financial crime

Ask the expert: 20 questions fraud fighters want to know

In our webinar yesterday, the first in the series AI Fraud Detection — Beyond the Textbooks, we ran out of time and weren’t able to address some great questions we had from the audience. Instead of waiting until the next episode, I hope these brief answers will be of help and interest to both those […]

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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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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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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 Because of this, traditional rules-based fraud detection systems have become outdated and no longer work.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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Stemming the AML crisis and seeing immediate value with AI

When it comes to AML compliance, or the lack thereof, the financial industry is having rough year. A number of money laundering schemes have come to light, including the $8.8 billion Troika Laundromat, which have exposed or implicated a large swathe of the industry. Despite wide talk of deregulation, penalties from Office of Foreign Assets […]

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AML is a global issue – are your risk controls global too?

Money laundering is an increasing global issue, often involving multiple countries, intermediaries and organizations. One needs to look no further than recent headlines concerning an Iranian-backed Lebanese terrorist organization or a Malaysian government development company to witness this troubling trend. AML and sanctions risk in every corner of the world As the United States increases […]

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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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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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