AI raises cyberattack risk, experts say | Banking scam emerges to target elderly | KeyBank invests in payment fintech
August 18, 2017
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CFPB, states reach settlement on private student loans
A $192 million settlement announced by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 13 states covers about 41,000 students who obtained private loans to attend the now-defunct for-profit Corinthian Colleges. The settlement awaits approval from the US District Court.
CNNMoney (8/17),  The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (8/17) 
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Retail Banking Roundup
AI raises cyberattack risk, experts say
Artificial intelligence helps banks fight cybercrime but also makes them vulnerable to attacks, cybersecurity experts say. "The reason cybercriminals don't knock over banks as much as they use malware or other cybertechniques is because the technology lends itself to providing better outcomes," said Steve Grobman, chief technology officer at McAfee.
American Banker online (free content) (8/17) 
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Banking scam emerges to target elderly
People are calling the elderly claiming to be a bank representative who is sending someone to seize a credit or debit card with fraudulent activity, according to the Palm Beach County, Fla., Sheriff's Office. The caller obtains the victim's PIN during the conversation, then applies fraudulent charges to the account.
WPBF-TV (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) (8/17) 
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Industry News
KeyBank invests in payment fintech
KeyBank is the first major bank to invest in Billtrust, a cloud-based payment-cycle manager in New Jersey. "KeyBank recognizes that investments in [financial technology] are an integral source of innovation that drives better client experiences," said Billtrust CEO Flint Lane.
Crain's Cleveland Business (tiered subscription model) (8/18) 
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Regulatory Report
Yellen to speak at Wyo. economic symposium
Yellen to speak at Wyo. economic symposium
Yellen (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to address the central bank's annual economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo., on Aug. 25. She intends to focus on financial stability.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (8/17) 
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Fed concerned about AI risk models
The Federal Reserve is asking banks to back off from depending on advanced machine learning to assess contagion risk, saying the result could be misleading. "If you apply machine learning to assess model risk, this algorithm is itself a model and you have to prove that it works," said Nikolai Kukharkin of UBS.
Risk (subscription required) (8/17) 
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Legislative Affairs
White House discounts Cohn resignation rumors
Gary Cohn intends to remain director of the National Economic Council, a White House official says. Markets dropped this week because of speculation that Cohn, who is spearheading the White House's tax-reform initiative, planned to resign in light of President Donald Trump's comments on racial violence in Charlottesville, Va.
Bloomberg (8/17) 
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Career Development
Get better results from your emails
Get better results from your emails
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If you want your emails to be persuasive, make sure you personalize them for the recipient, writes John Stevens. Keep them short and to the point by eliminating unnecessary words and putting the most important parts first.
Glassdoor (8/16) 
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