Regulatory & Policy Compliance

Regulations with benefits

Our clients are facing three primary issues when it comes to regulatory compliance: time resources knowledge Many are facing Matters Requiring Attention (MRA) and Matters Requiring Immediate Attention (MRIA) and don’t have the staff or the capacity to complete all of the work themselves within tight...read more

Does social media change the data governance field?

Last week I presented at the 27th Annual Card Forum and Expo and the conference highlighted several issues of progress from new payment solutions. Lots of discussion was regarding Apple Pay and the merchant and consumer perspectives on adoption were widely reviewed. Of course, the implications are...read more

Capital adequacy requirements continue to evolve. Are you prepared?

Complying with complex and evolving capital adequacy regulatory requirements is the new reality for financial service organizations, and it doesn’t seem to be getting any easier to comply in the years since CCAR was introduced under the Dodd Frank Act.  Many banks that have submitted capital plans...read more

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