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BAFT-IFSA Social Media and Banking Global Webinar - June 2013


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Review of ADCs in banking sector from ATMS to social media. Consideration of operational, legal and regulatory risks for "grown up" financial services institutions adopting social media channels. …

Review of ADCs in banking sector from ATMS to social media. Consideration of operational, legal and regulatory risks for "grown up" financial services institutions adopting social media channels. Analysis of social media regulation and guidance: FFIEC (USA) and FCA (UK)

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  • 1. Not long now …. The event will be starting soon …. The presenters ARE on line …. We shall be starting at 10:00 AM (EST) Remember to turn your PC sound ON to hear this webinar
  • 2. HARNESSING SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE BANKING SECTOR: HOW TO MANAGE REGULATORY AND LEGAL RISK Presented by: Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP Welcome to the BAFT-IFSA Presentation Series Sponsored by the BAFT-IFSA Supplier Committee
  • 3. Date Presenting Supplier Upcoming BAFT-IFSA supplier webinars
  • 5. Mark Lewis  Partner, Head of Commercial Practice, Head of OutsourcingSector Group, Co-Chair India Group, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, London  29 years’ legal practice, including as senior counsel to the UK Treasury, Cabinet Office and other government agencies  Specialist IT and outsourcing lawyer  Engagedin some of the first banking IT and outsourcingprojects globally  Advises on legal and regulatory issues in advance technology,including cloud computing, social media and payment processes  Strong focus on banking, insurance, investment management,fund managementand other financial sectors  Advises both customers and providers to the sector: unusual perspective  Overall perspective: in the early days, the banks controlled/couldcontrol their technology environment.Nowadays, it’s different…. Introduction
  • 6. Approach  The inevitable stats  The path through ADCs to social media in retail banking  Adoption in the global financial services industry  The opportunity for banks, and some of those who have…  Business and operational risk  Legal and regulatory risk  Regulatory landscape in the USA and UK, and how to manage risk now and for the future  Q&A
  • 7. Inevitable stats 1 billion active monthly users 140 million active users, 350 million tweets a day 185 million members in 200+ territories
  • 8. The path through ADCs to social media in retail banking  ADCs: alternative delivery channels other than traditional bank branches used to meet customer needs  ATM (prototype 1939, modern ATM patented 1966, first installed commercially in a Barclays branch London 1967, first produced USA 1968)  Telephone Interactive Voice Response (IVR)  Online banking  Short Message Service (SMS) banking text alerts and bill payment  Automated Clearing House (ACH) electronic payments  Mobile banking  Email alerts and notifications  Fax banking services  Video banking  Online social media banking, including payment services for virtual and real goods • ICT Banking Strategies Designed to Grow and Retain E-Commerce: Alternative Delivery Channels’ Customer Base, Rudolph Strong, University of Wisconsin Stout, January 12, 2011 • Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Payments System Research Briefing, Where Social Networks, Payments and Banking Intersect, Terri Bradford, December 2012,
  • 9. Adoption in the global financial services industry  Since March 2009, trackingand benchmarkinghow financial institutions use social media channels,mainly Facebook and Twitter – Visible BankingWatch Series  March 2009: 54 financial institutions (FIs)owned social media accounts  September 2011 tracking :  1,000 FI pages and apps on Facebook  1,500 FI Twitter accounts  in 75 countries  September 2011: 67% of the FIs pages tracked on Facebook were “open wall”  What is perceived to be the main blocker to banks adopting social media?
  • 10. The opportunity for banks  “People like me”: enhance the brand  Increase, broaden and tighten customer relationships  Brand loyalty: increase customer satisfaction and responsiveness  Increase trades and financial transactions in the ‘real economy’  Drive revenue  Reduce cost, especially in service, sales and marketing  As ever, technology is the enabler  Likely retail banking IT spend US$135bn by 2015 (Retail Banking Technology Through 2015, Datamonitor/Ovum, 2012) • KPMG, Evolving Banking Regulation, EMA Edition, February 2013, regulation/pages/default.aspx • Accenture, Social Banking, The Social Networking Imperative for Retail Banks, 2011,
  • 11. Some of those who have… Facebook Banking Welcome to the world of Social Banking with FNB. This service allows you to use your FNB Account to send vouchers to your Facebook friends and do limited banking and prepaid purchases directly on Facebook. You can now do limited banking on Facebook, by linking your FNB Banking account to your Facebook profile. Buy airtime, SMS bundles or data bundles for yourself directly from your FNB Banking account on Facebook.
  • 12. Business risk  The GenerationY hazard: the blurring of business and personal lives and information throughoutthe day and night  “Real tensionbetweenwhat advertiserswantedand free expression”:Sheryl Sandberg,COO Facebook,Financial Times,June 1/June 2 2013, p16  Social media and mass audiencesites give rise to the highestconcentrationof online security risks  Social networkingsites regularly targetedby cyber criminals  “Carelesstalk costs business”  Digital wildfires: the risk of automated/non-automatedrapid distribution of false information  Reputationalrisk and negativebranding:“open wall”, employeeconduct  Not monitoringsocial media for “anti” campaignsand parody accounts  Social media not moderatinginappropriate contentalongsidelegitimate advertisements • Cisco, Annual Security Report 2013, • World Economic Forum , Global Risks 2013 - Eighth Edition, eighth-edition
  • 13. Operational risk  Identity theft  Introduction and distribution of malware  Social engineering,e.g. phishing, pharming, pretexting  Disclosure of IP or other sensitive or proprietary information  Immaturity and rapid evolution of social media  Managingemployee access  Measuring impact,effectiveness and ROI  Lack of centralisedgovernance  Physical security breaches  Presence,volume and duration of positive and negative chatter  Loss of employee productivity, distraction and carelessness • BITS Financial Services Roundtable, Social Media Risks and Mitigation, June 2011,
  • 14.  Regulatory breaches:  inadvertent,unfair, misleadingor unauthorisedmarketingand promotions, technological limitations in certain devices  breach of market/exchangerules, e.g. SEC (Reg FD)  breach of data retention regulations, e.g. NASD/FINRA, EU data protection directive rules  breach of specific social media financial services regulation and guidance, e.g. FCA, FINRA, SEC and FFIEC  Pre-screening, hiring and employment risks  Payment Card Industry (PCI) data risk  Privacy and data protection breaches  Confidentialitybreaches  Advertent/ inadvertentdisclosure of bank or third party IP or proprietary processes  Additional litigation risk caused by the above Legal and regulatory risk
  • 15.  FederalFinancialInstitutionsExaminationsCouncil (FFIEC),Docket No. FFIEC-2013- 0001, Social Media: ConsumerComplianceRisk ManagementGuidance,January 23rd 2013  Closingdate for commentsMarch 25th 2013, formal guidanceto follow  To help FIs identifypotentialrisk areas in social media to address,and to ensure they are aware of their responsibilitiesto oversee and control these risks within their overall risk managementprograms: p 6  By referenceto a range of risks and relevantlegislation,from the Truth in Savings Act/RegulationDD and Part 707 – Fair Credit Reporting Act, via the Gramm-Leach- Bliley Act Privacy Rules and Data Security Guidelines:pp 13 -26  Risks identified:  Complianceand LegalRisks: p 12  ReputationRisk: p 26  OperationalRisk: p 30 • • • Regulatory landscape: USA, FFIEC Guidance
  • 16. FFIEC risk management expectations  FIs to have risk managementprograms that enable them to identify, measure, monitor and control social media risk  Size and complexity of risk managementprogram to be commensurate with the breadth of FIs’ involvement in social media  Risk managementprogram should be designedwith input from specialists in compliance, technology,information security,legal, HR and marketing  Even if a FI doesn’t use social media actively, it must monitor and address negative commentary and complaints in social media  Overall, reaffirms that the same standardsas apply to “traditional” media should apply in use of social media
  • 17. FFIEC risk management program key components  Governance structure – clear roles/responsibilities, controls, ongoing risk assessment  Policies and procedures about use and monitoring of social media and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations,including methodologies for dealingwith negative comments/complaints/replies and data retention  Due diligence process for selectingand managingthird party social media providers  Employee training programs, including for official, work-relatedand personal use of social media  Oversight process for monitoring information posted on social media sites used by the FI or third parties on its behalf  Audit and compliance functions to ensure ongoing compliance with the program  Reporting process and parameters:appropriate reports to FI’s directors/seniormanagementto enable periodic evaluation of the program
  • 18.  Effective April 1st, 2013, FSA replaced by Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)  FCA likely to be more aggressive in protecting consumer rights than the FSA and will actively monitor behaviour of FIs’ use of social media in the UK  With the FCA came extensive guidance and rules on FIs’ use of social media, replacing the FSA’s high-level guidance, Financial promotions using new media, June 2010  Sources:  Conduct of Business Sourcebook (COBS), communications and financial promotions to be “fair, clear and not misleading”  Perimeter Guidance Manual (PERG), Ch. 8, financial promotions: technology and medium neutral  PERG 8.22, “The Internet”, including what is a financial promotion, e.g. hypertext links  SYSC 3 (Systems and Controls), and SYSC 4 (General Organisational Requirements)  Financial promotions communication rules; COBS 4, BCOBS 2 (banking) and MCOB 3 (mortgages/home finance) – see next slide • • • • Regulatory landscape: UK, FCA Guidance
  • 19.  Policy and training  Construct and document social media policy  Train employees in policy  Monitor and identify breaches, and follow up with employees when discovered  Social media content  “Fair, clear and not misleading”  As communicated, content to be compliant (“standalone compliant”)  Financial promotions must be approved by FCA authorised persons  Timely withdrawal of approval when it should no longer continue  Supervision  Construct and implement sound systems and controls to ensure compliance  Vet and approve all social media business communications  Monitor and identify policy breaches, and take appropriate action  Actively monitor interactive content and messaging  Capture, archiving and retrieval of social media data  Record and retain for the required period(s) all financial communications through social media • Attribution: “Social media compliance under the new “twin peaks” UK financial services regulatory structure, Zarabi and Herfkens, hearsaysocial, FCA social media compliance requirements
  • 20. Questions Answers
  • 21.  For additional information, please contact:, +44 203 400 4214 THANK YOU!
  • 22. BAFT-IFSA and the Supplier Committee BAFT-IFSA is the premier global financial services association formed by the merger of the Bankers’ Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT) and the International Financial Services Association (IFSA). It provides advocacy, education and community-building opportunities for financial services institutions around the globe as well as suppliers to the financial services industry. BAFT-IFSA is the leading forum for analysis, discussion and action among international financial professionals on a wide range of topics affecting transaction banking, including trade finance, payments, and compliance. For additional information log on to our website or contact BAFT-IFSA at The goal of the Supplier Committee is to broaden the industry point of view regarding issues confronting the financial community. The Suppliers Partners Committee will add its knowledge and expertise to offer solutions in partnership with the financial community.