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Category: Financial Institutions

Staying Relevant Amidst an Abundance of DIY Financial Tools

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Money impacts all our lives in many different ways. It pays for the essentials that keep us healthy and safe. It enables us to be ready for future expenses and plan new experiences. And it makes us feel good when we can share it with people in need.

Having a steady income can also eliminate financial anxiety. While money cannot buy happiness, studies have shown that, on average, happiness levels do increase with income up to roughly $75,000 in annual salary.  The reason money increases happiness (up to a point) is that it takes a certain salary to feel financially secure.

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What Cybersecurity Means to You and Your Account Holders

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NCSAM 2018

This October marks the 15th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness (NCSAM) month. The need to better protect our nation’s critical infrastructure – otherwise known as the vast, worldwide connection of computers, data, and websites supporting our everyday lives, has never been at a more critical junction. With the volume and velocity of today’s data breaches, it’s more important than ever for individuals and businesses to proactively address the exposure of personal and confidential information. Continue reading

The Next Wave of Digital Transformation: ID Crime Protection Integrated with Emerging Technologies

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As new technologies emerge to transform the status quo, so does the opportunity for innovation around banking and payment services. Financial business leaders everywhere need to ensure they are investing in the right technology, and in some cases move away from legacy operations, even if it eats their own lunch.

But, as new technologies emerge, so to do the threats facing the industry. A lot of this has to do with the accelerated adoption of a digital lifestyle by consumers and enterprises. As a result, financial institutions must evaluate all possible risks to uphold the security standards of their account holders who entrust them with their sensitive personal and financial data. Continue reading

Addressing the Banking Needs of an Aging Population

Addressing the Aging Needs of an Aging Population

In a world saturated with millennial-focused advertising, financial institutions are turning a blind eye to a very important demographic group: baby boomers. Many financial institutions place boomers in the bubble of anti-technology and dwindling funds. Not only are these stereotypes problematic, they can lead to a substantial loss in potential business. Continue reading

The Rise of Identity Crimes Creates a Major Opportunity in Banking

Driven by a pressure-cooker competitive environment, shifting consumer perceptions and growing security concerns — a not-so-new opportunity in banking has re-emerged.

Identity protection has once again become an optimal opportunity in banking. As cybercrime costs the financial services sector more than any other industry, and consumers increasingly demand engaging financial wellness experiences, financial leaders are starting to take a proactive approach to both by providing targeted identity protection offerings. Continue reading

Aligned for Success: How to Market Your Identity Protection Program

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In a world of mounting risks and waning attention spans, effectively marketing your identity protection program is imperative to your success. That’s why EZShield takes a partner approach to identity protection. We don’t just offer a proven product. We help financial institutions align world-class protection with targeted marketing materials and multi-channel communication plans to ensure success. Continue reading

The Rebirth of Identity Protection in Banking: Q&A Session with Terri Burton

Webinar Teaser: Q&A with Terri Burton

“The Rebirth of Identity Protection in Banking” is less than two weeks away! We decided to go behind-the-scenes and chat with Terri Burton, EZShield’s channel marketing solutions manager, who will also be moderating our upcoming webinar. Burton has worked closely with our speaker, Laura Bruck, vice president of marketing & solutions strategy, to bring this webinar together. Let’s see what Burton had to say about the significance of this topic within financial institutions.  Continue reading

Cybercrime Costs Financial Services Sector More Than Any Other Industry

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Financial institutions spend three times more on cybersecurity than other industries, according to a new report by Kaspersky Lab.

This critical investment in cybersecurity is warranted as cybercrime continues to plague the industry. With record-breaking numbers of data breach events – and the growing sophistication of phishing scams – cybersecurity threats relentlessly target both financial institutions and the accountholders they’re responsible to protect.

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Four Digital Payment Innovations That Will Change How We Pay in 2018

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I recently had the honor of speaking at 2018 CBA LIVE with Kevin King from ID Analytics. It was a truly remarkable event with inspiration around every corner. We felt at home in our session on the growing risks of synthetic identity theft per the conference’s “Beyond The Bank” theme this year.

CBA LIVE Beyond the Bank perfectly framed the collective conversation, as it encompassed consumers’ growing demands within the space that are increasingly falling outside the traditional banking realm. Continue reading

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