Let's Be Friends: Banking & Merchant Trade Groups Launch Cybersecurity Partnership February 14, 2014After weeks of finger-pointing regarding responsibility for responding to recent card breaches, 13 trade groups say they will cooperate on information sharing and improved card security technology. M&T Brings On Donald Truslow As New Chief Risk Officer February 01, 2013Truslow, who previously worked at The Financial Services Roundtable and Wachovia Corporation, will also serve as executive vice president and a member of the bank's management committee. Pawlenty Named New CEO of Financial Services Roundtable September 20, 2012The former Minnesota governor takes over for Steve Bartlett in leading the industry group.
The Cybersecurity Imperative: How Banks Can Combat Cybercrime September 04, 2012As the financial world gets increasingly high-tech, protecting data has never been more important. According to BITS president Paul Smocer, innovations such as smartphones and cloud computing offer banks great opportunities for efficiency and customer enga Industry Groups Seek to Operate .bank and .insurance Domain Names June 01, 2012The American Bankers Association and The Financial Services Roundtable announced they have applied to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for the right to operate two new Web domains. Former CFPB Official to Lead BITS Fraud Reduction Program February 29, 2012Former CFPB official Diane Ness to lead BITS fraud reduction program. Carlson Tabbed to Lead BITS Security and Fraud Efforts December 04, 2011The former Morgan Stanley managing director has rejoined the tech policy outfit. Rattray to Lead BITS Security Program September 07, 2010Dr. Greg Rattray has joined BITS, the technology policy division of The Financial Services Roundtable, as its senior vice president for security, the organization announced today. GAO Report Offers Mixed Bag of Commentary on Interchange Fees November 20, 2009 Consumer Financial Protection Agency Continues to Create Banker Angst August 09, 2009As the Consumer Financial Protection Agency moves nearer to reality, banks are left wondering just how much innovation will suffer at the expense of more oversight. Levitt Applauds Regulatory Reforms, but Says Accounting Standards Ignored June 17, 2009 FSTC Merges Into Financial Services Roundtable June 04, 2009 Stress Tests Reveal Some Weakness, But Not as Much as Anticipated. May 08, 2009 November 17, 2008 Patent Issues a Growing Concern for Banks March 27, 2008Financial services patents are moving front and center as banks seek to protect their competitive advantage while the courts and the U.S. Patents Office wrangle over the patentability of intangible banking processes. New BITS Head to Continue to Stay Course on Risk and Security June 12, 2007Leigh Williams will focus on reinforcing BITS' mission of providing banks with a security and risk resource. Banks Need Patents, Experts Say May 24, 2007Banks need to consider the importance of patents to their business, experts say. BITS Payments Committee Moved To The Clearing House May 24, 2007Payments initiatives from BITS and The Clearing House merge to form unified payments front. Catherine Allen to Depart BITS February 13, 2007Long-time BITS CEO Allen to leave role, but not financial services, to devote time to The Santa Fe Group consultancy. Political Conventions Spur Bank Readiness August 30, 2004Disaster recovery plans get a workout in Boston and N.Y.