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Turning the hard realities of payments modernization into opportunities

Payments modernization initiatives around the globe have long been a topic of huge interest and are at different stages of implementation in different countries. Time and again, it has proven to be a catalyst for transformation that has fueled innovation. Canada is now completely into this modernization party, driven by the modernization agenda and timeline […]

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Stop waiting to apply AI for financial crimes

Challenges from financial crime incidents and penalties grow Criminal enterprises are becoming increasingly sophisticated at the same time as new payment methods are emerging (peer to peer and faster/immediate payments) and transaction volumes are exploding. And financial institutions across the globe are feeling the pain of high-profile financial crime incidents in the form of significant […]

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A new era of technology enabled financial risk management: Advanced analytics and aggregation

In this series of blogs, we focus on four high-growth transformative technologies with emerging risk applications which can help banks and financial institutions complete and protect the enterprise. Today we discuss how advanced analytics and aggregation software can address limitations in computational power and granularity required to meet evolving regulatory demands.The other three emerging technologies […]

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IBM in “Leaders” Quadrant of 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Risk Management, fourth report in a row

Our goal has always been to provide our customers with the tools and insights that help them meet their governance, risk and compliance (GRC) needs, and we do so, by leveraging the innovation of IBM within a single ecosystem. It’s gratifying to see IBM once again positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2019 Gartner […]

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Survey shows that tools with strong user experience are key to better risk management across the enterprise

Today, risk-awareness and risk averse behavior is the responsibility of everyone in the firm, so staff need to be able to engage in the common goal of regulatory compliance. In the current complex regulatory environment (see Figure 1), and with growing costs associated with reporting, Know Your Customer (KYC), sanctions and the like, it is […]

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What customer complaints can tell you about your experience (and your compliance)

Until recently, the words “customer experience” and “compliance” didn’t really come up in the same conversation – let alone exist in the same universe. The former was the domain of customer care professionals, contact center managers, marketing leaders and digital strategy teams with the goal of helping streamline and simplify products and services, as well […]

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Why real cross-channel payment data integration matters

According to the 2019 AFP Payments Fraud & Control Survey, Automatic Clearing House (ACH) payment fraud increased significantly in 2018, reaching a new record with 82% of organizations reported incidents. Specifically, the percentage of companies that encountered ACH credit fraud jumped to 20% (from 13%), and those who experienced ACH debit fraud rose to 33% […]

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Risk.net names IBM for “Financial Crime Product of the Year” and “Best Vendor for Innovation”

While there is no prize for stopping financial crime (though, arguably there should be), occasionally there is recognition for being an integral and pioneering part of the overall financial crime management effort. Today, IBM has received recognition by Risk.net for both “Financial Crime Product of the Year” for IBM Safer Payments as well as “Best […]

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A new era of technology enabled financial risk management

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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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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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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