Browsing: Protecting older Americans

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Highlighting the banking industry’s strong shared commitment with financial regulators to stop elder financial abuse and fraud, ABA President and CEO Frank Keating joined with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray in authoring an op-ed for The Hill newspaper today.

Community Banking

Financial institutions are “well-positioned” to take a proactive stance on preventing fraud and financial exploitation of seniors, ABA Board Member F. Scott Dueser — who is chairman, president and CEO of First Financial Bankshares Inc., Abilene, Texas — told White House Conference on Aging participants yesterday.

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Banks play a critical role in identifying financial fraud and protecting their older customers against related losses, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry said in a speech Friday in Washington, D.C. He noted that bankers are helping to flag elder fraud by filing Suspicious Activity Reports with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, as well as by enhancing training and improving marketing and education materials to raise awareness of fraud schemes.

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