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
As we make our way through the first quarter of 2018, it’s fair to assume that most of us are still striving to stick to our New Year’s resolutions. Some of us want to ditch bad habits, while others want to spend more time with family. And for many, resolutions require a renewed focus on career growth.
Driving success at work directly involves you, the employer. How well do you know your workforce? Continue reading
New fraud statistics from Javelin Strategy & Research’s Report, 2018 Identity Fraud: Fraud Enters a New Era of Complexity reveal growing consumer sentiment toward financial institutions as identity crimes hit another record-high. This comes despite industry best efforts to mitigate fraud. Continue reading
Javelin Strategy & Research recently named EZShield an Identity Protection Leader — earning their highest recognition for identity theft resolution services among many other identity protection providers.
The announcement came as part of Javelin Strategy & Research’s Identity Protection Services Scorecard. The annual report highlights leaders in identity protection, current fraud trends and changing consumer needs.
We’re losing a staple of Main Street faster than expected. Nationwide, bank branch visits have been cut in half over the past 20 years.
According to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, this drop has led to a rash closing of physical branches. Since the financial crisis, banks have closed more than 10,000 branches – an average of three a day. Continue reading
Data Privacy Day is right around the corner! This international celebration occurs on January 28 and promotes advocacy for privacy and data security awareness — particularly the protection of personally identifiable information (PII).
EZShield is proud to be a Data Privacy Day Champion. And in doing our part to promote this event, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get #PrivacyAware with a transparent analysis of the current data security landscape and derive learning lessons as we move ahead. Continue reading
How do employees learn best?
Well, it’s kind of a complex answer…
Employers are increasingly aware of the importance of professional development and employee training. In fact, Training Magazine reports that U.S. companies spend an average of $4.5 billion annually on employee education programs.
However, these initiatives go much deeper than just skill development. Effective programs can increase productivity, improve accountability and enhance employee satisfaction. Ultimately, these benefits even combat turnover and add a real boost to your bottom line.
Does your bank belong on Snapchat? What should your credit union tweet about? Will Facebook’s algorithm ever be on your side again?
There’s a perfect storm swirling in the social-sphere that is creating a lot of questions for social media professionals in the financial services space.
As banks and credit unions increasingly try to engage consumers on social media, they’re often left defeated amidst waning attention spans, changing platforms and unfriendly algorithms. It’s the harsh reality of social media today, but it’s not all bad news.
Last month, the Identity Theft Resource Center released their annual Identity Theft Aftermath report. The report goes beyond the standard facts and figures of identity theft and gets to the heart of the problem — the impact on victims.
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
– Benjamin Franklin
Franklin was a pioneer in financial education and often oozed witty, yet practical wisdom. In fact, the man attributed with “a penny saved, is a penny earned” even authored one of the first widely-published financial advice pieces. Franklin understood the value of financial education — and made it a life mission to empower individuals through knowledge. Continue reading