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Stop money laundering with a proactive AML approach

The recently revealed $8.8 billion Troika Laundromat offshore money laundering scandal was a vast and complex deception. Not just a limited scheme, between 2006 and 2013 it facilitated fake trade deals, reinsurance fraud, tax evasion, hidden investments, a fuel pricing fraud scheme at Sheremetyevo Airport—and much more. The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and […]

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Holistic surveillance: Treating a business like family

If you’re a parent, you have most likely discovered the benefit of technology to help keep your children safe. Tech like video cameras can assure you your child has made it home from school, while apps can let you know your child’s location or notify you if they’re speeding while driving, or can even tell […]

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Reducing costs of AML while still appeasing regulators

Reducing costs but appeasing regulators seems like an oxymoron, yet, many AML compliance and operations leaders are being asked to do just that. Several companies have invested a lot of money and time over the past several years to increase their level of compliance and ensure they are able to effectively identify and manage potential […]

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Calling the true innovators: Venture into the future of financial services

Three years ago, banks were looking at fintechs with a wary eye. Two years ago, they were appointing chief innovation officers to dip their toes in with proof-of-concept projects or in-house incubators. Now, they are all in. From the open banking regulatory initiatives in the UK and Europe to the opensource, hybrid cloud strategies that […]

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Embracing disruption at Bank Innovation Ignite with IBM

In the financial services industry today, industry leaders are focused on leading their organizations into the future: Reshaping the customer experience with new business models supporting an integrated ecosystem-based marketplace Digitally transforming operations, operating models and technologies to compete in a changing industry structure Optimizing risk, compliance and security These leaders are forming new partnerships—with […]

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The cyber security threat landscape in financial services

Gary Meshell, WW Leader Financial Services, IBM Security, opened his IBM Think 2019 talk, How Financial Services Companies Should Respond to Cyber Security Attacks with a bold assertion and truism.  “It’s not a matter of if you will be breached, but just a matter of when,” he said. Financial services firms must do more than just […]

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Agile fraud management takes more than the right models

In recent months, some prominent organizations have begun moving away from their traditional pattern of purchasing colossal, general-purpose infrastructure technology, and have begun looking towards personalized technology options.  This well-publicized trend has also highlighted a wider change in the market, namely, the increasing importance of picking not only the right application, but also the right […]

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How do you solve a $48 billion payment fraud problem?

According to recent information from Juniper Research, online payment fraud losses from e-commerce, airline ticketing, and money transfer and banking services are expected to reach $48 billion by 2023, more than double the $22 billion in losses estimated for 2018. There’s been a wave of data breaches, now what? The wave of data breaches in […]

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Financial services live at IBM Think 2019

This blog has been updated to include video replays of live sessions at IBM Think 2019 and presentation pdfs when available. Read below to find session materials related to financial services. Welcome to Think 2019 in San Francisco, CA! This week the conference begins, and I hope you’re booking plans to engage with the great […]

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Making financial services more secure at IBM Think 2019

Security. What does it mean to you? Feeling safe. Protected from threats. Guarded from attacks. Privacy. To those working in the financial services industry, security is at the core of their business. The rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning might help protect business assets, but it is also making it easier for the bad […]

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Serving payments customers in the age of instant gratification

Like millions of others, I enjoy having a cup of coffee at various retail coffee establishments. Over the years, these coffee shops, especially the large chain variety, have evolved with upgraded choices to increase customer satisfaction and happiness. Enhancements start with mobile app-based personalization such as social currency, rewards programs, and probably most importantly, streamlined […]

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