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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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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.

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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.


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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.


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How can your financial institution adapt to meet the needs of the millennial generation? Read this exclusive study conducted by CSI and The Center for Generational Kinetics to reveal our exciting discoveries that demystify the relationship between millennials and their financial institutions.

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For many banks, one of the most effective ways to increase fee-based revenue is through treasury management services, like wire transfers, ACH origination and more. Many banks have the infrastructure to support a robust treasury management suite of products, but may not have a strategic plan in place to launch such a program. This white paper is a four-step plan that will guide your institution through launching a successful treasury management initiative.

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Cybersecurity threats have become increasingly relevant to all companies utilizing the digital experience. Case in point: distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are again on the rise, and now affect all types of organizations. Certain industries, however, are more prone to these attacks, like Money Services Businesses (MSBs), healthcare providers and health insurers. This white paper sheds light on specific threats to these targeted industries, examines modern DDoS attacks and provides best practices for mitigating DDoS threats. 


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Competing in today’s global economy is a game of risk and reward. Companies must screen all customers and transactions against various sanctions lists to ensure no illicit activity occurs. This white paper examines the need for real-time watch list sanctions screening: the challenges businesses face, possible technology solutions and recommendations for next steps.


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Once customers have been cleared via KYC and identity verification procedures, that doesn’t mean a company’s compliance obligations are fulfilled. All transactions and customers must be continually vetted against sanctions list updates as they occur. This white paper examines the need for automated retroactive monitoring: the challenges businesses face, possible technology solutions and recommendations for next steps.


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Companies must always know their customers. One bad relationship can lead to hefty penalties, which is why effective KYC or identity verification processes are essential to a holistic compliance program. This white paper examines the need to implement customer risk profiling: the challenges businesses face, possible technology solutions and recommendations for next steps.


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Managing compliance in a complex, global economy requires coordination across the entire enterprise. However, many analyst teams and compliance platforms operate in silos. A more modern approach is to unify compliance operations into a holistic identity risk hub. This white paper examines the need to create a centralized compliance system: the challenges businesses face, possible technology solutions and recommendations for next steps.