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Looming Regulations Require Immediate Attention

After attending the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) Forum on Auditing in the Small Business Environment, our HORNE Financial Institutions team was reminded of future certainties that require immediate...

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Internal Controls Can Combat Fraud

When internal controls breakdown, an organization’s risk of fraud increases significantly. We recently conducted a fraud investigation for one of our clients where management believed funds were missing but had...

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Better, Faster, Cheaper? What You Should Expect from Next Generation Audits

The banking industry has been (understandably) shaken by the rise and impact of technologies like automation and artificial intelligence. The audit profession has been similarly shaken. Already, machines can handle...

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How Smaller Banks Use Digital Channels to Stay Competitive

As people move away from physically walking into brick and mortar branches, the banking industry has planted (at least) one foot firmly in the “bank of the future.” This modern...

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Lending and Discrimination: A Recipe for Disaster

Any financial institution engaged in mortgage lending has a responsibility to make sure its employees are aware of the current status of lending discrimination laws. The Office of Fair Housing...

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3 Ways a Modernized CRA will Strengthen Banks and Communities

As is always the case, July brings the distraction of long-awaited summer vacations. This year in particular, there has been much talk about how (or if) Congress will balance summer...

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Mid-Year Check Up: The Top 5 Challenges Facing CFOs

At the start of 2017, analysts around the world vocalized their expectations about the opportunities and complexities that would impact the C-suite in general and CFOs in particular. With a...

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Your 2017 Mid-Year Bank Financial Update

At the start of 2017, we looked at the topics that were of the greatest interest to you in 2016. Issues related to regulatory changes, cyber issues, demographic shifts, and...

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How to Build a Better Bank Board of Directors

As banks evolve, so should your leadership team and board. Shareholders, analysts, investors, and even customers want proof of diversity, collaboration, and confident decisions. No longer can a bank board...

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A Step-by-Step Guide to CECL Implementation

The new allowance for loan losses standard (ASU 2016-13) known as CECL (Current Expected Credit Losses) is here. Download our E-book A Step-by-Step Guide to CECL Implementation and check out our resources to help prepare your institution for a successful implementation.

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Turn CECL Compliance into Opportunity: Free Resource

Banks already engaged in the CECL implementation process know that it poses significant compliance and operational challenges to the allowance for loan losses calculation – the largest and most critical...

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8 Steps to Effective CECL Implementation

Here are 8 steps to gain insights into your financial institution’s loan portfolio and risks through effective CECL implementation.

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CECL: Turn Compliance Into Opportunity Webinar

The new allowance for loan losses standard (ASU 2016-13) known as CECL (Current Expected Credit Losses) is here and implementation is underway. How is your business turning the compliance burden into an opportunity? 

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ALTA Best Practices

Watch the webinar on ALTA Best Practices and Certification for Title and Settlement Attorneys.

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Charting the Course for Intelligent Growth

This journey starts with exploring your niche/identity and building a thoughtful vision around who you want to be in the future.

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New Exempt Employee Rule

The Dept. of Labor projects this new ruling will cost employers an estimated $12 billion over the next 10 years. 

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An Inside Look at the Millennial Banker’s Ideal Branch

By 2020, Millennials will account for $1.4 trillion in spending. To remain relevant as they gain more and more traction, community banks have to reconsider every piece of the branch model, starting with three priorities.

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The Decision To Go Public Webinar

HORNE banking specialists discuss critical factors for ensuring a successful IPO.

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Winning With Big Data

Data is more prevalent than ever, but according to a report from EMC and Forrester Research organizations are just starting to scratch the surface with only utilizing less than 5% of their available information.

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Basel III Overview and Implementation Tips

Are you up to date on the impact of Basel III?

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Utilizing the Compliance Management System

Two key issues that federal regulators continue to focus on (and have been the point of reference for breakdowns causing violations) during examinations are compliance management systems (CMS) and vendor management oversight.

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Financial Institutions CyberSecurity Webcast

Know your risk. Do you have the cybersecurity skill set to secure your bank?

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Mergers and Acquisitions Webinar

Profit at the meeting point - M&A from the buyer and seller perspective.

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Banking on the Future 2015

Are you prepared to take advantage of opportunities in 2015?

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Initial Public Offering Webinar

Know how to secure asset growth during an IPO consideration?