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

BITS Offers Tips for Shopping Online Safely this Holiday Season

December 2, 2015

A new AARP Fraud Watch Network survey recently found that almost 70 percent of consumers failed a quiz about staying safe from common holiday scams. Consumers failed in categories including staying safe during charitable giving, gift cards, package deliveries, and use of public Wi-Fi.
During the last quarter of the year, the duration of cyber attacks can increase as cyber criminals attempt to take advantage of online holiday shopping and the potential for greater financial impact.


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.