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Financial technology and compliance regulations are constantly changing. As thought leaders, our team of experts believes in sharing industry knowledge to keep our customers and peers informed and ahead of the competition. And our white papers cover the most pressing topics facing financial institutions and other industries we serve today.

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Insurance Watch List Screening

The murky world of financial crime is becoming more complex, with its perpetrators increasingly targeting non-bank industries. In fact, fraudsters have set their sights squarely on the insurance industry as a particularly vulnerable target. Read this white paper to learn how the latest anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) best practices are positioning insurance firms to more successfully fight financial crime.

Cannabis Banking
As states continue to legalize medical and recreational marijuana, pressure is mounting on both marijuana-related businesses and financial institutions due to current federal restrictions. This white paper looks at the future of cannabis banking and how proposed legislation in Congress could impact the financial industry.

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Choosing a core solution can be a daunting, difficult challenge. And with technology changing rapidly, banks need a core platform that keeps pace with innovation and service. If you want guidance in approaching your core relationship, the Definitive Guide to a Successful Core Partnership offers insight from consultants, analysts and implementation pros. This handy guide gives you tips, tricks and best practices that can make your core partnership more strategic and profitable.

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From voluminous anti-money laundering (AML) alerts to growing operational complexities, organizations must leverage technology to improve watch list screening compliance. Prepared by industry research firm Aite Group, this white paper explores the current trends and challenges facing watch list programs, and how to manage compliance more effectively.

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As technology continues to influence the way organizations conduct business, the need for efficient and dependable watch list screening increases exponentially. This white paper details the best practices for modern-day watch list screening compliance, including the latest technological advancements, such as application programming interfaces (APIs).

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On June 28, 2018, former California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which indicates a seismic shift in consumer privacy rights that will reverberate far beyond the Golden State. This white paper examines the rules and requirements of the CCPA, and offers guidance to all businesses for complying with the law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020.

These days, complying with the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations requires digging deeper into your data. For example, organizations must now consider a company’s “combined ownership of more than 50% by sanctioned parties.” In this white paper, experts from CSI and Dow Jones examine OFAC’s 50% Rule, specific examples, and advice for leveraging both data and technology for improved results.

Companies in the European Union have spent several years preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). However, many financial institutions and other entities in the United States are uncertain about their obligation to it. This white paper examines the rules and requirements of GDPR and offers insight into the potential impact on organizations based in the U.S.


Each year, CSI conducts a nationwide survey of bankers to uncover their upcoming strategic initiatives, as well as what they see as the biggest trends shaping the financial industry. In the executive report, find out what 236 of your banking peers had to say, and see how CSI and other industry experts weighed in.


Now more than ever, achieving a 360-degree view of customers is essential for optimized and effective anti-money laundering (AML) compliance. Read this research report from Celent and CSI to learn how to modernize legacy compliance systems and implement an enterprisewide AML program.