November, 2022

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Examining pros, cons of banks and cryptocurrency

ATM Marketplace

Cryptocurrency has come a long way since its humble beginnings. Is it time for banks to take the plunge into cryptocurrency?

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Why banks should include ATMs in the 2023 budget

ATM Marketplace

Some banks are moving exclusively towards mobile banking for 2023, but research reveals customers, including Gen Z still want ATMs.

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CEOs Sound Off: Payments forecasts for 2023

Payments Dive

The CEOs of Brex, Splitit and Paystand weigh in on what’s to come in the year ahead, commenting on the trends, challenges, regulation and M&A.

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Brad M. Bolton: Putting the “community” in community banking

Independent Banker

Photo by Chris Williams. People want to be a part of something bigger than themselves, and community banks provide that opportunity. Community banking is about serving the greater good. As community continuators, we are part of something bigger than ourselves. We support civic clubs, Lions Clubs, the Relay for Life, our local schools and so much more, because these issues matter to the communities we serve.

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Case Study: First Mid Bank Fast-Tracks New Market Entry in Commercial Lending

Discover First Mid Bank's Expansion Success with Our Case Study! Discover how First Mid Bank & Trust fast-tracked market expansion through advanced automation and compliance solutions. This case study reveals their journey from facing challenges in Texas' complex legal landscape to achieving rapid market entry with GoDocs' innovative commercial closing platform.

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The Crypto Brat Pack Just Earned Themselves Regulation

Gonzobanker

Now is the time for bankers to engage lawmakers in how the crypto and digital asset market shapes up. Picture a 1970s mom making a sarcastic statement to her irresponsible son, “ Well you’ve just earned yourself a weekend of chores.”. Remember back to the creepy Mr. Vernon from the Breakfast Club who, growing tired of Bender (Judd Nelson) talking back to him, declared, “Congratulations, you just bought yourself another Saturday detention.”.

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FHFA Announces 2023 Conforming Loan Limits

CFPB Monitor

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently announced the conforming loan limits for residential mortgage loans acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2023. Fannie Mae addresses the limits in Lender Letter 2022-06. As was expected based on the significant increase in housing prices during 2022, the limits increased substantially. The standard loan limit for a one-unit home increased from $647,200 in 2022 to $726,200 for 2023.

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Bitcoin and cryptocurrency: A guide for the perplexed

ATM Marketplace

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency can often be difficult to understand. A panel of self-service industry experts discussed the technology in detail and debunked several misconceptions.

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Credit swipe-fee relief needed

Payments Dive

“Congress has a responsibility to bring much-needed transparency and competition” to credit card swipe fees, writes the chairman of the trade association for 7-Eleven franchisees.

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Lindsay LaNore: The art of saying “thank you”

Independent Banker

Photo by goir/Adobe. The end of the year is the perfect time to share your appreciation for the hard work and successes of the year gone by. By Lindsay LaNore, ICBA. It’s the end of the year, a time for leaders to reflect on goals, metrics and performance over the past 12 months. It’s a time to set goals and a vision for the year ahead. And it’s also a perfect time to say, “thank you,” and share your appreciation for all the hard work and successes of the year gone by.

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Exploring the Liability Shift: A Comprehensive Guide to Fraud Loss Responsibility and Mitigation

Shifting liability for digital fraud losses represents a significant challenge for financial institutions and payment service providers. In response to the global surge in digital fraud, regulators are introducing policies that transfer the cost of fraud from defrauded customers to financial institutions. ThreatMark’s newly released white paper, "The Liability Shift: Understanding Fraud Losses Responsibility and Mitigation," provides an in-depth analysis of this shift, its implications, and stra

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Will Bank Wealth Managers Miss the Golden Opportunity?

Gonzobanker

New approaches to talent and technology are needed to address changes in the wealth management business model. Wealth management and trust clients are some of the most lasting and profitable relationships a bank can attract, but the banking industry is simply missing the opportunity to realize these businesses’ vast strategic potential. As banks experience rate volatility and future increases in their costs of funds, businesses that drive noninterest income like trust and wealth management will

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Open Banking and Ecosystems

Cisco

Venmo, just like Google, has become a proper noun AND a verb. Venmo solved a problem of an individual wanting to pay another individual (or even small business) without having to use cash, check or even debit/credit card. Open banking made this possible. Open banking allows third-party financial services companies to access consumer banking, transaction, and other financial data via the secure use of APIs.

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HUD Issues Final Rule Permitting Private Flood Insurance with FHA Loans

CFPB Monitor

The U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development (HUD) recently issued a final rule permitting the use of private flood insurance policies with FHA-insured mortgage loans. HUD also issued Mortgagee Letter 2022-18 addressing with regard to FHA-insured loans general flood insurance requirements, flood insurance requirements for condominiums, manufactured homes and home equity conversion mortgage (HECM) loans (i.e., reverse mortgage loans), and private flood insurance requirements.

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Strengthening the resilience of market-based finance

BankUnderground

Naoto Takemoto, Simon Jurkatis and Nicholas Vause. In less than two decades, the system of market-based finance (MBF) – which involves mainly non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs) providing credit to the economy through bonds rather than loans – has both mitigated and amplified the economic effects of financial crises. It mitigated effects after the global financial crisis (GFC), when it substituted for banks in providing credit.

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Live Demo: How to Achieve Reconciliation Zen

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

Automation generally supercharges any process and brings its value to the forefront. See how infusing automation such as ART (our month-end close solution), into your close can get you to the next level of closing. We will share a live demo of SkyStem's solution, ART and share the key elements of month-end close automation. Through ART, we'll take a look at: What month-end close automation entails Which process steps can and should be automated Benefits of achieving process automation, and Why i

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Visa’s next CEO sees a world of growth

Payments Dive

Ryan McInerney, who will become CEO of the card network juggernaut next year, recently detailed the areas where he sees opportunities for the company.

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Best Community Banks to Work For 2022

Independent Banker

Clockwise from top left: Grand Ridge National Bank, Wheaton, Ill.; Community Financial Services Bank, Benton, Ky.; Bank of Montana, Missoula, Mont.; CNB Bank, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; Midwest Bank, Norfolk, Neb. What great resignation? In our annual workplace survey, employees of ICBA’s best community banks to work for told us they benefit from engaging cultures, opportunities for advancement and innovative benefits. » LESS THAN $250 MILLION.

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Survey: Small businesses seeking loan opportunities from community banks

ABA Community Banking

More than half of community bankers in a recent survey cited small business loans as a high priority in 2022, with most small business owners saying in the same poll that they plan to borrow an average of $2 million over the next two years. The post Survey: Small businesses seeking loan opportunities from community banks appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

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Cybersecurity Regulation Updates for Financial Services

Cisco

In 2017, New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) passed cybersecurity regulation 23 NYCRR 500, requiring all financial services companies to implement multi-factor authentication (MFA). Since its creation, the Cybersecurity Framework has continued to offer updates and guidance on best security practices. In 2021, the NYDFS cybersecurity department explicitly called out MFA weaknesses as one of the most common gaps exploited at financial services companies.

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The State of Automation in Financial Services 2024 Report

In this report, you’ll find a comprehensive analysis of survey responses from executives at banks, credit unions, and insurance companies concerning their organization’s current and future use of automation. The report’s key insights include: Which types of automation are saving organizations the most time and money How to overcome the biggest barriers to automation implementation and adoption Why automation investments will continue to grow over the next few years How much you could save in 202

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CFPB seeks input on development of new auto market data set

CFPB Monitor

On November 17, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced in a blog post that it is in seeking to build a new data set that “will allow for a more robust understanding of market trends” in the auto market. According to the CFPB, over 100 million Americans have an auto loan, and auto loan balances (currently estimated at $1.5 trillion nationally) are on pace to surpass student loans as the second-largest debt category in 2023.

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Finalists announced for Self-Service Innovation Awards

ATM Marketplace

This year's finalists for the 2022 Self-Service Innovation Summit Awards include innovators in payments, vending and more.

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FIS may cut thousands of workers, Bloomberg reports

Payments Dive

The news report on workforce reductions at the payments processor follows its announcement earlier this month that it would embark on a $500 million cost-cutting program.

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Rebeca Romero Rainey: The people make the bank

Independent Banker

Photo by Chris Williams. How we hire, retain, recruit and advance our missions amid momentous change will remain a key topic for community bank leaders and will influence our plans for the future. December creates a natural opportunity for reflection, and as I look back on our efforts over the past year, I’m struck by one core truth: It’s the people who make the bank.

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2024 Lending Outlook: Innovations and Evolutions in the Financial Sector

As we step into 2024, the lending landscape evolves rapidly with technology, regulations, and market dynamics driving change. For banks and financial institutions to stay competitive and meet the evolving needs of their customers, these drivers must be understood and engaged with. Lenders can anticipate significant transformation fueled by technological advancements, regulatory shifts, and changing consumer behaviors.

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Major funds exposed to companies allegedly engaged in Uyghur repression in China

TheGuardian

Report finds stock indexes provided by MSCI include companies using forced labour or constructing surveillance state in Xinjiang Many of the world’s largest asset managers and state pension funds are passively investing in companies that have allegedly engaged in the repression of Uyghur Muslims in China, according to a new report. The report, by UK-based group Hong Kong Watch and the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice at Sheffield Hallam University, found that three major stock ind

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Wells Fargo launches automated same-day loans

BankInovation

Wells Fargo is launching a digital-only product that runs on microservices to provide small, same-day loans to clients. The $1.8 trillion bank’s Flex Loan product has been in development since January and was integrated across multiple systems in real time using an API, Abeer Bhatia, CEO of retail financial services and personal lending at San […].

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CFPB asks SCOTUS to review Fifth Circuit ruling that CFPB’s funding is unconstitutional and hear argument in April 2023

CFPB Monitor

The CFPB has filed a certiorari petition with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of the Fifth Circuit panel decision in Community Financial Services Association of America Ltd. v. CFPB that held the CFPB’s funding mechanism violates the Appropriations Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Given the daunting odds the CFPB would have faced in seeking to have the decision reversed by an en banc Fifth Circuit, it is not surprising that it chose to proceed directly to the Supreme Court.

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Stewart: Rising rates hit borrowers but bring ‘real money’ for savers

ABA Community Banking

While borrowers are getting pinched by rising interest rates, senior savers are seeing meaningful returns for the first time in decades, former ABA Chair Laurie Stewart said in an interview on NPR’s “Marketplace” program last night. The post Stewart: Rising rates hit borrowers but bring ‘real money’ for savers appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

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Addressing Top Enterprise Challenges in Generative AI with DataRobot

The buzz around generative AI shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future. Enterprise interest in the technology is high, and the market is expected to gain momentum as organizations move from prototypes to actual project deployments. Ultimately, the market will demand an extensive ecosystem, and tools will need to streamline data and model utilization and management across multiple environments.