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As a niche company, First Business employees get to work with leading businesses and individuals in our communities, and drive an innovative, publically-traded company. What our employees learn in that process, can also help our clients. This First Business Blog was started to share that collective experience in terms of thought provoking posts and ideas. Find our recent posts below, or connect with our employees directly to see how we can help you.

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February 23, 2017

The Bad News and The Good News on Payment Fraud

By Alton Multhuaf, Treasury Management Officer, First Business Bank

Payment fraud has been at the forefront of people’s minds due to the many publicized fraud stories in the news. According to the most recent Association of Financial Professionals poll, 73% of organizations experienced attempted and/or actual fraud. Which leads to the question, “What can I do to protect my information and keep my money safe?”

There’s a common misconception that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) protects deposits against …

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February 16, 2017

What Makes A Great Business Relationship?

By Tom Dott, Vice President - Commercial Banking

It feels to me that the concept of a business relationship is fast becoming the latest in sales terms to have lost any significant depth and genuine meaning. I believe that before anyone throws that term on the table, they should have given some serious thought as to what it really means to them and how they will execute on it.

Relationships are complicated and consist of many components that have different levels of importance and meaning to each of us. This is certainly not meant to be an …

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February 13, 2017

SecurLOCK Equip – What’s on your phone?

By Alicia Buttchen, Treasury Management Officer, First Business Bank - Milwaukee

As the number of connected devices continues to rise, the sophistication of cybersecurity threats is increasing and has turned payment-related fraud into a global issue. From phishing emails and keylogging viruses to ZeuS malware, the threat of cybersecurity attacks spans across all industries.

Fraudsters advance more each day, working hard to break through even the most secure systems to steal your data. EMV chip cards were introduced to help improve security over magnetic stripe …

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