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Data Analytics: What's the Hype About?

Posted by Jennifer Geis

Tue, Feb 05, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

 

There is no doubt that we live in a world full of data, and it’s multiplying at astounding rates. With the advent of the internet and our love affair with social media, the amount of data is increasing like never before. It is shocking if you stop to think about how much data is being created every minute of each day. From streaming videos, social media posts, online searches, emails and texts, to banking and payment transactions, the examples go on and on.

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Topics: Data Management, Community Banks, FI Operations, Risk/Fraud, Data and Analytics

False Positives are Positively Costing You Money

Posted by Tammy Bangs

Wed, Dec 12, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

 

I visit with a lot of BSA and Risk officers in my role as sales engineer for our financial crimes solutions.  And let me tell you something … I hear a lot about false positives. I have heard folks in our industry call these the bane of their existence. Whether it’s with sanctions screenings, AML, card processing or any other type of fraud, getting too many false positives is a bigger risk for your institution than you may realize.

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Topics: Credit Unions, Financial Institution, Digital and Community Banking, Community Banks, FI Operations, Risk/Fraud

Crushing the Compliance Burden with Artificial Intelligence

Posted by Hannah Day

Wed, Nov 28, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

 

Fraudster tactics that target financial institutions (FIs) continue to evolve at a dizzying pace. Compliance departments are being brought to a breaking point as they work to sort through the mountain of transactions, data, and false positives each day. Compliance staff employees at FIs large and small are looking for a solution to bring efficiencies to the FI in an effort to save time, money, and ensure they protect their end users against fraud. Artificial intelligence (AI) may just be the solution they are searching for.

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Topics: Compliance, Information Security, Future Ready, Risk/Fraud

Monday Night Football: It’s half-time for CECL

Posted by Brad Dahlman

Mon, Nov 05, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

 

Fall is my favorite time of year, as the weather cools, the leaves change, and the football season heats up! I enjoy watching NFL football, and am often struck by how the momentum of the game can dramatically change at half-time. To the fans, half-time is generally focused on grabbing a snack or watching highlights. To the players and coaches, this 12-minute half-time break is all about assessing the first half and adjusting the game plan to have a successful second half. Great coaches and leaders find a way to refocus the team, adjust the game plan, and emerge with a team ready to win the second half.

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Topics: Credit Unions, Compliance, Community Banks, FI Operations, Risk/Fraud

Are You Ignoring Your Core?

Posted by Pete Major

Wed, Jun 20, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

 

All systems require some type of regular investment (time, money, sweat, and maybe even some tears) and this is particularly true for your core system. Whether you use a service bureau or you have an in-house system, it’s easy to think that once you convert to a new system your job is done. But with any system, it’s important that you stay up to date. Things are changing at a dizzying pace in this industry and your financial institution (FI) needs to stay at the forefront. Here are some tips and tricks to help you stay current with your core.

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Topics: Financial Institution, Fintech, Information Security, Cybersecurity, Community Banks, Risk/Fraud

CECL: Not all models are created equal…

Posted by Brad Dahlman

Wed, Jun 13, 2018 @ 11:30 AM

A lot has been written about the new Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) changes which will affect FIs in the coming years. This is one of the largest changes to FI financial reporting and credit risk management in decades and certainly warrants ongoing conversations.

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Topics: Credit Unions, Compliance, Community Banks, Risk/Fraud

The Timely Death of End-to-End

Posted by Gary Lewis

Fri, Feb 23, 2018 @ 01:30 PM

 

The term end-to-end has been used by software vendors and bankers in recent years to describe loan origination systems. I heard this term no less than 30 times during a recent banking conference. I hereby announce today that the term is dead, or at least should be.

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Topics: Commercial Lending, FI Operations, Risk/Fraud, Data and Analytics

The Future of AML and Fraud Detection and Prevention = Advanced Analytics

Posted by Tammy Bangs

Wed, Feb 14, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

One of the biggest trends in our industry these days is big data. Everything is in the data – it’s right there! Can you see it?

If you are like most community banks, the answer is no. The data you have is powerful. Most businesses would kill to have that kind of access to their client’s information, history, decisions, and behaviors. It’s not for lack of information that your financial institution (FI) may struggle with regulatory compliance issues surrounding AML and fraud compliance. It’s for lack of correlation of that information. 

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Topics: Risk/Fraud, Data and Analytics

Fintech and Payments Trends to Watch in 2018

Posted by Dave Foss

Wed, Jan 17, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Financial services have recently been in the national spotlight for everything from crypto currencies to data breaches – and a lot more in between. There is a shifting focus toward an enhanced customer experience, automation and security that has ushered in many new and interesting technologies. As the industry continues to keep pace with change and disruption, financial institutions must sift through the hype and pay attention to the most impactful and relevant technology movements in order to remain competitive. Below are some areas to watch in 2018.

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Topics: Financial Service Industry Research, Commercial Lending, Risk/Fraud

Reputational Risk: Better to Learn From Others

Posted by Susan Griffin

Wed, Dec 27, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

“A brand is what a business does, reputation is what people remember.”  Ted Rubin, Social Marketing Strategist & Motivational Speaker

I love including quotes in my blogs as they are simple, to the point, and promote thought. I also remember my mother, another great philosopher, telling me “It’s better to learn from the mistakes of others.” It’s not to say that mistakes won’t be made. After all, we’re human and a mistake is bound to creep up every now and then. The same holds true with businesses. Businesses are owned and managed by humans.  

But there is a difference between “a mistake” and “bad behavior.” Both create problems, and how you deal with them can either help or hinder the predicament. The biggest distinguishing factor to resolution is one’s character or the culture of a business. It can either complicate the issue or lead to atonement. Unfortunately, whether a mistake or bad behavior, the latter is very hard to achieve and will always border on reputational risk.

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Topics: Risk/Fraud

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