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08/21/2018

Ethics and Compliance Training: It’s Getting Better All the Time

For those of us who work in Corporate America, whether it be at a financial institution or any other company, ethics and compliance training is a familiar, and often mundane, part of our job responsibilities.  Training historically has been designed to ‘check the boxes’ and provide the required information but rarely does it engage the…

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07/30/2018

Financial Services: Where in the World Does GDPR Apply?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new European privacy law with a global impact. The regulation became effective on May 25, 2018, and regulates how organizations use and treat the personal data of individuals residing in the EU, regardless of whether the organization responsible for the data collection or processing is physically located…

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07/11/2018

Where is the Relief in the Dodd-Frank Rollbacks?

Legislators could have done so much more. Like you, I was hoping The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (the Act) would provide more regulatory relief for the nation’s smallest community banks. There’s still cause for celebration, however. The Act has provisions related to capital requirements, financial reporting, and the Volcker Rule that…

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05/23/2018

Facebook Cut Ties With Two Major Third-Party Data Suppliers. Now What?

As Mark Zuckerberg prepared to testify in front of Congress, the public at large held its collective breath. No matter what side of data you’re on — whether you’re a Facebook user who is miffed about having your personal (and, you thought, private) information sold for a substantial profit, a marketer that relies on third-party data for…

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04/30/2018

How Community Banks Can Resecure Their CRE Lending Business

Commercial real estate loans have been integral to the success of many small banks. Long before the Great Recession made everyone in the banking industry rethink nearly everything about how they did business, numerous community banks were highly dependent on CRE loans for revenue. CRE concerns As the economy recovered from its economic downturn, many…

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04/27/2018

What the New Board of Directors Proposals Could Mean for Your Bank

The Fed giveth and the Fed taketh away. Back in June, the Federal Reserve handed financial institutions fresh challenges by raising its benchmark federal funds rate for the second time in the calendar year. In August, the regulatory body fielded a pair of proposals that could remove some complexities and ease regulations for boards of…

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12/28/2017

Recap of 2017: Sharing Our Top Five Blogs From the Year

Well, the end of the year is quickly approaching which is a great time to recap another great year for our blog. I just wrapped up my fifth year of being editor of the blog and I am excited about some of the changes we’ve seen this year. We did a reorganization of the existing…

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