banking

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 Because of this, traditional rules-based fraud detection systems have become outdated and no longer work.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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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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Why FIS chose IBM Safer Payments for payment fraud prevention

With new payments products surfacing regularly, unpredictable threats also continue to increase with these new platforms and services. Balancing the need for adequate antifraud measures without impacting the customer experience has never been more important. In the emerging world of real-time person-to-person (P2P) payments, establishing a frictionless (and “fraudless”) experience is even more critical since […]

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Understanding alternative assets and the challenges of managing their risk

Why alternative assets Unless one has been in a Rip Van Winkle-style cryogenic state over the past few years, it would be hard not to notice the shift in asset allocations toward “alternative assets” for investment portfolios of buy side institutions. There are several reasons behind the tilt. Pension and Insurance funds suffered from the […]

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Capital optimization for desk restructuring under FRTB

Earlier this year the Basel Committee published its final of the final (until further notice?) review of the capital requirements for market risk regulations, namely the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB). It becomes effective in 2022, but banks should now, more than ever, implement the proposed changes in order to meet the deadline […]

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IBM Cloud offers Immutable Object Storage to help finance industry meet records retention

In the Financial Services industry, a range of businesses including banks, insurance companies, securities trading organizations, and capital market clients are required to comply with regulations that include information governance and stringent records retention requirements. The clients in these regulated industries are always seeking an efficient and secure way of protecting and storing their growing […]

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Ground attack or air strike: Winning the banking customer battle

You have the mission to grab territory. You called in the lieutenants to devise a strategy. The Air Force general makes a strong case to efficiently blanket the territory with air campaigns. The Army favors the tried-and-true approach of gaining ground inch-by-inch. Banks hoping for growth are faced with a similar dilemma. Banking is undoubtedly […]

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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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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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Top banking and financial markets blogs in 2018

It is that time of year when we do an annual review of the blogs our readers viewed the most on our Insights on Banking blog. Looking at the top five blog entries of 2018, we see that using technology to meet the ever-increasing scale and rate of regulatory change is top of mind for […]

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