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Fortune Magazine: Credit Card Chips Not Stopping Fraud, Survey Says

December 5, 2018

Fortune Magazine is not sold on chip-enables credit cards as the fraud-stopper the tech promised.  New chip-enabled credit cards, which were rolled out to U.S. consumers starting in 2015, were supposed to put an end to rampant credit card fraud. So much for that. A new report from the research firm Gemini Advisory has…

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Beware of Inter-Related Use Cases of Payments and Check Fraud

November 15, 2018

The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) reports in its annual study of payments fraud risks and realities that nearly 8 in 10 U.S. organizations were targets of payments fraud in 2017. What’s the best way to protect your organization? US Bank has some solid tips: Provide comprehensive training: All employees should receive training to help them…

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Automation & Tech Are Keys to Relevance for Banks

November 6, 2018

BankNews.com reports on a study that lends considerable weight to the concept of upgrading technology in the retail bank space: According to the 2018 Payments Industry Report from Sydney, Australia-based Accuity, the majority of financial institutions and payments providers provide customers with the validation of key payments data elements prior to remittance, and many have…

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Making Payments Faster: The Fed is All Ears

October 31, 2018

PYMNTS.com reports on the Federal Reserve’s efforts to gather input on making payments faster across all channels. Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said, in remarks made on Oct. 3rd., that the Federal Reserve’s infrastructure underpinning payments could use a bit of modernization in a bid to support fast payments “for all.” Brainard, speaking in Chicago at the Fed…

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Check Fraud: Protect the Millennials!

October 23, 2018

Persons who are older than 30 may feel the urge to gloat about this: Millennials – – the cohort, according to the Pew Research Center, born between the years 1981 and 1996, and who watch with glee as older folks struggle with social media and Ubers – – are currently the primary target when it…

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Check Fraud: The Corporate World Provides a Big Target

October 16, 2018

While the consumer “civilian” world has pretty much learned and accepted the “don’t take checks from strangers” rule, the corporate world is both slow to adopt that guideline — and often unable to. This is due to the fact that suppliers like the “float” advantage they enjoy with check payments. (“We paid you on Tuesday…

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Banks Lose $2.92 per Defrauded Dollar

October 3, 2018

Is it important for financial institutions to deploy the best possible tools to fight fraud? Consider this: According to LexisNexis Risk Solutions in its 2018 True Cost of Fraud study for the financial-services sector, for every dollar of fraud a financial institution absorbs, it drains an additional $2.92 in associated costs — that’s up 9% from…

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Here Are 5 Reasons to Re-Think Remote Cash Capture

September 19, 2018

While steadily declining in overall usage, cash remains “as relevant in retail as it has ever been,” according to an article by Bob Meara, Senior Analyst with Celent, in an article previewing his presentation at November’s AFP 2018, “Fewer Cash Receipts Still Mean Big Retail Challenges.” RCC (Remote Cash Capture) is noteworthy for the collaborative service delivery required to…

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Millennials Become Targets…for Check Fraud

September 12, 2018

There are many reasons for the resilience of checks (including the small- and mid-sized businesses that rely on the paper check’s “float” for accounting purposes), but one important factor has been fear of fraud and security risks in newer digital transactions. Digital transactions are indeed growing at a rapid rate — particularly among millennials, many…

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Modernizing Legacy Technology; A Path to Success

September 5, 2018

Alfredo Alvarez, a principal at Liberty Advisor Group, writes in his article how modernizing legacy technology wins the digital customer: Nimble new entrants and rapidly increasing customer expectations for digital products and services continue to disrupt financial services firms. In response, financial services organizations have made significant investments in agile development and DevOps (development and…

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