IBM RegTech Innovations

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The challenge of managing hundreds of daily GRC alerts

Today we are inundated with alerts, breaking news, celebrity scandals and what their neighbor had for lunch.  The feeds are not limited to one medium; your computer, your television, your phone, your tablet and now even the watch you wear on your wrist. The flood of data that comes in can bury a person. How […]

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GRC is everyone’s business

In my May 2019 blog, “Has GRC Reached Its Tipping Point? Observations From The Front Lines”, I described a set of common patterns that are driving business initiatives in Governance, Risk & Compliance. These highlighted that: Organizations are transforming their GRC frameworks, They are driving to realize greater benefits from already significant GRC investments, and […]

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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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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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The cloud advantage: Three approaches for implementing cloud for risk management

Compared to traditional data centers, I believe that cloud computing has several characteristics that make it an attractive platform for risk management. First of all, the compute requirements for risk management can vary over time. Cloud provides the ability to scale up resources during peak periods and scale them back down when they are not […]

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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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