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Can You Spot a Synthetic ID? The $6 Billion Mistake in Banking

What Banks Need to Know About Synthetic Identity Theft

New research from the Auriemma Consulting Group (ACG) paints a bleak picture of the state of synthetic identity theft and its hit to the banking industry. 

Synthetic identity theft cost banks $6 billion in 2016. Five percent of charged-off accounts and up to 20 percent of credit losses are thought to be a result of synthetic identity theft. 

With synthetic identity theft on the rise, banks and credit unions must search for more comprehensive solutions to this growing problem.  Continue reading

Gear Up for a Great Open Enrollment: 5 Tips

Brokers Open Enrollment Guide

‘Tis the season for IRS limit research, presentation prep and collateral creation. After all, it’s open enrollment season for many employee benefits brokers and companies alike. 

This is easily one of the most exciting (and honestly, confusing) times in the industry. With new mandates, rising pressures to cut costs, emerging benefits to consider and a competitive landscape — it can be hard to boil everything down into one streamlined package.

Here’s what benefits professionals need to know:

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Banking on New Revenue? How the Right ID Protection Partnership Can Help

Return on Revenue Identity Theft Protection August 2017

The FDIC recently released impressive figures in their Q1 report of U.S. bank performance. 

Aggregated net income for financial institutions was $44 billion in the first quarter of 2017. This is a 12.7 percent increase from the year prior. Community banks shared this growth with a 10 percent increase. Collectively, more than half of all financial institutions reported year-over-year growth in Q1 earnings. 

The report cited an increase in both interest and non-interest income as the primary drivers for revenue growth. The $2.1 billion in non-interest revenue growth is reflective of the drive to diversify products and grow revenue streams.  Continue reading

Time Off, Pays Off: The Science Backing Vacation Days

reasons why employees don’t use their vacation days

Last week, a poignant reminder of the importance of paid time off (and its lack of use) went viral. 

Madalyn Parker, a Michigan-based web developer, emailed her team to candidly tell them she’d be taking a few mental health days. Her boss was not only understanding of the request, but praised her for putting her wellbeing first and for helping to break through the stigma surrounding mental health days and time off as a whole. 

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Digital Innovation in Banking (And What It Means to Accountholders)

Digital Innovation in Banking

Technology moves fast. We see it with major “disruptions” from both digital innovation in banking as well as in our personal lives. These changes breed new opportunities but the accompanying challenges can be difficult to overcome. With all the avenues for innovation, what’s the most profitable path for financial institutions? 

A people-centric approach with a dual-view of the digital landscape is always a smart place to start.  Continue reading

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