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Field Notes: Paul Aguggia, Kearny Bank

Field Notes: Paul Aguggia, Kearny Bank

I have had the privilege to be part of a merger process from different vantage points: on the sell side, as legal adviser, and then as community bank chairman and CEO. I can safely say that a merger process is anything but linear. You can expect each stage—pre-discussions, negotiations, post-signing and pre-closing—to be accompanied by

Phishing: Don’t take the bait

Phishing has become a primary method for cybercriminals to plant malware and ply fraud on unsuspecting bank employees and customers. As their techniques become more sophisticated and their attack surface broader, community banks are finding themselves in the crosshairs. By Karen Epper Hoffman In studies and surveys and anecdotes, it is often pointed out that

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