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Best Practices in Banking Vendor Management

By Scott Sargent

For the past several years, federal regulators have targeted vendor management risk as one of their top regulatory priorities. The growing reliance on third-party service providers is only increasing the need and demand for effective vendor management programs.  On April 2, the FDIC reminded the banks under its supervision that it expects them to comply with the guidance previously issued.[1]

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Ag Credit Continues as Relief Flows

By Justin Dullum

President Donald Trump’s ongoing trade war with China is taking its own toll on the ag industry. But it has come at a time of unprecedented weather events, and the phenomena are a one-two punch. 

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Chicken Little and the Economy

By KC Mathews and Eric Kelley

Chicken Little would have been a terrible economist. She was hit on the head by a falling acorn and immediately declared “the sky is falling.” Perhaps a bit more analysis should have been conducted since the sky, in fact, was not falling.

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Bots Can Boost Banks’ Efficiency — But Watch for Pitfalls

Robotic process automation offers many benefits for financial institutions, but you need to prepare before you jump in.

By Jason Chorlins and Roberto Valdez

Robotic process automation (RPA) is quickly being adopted in the banking industry, trickling down from the biggest players to community banks and online-only startups whose customers may not have traditional accounts. Before you dive in, gain a better understanding of the many ways bots are being used in banking, the future potential, and the implementation considerations you shouldn’t overlook.

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Case Study: Planters Bank Boosts Security with Managed Detection and Response

By Bruce McClure

In today’s evolving threat landscape banks face considerable pressure to improve security and meet compliance obligations while also controlling costs. This is certainly the case at Planters Bank, an FDIC-insured community bank with 13 locations across Kentucky and Tennessee. With assets totaling more than $1 billion, Planters Bank offers a wide range of consumer and business banking services, but the organization must continually adopt a forward-thinking mindset to deliver innovative yet secure financial services.

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