Small business, big attraction: Can small business banking be personal?

Small businesses have long mystified banks. They make up an overwhelming 99 percent of all businesses—yes, 99 percent—and employ close to half of all workers. They generate more than 60 percent of the private sector’s net new jobs. Yet despite the critical role small businesses play in the economy, most banks struggle to generate strong returns from Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:59:45-05:00May 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Small business, big attraction: Can small business banking be personal?

Collect, correct and correlate: CECL standards and the need for data

In June 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a new standard for the timely reporting of report credit losses on loans and other financial instruments—and in the process, created one of the most significant changes in recent years for financial institutions. The final version of the current expected credit loss standard (CECL) not only affects Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:59:47-05:00March 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Collect, correct and correlate: CECL standards and the need for data

Where credit is due: Why and how you need to prepare for CECL now

Last June, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued the final current expected credit loss (CECL) standard as a prevention technique to avoid a future financial crisis. And if CECL is new to you, you’re not alone. In a recent Fiserv webinar, more than 70 percent of industry professionals polled admitted to being only “a little” or Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:59:50-05:00January 31st, 2017|Comments Off on Where credit is due: Why and how you need to prepare for CECL now

Bridging the compliance-information technology gap: Enabling collaboration to strengthen compliance

Compliance with the requirements of Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations is too complex and challenging a job for a single bank department to manage. To be specific: While the reporting and investigation responsibilities reside in the Compliance staff, and legal/regulatory expertise with the legal department, the IT department must create the capacity to Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:59:51-05:00January 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Bridging the compliance-information technology gap: Enabling collaboration to strengthen compliance

Change to spare: How technology meets evolving anti-money laundering requirements

The past 10 years have seen an increase in the number and breadth of regulations aimed at the financial services industry, many of which stem from the financial crisis of 2007-’08. For example, requirements for capital adequacy, and restrictions on proprietary trading, have profoundly affected the covered institution. Yet beyond rules spawned the financial crisis, other rules Read More

By |2020-05-27T18:00:04-05:00November 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Change to spare: How technology meets evolving anti-money laundering requirements

Tackling compliance with the new fiduciary rule

Wealth management firms find themselves at different stages of readiness as they work to comply with Department of Labor’s (DoL) new fiduciary rule announced in April 2016. All financial services firms that manage retirement assets are facing a significant challenge as they develop and execute plans to bring their business operations in line with the new rule Read More

By |2020-05-27T18:00:05-05:00October 13th, 2016|Comments Off on Tackling compliance with the new fiduciary rule

Compliance challenge of collaborating with online lenders

The success of online marketplace lenders is motivating banks to find ways to partner with these companies, acquire them, or duplicate what they see happening in this new industry. However, as banks look to initiate that collaboration, the task has been made more difficult by last November’s advisory letter from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) on Read More

By |2020-05-27T18:00:07-05:00August 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Compliance challenge of collaborating with online lenders

Marketplace lenders face regulatory scrutiny

Online marketplace lending is an industry rooted in the innovative culture of Silicon Valley that may soon have to find its way in the bureaucratic culture of Washington, D.C. As one federal agency after another launches a study of the technology and business practices of non-bank companies that make online consumer and small business loans, the odds Read More

By |2020-05-27T18:00:07-05:00August 8th, 2016|Comments Off on Marketplace lenders face regulatory scrutiny

Preparing for new credit loss standards

With the recent Financial Accounting Standards Board vote to proceed and the final Accounting Standards Update now published, the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) standards remain top of mind for the C-suite in financial institutions. Even though the official adoption deadline has been pushed back to after December 2019, financial institutions should take actions today to help Read More

By |2020-05-27T18:00:08-05:00July 18th, 2016|Comments Off on Preparing for new credit loss standards

New risk from new rules on banker pay

In April, a joint committee of federal regulators issued their long-awaited proposed rule limiting incentive-based compensation for bankers. The rule, part of the larger Dodd-Frank Act, largely reflects the industry trends in executive compensation over the last few years, but the key difference is the breadth of impact. This regulation, as it stands, will impact more employees Read More

By |2020-05-27T18:00:09-05:00July 6th, 2016|Comments Off on New risk from new rules on banker pay