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Banking

October 27, 2021

Four Reasons Banks and Financial Institutions Should Fight Fraud in Real Time

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Banking

October 22, 2021

Real-Time in Real Life: The Evolution of Real-Time Payments in the U.S.

Data Security

Merchants

October 18, 2021

Data Is Evolving – Are Your Fraud Prevention Services Keeping Pace?

Cybercrime

Banking

October 6, 2021

Where Payments Move Freely, Fraud Moves Fast: How to Clamp Down on Real-Time Fraud

Data Security

Merchants

October 18, 2021

Data Is Evolving – Are Your Fraud Prevention Services Keeping Pace?

It’s a constant struggle – as consumer behavior evolves, so do fraud tactics, as fraudsters seek vulnerabilities exposed by rapid change. And there’s no disputing that the pandemic has changed consumer behavior and accelerated the adoption of digital payment methods.

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Billers

September 9, 2021

Understanding Alternative (Bill) Payment Methods

Apple first introduced Apple Pay on September 9, 2014, promoting it as “a new category of service that will transform mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay.

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Billers

June 30, 2021

Mobile Wallet Payments Are on the Rise — But What About for Bill Pay?

While consumers have spent more time at home and more time on their mobile devices, a growing number of them have set up mobile bill notifications — and billers need to take notice, especially when it comes to advances like mobile wallets.

Merchants

January 7, 2021

Merchants Don’t Need a Payments Gateway, They Need a Payments Hub

The term “payments gateway” over-simplifies what it takes to process a payment. The terminology comes from the early days of online payment processing, but has now entered the vernacular for all aspects of merchant payments, including online, mobile and in-store.

Merchants

November 18, 2020

Do Merchants Have the Right Tools to Tune Their Engines for the Innovation Race?

2020 has been a year of many, many changes, across nearly all walks of life and business. One beacon of light is that these circumstances have pressed the digital acceleration button, in some cases advancing digital uptake and innovation by years, within a matter of a few months.

Merchants

August 27, 2020

Omni-Commerce Is Heating Up the Merchant Token Revolution

Merchants around the world have embraced the wisdom of keeping sensitive customer data (such as card numbers) out of their own environments, with tokens emerging as the tool of choice to bridge the gap. Merchant functions — including reservations, returns, reporting, rewards, research, reconciliation and more — have typically required access to sensitive data, but a series of high-profile breaches has highlighted the need to store card numbers in tightly secured safe harbors.

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Global Payment Trends
As the world adopts real-time payments, how does your market stand to benefit?

Banking

August 20, 2020

How National Central Infrastructure Initiatives for Real-time Payments Create Immediate Business Opportunities for Merchants

More and more countries and regional alliances are investing in the creation of new financial market infrastructures. Governments and leaders of central banks have decided that the finance industry needs investment to be fit for the demands of digital economies, suitable for the trailblazing businesses of the fourth industrial revolution.

Merchants

August 12, 2020

Defense in Depth: Fighting Fraud in India with a Multi-Layered Approach

There’s a quip, albeit ironic, making the rounds as forwarded emails and messages – “Who’s driving digital transformation among enterprises: CEO or CIO? The correct answer is COVID-19.” Going beyond impacting global well-being, COVID-19 is pushing the corporate world to rapidly introduce new measures for business continuity. Diametrically opposite to continuity, the black swan event of the novel coronavirus is creating disruption in terms of exploitation and fraud perpetration – especially in the banking and financial sector.

Merchants

August 4, 2020

Introducing Incremental Learning: An Industry-First Boost for Fraud Prevention

In our previous blog on machine learning, we sought to clarify its role in fraud prevention for merchants. To summarize, it can be an extremely effective way to identify patterns of fraud in a manner and at a speed that humans cannot. It is a critical tool in the fight against fraud, especially when used as part of a multi-layered fraud solution.

Merchants

July 29, 2020

Machine Learning: Separating Fact from Fraud Fiction for Merchants

Machine learning is a broad discipline about which many claims, sometimes extravagant, are made. In recent years, it has often been hailed as the most effective answer to stopping payments fraud. At ACI, we’ve been working with machine learning models to prevent fraud for over two decades – and we know they can play a critical role in improving fraud detection accuracy. Here we bring together a few insights on how models can be used most effectively.

Merchants

April 30, 2020

Merchant Fraud in the Age of COVID-19: We Need to Prepare Ourselves for a “Tidal Wave” of Attacks

With millions of consumers around the world self-quarantining at home, online shopping for goods, services and entertainment has become the new normal for many. A recent analysis of our own data has shown that average transaction volumes in the retail sector in March rose 74 percent compared to the same period last year.

Merchants

April 15, 2020

Merchant Considerations for Protecting Payments During the COVID-19 Crisis

As the spread of COVID-19 continues to impact businesses of all shapes and sizes in unprecedented ways, the power of payments has never been clearer. Drastic increases in online transaction volume and the need for essential in-store payment processing create new challenges for online and brick-and-mortar retailers alike. Here are a few ways that merchants can protect their business – from the perspective of payment processing and fraud mitigation – during this uncertain time.