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Ransomware

Ransomware is one of the biggest cyber threats affecting banking today. How can you stay protected? Does your insurance plan cover Ransomware? Do you have an appropriate coverage limit? Will your insurance company help with the removal of the Ransomware? What is It? Ransomware is a form of a computer virus. However, this isn’t one […]

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Handling Risk Without Buying Insurance

When I left the insurance agent ranks to become a consultant, it took me a year or two to think of Risk not as just an Insurance Problem but as a Risk Management Problem. Instead of thinking that every risk existed so I could sell an insurance policy to cover it, I began to think […]

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5 Factors That Affect Your Financial Institution Bond Premium

Use them to maximize your protection and minimize your premium costs How you answer those questions on that lengthy Financial Institution Bond Questionnaire can make a real difference in having great, competitively priced coverage under your Bond or poor, expensive coverage. While there are many factors that affect IF you will get a Bond quote, […]

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Don’t Get “Shorted” on Wire Transfers

The past few months have seen a rise in fraudulent Wire Transfer attempts and/or forged or fraudulent foreign check cashing. With the implementation of good procedures and the use of good old common sense, you should be able to avoid most, if not all, of these types of losses. While your first line of defense […]

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The Three Elements of Cyber/Internet Banking Exposures

With all the attention and “new” products that have emerged on “Cyber Liability,” “Internet Liability” and “Cyber Theft,” it is time to simplify this area a bit. There are really only three (3) areas of “Loss Exposure” to which a Financial Institution should be concerned: First Party Exposure, Second Party Exposure, and Third Party Exposures. […]

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Risk Management & Contingency Planning

The heart of Risk Management is planning for the unexpected. On February 23rd of this year, I had a personal lesson in the unexpected. On a semi-routine hospital visit, I ended up having emergency open heart surgery (not to worry, I’m fine now and back to 100%). While this event was traumatic, the biggest shock, […]

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So what IS a Financial Institution Bond Anyway?

The most important insurance policy a bank has, and the only one that is required by the regulators, is the Financial Institution Bond. However, even as important as it is a great deal of confusion exists as to just what it covers and what it doesn’t cover. While this newsletter will hit only some of […]

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It’s ALL in the NAME

While a “rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” it may not be covered under your insurance policy. One of the easiest and cheapest ways to be sure you have proper coverage is to make certain the name on your insurance policy is correct. Don’t assume that the insurance company will pay a […]

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Lenders Liability Risks

There once was a time was when all a banker had to worry about in dealing with a loan was collecting it. Now you have to worry about whether you will get a lawsuit for not making the loan and even for making it. “What is my likelihood of getting sued if I lend this […]

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Risk Administration

“It’s A Process” You’ve Identified your risk. You’ve Analyzed and Financed it. You’ve Controlled it. So now you’re done, right? Wrong. Now you’ve got to Administer it. Administering a Risk Management Program doesn’t mean you create a nice manual, stick it on a shelf and go about your business. Risk Management is a process, and […]

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