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FinTech explosion and faster payments drive faster financial crime in 2020 – how can banks respond?

Financial crime isn’t going away, rather it is growing Investment in financial crime prevention solutions for AML, fraud and insurance investigations has been mandated by regulators for decades. But despite the billions already spent, regulatory penalties continue to rise and fraudsters find new ways to steal. In attempts to keep up, financial crimes and fraud […]

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Are your compliance levels at floor or ceiling?

Study shows that RegTech delivers relief from burdensome manual processes – 90% of respondents use or are expanding use of RegTech. According to Forrester Research, RegTech – regulatory technology – is the fastest growing category they track. At $4.6 billion in funding, the year-over-year growth rate for the first three quarters of 2019 was 103%. […]

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Seven reasons why challenger banks choose IBM Safer Payments

Challenger banks, also referred to as digital banks or “neobanks,”are recently created retail banks competing directly with the longer-established banks. Challenger banks distinguish themselves with modern financial technology practices such as online-only operations that avoid the costs and complexities of traditional banking. This trend first emerged in Europe and has progressively gained traction in all […]

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Why shell companies are so risky (and hard to spot)

Shell companies and the hidden threat of entity risk While not inherently illegal, shell companies have been getting a lot attention recently for the role they play in illegal activity. This makes sense, as two of the legitimate uses of shell companies are the ability to shield owners from litigation and as a vehicle for […]

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Is “openness” the next big word in financial crime?

About a month ago, I attended the IBM RegTech Summit in London, which brought together a mix of financial services professionals, regulatory experts and technologists. But the terminology was markedly different than most financial crime and compliance events I’ve attended. With terms like “AI,” “machine learning,” “cloud” and “innovation,” you could make a successful run […]

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IBM Algo FIRST becomes IBM FIRST Risk Case Studies

In the continued evolution of the IBM Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) product line, I am pleased to announce that effective today, Algo FIRST (FIRST) is rebranded to IBM FIRST Risk Case Studies. Algo FIRST was acquired by IBM as part of the Algorithmics acquisition which took place in October 2011. During its time at […]

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The Thomson Reuters and IBM Exclusive Breakfast Briefing, Oct. 2, 2019 in Toronto

How do compliance professionals manage more than 57,000 regulatory alerts in one year? IBM OpenPages with Watson recently had the opportunity to join host Thomson Reuters for a morning of regulatory compliance thought leadership to explore this very topic. The day began on the 29th floor of Thomson Reuters client center bringing together more than […]

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IBM OpenPages with Watson named one of 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice

This is a great moment for IBM. IBM OpenPages with Watson has been named one of the 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Integrated Risk Management Solutions. We are incredibly proud of our customers continued input into our offering, especially in our most current release of OpenPages with Watson v8.1 as discussed in my […]

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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 crime

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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IBM in “Leaders” Quadrant of 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Risk Management, fourth report in a row

Our goal has always been to provide our customers with the tools and insights that help them meet their governance, risk and compliance (GRC) needs, and we do so, by leveraging the innovation of IBM within a single ecosystem. It’s gratifying to see IBM once again positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2019 Gartner […]

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