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No More Burying Your Head in the Sand

  • by Amber Goodrich
  • May 04, 2016

“Like a gentle breeze, culture may be hard to see, but you can feel it.” That’s William C. Dudley, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, encapsulating the difficult task of entrenching cultural values within banks.


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3 Progressive Strategies for Success at Your Bank

  • by Computer Services, Inc.
  • Apr 28, 2016

In today’s financial industry, banks face shrinking margins and customers have a myriad of options for financial services. Financial institutions looking to find the key to growth and continued success must take new approaches and look beyond offering traditional bank services.


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5 Best Practices to Fend off OFAC Violations

  • by Ronnie Wylie
  • Apr 14, 2016

The continual expansion of a global economy that trades increasingly online, across international borders and through digital currency has driven the U.S. Treasury Department to cast a wider net of OFAC violations, ensnaring not only financial institutions, but also everyone from unwitting small business owners to sophisticated corporations.


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Build a Rock-Solid Strategy for Risk Management

  • by Keith Monson
  • Apr 06, 2016

For all banks, meeting compliance demands is a requirement. But for many community banks, risk management is a strategic choice. It’s a choice designed to not only help your bank meet evolving compliance challenges, but also to strengthen your institution’s overall performance.


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The Down-Low on Protecting Your Financial Institution from Ransomware

  • by Stephen Smith
  • Apr 05, 2016

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—in collaboration with Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC)—recently released an alert regarding ransomware variants. The alert, which served to bring awareness to this threat, provided tips for prevention and mitigation following numerous attacks on individuals and businesses in early 2016.


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One Bank’s Award-Winning Cloud Migration

  • by Gary Hein
  • Mar 31, 2016

How does a community bank stay competitive in a marketplace dominated by rapidly changing technology advances and big-box banks with unlimited resources? They use technology to their advantage. And they not only compete by offering the latest and most robust digital products, but also by overhauling antiquated systems to save costs and leverage internal resources.


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FFIEC Handbook Updates: What’s Changed?

  • by Tyler Leet
  • Mar 24, 2016

Since the FDIC released updates to the FFIEC Management Booklet portion of the IT Examination Handbook in late 2015, there have been many changes to requirements and expectations from regulators.


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Demystifying Vendor Management

  • by Steve Sanders
  • Mar 09, 2016

No one likes being told what to do; that’s just human nature. It’s no wonder banks are still bristling at recently beefed up vendor management regulatory guidance. But don’t forget: knowing your vendors and understanding the risks they pose to your institution is far more than just a compliance requirement; it is necessary for running a successful operation.


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How One Bank’s Virtual Branch Helps It Reach New Customers and Growth Goals

  • by Computer Services, Inc.
  • Mar 03, 2016

Many community-based financial institutions struggle with the perception of not being as tech-savvy as larger competitors. But some are finding creative ways to overturn that perception and sail past the competition. Case and point: Citizens National Bank of Cheboygan (Michigan).


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3 Cybersecurity Threats and 4 Strategies to Protect Your Financial Institution

  • by Steve Sanders
  • Feb 25, 2016

What’s the scariest thing going on right now in the financial industry? Given ever-persistent technology advances, for many bankers, cybersecurity is their biggest and most unpredictable threat.