Payments & Transactions

IBM Financial Transaction Manager announces ISO 20022-ready High Value Payments offering

New high value payments solution offering IBM Financial Transaction Manager (FTM) has announced its new High Value Payment (HVP) offering. This new HVP offering supports banking clients participating in new real-time gross settlement systems in Europe such as Target2 migration to ISO 20022 by end of 2021. Over 3,000 financial institutions worldwide offering SWIFT cross-border […]

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IBM RegTech hosts risk and compliance thought leaders at virtual summit

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of those rare civilizational disruptions that is profoundly affecting nearly all human institutions. Organizations are scrambling to respond to threats to the health and safety of their stakeholders, and to grapple with new constraints and shifting realities in this crisis. While the human toll of the pandemic is unequivocally a […]

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Payments fraud prevention in times of economic uncertainty

As the global economy continues to contract and social anxiety increases from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, so do new fraud threats emerge. These new fraud threats have already triggered numerous warnings from government officials such as the U.S. Attorney General William Barr and organizations such as: the U.S. Secret Service, FBI the National Fraud […]

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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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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 QIIB trusts IBM Safer Payments for cross-channel fraud prevention

Fraud prevention is about who you can trust. For financial institutions, it’s about understanding the relative risk of a customer, a merchant and/or a transaction, as well as hundreds of different factors including location, amount, device, etc. But for customers, both actual fraud attacks as well as incorrectly blocked legitimate transactions represent a breach of […]

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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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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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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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