Entries by Anne Benigsen


Nonprofit Young Americans Center for Financial Education builds skills, sparks entrepreneurial spirit in youth

Amelia Moore is optimistic that consumers’ interest in supporting small business over the holiday season bodes well for her business, Mimi’s Minis, whose products—miniature stuffed animals—will be available exclusively online from late November to early December. “No two Minis are exactly alike, and they make a special holiday gift for young children, teachers—anyone, really!” she […]

Unemployment fraud on the rise: what can be done to curb it

by Chris Hill, SVP & CFO | Bankers’ Bank of the West While unemployment trends are improving, the current environment has created a new vector for fraudsters. Numerous state governments and law enforcement agencies have been getting reports from citizens who received cards used to facilitate unemployment payments and accompanying paperwork even though they had […]

Small change can make a big difference … especially now

posted July 31, 2020 by Chris Hill, SVP and CFO | Bankers’ Bank of the West Over the past several months, two dynamics – the slump in retail activity triggered by the pandemic and a growing reliance on noncash payments – have slowed the speed of coin circulation throughout the country. Today, despite an ample […]

Recent Interagency Releases (since 3/19/2020)

Much like its impact on the world, the COVID-19 situation has resulted in broad and unique operating challenges for financial institutions, and a very fluid regulatory environment. In response, we will be posting periodic updates to help keep BBW stakeholders informed on what we see transpiring across the industry. Below you will find summaries of […]

Some tips for staying safe and healthy while working at home

By Greg Miller, IT Analyst · Bankers’ Bank of the West A few short months ago, you probably never thought you’d be working from home. But in these interesting times we find ourselves in, there you are sitting in your pajamas working on a laptop or other device from the comfort of your couch. Aside […]