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  1. Terrorist organizations, like other organized crime groups, require funding in order to operate. Buying weapons and vehicles, feeding and housing members, and using marketing materials to spread their ideas all cost money. The Center for a New American Security reports the 9/11 attacks alone are estimated to have cost between $400,000 and $500,000. (more…)

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  2. 5 Rules You May Not Know for Doing Business in CanadaIn recent years, Canada has developed an increasingly strong reputation as one of the best places in the world to do business. The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitive Index 2017-2018 ranks Canada as having the second-most “sound” banking system in the world, a step up from the number three position it held the previous year. U.S. News & World Report ranks Canada number seven in the world for entrepreneurship, citing well-developed infrastructure and transparent business practices as assets. High ethics and rule abidance are a top priority for Canada-based businesses and those they work with. (more…)

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  3. The way people bank is changing. More and more people not only want to bank online, they want to avoid visiting a branch at all. Face-to-face interactions with tellers take time and require visiting during hours that may not be convenient for everyone. (more…)

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  4. So many changes occur in the global payments industry every day that many (if not most) merchants find it difficult to keep up with the strategies needed to protect themselves from the consequential losses. Business owners who understand the origins of most fraudulent activity, however, do have an opportunity to reduce their exposure. Adopting new best practices in response to current criminal trends is the best opportunity they have for avoiding losses altogether. (more…)

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