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A SAFE Path Forward: Banking the Marijuana Industry

By Amber Goodrich
As states continue to legalize medical and recreational marijuana, pressure is mounting on both marijuana-related businesses (MRBs) and financial institutions due to current federal restrictions.


6 Banking Tips for Social Media Compliance

By Craig Lippman
Social media channels provide financial institutions with a unique opportunity to engage in helpful two-way communication with customers, prospects, employees and even critics.


Best Practices for the Ultimate Customer Acquisition Experience

By Laura Ryan
The race for customers is at an all-time high. And financial institutions face an unprecedented list of competitors, with increased pressure coming not just from other banks, but also from retail and technology giants like Amazon, Apple and Google all looking to throw their hats into the financial ring.


Follow These 8 Steps for CCPA Compliance

By Amber Goodrich
In 2018, California became the first state to pass a comprehensive consumer privacy law - and it comes with far-reaching implications. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) can affect organizations without a physical location in California. And it may push other states to accelerate passage of similar laws, as well as cause Congress to pass a national privacy law.


Survey Says: Your Peers Weigh in on 2019 Banking Strategies

By Steve DuPerrieu
What will rise as the hot-button issue for bankers in 2019? To find out, CSI annually polls executives at U.S. financial institutions across the country, asking questions that uncover the strategies and issues they believe will most affect the financial sector in the year ahead. 220 bankers answered our survey this year, and shared how they plan to exceed customer expectations in 2019.


Re-Instated Iran Sanctions

By Amber Goodrich
On May 8, 2018, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran Deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a treaty implemented on Jan. 16, 2016. In conjunction with Trump's decision, the U.S. reinstated nuclear sanctions on Iran at the conclusion of two wind-down periods, the second of which ended Nov. 4. The wind-down allowed U.S. organizations time to wrap up all soon-to-be sanctioned transactions with Iran.


The Banker's Guide to GDPR

By Keith Monson
GDPR, with an effective date of May 25, 2018, has far-reaching implications. Companies in the EU have spent the past 24 months preparing for this date. However, GDPR doesn't just affect businesses in the EU, and that's left many American financial institutions unaware of or uncertain about their obligation to it.


Known Vulnerabilities: The Never-Ending Race

By Steve Sanders
For nearly two decades, two significant vulnerabilities lurked undetected in CPUs across the world. Hackers, by their nature, will attempt to use these vulnerabilities to exploit your institution's sensitive data before patches are implemented. In order to address these vulnerabilities properly, it helps to have a thorough understanding of the different types that exist.


4 Steps to Success in Treasury Management

By Greg Aumann
Treasury management services allow your institution to generate fee revenue while simultaneously engraining it as an indispensable part of your customers, business operations, but not without some effort on your part. The following four-step plan will guide your institution through launching a successful treasury management program.

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