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01/11/2017

The Future of Email Privacy

While 2016 is behind us, many organizations are putting together year in review lists, and hot topics for 2017.  Uncertainty abounds on regulatory priorities, especially in financial services. However, one topic has emerged from last year as a continued hot topic for a privacy professional like myself. That topic is the future of email privacy….

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01/10/2017

4 Ways to Hone Your Marketing Chops at DX17

Marketing is mission-critical in the banking industry. It’s the part of the operation that draws new customers’ attention, helps new and current customers understand the value of your products and services, and keeps account-holders engaged with your financial institution. Marketers are always looking for new, better, more efficient and effective ways to do their jobs,…

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01/05/2017

Five Things to Put on Your FI’s Website Homepage

Websites are a critical piece of your business as a financial institution. In most cases, your website serves as consumers’ first impression of your financial institution. They visit your website long before they walk into a branch location. For customers or members already attached to your financial institution, it’s a powerful convenience tool that is…

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12/22/2016

Top-4 Cyber Crime Threats to Small Businesses and Banks Alike

By Eugene Bekker Bankers and small business owners: protecting your business against cyber crime is now more important than ever. In 2015, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence ranked cybercrime as the No. 1 security threat in the country. Despite popular belief, cyber criminals actually prefer small businesses institutions simply because they are easier to…

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12/14/2016

Growth for Small Bank All Stars Driven By Acquisitions and Niches

Community banks are critical players in the country’s overall financial well-being. They fund more than half of all small business loans, make 90 percent of all agricultural loans and bring much-needed financial services to even the most rural and remote areas of the country, according to Independent Community Bankers of America. The success of community banks…

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12/12/2016

Valuable Lessons from the Best Bank Brands on Social Media

Every quarter, The Financial Brand publishes an updated ranking of the top 100 best-performing banks and credit unions on social media. The Power 100 rankings for Q1 2016 are in, and if you made the list — congratulations! Ranking is an indication that your financial institution is making smart use of social media channels to communicate your brand’s…

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12/08/2016

Identity Theft Protection: Consumer Sentiment Says Getting it Right is a Must

When bank customers experience identity theft, do they blame their financial institution? Chances are they will, even if the incident of fraud did not occur through bank channels. Between 2013 and 2014, the number of consumers who switched financial institutions after experiencing fraud increased more than 10 percent, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center’s…

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