• Tony Repanich
    Tony Repanich Apr 18, 2019

    Five steps to succeed and prosper in cannabis banking

    Even as the cannabis sector takes off, conflicting state and federal laws challenge bankers. Here’s how to stay compliant and become a smart, trusted player.

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  • Your ‘reality check-up’: Getting beyond the busy work to gauge your bank’s health

    Tony Wright
    Tony Wright Mar 21, 2018

    Bankers are stressed. CEOs are strapped for time. But more than ever, banks must face issues beyond the grind that affect the bottom line.

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  • Your gold mettle moment: How to stop fraudsters from stealing the spotlight at worldwide events

    Jeff Wixted
    Jeff Wixted Mar 19, 2018

    Showcase contests not only attract the eyes of the world but the hands of thieves as well. Enter your four-point game plan.

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  • Fiduciary limbo: The struggle to get in step with the government’s new wealth management rule

    Lauri Giesen
    Lauri Giesen Mar 15, 2018

    It’s common sense to honor a client’s best interests. But how to do that remains foggy as the White House reviews—and could rewrite—a new retirement planning rule.

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  • Marijuana, banks and the perils of a growing business

    Craig Guillot
    Craig Guillot Mar 13, 2018

    Marijuana is legal in most states but illegal federally. That’s meant a funding struggle, with few banks ready to take the risk that serving these new businesses presents.

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  • Of data and deadlines: The scramble for cybersecurity compliance

    Vishal Gupta
    Vishal Gupta Mar 8, 2018

    The race is on to meet new cybersecurity measures. Data-centric security platforms could steer banks in the right direction.

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  • It’s no secret: The Bank Secrecy Act needs a major overhaul

    Howard Altman_resized
    Howard Altman Mar 7, 2018

    The 1970 legislation predates cybercrime and organized foreign hackers. But calls for a BSA facelift are gathering bipartisan support.

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  • CECL made simple: How to master the biggest accounting change in banking history

    John Voigt
    John Voigt Feb 16, 2018

    The current expected credit loss standard has institutions scrambling. But once banks know the basics, credit loss reporting can become a stress-free exercise.

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