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.

Snapping Consumers Out of the Data Security Malaise

May 25, 2016

Desensitize: To cause someone to react less to or be less affected by something. Syn: Deaden, numb, blunt.

In the context of how consumers feel when they hear of yet another major data breach that’s compromised some aspect of their personal information, I’d add the following: frustrated, angry, resigned, worried.

Captain Balances Deployment, Small Business with an Assist from Wells Fargo

May 23, 2016

Small businesses are faced with challenges big and small every day. For some it’s making payroll, and for others it’s employee turnover. For Capt. Thomas Feiter (pronounced “Fighter”), it was a 12-month deployment to Kuwait and Afghanistan in 2013–14, just a year and a half after starting his law practice.

MegaTrending: #Economic Insecurity

April 27, 2016

The other day, I read an article by an acclaimed writer who boldly admitted his private humiliation: he’s one of 47% of Americans the Fed reports would have trouble coming up with $400 to pay for an emergency. The article, “The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans” describes his personal financial struggles to keep up an image of prosperity, while quietly stressing about paying the bills.