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  • Four Best Practices to Help Bank Boards Manage New Cybersecurity Guidance

    Bankdirector.com; Online; June 2016

    Updates to the FFIEC Management Booklet portion of the IT Examination Handbook have placed your board of directors under more pressure than ever to ensure the health and stability of your institution’s overall IT and cybersecurity environment.

    Here are four best practices to help your board manage the changes.

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  • 4 Tips for Risk-based Due Diligence to Ease Vendor Management Burden…and Ensure Your Institution’s Future

    PACB Transactions; Online; May 2016

    The recent vendor management guidance issued by both the OCC and the FFIEC has many banks feeling immense pressure. Typically, about 12 to 18 months after final guidance is published, examiners expect to see progress toward compliance with new requirements. So, for vendor management, that time is now. To make it easier, follow our four tips.

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  • CECL: No Bank is Exempt

    Colorado Banker; Online; May 2016

    It’s true: the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) final Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) model will fundamentally change the way our entire industry accounts for loan loss reserves.

    And no institution is exempt from CECL, despite some lingering assumptions to the contrary.

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  • Find Your Footing in the Digital Payments Atmosphere

    BankNews Learning Points; online; May 2016

    Like it or not, alternative payment options like Apple Pay and Walmart Pay have effectively inundated the financial industry. And although some are more popular than others, digital payments present both growth opportunities and new challenges for community banks.

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  • Compete with the Big Dogs Using Customer Experience

    The Texas Independent Banker; Online; May 2016

    In today’s banking landscape, consumers have more power than ever. Your customers and prospects have several choices about how they want to bank—online, in the branch, on their mobile devices—and traditional industry boundaries are fading.
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  • Leveraging Customer Data through the Core

    BAI Banking Strategies; Online; April 2016

    One of the central problems banks face is that, despite the wealth of information available to them, there is still much they do not know about their customers. Understanding the importance of customer data is one thing; the next step is determining how to get the data and ways to leverage it.

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    Ask a vCIO: Community banks’ 9 most common IT questions (Part 2)

    CBInsight; Online; April 2016

    A vCIO gives community banks access to the experience and insight of a knowledgeable CIO to complement bank staff, without the need to hire another full-time, expensive employee. vCIOs are seasoned professionals who can provide guidance, perspective and recommendations across multiple complexities, including M&A, core conversions and IT audits. 

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  • Top 5 Regulatory Compliance Concerns for 2016

    BankNews; Online, April 2016

    Without a doubt, mortgage-related regulations are one of banks’ greatest concerns currently, with TRID, HFIAA and HMDA all stirring the pot. However, regulations surrounding consumer protections, vendor management and BSA/AML aren’t going anywhere, and final word on the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) model is just around the corner.

    Here are the top 5 regulatory compliance concerns currently circulating in the financial industry.
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