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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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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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Beware of data “science projects” turned fraud prevention solutions

As e-commerce has revolutionized the way we buy and sell online, we are no longer bounded by borders or time zones. Goods can be purchased from anywhere around the world at any time of day. Because of this, traditional rules-based fraud detection systems have become outdated and no longer work. Today, real-time payments require real-time […]

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BNZ protects customers (and the customer experience) with IBM Safer Payments

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ), one of the leading banks in ANZ, announced late last year that they have selected IBM Safer Payments to deliver cross-channel fraud protection to its customers. The multi-million-dollar deal supports BNZ’s efforts to provide frictionless and safer payments experience to their customers. Growing fraud requires new approach Many conveniences that […]

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Embracing the future of fraud prevention in the multi-(cloud) verse

Riddle me this? What do a large Australian bank, a leading U.S. financial payment solutions provider, and a major New Zealand bank all have in common? They all have recently deployed or will soon be deploying the IBM Safer Payments fraud prevention solution on their preferred cloud infrastructure – IBM Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS) […]

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Address financial crime and high costs with IBM Cloud Private

In the beginning of the cloud computing era, “private clouds” promised the scalability, flexibility and manageability of public clouds, combined with the security and control of on-premises data center environments. But some early private clouds, in fact, were neither private nor clouds. Over time, however, such offerings matured and firms like IBM have led the […]

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2019: An artificial intelligence-enhanced AML odyssey

Welcome to the brave new world of artificial intelligence-powered regulatory technology. On December 3, 2018, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the National Credit Union Administration, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued a joint statement encouraging the use […]

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Risk management in the cloud: A strategic imperative

For financial institutions, the benefits of moving away from legacy in-house systems to the cloud are obvious. A cloud environment offers financial institutions greater speed and agility than their current environments. But while mobile devices give us great power and convenience, they also create new security and privacy challenges. Financial institutions face a similar dilemma […]

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