The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 93,086 refund checks totaling nearly $2.3 million to consumers who allegedly were charged hidden fees tied to a bogus work-at-home product. By deceptively using the name and logo of the Internet search company Google Inc. and falsely promising that consumers could earn $100,000 in six months, the FTC charged, […]
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August 29, 2012
How does a merchant decide to apportion the credit for a sale? Should the commission be paid to the last affiliate who touched the customer, or to the first affiliate who initiated the sales process? Or a mixture of the two? What if there are several affiliates involved? Allocating the credit for a transaction is […]
August 23, 2012
It has been a busy summer for online marketing professionals. LeadsCon East and Affiliate Summit East were scheduled three weeks apart, making scheduling and planning for these important events somewhat more complicated than in years past. Despite the close proximity of the two shows, each continues to offer a different kind of value. LeadsCon attracts […]
August 2, 2012
It is simply not possible in the current environment for an advertiser or marketer to anticipate all of the potential scenarios that might garner the attention of a regulator. Today’s advertising landscape is pro-consumer and pro-enforcement. Federal and state regulatory enforcement actions alleging unfair or deceptive trade practices are escalating at an unprecedented level and […]
June 28, 2012
For 25 years, IBS has been a leading provider of governance, risk management and compliance software, delivering solutions to nearly 2,000 customer sites worldwide. With IBS software, businesses across the industry spectrum minimize the costs of compliance with government regulations. By implementing IBS systems, customers reap the full benefits of compliance management, including controlled risk, […]
RSA Security Inc. is the expert in protecting online identities and digital assets. The inventor of core security technologies for the Internet, the company leads the way in strong authentication, encryption and antifraud protection, bringing trust to millions of user identities and the transactions that they perform. With a strong reputation built on a 20-year […]
In cooperation with The Board Institute (TBI), the Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF) surveyed members from Financial Executives International (FEI) in April 2004 to examine issues related to audit committees of both public and private organizations. Survey questions were derived from The Audit Committee Index, which was developed by TBI and FERF to assess and […]
Retail, commercial and capital marketsâ banking organizations face tremendous pressure to scale their operations and do more with less. Major banks that achieve scale can gain significant competitive advantage over those that operate business units as separate entities with separate infrastructures and cost structures.
The need for scale, coupled with increasing cross-border operations and greater demand to support product innovation, is compelling large-scale banks to assess their overall operational and cost management strategies.