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03/07/2017

Three Reasons to Conduct a Marketing Audit

In the financial services industry, the mere mention of an audit makes some people nervous. Often, they start second guessing themselves. What if we made a mistake? What if we’re not as stable as we thought we were? What if they tell us we need help? Here’s the question they should be asking. If you…

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02/23/2017

Public Information Threatens Your Business Security

By John Burcham, EZShield Is your business more public than you think? In this overwhelmingly information-rich world, the answer is a definite yes. And if it’s public information, it has every legal right to carry on. Among social media platforms, review sites, consumer blogs, industry forums and business search databases, there’s a good chance that…

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02/22/2017

Efficiency, Cost Savings and Technology Are Top Priorities for Community FIs in 2017

We’re well into the first quarter of 2017, and there’s no question big changes are in store for the banking industry. With the new administration looking to ease the regulatory burden on the industry, community financial institutions are realigning their priorities — and shifting their focus inward. Our upcoming webinar with Ron Shevlin of Cornerstone…

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02/15/2017

Deluxe Exchange 2017: Insights From Many Great Industry Minds

Another Deluxe Exchange is in the books and the buzz in the halls confirmed that this was the best one to date. What makes the event so unique, in my opinion, is the quality of speakers and the opportunities to connect with them throughout the event. Now that the event is over, I wanted to…

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02/14/2017

Progressive Risk Management: The Three Lines of Defense Model

The Three Lines of Defense sounds like a football strategy, vs. a risk/compliance approach. However, this year, we are having an ongoing post-game debate of the value of a good defense or a good offense when it comes to landing on top in the final game. Leveraging various skills in football – blocking, tackling, punting,…

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02/09/2017

Is IoT Opening Up Your Business to Cyberattacks?

By Laura Bruck Finding solutions to help your company run smoother and faster is what you do as a business owner. Since the Internet of Things (IoT) (aka “smart” devices) assist with efficiency, it’s likely that these devices have a regular role in your business. As of 2016, 65 percent of U.S. businesses use IoT…

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02/01/2017

Customer Focus is the Key to a Successful, Ethical Sales Culture

Two million bogus accounts, 5,300 fired employees, over half a million faked credit card applications, $185 million in fines from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a $5 million restitution tab, a CEO resignation and projected business losses that total in the hundreds of billions of dollars for years to come — a scandal the scope…

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