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THE FIRST BUSINESS BANK PODCAST

This podcast is for business owners and leaders working hard to advance their businesses. As a business-focused bank working all day, every day with business leaders, we discuss what’s effective in highly successful businesses today.

Each episode features an interview discussing business practices on topics such as: company culture, fraud prevention, change management, economic data, wealth management tips, and more.

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Managing Payment Fraud Risk

Any method your business uses to pay a vendor, such as checks, Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments, or wire transfers, can be intercepted or manipulated to commit fraud. Check fraud…

How to Prevent Check Fraud

Check fraud is on the rise. In fact, reports show that in 2019 74% of organizations experienced check fraud — a 4% increase over 2018. In this lively and informative…

Preventing Business Email Compromise Fraud

Business Email Compromise (BEC), also known as email account compromise (EAC), happens when someone illegally accesses an organization’s security through email and uses the access to commit fraud. All firms that…

Safe Online Shopping for the Holidays

Safe Online Shopping for the Holidays

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a variety of challenges to everyone — and worse, it has presented many opportunities for cyber criminals. With the holidays approaching, during the pandemic most…

5 Ways to Stop Money Mule Fraud in Your Business

5 Ways to Stop Money Mule Fraud in Your Business

By Terry Kotsakis, Vice President – Treasury Management Along with adapting to evolving technology, many business leaders abruptly changed how they run their businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. These disruptions…

Three Strikes & You’re Out $43,000 from Business Email Compromise Fraud

Three Strikes & You’re Out $43,000 from Business Email Compromise Fraud

What appears as a routine, everyday task can quickly become a multi-thousand-dollar theft from your company in the blink of an eye. Take Jane, an accounting specialist, who received an…

Fraud Risks & Recommendations While Working Remotely

Fraud Risks & Recommendations While Working Remotely

By Theresa Wiese, Managing Director of Compliance & Risk Management “In the middle of difficulty, there is opportunity.” –Albert Einstein The COVID-19 pandemic is changing many aspects of life, and…

The High Price of Fraud for Businesses

The High Price of Fraud for Businesses

 By Theresa Wiese, Managing Director of Compliance & Risk Management When payment fraud hits businesses’ checking or savings accounts, it can be challenging to determine the next steps. How do…

The Scene of this World is Changing – One Fraud Scheme at a Time

The Scene of this World is Changing – One Fraud Scheme at a Time

As the scene of the world changes faster than ever, consumers and business owners need to know how to protect themselves during these unusual times. Unfortunately, fraudsters and cybercriminals are…

Every Day is Data Privacy Day

Every Day is Data Privacy Day

By Dawn Wilcox, Senior Director of IT Security & Compliance When you were a child, did you ever innocently ask on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day: “When is Kid’s Day?”…

Stopping Check Fraud in its Tracks

Stopping Check Fraud in its Tracks

By Melissa Fellows, Treasury Management – Madison Market Leader Imagine that your neighbor experiences a home invasion, so you buy a security system. You are on alert the first few…

Sounding the Alarm on Small Business Fraud

Sounding the Alarm on Small Business Fraud

Recently, a survey of small business owners revealed that almost half believe they’re not big enough to be targets of fraud. The reality is businesses of all sizes have become…

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