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The role of technology as the backbone of AML and KYC processes

Technology has played a pivotal role in empowering the fight against money laundering, tax evasion and drug trafficking – all manner of financial crime. And even though the role of technology in fighting financial crime keeps growing we are actually just at the start of what’s going to be the next wave of technology. It […]

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How GRC sustainability can help support cost efficiency

Sustainability and resilience are about how an organization designs and carries out strategies that can be adaptable to help address long-term global trends, crises, threats, changing regulations or customer needs. As the requirements for success change, so can the enterprise. In this current pandemic many organizations should ask business continuity questions about capacity, bandwidth and […]

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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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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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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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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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