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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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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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Model governance comes to fraud detection

Payment fraud detection has always had a bit more latitude than its counterparts in anti-money laundering, customer due diligence and even trade surveillance compliance. Unlike the latter areas, fraud prevention is an area not as heavily governed by regulations or specific rules of what a financial institution should or should not allow. It is obviously […]

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Succeeding in the future of payments

Embracing the future in the age of instant gratification The payments industry is at an inflection point. Customers increasingly demand new payment options like real-time payments and P2P payments, underpinned by security and trust. The costs of running payments operations, complying with a myriad of regulations and enforcing payments standards are increasing. Exposure to operational […]

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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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IBM RegTalk webinar series 2019: The beginning of AI-enhanced AML

Around the world, financial institutions and the regulatory bodies who govern them are awakening to the potential applications of technology in financial crime prevention. While this has long been a promise of technology providers in this area, it is now finally, coming to fruition. Join our in-depth conversation, hosted by Watson Financial Services General Manager, […]

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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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Financial crime in finance: Unlocking communications to find hidden risks

FINRA and other regulators have informed firms of their expectation to adopt practices of “heightened supervision” to isolate high-risk brokers and activities, including those who have previously committed financial crimes. In the past two years, FINRA has released guidance to strengthen controls on high-risk brokers and further indicated it would be an ongoing priority. In […]

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Uncovering hidden risks behind mirror trades

Recently, financial institutions have come under fire for a not illegal, but potentially suspicious form of investing. And while not especially complex in its execution, this scheme exposes the lack of insight and oversight across large institutions, especially institutions that operate across different geographies. Of course, I’m talking about mirror trading. ‘Mirror trading’ is a […]

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Blockchain for KYC: Game-changing RegTech innovation

IBM RegTech Innovations. One of the best things about working at IBM—and in the RegTech field in particular—is meeting daily with the engineers and developers who are driving technological innovation in the financial industry. Consider, for example, the blockchain space. While blockchain’s decentralized, distributed-ledger technology is most popularly known as the basis for cryptocurrencies such […]

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How AI is redefining financial crimes detection technologies

There is a quote in the most recent Star Wars movie, “The Last Jedi” that gets me thinking about innovation; ‘We are the spark, that will light the fire”. The Star Wars movies, books, games and mythos is a masterfully woven tapestry telling the tale of a little guy triumphing over an established, organized and […]

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