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Bankers' Hotline, Volume 19, Number 1

February 10, 2009

Industry Faces Major Layoffs: Staffs Cut While Exams Intensify

Institutions of all sizes globally are cutting back in these turbulent economic times, while tougher exams require more - not less - staff.

Tougher Credit Card Laws Possible

Credit card industry reform is one of the new administration's platforms.

In The News

Statistics, Facts, & Such

Training Page
Pandemic Planning, Part 1

by Dana Turner

A pandemic significantly and negatively impacts an institution's operations. Planning for this type of disaster needs to be part of every Business Continuity Plan.

Firms Behind in Data Security Practices

How secure is your data when it passes through third-party hands?

Few Banks Have Defined Risk Practices

The level of risk exposure in these volatile economic times increases, yet a recent study reveals that few firms have comprehensive strategies in place for dealing with risk.

From the editor's desk
Aim for the Comfort Zone

by Barbara Hurst

Aim for the Comfort Zone
Our customers need some reassurance about the safety and soundness of their money. Providing this reassurance is an important part of our customer service.

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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