FSR In Focus

Insight from industry leaders, bringing color and scope to topics like cybersecurity, housing finance, regulatory tailoring, tax reform, economic growth, FinTech innovation, and more.

2016 Democratic Candidates Should Address America’s Retirement Challenge on Saturday

November 13, 2015

by Alison Hawkins, VP of Communications at FSR:America faces many big challenges, from homeland security to the best way to reduce income inequality. The 2016 presidential race is providing Americans important opportunities to have a dialogue on what matters. One issue of critical importance -to families and to the whole economy- is the looming retirement savings challenge we have coming our way.


The Giant in Dodd-Frank

October 30, 2015

It is no secret that the financial services industry was somewhat apprehensive about the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010. Although some of the reforms in the law were certainly necessary, its sheer size and scope guaranteed that no one could fully anticipate its impact.

Hey Baby, Get Ready to Save!

October 30, 2015

Our industry is hard at work finding new and creative ways to get Americans to save more for retirement. So it was great to see the Voya Born to Save© campaign launch last week to help celebrate National Save for Retirement Week (now also known as National Retirement Security week).

Our industry is hard at work finding new and creative ways to get Americans to save more for retirement. So it was great to see the Voya Born to Save© campaign launch last week to help celebrate National Save for Retirement Week (now also known as National Retirement Security week).


What the Presidential Candidates Said (Or Didn’t Say) About Americans’ Retirement in Wednesday’s Debate

October 29, 2015

By Alison Hawkins, VP of Communications at FSR: A third of Americans haven’t saved anything for retirement. Another third haven’t saved enough. By 2034, the Social Security trust fund will be exhausted and millions of people working toward retirement could be out of luck. Many workers are going to find themselves wanting to retire but will either be unable to do so or will have to retire under circumstances they never imagined for their golden years. And this is not just a personal problem, but a massive economic problem with red flags waving wildly in the wind.


Privacy Groups are Spreading CISA Myths

October 21, 2015

Privacy groups are out in force spreading rumors about the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). To correct these factually inaccurate myths, FSR read the actual CISA bill and pulled the excerpts that directly rebut the privacy groups’ inaccuracies. (Click in the upper right corner of this email to see the images below.)

Privacy Group RUMOR: CISA will permit the sharing of Americans’ personal information with the government, while not strengthening cyber defenses.


36% of U.S. Banks Purchased .BANK Domains Names

October 21, 2015

In the United States there are approximately 6,800 banks. Right now, you’ll find most of them online at a .COM domain name—but all of that is starting to change. Since May 2015, 2,465 banks have purchased one or more .BANK domain names— signaling their commitment to providing a trusted, verified and more secure location online for their banking services.

Of Snake Oil, PINs and Breaches

October 20, 2015

What would happen if there was a decades-old drug that was only effective for a very small number of patients, had potential bad side effects and was rapidly being eclipsed by more effective drugs, yet a vocal minority continued to push this drug as the cure-all, and wanted to require everyone to take it?

In all likelihood, no one would take this snake oil sales pitch seriously.