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Interview with Oil and Gas Industry Thought Leader

Jul 22, 2019

Recently, as part of Venminder’s Thought Leadership interview series, I had the opportunity to speak with Michael Donnella, Corporate Compliance Officer at Murphy Oil Corporation, to hear his [...]

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July Vendor Management News

Jul 18, 2019

Keep up-to-date on the latest vendor management news. We'll help you out! Read the articles below that we recommend checking out.

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How a Vendor Management System Works and Why You Need It

Jul 16, 2019

Dunbar’s Number says that the number of people you can maintain stable relationships with tops out at 150 people. It should be easy to keep up with 150 friends, relatives, coworkers and [...]

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How to Vet an International Vendor

Jul 9, 2019

Vetting vendors is a critical phase of the vendor lifecycle. Most of us know our organization’s requirements for vetting a US-based vendor, but what about an international vendor? Do these [...]

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11 Helpful Tips to Onboarding a New Vendor

Jul 8, 2019

Vendor onboarding is a fundamental component of third party risk management. To have a successful vendor partnership, you must have a successful vendor vetting and onboarding process.

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5 Ways to Make Your Vendor Management Plan Sparkle

Jul 3, 2019

When you take part in fourth of July fun, it usually involves seeing fireworks and playing with sparklers. So, in the spirit of Independence Day, we’re here to share five ways to make your vendor [...]

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June Vendor Management News

Jun 27, 2019

Keep up-to-date on the latest vendor management news. We'll help you out! Read the articles below that we recommend checking out. 

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Who Is Considered a Third Party or Vendor?

Jun 19, 2019

A third party vendor is a company or entity with whom you have a written agreement to provide a product or service on behalf of your organization to your customer or upon whom you rely on a [...]

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What Is a Vendor Management Program?

Jun 18, 2019

To sum it up, a vendor management program is a plan established to protect your organization from vendor risk. By outsourcing a product or service to a third party vendor – or those fourth party [...]

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Your Vendor’s Disaster Recovery Plans: 8 Things to Watch Out For

Jun 12, 2019

Third party risk management today is like performing a high-wire act without a net. There is so much that can go wrong at any point in time and some things with disastrous consequences. One of the [...]

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Thought Leadership Interview Focuses on Ongoing Vendor Monitoring Changes

Jun 3, 2019

Very recently, I had the opportunity to be a featured expert in Venminder’s Thought Leadership interview series. In this series, Venminder speaks with industry thought leaders to hear their [...]

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May Vendor Management News

May 30, 2019

Reading up on latest vendor management news can only help your risk programs. We'll help you out!  Below we've listed some articles from this past week that we recommend checking out. 

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5 Tips to Achieve Vendor Management Success

May 22, 2019

Breaking news! There are some vendor management best practices that will set any organization up for vendor management success – regardless of size or industry.

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Vendor Management Procedures and the Job Swap

May 14, 2019

Anyone who knows me knows I have a few obsessions – I’m “cyclelogically” obsessed with my bicycle and I am an absolute NASA-nut (thanks to Twitter and NASA Social for taking me to some really [...]

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How Mature Is Your Vendor Management Program?

Apr 30, 2019

A topic we hear a lot at industry conferences and during webinars is the maturity of your vendor management program. What exactly does this mean? Let's go through that now...

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April Vendor Management News

Apr 25, 2019

Stay on top of the third party risk management industry. To help you out, we've listed some articles below from this past week that we recommend checking out. 

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5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Third Party Risk Management Program

Apr 22, 2019

Like many others, you may find the introduction of spring to be a great time to do some spring cleaning. While you’re dusting off the shelves and clearing the clutter, it may not hurt to [...]

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Third Party Risk Management Survey Discovers Top 3 Challenges

Apr 15, 2019

Venminder’s State of Third Party Risk Management Survey provides insight into how financial services and financial technology companies manage third party risk management. To give you the biggest [...]

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Vendor Management vs. Enterprise Risk Management vs. Third Party Risk Management vs. Supplier Relationship Management

Apr 10, 2019

Could it get any more confusing? Ever wonder, “What am I really supposed to be doing?”. Vendor management (VM), enterprise risk management (ERM), third party risk management (TPRM), vendor risk [...]

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How to and How NOT to Use the First Line of Defense in Vendor Management

Apr 9, 2019

The first line of defense, in other words, the business relationship managers who deal with vendors day to day, is absolutely essential in a well-managed third party risk management program. After [...]

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March Vendor Management News

Mar 28, 2019

In efforts of staying on top of the third party risk management industry, we've listed some articles below from this past month that we recommend checking out. 

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12 Ongoing Monitoring Best Practices for Third Party Risk Management

Mar 26, 2019

Three fundamental practices in third party risk oversight include:

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What Is Your Biggest Vendor Management Challenge?

Mar 5, 2019

Organizations face many challenges specifically with third party risk management. To make sure we keep up with what those pain points are, we continually ask organizations to share their biggest [...]

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February Vendor Management News

Feb 28, 2019

Staying on top of what's happening in the industry is an important part of proper vendor risk management. So, take a look at some top articles from the month of February below that we suggest [...]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Vendor Risk Management

Feb 27, 2019

Most of us have them – little bad habits here and there that we’ve become accustomed to and have integrated into our routine. When it comes to vendor risk management, a bad habit isn’t something [...]

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6 Steps for Establishing a Vendor Risk Management Program

Feb 19, 2019

Much plays into a successful vendor risk management program. The time devoted, the subject matter experts involved and a thorough understanding of the evolving regulations are all considerations [...]

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Third Party Risk Management Interview with Operational Risk Expert

Feb 11, 2019
As part of our Venminder Thought Leadership series  where we speak with the industry’s sought-after thought leaders for their perspective and advice on third parties, mitigating risk, best [...]
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12 Common Red Flags Caught in Vendor Reviews

Feb 5, 2019

Third party risk management is a constant cycle. With oversight guidelines from regulators, there’s plenty of material about what vendor managers should be doing to effectively manage their [...]

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January Vendor Management News

Feb 1, 2019

There was a lot of news this week! Topics include: a lengthy report by Wells on how it will make amends and respond to consumer complaints, two large CFPB enforcement actions, discussion of [...]

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Third Party Risk Thought Leadership Discussion with Silicon Valley Tech Guru

Jan 28, 2019

As part of our Venminder Thought Leadership series where we speak with the industry’s sought-after thought leaders for their perspective and advice on third parties, mitigating risk, best [...]

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Week of January 21, 2019: Staying on Top of Vendor Risk Management News

Jan 25, 2019

This was a short week and although there is less industry news this week, what news there is still is significant. Read for more details below!

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Third Party Risk Management Survey Discovers Two Big Hurdles to Overcome

Jan 22, 2019

Venminder’s State of Third Party Risk Management Survey provides insight into how financial services and financial technology companies manage third party risk management. To give you the biggest [...]

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Week of January 14, 2019: Staying on Top of Vendor Risk Management News

Jan 18, 2019

This week features some fun stuff – continued sparring over how to regulate fintech’s, the best banks in US and news on last year’s major data breach at Marriott. Read for more details below!

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What the Regulators Will Expect in 2019 Vendor Management

Jan 16, 2019

2018 did not deliver the highly anticipated sweeping regulatory reform – sure, it nibbled at the edges with a break in the exam cycle for well-managed organizations under $3 billion and changes [...]

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Vendor Management Discussion with Prepaid Industry Expert

Jan 15, 2019

As part of our Venminder Thought Leadership series where we speak with the industry’s sought-after thought leaders for their perspective and advice on third parties, mitigating risk, best [...]

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Week of January 7, 2019: Staying on Top of Vendor Risk Management News - 1

Jan 11, 2019

An interesting week – CFPB news, UDAAP enforcement action, huge money laundering scandal, and an NCUA update…This week’s edition of the news has something for everyone.

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5 Third Party Risk Resolutions for 2019

Jan 9, 2019

 If you’re like us, then you’ve probably set some resolutions for yourself in the new year.

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of December 31

Jan 4, 2019

So this week, we heard from the new head of the CFPB, got an instructional video from the FDIC, have new workshops from the OCC, learned about a new Wells Fargo settlement and even get a little [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of December 24

Dec 28, 2018

Even though it was a busy holiday week for most, there was still a fair amount of news for third party risk. In case you missed it, this week included the release of the worst passwords of the [...]

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7 Last-Minute Third Party Risk Management Tips Before We End the Year

Dec 26, 2018

With it being the last week left in 2018, majority of your focus may already be planning for the new year. Before this year wraps up, you can still build a better foundation for third party risk [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of December 17

Dec 21, 2018

This was another busy week for vendor risk management in the news! This week there was regulators being told to play nice, UDAP actions, AML actions, BCFP returning to its acronym of CFPB, OFAC [...]

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Third Party Risk Reflections on 2018

Dec 19, 2018

2018 has been a quiet year from an enforcement perspective, particularly as it relates to third party risk management. However, there has been changes in leadership at all of the major national [...]

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How to Figure Out Your Vendor Management Program Maturity

Dec 18, 2018

Often, you may wonder how mature your vendor risk management program is compared to peers and the industry. Some may measure this in terms of budget dollars spent on the program, vendors under [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of December 10

Dec 14, 2018

There are weeks that make you want to run for cover… this was one of those weeks!  News on every possible angle – new CFPB director, Equifax fall out and just tons of other news. Read for more [...]

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14 Steps to Improve Your Vendor Risk Management

Dec 12, 2018

Having an effective strategy for vendor risk management is critical to protect your organization and your customers. Continuing to make improvements to your existing policy, program and procedures [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of December 3

Dec 7, 2018

There was so much news this week, I don’t even know where to start – the massive Marriott data breach, the CFPB Ombudsman’s report, the political controversy swirling at the CFPB (as well as its [...]

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Top 10 Vendor Risk Management Best Practices to Take into 2019

Dec 4, 2018

It’s the last month of the year! When you leave behind 2018, don’t leave behind third party risk management best practices though. We have the top 10 vendor risk management best practices to take [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of November 26

Nov 30, 2018

At first glance, it looks like a sparse news week, but then when you look more closely, there’s a lot here – Deputy Fed Chair Quarles taking over a global regulatory function, a major UDAAP [...]

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How to Scale Your Vendor Risk Management Program

Nov 28, 2018

Ready to grow or expand your vendor risk management function? Do you know what to think about when scaling your program? There are a number of factors to consider. Let’s go through them.

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of November 19

Nov 23, 2018

Check out the articles we deemed important for this week from the world of third party risk management. Articles mention FDIC, SEC, exam consistency and more. Read below. 

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of November 12

Nov 16, 2018

Stay updated in the world of third party risk management by reading some articles that we recommend. Topics this week include more on enforcement actions, risk management and compliance, [...]

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How to Improve Efficiency in Your Vendor Risk Management Program

Nov 13, 2018

It’s not enough that you have established a vendor risk management program that meets or exceeds regulatory guidance and audit requirements. Your organization should also make sure that your [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of November 5

Nov 9, 2018

We’ve had a little bit of everything as far as third party risk news this week – from new FFIEC information, cyber issues and, oh yes, an election causing gridlock. Read those articles and more [...]

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Top 5 Reasons to Be Thankful for Third Party Risk Management

Nov 6, 2018

Third party risk management is a comprehensive concept and can be very demanding at times. We fully understand that there are challenges presented to you on a daily basis that keep you and your [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of October 29

Nov 2, 2018

There has been lots of news this week – none bigger than the announcement that the FTC is going to open its complaints database to the public, much as the CFPB has done. That is not just big news, [...]

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Vendor Data Breach Notifications: Are You One of the Many Organizations Left in the Dark?

Oct 30, 2018

A few years ago, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) released survey results giving us more insight regarding many bank’s cybersecurity preparedness. The NYDFS surveyed 40 [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of October 22

Oct 26, 2018

This was an eventful news week in the world of regulatory risk. On our headlines, I’ve captured only two of the fines that were levied this week, but there were several others of smaller note. In [...]

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Vendor Management Policy Document: What You Need to Know

Oct 23, 2018

A vendor management policy is a document that informs senior management and the board about the activities provided in the vendor management program. A well-written vendor management policy is the [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of October 15

Oct 19, 2018

We've selected some insightful stories below related to third party risk management that we found interesting from this past week. Biggest news this week is CFPB claims it will define “A” for [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of October 8

Oct 12, 2018

We've selected some top stories below related to third party risk management that we found interesting from this past week. There’s more on cybersecurity, fines, data breaches and more.

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of October 1

Oct 5, 2018

Read some top stories below related to third party risk management that we found interesting from this past week. There’s news on cybersecurity, words from the new FDIC director and even a cartoon [...]

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Managing IT Vendor Security Risk

Oct 3, 2018

Through your vendor risk management program, you’re supposed to monitor your vendor’s information security and cybersecurity practices. As part of that, you need to manage the vendor’s information [...]

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7 Scary Scenarios to Avoid in Vendor Risk Management

Oct 2, 2018

Vendor risk management doesn’t always work out as planned and when that's the case, the end-result can be quite chilling.

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of September 24

Sep 28, 2018

This past week in the world of third party risk there have been interesting stories on a SEC enforcement action related to lack of cybersecurity preparedness, the OCC’s 2019 supervisory plans, [...]

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8 Vendor Risk Management Tips for a Successful Vendor Management Outsourcing Partnership

Sep 26, 2018

Choosing a partner to help with your vendor risk management program is an important consideration and one that requires planning, research and effort. While companies say they’re the perfect [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of September 17

Sep 21, 2018

Summer is officially over, and the leaves are changing for fall. But the leaves aren't the only thing changing right now - more and more fintechs are moving to Atlanta and making it their home, NY [...]

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How to Outsource and Select Vendors That Fit Your Organization’s Business Model and Needs

Sep 19, 2018

Organizations have become more involved in outsourcing and, as a result, are presented with challenges in managing the risks associated with selecting and managing vendor partners. Outsourcing has [...]

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8 Items You Should Be Reviewing During Your Internal Audit

Sep 18, 2018

I often think of an internal audit as a helpful check-up – it's a great time to find areas that may be problematic before they become a big problem. Having had some very favorable internal audits [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of September 10

Sep 14, 2018

With Hurricane Florence rolling through the U.S. this week, we're reminded to check in on ours and our vendor's disaster recovery plans. From everyone here at Venminder, we hope you're all staying [...]

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SSAE 18: The Full Overview for Vendor Management

Sep 11, 2018

The purpose for the creation of the SSAE 18, in May 2017, was to clarify the auditing standards and to reduce duplication within similar standards covering examinations, reviews and agreed-upon [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of September 3

Sep 7, 2018

We've put together the latest news on vendor risk management to keep you in the know. 

The Fed focuses on UDAP, you might see a new set of cybersecurity standards in the near future, US Treasury [...]

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Top 10 Questions in Vendor Cybersecurity Questionnaires

Sep 5, 2018

As a manager at a large organization, you rely on the efforts of an entire team of people. Since the financial crisis a decade ago, one thing has become abundantly clear from the regulators’ [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of August 27

Aug 31, 2018

This week in third party risk related news: Chase Bank hit with downgrade as a result of improper third party risk management, cybersecurity remains a topic of focus, working with fintech [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of August 20

Aug 24, 2018

An update on the OCC fintech charter, the latest in regtech, Merrill Lynch pays $8.9 million fine in SEC action with major third party implications, ECOA on third parties and more! Read below for [...]

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10 Actions for Effectively Managing Your Third Party Risk Management Program

Aug 22, 2018

Creating an effective third party risk management program takes a lot of work. There are a few critical elements to making certain your practices are robust and sustainable. Let’s look at 10 that [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of August 13

Aug 17, 2018

New enforcement actions and continued analysis of the CFPB changes and the fintech charter dominate this week’s headlines - read these stories and more below for this week's third party risk [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of August 6

Aug 10, 2018

This week's vendor management industry news includes analysis of the new fintech charter (some vastly different viewpoints), an article that reminds us that third party risk is not just a [...]

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Third Party Risk from a Prepaid Expert’s Perspective

Aug 6, 2018

As part of our Venminder Thought Leadership Series interview where we speak with the industry’s sought-after thought leaders for their perspective and advice on third parties, mitigating risk, [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of July 30

Aug 3, 2018

This week in third party risk news, there have been a number of mishaps that seemingly could have been avoided with proper vendor risk management. Read below for notable lessons on verifying your [...]

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Reading the News Is Good for Business and Third Party Risk Management

Jul 31, 2018

I confess that I love to read the news. It’s a practice I learned early on at MBNA America. One of our executives, long before the days of internet news feeds and automated alerts, made a practice [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of July 23

Jul 27, 2018

WIth a history of risk management failures, Wells Fargo can add another oops to the list - Wells is refunding "tens of millions” of dollars to customers for incorrect account charges. Read the [...]

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UDAAP Best Practices for Vendor Risk Management

Jul 25, 2018

Ever since the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Unfair Deceptive or Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP) has become a very hot issue in regulatory enforcement. Many have [...]

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What Is Vendor Ongoing Monitoring?

Jul 24, 2018

Ongoing monitoring is one of the pillars of an effective vendor risk management process. All of the major regulatory guidance directs organizations to conduct ongoing monitoring on their vendors, [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of July 16

Jul 20, 2018

In this week's third party risk related news, we've noticed that the need for a robust third party risk management program to combat cyber, financial, operational and reputational risks is still [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of July 9

Jul 13, 2018

Check out this week's recommended vendor management related news articles. They include updates on PCI issues, more maneuverings at the CFPB, California and New York both weighing in on regulatory [...]

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14 Key Components of an Effective Vendor Risk Management Program

Jul 11, 2018

I’m often asked to discuss what comprises an effective vendor management program. While there are numerous things to consider, below I've listed 14 of the most important elements.

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What Is Vendor Risk Management?

Jul 10, 2018

Vendor risk management (or third party risk management) is defined as a set of activities associated with identifying the risk posed with outsourcing a product or service and then taking all [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of July 2

Jul 6, 2018

It seems that we can't go a week without mentioning another major NPPI breach, changes in enforcement actions or issues with regulatory compliance - and that's the case for the week of July 2 as [...]

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3 Reasons to Keep Third Party Risk Management Independent at Your Organization

Jul 4, 2018

We've talked a bit about the classic three lines of defense approach to compliance and risk management. It's an important concept in which the series of walls protect your organization, starting [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of June 25

Jun 29, 2018

The need for vendor risk management best practices is at the forefront of the news this week - 60% of industry execs reporting they do not have a comprehensive vendor risk program in place. This [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of June 18

Jun 22, 2018

Read about PayPal acquiring HyperWallet and Blackhawk, what CFOs have to say about their systems and hackers, vetting emerging mobile technologies and more.

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of June 11

Jun 15, 2018

An analysis and opinion of SEC guidance on cybersecurity, what fintech companies can learn from banks, Mulvaney asks BCFP to consider 20% spending reduction, plus more - read these stories and the [...]

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Framework of a Third Party Risk Management Program

Jun 12, 2018

Let’s discuss building out a third party risk management program, aka a vendor management or vendor risk management program from the ground up. You’ve joined an organization that lacks any sort of [...]

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OCC Spring 2018 Semiannual Risk Report Affects Third Party Risk Management

Jun 11, 2018

The OCC recently released its semi-annual risk report for the spring of 2018. You can read the full report here.

For anyone who has been following the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency for [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of June 4

Jun 8, 2018

The vast majority of this week's vendor risk related news stories cover regulatory reform and regulatory change. Read below to see which of the regulators continue to move forward with reform and [...]

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Best Practices and Benefits of Engaging the First Line of Vendor Risk Management Defense

Jun 6, 2018

Depending on where you sit within your organization, you may find yourself in 1 of 3 lines of business. In vendor risk management they are considered the 3 lines of defense.

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Vendor Consolidation Doesn’t Limit Risk in Third Party Risk Management

Jun 5, 2018

Consumer data fulfillment services come in all shapes and sizes and include credit reporting firms, appraisal management companies and outsourced underwriting to name but a few. 

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of May 28

Jun 1, 2018

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend! We figured you were out enjoying warm weather with friends and family, barbecuing or taking a dip in the pool, so we put together some of the [...]

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Why Should You Run Vendors Through OFAC?

May 30, 2018

As part of due diligence, you should always check certain foundational items to make sure that you're doing business with a legitimate third party. One often overlooked opportunity is to do an [...]

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Defining Certain Third Parties as Out of Scope

May 29, 2018

You’ve heard time and time again about requests regarding your inventory of actively managed vendors. Pause and think for a moment about the concept “actively managed vendors” – that means there’s [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of May 21

May 25, 2018

This week in third party and vendor risk related news, we've seen a wide variety of topics. A major financial services company lied to regulators and falsified documents, the CFPB's future [...]

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Ballard Spahr Attorney’s Perspective on Third Party Risk

May 23, 2018

As part of our Venminder Thought Leadership series where we speak with the industry’s sought-after thought leaders for their perspective and advice on third parties, mitigating risk, best [...]

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Altaba Inc/Yahoo SEC Enforcement Action Reminds to Know Vendor Response Plan

May 22, 2018

A few weeks ago, on April 24, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) fined Altaba, Inc., aka Yahoo, $35 million for a massive data breach that impacted around 50 million users in 2014

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8 Vendor Risk Management Tips for Non-Bank Lenders

May 22, 2018

The CFPB is going to look a lot closer at a lender's vendor oversight program. Some great advice here – don’t try to blind them with how sophisticated you are. Let's go over some simple tips to [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of May 14

May 18, 2018

With GDPR implementation fast approaching, we've seen a spike in related stories. Read below for GDPR in one simple chart, 5 big GDPR impacts, a short 3 minute video on GDPR, along with articles [...]

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3 Vendor Risk Management Items the Examiner Expects to See

May 16, 2018

One of the most difficult parts of third party risk management - or perhaps the most anxiety-laden – is the idea of being exam ready at all times. To do so, one needs to figure out what the [...]

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Effective Vendor Management Policy & Program Q&A

May 15, 2018

During our recent three day Third Party Risk Management Bootcamp, we had a lot of GREAT questions come in. It was quite impossible to get to them all during the live sessions, so we have worked [...]

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Auditor's Perspective on Third Party Risk Management Q&A

May 15, 2018

During our recent three day Third Party Risk Management Bootcamp, we had a lot of GREAT questions come in. It was quite impossible to get to them all during the live sessions, so we have worked [...]

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The Power of Outsourcing Vendor Risk Management

May 15, 2018

2017 was a year of change in the financial services industry. This includes the OCC proposed Fintech Charter and a changing of the guard within the rank and file of the Consumer Financial [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of May 7

May 11, 2018

Cybersecurity was a hot topic for vendor risk management news this week. A lot of our trusted news sources are writing about the state of cybersecurity in 2018. In addition to cybersecurity, below [...]

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3 Reasons Why and How to Measure Vendor Performance

May 9, 2018

Managing your vendor’s performance is a key aspect of monitoring. After all the hard work that went into contract negotiations and due diligence checks to onboard a new vendor, it would make sense [...]

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We’re a Credit Union - Why Worry About the OCC and FDIC?

May 8, 2018

I was at the NAFCU Conference and talked to quite a few risk managers during the time there. Nearly every one of them said they have had a major change of heart as to how closely they should be [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of April 30

May 4, 2018

We're already in the first week of May - this year has gone by rather quickly. In the first four months of 2018, we've shared the many changes in vendor risk management emerging in the news. BUT, [...]

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Third Party Risk in the Eyes of MBA President and CEO David Stevens, CMB

Apr 30, 2018

As part of our Venminder Thought Leadership series where we speak with the industry’s sought-after thought leaders for their perspective and advice on third parties, mitigating risk, best [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of April 23

Apr 27, 2018

The week of April 23 has been a big one for vendor risk related news. Headlines include: CFPB changed their name and confirms consumer complaints are going private, Wells Fargo was slapped with a [...]

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Why The Board Needs to be Directly Aware of Cybersecurity Matters

Apr 25, 2018

Hardly a week goes by that we don’t learn of some new major breach, incident or some emerging cybersecurity threat. Think Swift attacks, Equifax or Yahoo. It seems no one is immune from [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Risk Management News: Week of April 16

Apr 20, 2018

Have you heard - the CFPB could start hiding consumer complaints, Mortgage Bankers Association says cyber crimes are getting nastier and nastier (and they have examples to prove it!) and even the  [...]

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Why Third Party Risk Discussions Belong at Sr Management & Board Meetings

Apr 18, 2018

I know it seems like third party risk management is getting more attention than it needs. I say that having been involved with various facets of vendor management for much of my 28 years in [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of April 9

Apr 13, 2018

This week's third party risk related news stories cover a variety of topics - bank regulatory actions are at a historic low, Congress back in session and perhaps ready to look at regulatory [...]

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Stay Informed: An Important Vendor Risk Best Practice

Apr 11, 2018

Whether you know it or not, you need to be a news-hound in third party risk management. This helps you stay informed and educated. 

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of April 2

Apr 9, 2018

Check out the latest stories in the world of third party risk for the past week - an update on regulatory relief, the compliance costs that are hurting rather than helping consumers, whether or [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Mar 26

Mar 30, 2018

Read below for the FFIEC's opinion on exam modernization, the CFPB teaming up with the FTC,  possible regulatory relief for community banks, fintech companies in Arizona, the FDIC announces [...]

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Third Party Risk Management - How Does the Vendor Perceive It?

Mar 26, 2018

As part of our Venminder Thought Leadership interview series where we speak to experts in-housing finance and vendor service providers, we recently had the opportunity to sit down with Suresh [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Mar 19

Mar 23, 2018

Read about the latest Wells Fargo enforcement action, what a less aggressive CFPB could mean for Fintech companies, the major third party implications on illegal debt collection, what Regtech is [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Mar 12

Mar 16, 2018

While there is not as many shocking news stories this week, there are, however, some interesting bits of news on data breaches, threats to the banking system, perspective from the new OCC head and [...]

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A Former Regulator’s Perspective on Third Party Risk Management

Mar 12, 2018

As part of our Venminder Thought Leadership series where we speak with the industry’s sought-after thought leaders for their perspective and advice on third parties, mitigating risk, best [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Mar 5

Mar 9, 2018
This has been a week with a lot of enforcement action updates. And, overall, some of the most intriguing articles in third party risk from the week are:
  • Wells Fargo is in trouble again
  • SEC hits [...]
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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Feb 26

Mar 2, 2018

A lot went on in the world of third party risk management this week - some of the top news stories include:

  • Regulators are cracking down on Fintech and brokerage companies
  • SEC weighs in on [...]
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First 10 Things a New Vendor Manager at XYZ Mortgage Lender Is To Do

Feb 27, 2018

If you're a new vendor manager, there's a transition period before you're comfortable in your role. We all must start somewhere. So, we've put together a top 10 list of things to do if you're [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Feb 19

Feb 23, 2018

This week in third party risk news, articles cover topics like:

  • Updates with the CFPB
  • Security and fraud cyber attacks cost the U.S. economy how much? The number is astounding!
  • Efforts the U.S. [...]
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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Feb 12

Feb 16, 2018

This week in third party risk management news:

  • Want to voice your opinion on CFPB regulation through enforcement action? Now you can - they're seeking input from the public.
  • Legal analysis of the [...]
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Managing Vendor Relationships - The good, bad and the ugly

Feb 13, 2018

If we had to summarize vendor management and boil it down from the many descriptions available, we'd use one word: Relationship.

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Feb 5

Feb 9, 2018

What's new in third party risk management this week? Read below to find out the progression of the OCC's proposed Fintech charter, what Mulvaney is doing regarding the CFPB, a possible OCC and [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Jan 29

Feb 2, 2018

The week of Jan 29 saw some really amazing headlines. The CFPB seeks public input on its processes and enforcement actions, new debt collection rules with third party implications and now they [...]

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Top 10 Vendor Management Terms That Every Team Should Know

Jan 30, 2018

So, you’ve mastered the terms Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery (DR) and have a good understanding of what is needed to manage a sound vendor management program. 

Below is a [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Jan 22

Jan 26, 2018

This week brings all sorts of BIG news from CFPB, OCC and the Federal Reserve affecting third party risk. The new director for the CFPB unleashes some significant changes in process and the OCC [...]

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5 Tricks to Stay Organized In Third Party Risk Management

Jan 24, 2018

One of the things I pride myself on is being highly organized (is it a problem if my socks are arranged alphabetically by color?). In the ever-hectic world of a third party risk manager, you’re [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Jan 15

Jan 19, 2018

Read below for the most important news articles in third party risk for the week of January 15, 2018. There’s lots of articles this week on the challenges in financial institutions – whether it’s [...]

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Board Third Party Risk Management Reporting Essentials

Jan 17, 2018

Regulatory guidance is clear – you must keep your senior management team and the board informed on developments in the third party risk management program, particularly on activities related to [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Jan 8

Jan 12, 2018

This week in the world of third party risk management, several resources take a stab at 2018 predictions and we again hear about the importance and increased role of of cybersecurity. The concept [...]

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Are You Testing Your Vendor Management Program?

Jan 10, 2018

We all know the importance of getting regular checkups on our health. It’s a great way to proactively address any potential problems before they become a crisis. Well, third party risk management [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Jan 1

Jan 5, 2018

New year, new vendor management news. If this week’s news is any indication, we’re in for a wild and wacky year! 

We’ve got lots more CFPB news (the current head of NCUA may be named as the [...]

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10 Vendor Management New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

Jan 3, 2018

Exercise more, lose a few pounds, adopt a new hobby and spend more time with family and friends are all common New Years Resolutions.

Instead of losing weight for 2018, we've decided to focus on [...]

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Vendor Management 10 Years in the Making

Jan 2, 2018

The maturing landscape of vendor management has been ten years in the making. Take a look at how the third party risk management thought process has changed from 2007 to 2017.

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Dec 25

Dec 29, 2017

It's the last week of the year and the vendor management news hasn't stopped. This week's headlines reflect back on 2017 and outline priorities for 2018. Not surprisingly, enforcement actions, [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Dec 18

Dec 22, 2017

Top stories in vendor management related news for the week of December 18, 2017 include:

  • New York cracks down on data issues following Equifax
  • CFPB is stopping its exams while they figure out how [...]
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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Dec 11

Dec 15, 2017

We've collected vendor management news articles from the past week starting with December 11, 2017. A few top ones are:

  • 3 things to consider in vendor risk management
  • An update on the battle over [...]
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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Dec 4

Dec 8, 2017

This week in the world of vendor management was all about the changes in the regulators’ leadership and the ongoing power struggle at the CFPB, with a side order of data breach and proposed [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Nov 27

Dec 1, 2017

This week’s vendor management news is dominated by the change in the leadership at the CFPB, UDAAP action and a new head at the OCC. Check out more of the important third party risk related news [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Nov 20

Nov 24, 2017

Third party risk news for the fourth week of November brought us some interesting headlines - here's what to expect in this week's Staying On Top of Vendor Management News:

  • If you haven't heard [...]
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15 Reasons To Be Thankful for Good Vendor Management

Nov 22, 2017

We’re thankful for our company, our customers and our ever-growing set of products and services. As we pause to spend Thanksgiving time with our families and friends, we thought it would be a good [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Nov 13

Nov 17, 2017

Some weeks there’s lots of news; some weeks there’s big news – this week, there’s simply lots and lots of big news.

Let’s look at some of the massive headlines:

  • The CFPB director is stepping [...]
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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Nov 6

Nov 10, 2017

This week once again reminds us that keeping up with third party risk management news is a very important best practice. Here are some of the top stories:

  • An exerpt from Chairman Hensarling's [...]
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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of October 30

Nov 3, 2017

In light of Halloween, we've got some spooky third party risk management news to share with you this week.

  • Back from the dead - first national bank charter approved since the financial crisis
  • [...]
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Avoid These 7 Vendor Management Nightmares

Nov 1, 2017

Vendor management doesn't always go smoothly and sometimes can get quite frightening. So, in the spirit of Halloween, I have 7 vendor management nightmares to share with you. Ensure you take the [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of October 23

Oct 27, 2017

Fortunately, there hasn't been anything too crazy happening in the world of third party risk this past week. There are still some good articles to read though to keep you updated! Check them out [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of October 16

Oct 20, 2017

Third party risk news for the week of October 16 that you need to know:

  • Oversight on FinTech companies is tightening up
  • Are you a smaller bank? You might be experiencing higher regulatory costs [...]
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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of October 9

Oct 13, 2017

Learn what's new in vendor risk management from the week of October 9 - there have been some real eye openers. We've put together a list of resources that cover a variety of important topics, [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of October 2

Oct 6, 2017

Learn what's new in vendor risk management from the week of October 2. We've put together a list of resources to check out. 

It’s been an interesting week  topics include:

  • OCC dangles idea of [...]
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Staying on Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Sept 25

Sep 29, 2017

This week in third party risk news, we are reminded of the importance of proper due diligence, reputation risk, examination preparedness and more vendor management best practices. Read the [...]

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There's Still Time to Achieve Your 2017 Vendor Management Goals

Sep 26, 2017

If the thought of planning in January for your 2017 vendor management goals feels like a distant memory, you’re probably not on your own. Like any news year's resolution, the initial goal is new [...]

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Staying on Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Sept 18

Sep 22, 2017

Headlines in third party risk from this past week, the week of September 18, covered a variety of mishaps from which we can all learn. Read the articles below for how you can avoid issues with [...]

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Staying on Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Sept 11

Sep 15, 2017

Keeping up with the latest news in third party risk is important for your vendor management program. This past week - week of September 11 - has been especially eventful. Make sure to check out [...]

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Mortgage Companies: Know Your Vendor's Leadership - It Affects Culture and Compliance

Sep 12, 2017

If you're an established financial institution, you're probably using third party vendors to fulfill several functions to gain efficiencies and market advantages. After the contract has been [...]

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Staying on Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Sept 4

Sep 8, 2017

Keep up with the latest news in third party risk. We've put together a list of resources for the week of September 4 to help keep you updated.  

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Third Party Risk Management Advice: What I Would Share with 20 Year Younger Me

Sep 6, 2017

I’ve seen on Facebook and Twitter those amusing things where you list what you wish you could tell yourself 20 years ago, i.e., sharing the benefit of experience with a less experienced YOU. 

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Review Vendor Management News

Aug 30, 2017

If you’re like me, you receive dozens of emails – perhaps hundreds of tweets – from various news feeds. It’s easy to lose track of them all but it's important to at least glance through them. 

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Aug 21

Aug 25, 2017

Here's a list of important vendor risk management articles from this week - week of August 21, 2017.

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An Ounce of Third Party Risk Management Prevention

Aug 23, 2017

There is an old saying that goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” Meaning the cheapest way to fix a problem is often to simply prevent it from occurring. Perhaps there is no [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Aug 14

Aug 18, 2017

What's new in vendor risk management for the week of August 14, 2017? We've put together a list of resources to check out.

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of Aug 7

Aug 11, 2017

You're aware of the importance of staying up to date with industry news. Learn what's new in vendor risk management for the week of August 7, 2017. We've put together a list of resources to check [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of July 31

Aug 4, 2017
Want to know what went on for the week of July 31 in third party risk? From regulatory compliance to which financial institutions are making the vendor management headlines, we've got you covered.
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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of July 24

Jul 28, 2017

You know how important it is to stay updated with regulatory news. Learn what's new in vendor risk management from the week of July 24. We've put together a list of resources to check out. 

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NAFCU Risk Management Seminar: Networking, Third Parties and More

Jul 24, 2017

This week, we’re at the NAFCU Risk Conference in beautiful Denver, Colorado. For me, attending conferences, whether as a presenter or as an interested participant, is always exciting.

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News: Week of July 17

Jul 21, 2017

As we've mentioned before, it's important to stay updated with regulatory news. Learn what's new in vendor risk management this past week. We've put together a list of resources to check out. 

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4 Steps to Take When Vendor Management Guidance Lags Behind Tech

Jul 12, 2017

The creation and issuance of vendor management regulatory guidance takes quite a while – the process from start to finish can take months or even years. Meanwhile, the evolution of mobile [...]

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The Importance of Vendor Management Department Independence

Jul 5, 2017

Vendor management should have its own department or group inside your financial institution. A best practice, perhaps even a fundamental expectation, is that third party risk management should be [...]

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Staying on Top of Vendor Management News: Week of June 26

Jun 30, 2017

As we've mentioned before, it's important to stay updated with regulatory news. Learn what's new in vendor risk management this past week. We've put together a list of resources to check out. 

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Staying on Top of Vendor Management News: Week of June 19

Jun 23, 2017

As we’ve mentioned before, one of the challenging issues in third party risk management is staying up-to-date on news and changes occurring in the financial services regulatory world. It’s [...]

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Vendor Ongoing Monitoring Often Overlooked

Jun 14, 2017

Vendor ongoing monitoring is required by all of the major regulators as a fundamental practice in third party risk management. So, why is it often overlooked? What happens if you fail to monitor [...]

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3 Areas to Watch If Your Vendor Is Acquiring Another Vendor

May 31, 2017

Today, companies merge suddenly and frequently for a variety of reasons - some of those reasons can be a really good thing, but some can introduce a variety of risks that can cause performance to [...]

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What To Do If Your Software Vendor Gets Acquired

May 30, 2017

You did your due diligence on your vendor, you're going about your day to day duties, and suddenly you're notified that your software vendor is being acquired by another. Today, companies merge [...]

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Third Party Risk Q&A: Auditor's Perspective and Best Practices

May 29, 2017

During our recent three day Vendor Management Bootcamp we had a lot of GREAT questions come in. It was simply impossible to get to them all during the live sessions, so we have worked with the [...]

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Third Party Risk Q&A: Risk Assessments

May 29, 2017

During our recent three day  Vendor Management Bootcamp, we had a lot of GREAT questions come in. It was simply impossible to get to them all during the live sessions, so we have worked with the [...]

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Third Party Risk Q&A: Critical Vendors and More

May 29, 2017

During our recent three day Vendor Management Bootcamp (click here to watch on-demand), we had a lot of GREAT questions come in. It was simply impossible to get to them all during the live [...]

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Third Party Risk Q&A: Vendor Due Diligence

May 29, 2017

During our recent three day Vendor Management Bootcamp (click here to watch on-demand), we had a lot of GREAT questions come in. It was simply impossible to get to them all during the live [...]

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Q&A: Third Party Risk Policy/Program and Financials

May 29, 2017

During our recent three day  Vendor Management Bootcamp (click here to watch on-demand), we had a lot of GREAT questions come in. It was simply impossible to get to them all during the live [...]

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Third Party Risk Q&A: Vendor SOC Report Types and More

May 29, 2017

During our recent three day Vendor Management Bootcamp (click here to watch on-demand), we had a lot of GREAT questions come in. It was simply impossible to get to them all during the live [...]

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It's Dangerous to Cut Vendor Management Corners

May 17, 2017

It can be tempting to cut corners when handling third party risk management at your institution. 

When I was a few years younger, I used to love to race in criterium style races… for those of you [...]

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Is Sr Management & Board Involved Enough In Vendor Management? Ask These Questions

Jan 4, 2017

A few weeks ago we discussed the importance of senior management and board involvement regarding vendor management. How do you know if you're following the OCC Bulletin 29-2013 guidance and OCC [...]

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Venminder's Top Vendor Management Downloads of 2016

Dec 23, 2016

Throughout the year we have created lots of infographics, ebooks, guides and more to help you and your peers with vendor management. Your peers have found these resources to be the most valuable [...]

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New Video Series Third Party Thursdays Launched

Oct 21, 2016

We have exciting news! Have you heard? Yesterday, we launched our new educational video series - Third Party Thursdays. Every Thursday, we will post a new video that will focus on a different area [...]

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Staying On Top of Vendor Management News

Oct 12, 2016

One of the most important and challenging parts of working in risk management is staying out of the news – that’s always a good goal, not to be in the news in a negative way. But equally [...]

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The Importance of Explaining Your Vendor Management Team’s Qualifications

Sep 28, 2016

You’ve probably updated your organization chart for your bank or credit union's compliance and third party risk management teams. You’ve likely had to explain it to Human Resources or go to senior [...]

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8 Tips for Vendor Management in 2016

Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year! Our team has got vendor management covered for 2016, we'll be releasing new helpful content to the industry every week. 

To help kick off your New Year and keep your  vendor [...]

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Venminder Setting the Industry Standard for Vendor Management

Jul 17, 2015

This interview is part of an ongoing series where 2ONE6 International speaks with various FinTech providers as well as financial institutions that choose to partner with the innovators in this [...]

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Wisely Restructuring Requires Strong Internal Management

Aug 19, 2014

Contrary to popular belief, you cannot just pick up your Core and IT service contracts a few months before expiration and hope to get it restructured in a way that is favorable to the franchise.

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