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- April 19, 2017Many industries, such as financial services, are looking to develop ways to leverage mobile capabilities. The goal is to use mobile to attract new customers, but also to engage and cement relationships with current customers. The challenge lies in the execution. To be effective, you’ll need to determine how to develop innovative ways to leverage the technology and your data and turn that into an...
- March 15, 2017Even the more sophisticated data-driven financial services marketers are struggling to figure out how to effectively and efficiently integrate personalization into multichannel customer and prospect marketing strategies. This iteration of the Epsilon 5 & 5 is intended to trigger some contrarian thoughts and challenge your marketing status quo. In this issue, we’ll talk about personalization,...
- March 2, 2017On Thursday, March 2, 2017, during the CFPB Consumer Advisory Board meeting, the Bureau announced the release of a list of institutions offering free credit scores to consumers. This list was created following a 2016 Federal Register notice requesting that companies inform the Bureau whether they provide free credit reports. Companies wishing to be added to the list may email FinancialEducation@...January 30, 2017The spirit of SCRA is rooted in the basic premise that Servicemembers should receive certain benefits and/or protections while defending our nation so they can focus on the job at hand. This paper provides best practices in regulatory compliance and customer experience with proven components for interacting with and managing obligations for this unique segment of customers. It also highlights...January 17, 2017On Tuesday, January 17, 2017, the White House, through the National Economic Council, released a white paper advocating for the U.S. government to engage in efforts to promote the financial technology industry. The paper commended initiatives such as the CFPB’s Project Catalyst and the OCC’s Responsible Innovation as examples of financial regulators modernizing how they engaged with the industry...December 20, 2016Are you addressing all the necessary elements to meet the increased regulatory expectations for credit reporting and disputes handling? Taking a closer look into your processes and programs can help organizations be prepared. Download our special report that highlights how to achieve data accuracy, manage disputes and take actions to mitigate your risk in consumer reporting. www.bridgeforce.comDecember 15, 2016On Thursday, December 15, 2016, at the 2016 CFPB Research Conference, Director Richard Cordray announced a web-based tool to help the public monitor developments in consumer lending and track trends over time. The “ Consumer Credit Trends ” tool, which currently is in the beta stage, covers mortgage, credit card, auto loan, and student loan markets, and uses data from one of the top three...November 29, 2016“Where do we start?” is a question institutions often ask when preparing for an upcoming regulatory exam. This article examines the answer to that question through an operational lens with a focus on how to prepare. It outlines recommended core functions, processes and organizational approaches to achieve exam readiness. www.bridgeforce.comNovember 18, 2016Trump’s Short List Includes Individuals with Banking Experience A lot of names are being tossed around for top positions in the Trump Administration. As it relates to banking, here is what we know so far: Steven Mnuchin , a former Goldman Sachs Banker, Jamie Dimon , CEO of JPMorgan, and Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), House Financial Services Committee Chair, are reportedly the leading candidates for...October 31, 2016On Friday, October 31, 2016, the CFPB released its 2016 Financial Literacy Report and “ one-pager .” The report outlines the Bureau’s financial literacy strategy, financial education initiatives, and research initiatives. In terms of education initiatives, the CFPB discusses the following resources: Ask CFPB, Paying for College, Planning for Retirement, Know Before You Owe: Take control of your...