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Guest Post: The Growth of the U.S. Banking System

Walk down any Main Street, and you’re likely to see a wide range of shops, from local boutique shops, to regional businesses, to large national and international chains. They exist because people choose to shop there. Many started out small, … Continue reading

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Failures in an Orderly Fashion

Discussion in Washington around the concept of large financial firms being “too big to fail” (TBTF) has reached new heights. Recent editorials, studies, and commentators have debated whether financial services firms are too large to serve the greater good of … Continue reading

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Recent Cyber-Attacks: What to Know and How to React

1)       Banks have been targeted in the past month by cyber-attacks. Called “a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack”, it works by blocking legitimate customers trying to use the bank’s website, often resulting in slower than normal online interactions. 2)       … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Spot Financial Abuse of the Elderly

Financial abuse of the elderly is a serious issue. In fact, family members are the culprits for 75% of the victims of financial elder abuse, and women are twice as likely as men to become victims. Today, people over the … Continue reading

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Our Financial Services Industry: Safer and Stronger

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Protecting Financial Services in an Evolving Internet

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is reporting that nearly 2000 applications were filed for new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) at the close of the application period on May 30. gTLDS are the letters to the … Continue reading

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Small Businesses Can Find a Good Partner in Large Financial Services Companies

The SBA’s Small Business Week program, currently taking place, brings to the forefront the myriad ways in which financial services partners with government and other non-lending leaders to help make small business dreams a reality. Large financial institutions are willing … Continue reading

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April Brought Together Events, Advocacy and Camaraderie for Financial Literacy Month

April was a bustling month for financial literacy activities at the Roundtable. Our Financial Literacy Calendar boosted a total of 141 events in 29 states with the participation of 27 Roundtable member companies. In Washington, the Roundtable sponsored an annual favorite, … Continue reading

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Roundtable’s Chapa speaks to Terry Savage on Financial Literacy

Judy Chapa, Roundtable Vice President of Community Services and Financial Literacy, recently spoke to renowned financial literacy expert, Terry Savage on the importance of financial literacy on Capitol Hill.

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A few minutes with Kurt Wilhelm, Director of the Financial Markets Group, the OCC

On Wednesday, April 25th the Roundtable will host its inaugural “Soup and Sandwich with a Regulator”, an opportunity for Roundtable members to discuss key topics with industry regulators. The first guest speaker in this monthly series will be Kurt Wilhelm, Director of the Financial Markets Group … Continue reading

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