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.

FinTech Innovation: Financial Services and the Future

April 7, 2016

Financial technology (FinTech) startups from Silicon Valley and across the United States are revolutionizing the financial services industry and introducing innovative technologies to the benefit of consumers. While some view these innovators as disrupters, FSR also views them as potential partners. Working collaboratively with technology innovators, we are seeking to address some of today’s – and tomorrow’s – most pressing challenges like enhancing financial inclusion, creating convenience and security for consumers, and pairing new services to meet the changing demands of customers.

London Calling

March 24, 2016

“Wonky Talk” is FSR’s new blog series that boils down political and regulatory issues from Washington into plain English for the average American.

[INFOGRAPHIC]: Facts on the Debate Over Payment Card Security

March 21, 2016

You’ve probably heard suggestions from some in the retailing community that technologies like “chip and PIN” are the panacea to data breaches and payment fraud. This infographic will provide you with some facts which will, hopefully, help you see through the attempts at obfuscation and misdirection you’ll hear from the other side of this issue. Take a look, and be sure to share with your friends! Click here to read FSR’s full memo to Congress.

Long-Term Employee Investments: A Win-win for Business Leaders

March 18, 2016

Two years ago, my company, FJ Management — including Maverik Country Stores, Big West Oil, Tab Bank and Crystal Inns, implemented a program for our workers to help them save more through our company retirement plan. We also offered them free training with a financial professional. A year later, our financial planner was stopped by an employee at one of our Maverik Country Stores.

The SEC is Set to Take on March’s Madness

March 4, 2016

March is here and it’s already shaping up to be a maddening month. This year’s unpredictable Presidential election continues to dominate the news and social media; and love or hate him, Donald Drumpf certainly has a lot of people talking about the Presidential race like never before.

Americans Can Bridge the Retirement Savings Gap at Work, & Employers Can Help

March 3, 2016

The Washington Post published an article yesterday that shows a concerning retirement savings gap between white, black and Hispanic workers.

The average white household had $125,000 saved in retirement accounts as of 2013, while the average black household had just $26,500 saved, according data from the Economic Policy Institute. Hispanics had only $17,000 in savings. This savings gap has widened in recent years, in part because white Americans’ savings have recovered more quickly after the financial crisis in 2008 than other racial groups.

Congressional Aide at FSR Cyber Event: We Want Feedback on Info Sharing

February 25, 2016

Cybersecurity officials from the federal government discuss the implementation of information sharing regulation during FSR’s livecast event yesterday.

Congressional committees say they will be closely watching the implementation of new cybersecurity information sharing guidance and are looking for feedback from the private sector about how the process is working, a congressional aide said yesterday during a public cybersecurity event held by the Financial Services Roundtable.

Meet The Save 10 Video Contest Top 10 Finalists

February 9, 2016

The Save 10 Stories Video Contest top 10 finalists have been named. Meet the contestants below, and decide which video shows the most creative way who, when, why or how anyone can save 10% of their income toward retirement.

Cast your vote for your favorite video here from Wednesday, February 10, 2016 through Friday, February 19, 2016. The grand prize winner receives $10,000!

Romance Scam: The Emoji Prince Tale

February 9, 2016

The Emoji Prince thinks he’s found true love online, but he soon becomes the victim of a romance scam. BITS fraud expert Roxane Schneider explains how you can avoid romance scams over the Valentines Day holiday.