News, ideas and stories from the industry's top cannabis and banking experts.
Lori Moore discusses what's been happening these past few months, and what your institution should take into account when considering if cannabis banking is right for their FI.
I have spent a lot of time with banking executives and directors discussing their decision to bank - or not to bank - cannabis-related businesses (CRBs).
With Halloween around the corner, it’s time to talk about an urban myth: financial institutions who bank cannabis need to “dress up” as state regulators
Financial institutions that have chosen to bank cannabis-related businesses (CRBs) must comply with strict requirements and are subject to heightened regulatory scrutiny
California’s Department of Business Oversight (DBO) recently issued guidance pertaining to cannabis banking. The guidance, published on October 2, 2019, is specifically designed to help California
The cannabis and banking industries both took a collective deep breath as the US House planned to vote on H.R. 1595 Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act on Wednesday, September 25th.
When building your cannabis banking program, it’s important to have a clear understanding of how cannabis-related businesses (CRBs) operate.
As rules change and the market evolves, the data residing inside the institution will not be enough to satisfy your examiner’s expectations.
2020 is right around the corner. Now is the time to evaluate what success in 2020 looks like for you and your institution. Don’t be shortsighted when it comes to cannabis banking.
Regardless of where your institution lands on the cannabis banking spectrum, it’s important to remain focused on where the market is and where it is heading.
NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood advised that credit unions will not be punished simply for working with cannabis-related businesses that operate within full compliance of state laws.
Financial institutions all across the country shared their key takeaways from our webinar about measuring the financial impact of cannabis banking.
Contrary to most FI’s fears, banking the cannabis industry has not hurt their reputation with their target audience. In many cases, FIs have said their community reputation has improved.
Last week was a big week for cannabis in the US. The Senate committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing considering the content of the SAFE Banking Act and the STATES Act.
You can wait for Washington but ask yourself this: when was the last time that ever worked for anyone?
In speaking with those that attended our Cannabis Banking: Can I Do It? webinar last week, it’s clear that many institutions are working on answering this exact question.
As with the opening of any new line of business, your approach comes down to how you identify and measure the risks and what mitigating controls you put in place.