Detecting and Preventing Financial Fraud: Safeguarding Credit Unions

September 21, 2023 | Devon Wilson | Credit Union Resources, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity

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  As the financial services industry faces an unprecedented surge in attempted fraud, credit unions must strengthen their defenses to protect their assets and members’ data. Fraudsters continue to evolve their tactics, making it crucial for credit unions to adopt advanced technologies that can effectively detect and prevent fraudulent activities. In the battle against financial […]

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FedNow + Cloud: The Perfect Match for Credit Unions?

September 7, 2023 | Devon Wilson | Cloud Computing, Credit Union Resources, IaaS


  The financial landscape is going through a significant shift with the launch of the Federal Reserve’s instant payments service, FedNow. Designed to enable real-time payment processing, this service is set to revolutionize the way financial institutions operate, driving them towards embracing cloud-based solutions, such as IMS’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). As credit unions try to keep […]

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Ransomware Attacks are Only Getting Faster: How to Secure Your Credit Union

August 24, 2023 | Devon Wilson | Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Email Scam

  In cybersecurity, it’s a constant race with bad actors often seeming to be in the lead. But, with smart strategies and tools, credit unions can still effectively safeguard themselves. Ransomware attacks are gaining momentum and complexity. These harmful software programs lock down access to computer systems or encrypt files, with attackers asking for a […]

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Is Your Credit Union Aware of These Bank Secrecy Act Violations?

August 10, 2023 | Devon Wilson | Consumer Safety, Credit Union Resources

  Financial transactions are increasingly digital and global. The importance of protecting credit unions from threats such as Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) violations cannot be overstated. These violations can undermine the integrity of financial institutions, erode trust, and expose credit unions to severe penalties. Understanding these violations, recognizing their signs, and […]

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Embracing Costovation: How Credit Unions Can Adopt Lean Business Practices

July 25, 2023 | Devon Wilson | Credit Union Resources, IaaS


  In today’s rapidly changing financial landscape, credit unions face increasing competition from traditional banks and fintech companies. To stay relevant and continue providing exceptional member experiences, credit unions must find innovative ways to streamline their operations and reduce costs while maintaining high-quality services. One approach that has gained traction is costovation — a strategy […]

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The Impact of Recent Changes to SBA 7(a) and 504 Lending Programs on Credit Unions

July 11, 2023 | Devon Wilson | Credit Union Resources

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  The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently made changes to the 7(a) and 504 lending programs, which have the potential to negatively affect credit unions and their borrowers. These changes aim to increase participation in the programs but experts believe it may inadvertently create challenges for credit unions and small businesses. Today we’ll be diving […]

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Important Credit Union Regulatory Hot Topics

June 26, 2023 | Devon Wilson | Business Continuity Planning

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  As a credit union, staying up to date on regulatory trends and concerns is crucial to ensure compliance and avoid penalties. With the ever-changing landscape of financial regulations, it can be challenging to keep track of the latest developments. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of key credit union regulatory hot topics to help […]

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Silicon Valley Bank Collapse: 4 Takeaways

June 12, 2023 | Devon Wilson | Business Continuity Planning

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  Silicon Valley Bank is one of the most prominent financial institutions in the tech industry, providing banking services to startups and venture capitalists. Recently, the bank experienced a security incident that affected its clients’ sensitive information. This incident has raised concerns among Silicon Valley Bank’s customers and other businesses alike. We will examine the […]

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The Cost of Bad Data

May 22, 2023 | Devon Wilson | Credit Union Resources

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  Good data is essential for businesses, especially credit unions. But what many credit unions need to realize is that bad data can come with a hefty price tag. From decreased operational efficiency to missed opportunities to grow your business, the cost of bad data is real and often underestimated. To help you understand these […]

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How Credit Union Data Analytics Can Improve Financial Performance

May 8, 2023 | Devon Wilson | Business Continuity Planning

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  In the modern age, credit unions are increasingly turning to data analytics to gain a better understanding of their financial performance. By leveraging data analytics, credit unions can track customer preferences, improve the member experience and ultimately increase their profits. With the right strategies in place, credit unions can use data analytics to gain […]

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