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Bankers' Hotline, Volume 16, Number 5

July 07, 2006

Are You Prepared?: Experts Say Late Summer Highest Risk

When natural disaster strikes, lack of preparation can result in financial or criminal penalties for financial institutions, as well as human loss.

New $5 Bill Coming

As part of ongoing security enhancements to U.S. currency, the U.S. government announced its plans to redesign the $5 note.

In The News

Statistics, Facts, & Such

Training Page
Let's Talk U.S. Treasury Checks

by Barbara Hurst

Counterfeiting currency is a source of financial loss to the American public, with more money lost every year as a result of the theft and forgery of Treasury checks.

Banks Looking to Grow Even More

The world's banks are moving away from cost reduction strategies of recent years toward growth strategies.

PIN Reminder by Phone

Customers of MBNA in Europe who call into the bank's call center are given the option to obtain their PIN in real-time.

From the editor's desk
Used and Abused

by Barbara Hurst

The Right to Financial Privacy Act (RFPA) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act restricts what information we can give out regarding our depositors and their transactions. Thus, our government's access to SWIFT comes as a shock to most in the banking industry.

War Stories

Questions & Answers

Other Bankers

Executive Editor:
Barbara Hurst
Editor:
P. Kevin Smith, CPP
Contributing Editor:
Genilee S. Parente
Board of Advisors:
John S. Burnett
Peter G. Djinis, Esq.
William Gearin
Lucy H. Griffin
Mary Beth Guard, Esq.
David McGuinn
Robert G. Rowe, III, Esq.
Barry Thompson
Dana Turner
Andy Zavoina

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