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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 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.


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The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) approach to the Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses (ALLL) goes into effect in 2020 or 2021, depending on registration type. Experts are advising financial institutions to start planning for the new approach immediately. This white paper is a multi-year plan that will guide your institution through CECL implementation, one step at a time.


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In our increasingly digital world, where components of our daily routines are immediately accessible and inherently linked, it’s crucial for financial institutions to embrace that concept in their products and services. The vehicle? Omnichannel banking. This white paper outlines the challenges banks face in implementing omnichannel strategies that meet the growing expectations of a savvy and demanding public, and offers insight into trends that can help those strategies succeed.


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More than 160 banking executives shared their thoughts on technology, compliance and strategy via our annual priorities survey. This year’s study reveals that customer experience is a key focus for all institutions and such rising threats as ransomware have gotten bankers’ attention. Download our executive report for detailed analysis on trends, opportunities and challenges for the year ahead as identified by your peers. 


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Digital banking affords financial institutions unprecedented opportunities to strengthen customer reach and loyalty by providing them the most relevant, up-to-date banking experience available. This white paper provides an overview of digital banking trends; elements needed to achieve a thriving on-the-go experience; and how the right technology partner can deliver a unified, front-to-back architecture.


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Consumer behavior and emerging technology are both driving rapid change in today’s banking industry. For financial institutions to succeed, they have to skillfully marry tech strategy with customer experience. CSI and Harris Poll recently surveyed more than 2,000 U.S. consumers to better understand their banking habits and preferences. Download this white paper for consumers’ feedback on EMV, digital banking and other technologies.


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From Apple Pay to Walmart Pay, the financial industry has been inundated with a barrage of digital—or mobile proximity—payment options, presenting both growth opportunities and new challenges for traditional banks. In this white paper, we’ll break down the different types of digital payments available to consumers, and offer practical advice for bankers on capturing interchange income from these options.


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What did more than 100 bankers identify as their strategic focus in 2016? Our annual banking priorities study examines survey responses from community bankers, offering insight into their challenges, opportunities and spending projections. This report includes survey data, industry analysis and in-depth reporting on what’s driving technology strategy in 2016.

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When you think about cybersecurity, what words instantly come to mind? One guess: data breach. But, if you don’t think beyond those two fear-inducing words, you’re leaving your institution open to many additional threats. This white paper examines today’s most prevalent cybersecurity risks and breaks down the steps to identifying, preventing, detecting, responding to and recovering from technology-based attacks.