Regulatory & Policy Compliance

Overdraft management that just makes sense for everyone

  Over the last several years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has, not so quietly, been actively pushing for changes in how banks decision applicants for new checking accounts.  Recent activity by the CFPB is accelerating the pace of this change for those managing...read more

Data governance — Following the doctor’s orders is the best practice.

This is the third post in a three-part series. Experian® is not a doctor. We don’t even play one on TV. However, because of our unique business model and experience with a large number of data providers, we do know data governance. It is a part of our corporate DNA. Our experiences across our many...read more

2015 Mobile and Retail Banking Survey

There are two sides to every coin and in banking the question is often to you want to chase the depositor of that coin, or lend it out? Well the Federal Reserve’s decision to hold interest rates at record lows since the economic downturn gave the banks’ in the United States loan portfolios a nice...read more

A diagnosis for data governance — Informed preparation is the best medicine

This is the second post in a three-part series. Imagine the circumstances of a traveler coming to a never before visited culture. The opportunity is the new sights, cuisine and cultural experiences. Among the risks is the not before experienced pathogens and the strength of the overall health...read more

Keep calm and authenticate on

Not long ago, I spoke at the eSign Records conference in NYC.  During Q&A, someone asked a question that comes up often:  What is the future of knowledge-based authentication (KBA)?  It is no secret that there are people in the industry who believe the usefulness of KBA has run its course; however,...read more

The best medicine for data governance? Be your own doctor

This is the first post in a three-part series. You’ve probably heard the adage “There is a little poison in every medication,” which typically is attributed to Paracelsus (1493–1541), the father of toxicology. The trick, of course, is to prescribe the correct balance of agents to improve the patient...read more

Is your Risk Ratings making the grade?

I am at the Risk Management Association’s annual conference in DC and I feel like I am back to where my banking career began.  One of the key topics here is how important the Risk Rating Grade is and what impact that right or wrong Risk Rating Grade can have on the bank. It is amazing to me how a...read more

Model Risk Governance – It’s not just for the big banks

I have just completed the first of two presentations on Model Risk Governance at the RMA Annual Conference.  The focus of the presentation was the compliance with the Model Risk Governance guidance at the smaller asset sized financial institutions.  The big theme across all of the attendees at the...read more

Model Risk Governance – It’s not just for the big banks!

When the OCC put forth the supervisory guidance on model risk governance the big focus in the industry was around the larger financial institutions that had created their own risk models.  The overall intent to make sure that the larger financial institutions were properly managing the risk they...read more

The cost of financial regulation…and now what?

The Wall Street Journal just recently posted an article that mentioned the cost of the financial regulations for some of the largest banks.  Within the article it is staggering to see the cost of the financial crisis and also to see how so much of this could have been minimized by sound banking...read more