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A new era of technology enabled financial risk management (Part 1)

In this series of blogs, we will focus on four transformative technologies with emerging risk applications that can help banks and financial institutions grow profitability and protect the enterprise. Each technology is at the start of an enormous adoption growth curve, and has been the subject of intense discussion. In this edition, read how these […]

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The cloud advantage: Three approaches for implementing cloud for risk management

Compared to traditional data centers, I believe that cloud computing has several characteristics that make it an attractive platform for risk management. First of all, the compute requirements for risk management can vary over time. Cloud provides the ability to scale up resources during peak periods and scale them back down when they are not […]

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Beware of data “science projects” turned fraud prevention solutions

As e-commerce has revolutionized the way we buy and sell online, we are no longer bounded by borders or time zones. Goods can be purchased from anywhere around the world at any time of day. Because of this, traditional rules-based fraud detection systems have become outdated and no longer work. Today, real-time payments require real-time […]

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Driving performance management in sales: The evolving role of the sales compensation leader

Businesses today face the challenge of change—of growing in a market defined by sustained volatility and technological disruption. As organizations mature, central business roles must also evolve to meet the challenges of growth and organizational complexity. The role of sales compensation leader illustrates, perhaps better than any other role in modern business, the lockstep relationship […]

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It’s time to embrace customer data privacy and security

Customer data is the modern enterprise’s most valuable asset. For years, enterprises have collected and stored it without giving it a second thought. Now, new technology, business and regulatory challenges are forcing them to rethink how they collect and manage that data. Customer data drives innovations like artificial intelligence and blockchain solutions. For most companies, […]

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BNZ protects customers (and the customer experience) with IBM Safer Payments

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ), one of the leading banks in ANZ, announced late last year that they have selected IBM Safer Payments to deliver cross-channel fraud protection to its customers. The multi-million-dollar deal supports BNZ’s efforts to provide frictionless and safer payments experience to their customers. Growing fraud requires new approach Many conveniences that […]

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How banks are using incentive compensation management to help increase revenue and drive growth

In a competitive financial marketplace, banks are turning to incentive compensation management (ICM) solutions for competitive advantage. While the value of motivating employees is indisputable, bankers increasingly recognize the value of going beyond improvised morale building tactics to deploying a structured incentive compensation system. However, making the case to senior bank executives of the need […]

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Reinventing the client advisor interaction model is the future of wealth management

As the rise of digitalization continues to transform wealth management, and firms attempt to keep pace, the ways in which financial advisors and clients interact are evolving as well. We expect that future interactions will be powered by smart platforms that connect data from internal and external sources to create a seamless, omni-channel experience. In […]

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The Canadian payments ecosystem is at an inflection point

As the payments ecosystem in Canada continues to expand and evolve, IBM is looking forward to participating with industry leaders, innovators and challengers at the upcoming Payments Canada Summit, taking place in Toronto on May 14-16, 2019. With Canada’s comprehensive payments transformation in full swing, and with many new developments, players and recent announcements shaping […]

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Has GRC reached its tipping point? Observations from the front lines

As a products organization, we have the good fortune of working with exceptional clients, industry analysts, market research teams and business partners. Through our many daily interactions we have been witness to a wave of patterns forming that are changing the face of governance, risk and compliance (GRC). This wave suggests the organizations have reached […]

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IBM and Thomson Reuters join forces to simplify how financial institutions tackle regulatory compliance challenges

In the financial services industry in the United States, one thing remains constant – change.  Whether policy makers are encouraging deregulation, or increasing regulatory requirements, regulatory change has been a constant.  As recently as two weeks ago, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board announced proposed tailoring of prudential standards for FBOs, following on similar tailoring for […]

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