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Fraud prevention

6 Actionable Fraud Prevention Tips for Your Financial Institution

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Sean De Visser

Fraud is a serious problem for many individuals and businesses today, including financial institutions. It’s important that you understand the potential dangers of fraud, whether you’re operating a relatively small organization or a large, commercial financial institution. Naturally, you’ll also need to know more about the best methods for preventing and reducing fraud in your organization. So if you want your financial institution to be the most secure it can be, then you’ll love this list of tips, techniques, and strategies.

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Did Coronavirus Break the Housing and Mortgage Market? How Your Bank Should Respond

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Brandon Wood

Flashback to February, 2020 … On paper, the U.S. economic picture was at historic highs, with the top economic indicators of inflation, low unemployment, strong housing demand, consumer spending, and high consumer confidence all seemingly to be “unstoppable forces.” How, then, with what seemed like a blink of an eye, did the Coronavirus, which we will call the global “immovable object,” cause the economy to drop to its knees? And, more specifically, did this drop break the housing and mortgage market? If so, how can it be fixed, and what can your financial institution do to embrace your community in its time of need?

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Compete with Big Banks and Overcome Challenges with this 5 Step Plan

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Jeff Foster

Challenges and competition can come from anywhere at any time, and you need a strategy to meet those challenges, even the ones you can’t predict. That’s why in today’s post, we’re going to look at how a team faced with a big problem overcame the odds by following a simple, yet effective, plan. In this post, we’re going to give you that plan so you, too, can overcome the challenges and competition that face your bank.

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