed every day in this country since the financial crisis of 2008. In order for branches to remain a productive strategic component, banks need to change the way customers perceive the branch. So how do they do that?


Ep. 9: Starting a Bank from Scratch

From attending dozens of meetings with regulators to completing mountains of paperwork, launching a de novo bank is no easy task. So why go through with it?


Ep. 8: 2,000 Banking Consumers Said What?

We recently conducted a survey of more than 2,000 Americans, ages 18 and above, to help uncover some of the driving factors they look for in their banking relationships. So what did they have to say?


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. 6: The Do's and Don'ts of Crisis Management

Despite thorough planning and exhaustive preparedness, things can happen spontaneously at a financial institution that are beyond control. So what's the best way to handle a crisis?


Ep. 5: How Tokenization and IoT Are Shaping Payments

We are in the age of the Internet of Things (IoT), where you can pay for coffee with your watch and buy eggs from your fridge. But are these payments secure?


Ep. 4: The Many Benefits of Treasury Management

When it comes to services that can help reduce risk, increase earnings and meet customer needs across several fronts, financial institutions should look no further than treasury management services.


Ep. 3: Digital Banking: The Future Is Now

In a recent global study from Oracle, 69 percent of respondents said they want their entire financial lifecycle on digital channels. So how important is digital banking to a financial institution's fiscal health and omnichannel strategy?


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?


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