Risk & Compliance Competing in a Digital-first Environment: Is your Origination Process Ready?

Banking - Originations
Jan092019

“He who defends everything defends nothing” That quote, attributed to the 18th century King of Prussia Frederick the Great, refers to military strategy, but it could just as easily be used to describe the dilemma faced by financial services executives as they modernize their loan origination processes. In the first post of my multi-part series on how banks are solving common challenges in acquiring and retaining new customers, I looked at the challenges and opportunities financial institutions need to address in improving marketing performance. In this write-up, I want to focus on similarly practical solutions to common challenges in the origination process as it is a convergence point for a lot of different objectives necessary to deliver growth—provide a compelling customer experience, minimize credit losses, prevent fraud, maximize revenue, and comply with regulations. Fully addressing all of those objectives (or defending all of those fronts) is an impossible task. Move... [Read More]

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Risk & Compliance Government Predictions 2019: Automate, Enhance and Secure

Government Predictions 2019
Jan062019

U.S. Government Predictions 2019: Now that we have completed the 2018 election season, people are asking what is in store for 2019.  The good news is that revenues look strong, but there are a number of factors if you look deeper into the numbers.  Also, while often the first year of a legislative session occurs before our political leaders are thinking about re-elections, election cycles have apparently gotten longer, because for many American politicians, the 2020 election season has already begun. Tight Budgets Despite Increases In Overall Spending While the National Association of State Budget Officers has reported a healthy 4.3% increase in general fund spending, most of that new money is going to three places: Medicaid, K-12 education, and pension obligations.  This will likely squeeze out revenue increases in virtually all other areas.  Government will carefully scrutinize any new spending, and will be looking for proverbial “singles”, rather than “home... [Read More]

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