News & Commentary
Content posted in August 2004
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Simulated Hacker Attacks
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
WesCorp uses Skybox View software to look at its systems through hackers' eyes and identify the key vulnerabilities that need to be fixed quickly
Apply today!
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
Credit card issuing banks and non-bank financial institutions take a varying approach to dealing with the old standby: the take-one credit card application.
Wed, 25 Jul 2007 14:55:02 -0500
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
In the battle between Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group for UFJ, the stakes include more than just UFJ's assets.
One Question For: Sue Barger, Omega Bank
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
How is your institution containing processing costs with the increase of loan application volume?
A Friendly Warning
Commentary  |  8/31/2004  | 
Everyone in the industry talks about "financial products and services." And to this point, I have dutifully repeated the phrase in my writing and unwittingly reinforced its usage.
Piggly Wiggly Touches New Payment Ground
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
Grocery store customers 'give the finger' to make payments with Pay By Touch technology.
E-Learning
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
With ever-changing compliance requirements, e-learning provides a method of training bank employees on the newest regulations.
News & Rollouts
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
Disbank Defends Against Fraud; Fair Isaac's Enterprise Decision Manager; IBM Unveils eServer p5 Systems; FTI Releases StreetEnterprise 6.3; Recent Rollouts
Count Your Money
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
Bangor Savings Bank updates cash management capabilities with online solution.
New Accounts, No Waiting
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
Banterra cuts costs and improves customer service with automation platform.
Frontier Fights Fraud, With a Smile
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
Georgia-based bank uses compliance technology to improve customer service.
Financial Institutions Make Time for Real-Time Nostro
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
Cable & Wireless provides Citibank and others with aggregated cash positions.
Banks Hear Customers Loud and Clear
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
By leveraging speech technologies, banks are improving customer service and cutting costs.
Defensive Posture
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
Banks seek continual improvement in security strategies and tactics.
Salaries Expected To Increase For IT Professionals In 2008
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
As banks prepare for the final push toward Check 21, they must overcome several roadblocks to succeed in the electronic age.
Hang ’Em High
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
John Carter, United States Representative, Republican, Texas, 31st District
Exec News
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
Barclays eCommerce Head; KeyCorp Appointment; Wachovia Names Director; New Head of M&A at HN; Summit Names Sr. Officer
The Rigg Is Up
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
Banks cannot rely only on technology for compliance.
Banks Beginning to See the Light Of Distant Shores
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
Slowly but surely, financial institutions are spending more on IT outside of the United States.
Big Deals
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
Wells Fargo Picks Carreker; Newburyport Taps M&I; Misys, Stefanini Partner; PwC Teams With PlanView; Cardtronics Selects NCR; BNP Paribas Taps AT&T; ABN-Amro Singapore Selects VASCO; Benchmark/AssureTec Deal; Abacus Selects COCC; Rabobank Picks PINPOINT
Political Conventions Spur Bank Readiness
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
Disaster recovery plans get a workout in Boston and N.Y.
Who Was That Masked Man?
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
MSU professor gives ID theft advice to those impacted by 'gateway' crime.
XBRL Gathers Momentum With SEC and EC Attention
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
Financial-reporting protocol gains high-level attention on road to adoption.
Uncomfortably Close
Commentary  |  8/30/2004  | 
This has been a "good news-bad news" summer for bank technology executives, especially those responsible for security and business continuity (which today probably means almost every bank technology executive).
Joint Forum Issues High-Level Outsourcing Principles
News  |  8/24/2004  | 
Working group provides guidance to firms and regulators on how to maintain high standards of corporate governance and risk management
BofA’s Volunteerism Pays Off
News  |  8/24/2004  | 
Bank of America to keep track of employees' time spent volunteering, in part to conform with the Community Reinvestment Act
Smart Cards: Providing Secure and Strong Authentication Over Insecure Public Networks
News  |  8/24/2004  | 
Smart cards and one-time passwords provide a single process for strong and secure authentication in a wide range of applications.
Forging Your Bank’s Link in the New Currency Supply Chain
News  |  8/17/2004  | 
A decade from now, the currency supply chain will probably appear as a fairly clean, mature and optimized business.
Are Merchant-Controlled Debit Networks the Next Big Thing?
News  |  8/17/2004  | 
Retailers and independent companies are actively trying to leverage the ACH network to offer a low-cost debit card infrastructure.
E-Learning to Address Regulatory Compliance
News  |  8/17/2004  | 
E-learning can be an ideal way to train bank employees and to keep them current on the regulations.
Quality vs. Deception in Managing IRDs
News  |  8/10/2004  | 
When it comes to preparing for the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act (Check 21), financial institutions are concerned that fraud and quality issues might cancel out the benefits of the Act.
Disaster-Recovery Spending on the Rise
News  |  8/10/2004  | 
Financial companies are expected to keep spending in response to last week's threats
Growing Roles and Responsibilities for Bank Information Security Departments
News  |  8/10/2004  | 
Before Y2K, information security was rarely discussed in bank board meetings. Today, it's a key component of bank exams.
News  |  8/5/2004  | 
How is Sterling National using technology to target specific customers and maintain long-term relationships with those customers?
No Skype on iPhone? Not So!
News  |  8/5/2004  | 
The legacy of Ronald Reagan will be remembered around the world, especially in the financial community.
Cross-Selling
News  |  8/5/2004  | 
Selling new products to existing customers has long been on most banks' agendas. Yet historically, few have had significant cross-selling success.
News & Rollouts
News  |  8/5/2004  | 
Sovereign Bank's Growth; EMC's Proven Solutions; Metafile's Portal Module; Keynote Introduces WebIntegrity 3.0; South Side Consolidates With FundsXpress; Fortis Bank Rolls Out Risk Managment Tool; Banco do Brasil Deploys Fair Isaac;
Online Bill Pay Adds to the Bottom Line
News  |  8/5/2004  | 
Commerce Bancorp increases e-payments, customer service with Corillian solution.
No Fear of Change
News  |  8/5/2004  | 
Navy Federal Credit Union automates application life cycle management.
Equitable Bank Shifts Network Into High Gear
News  |  8/5/2004  | 
Bank uses Check Point firewall to extend services to branch locations.
ILM Explained
News  |  8/5/2004  | 
Banks cited as inspiration for information life cycle management strategy.
Knowledge Is Power
News  |  8/5/2004  | 
The recipe for successful enterprise content management (ECM) can include all sorts of ingredients to capture, store and retrieve documents.
MasterCard Goes Fishing For Phishers
News  |  8/5/2004  | 
MasterCard International and digital-fraud-detection firm NameProtect have joined to fight illegal online activities, principally "phishing" schemes and the online trading of stolen credit card numbers.
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News  |  8/5/2004  | 
Card companies are finding new ways to profit from the growing market of prepaid cards.
Northstar Benchmarks Against The Rest
News  |  8/5/2004  | 
Four years ago, a group of investors started Northstar Financial.
Security National Brings Families Closer
News  |  8/5/2004  | 
In some places, "family values" isn't just an election-year catchphrase.
Have a Problem? No Problem!
News  |  8/5/2004  | 
Community banks have always had a customer-centric philosophy.
Fear Factor: Spaghetti Code
News  |  8/4/2004  | 
There's no reason to fear change, especially if it comes in bite-size pieces.
Scotiabank Focuses on Commercial Customers
News  |  8/4/2004  | 
Scotiabank already has a customer-centric view of its retail customers.
Loyalty Down Begets Loyalty Up
News  |  8/4/2004  | 
Wescom Credit Union relies upon the goodwill of its members in order to thrive.
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