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  • The Rise of First Party Fraud

    Sunday, August 01, 2010

    First party fraud is a growing threat for banks. Recent figures from CIFAS reported nearly 16,000 instances of fraudulent misuse of bank accounts in the first five months of 2010. This was one per cent higher than in 2009 and 2009 was 42 per cent higher than 2008 with just 11,000 cases. While this type of fraud may not have been top of the banks’ priority list previously, it is now set to move up the ranks as the potential for financial loss increases.

  • The State of the Middle East Payments Market

    Thursday, July 01, 2010

    Following a recent visit to the Middle East, ACI's president and CEO expressed his views regarding the state of the payments business in this important region and how the recent global economic downturn has affected the view of the Middle East as a strategic market.

  • Wednesday, June 16, 2010

    As eyes are now focused on South Africa for one of the world's largest sporting events, so are fraudsters - taking aim at tourists' credit and debit cards.

  • ACI Worldwide Takes Top Spot as anti Fraud Software Provider

    Tuesday, June 01, 2010

    A recent survey performed by Operational Risk and Regulation ranked ACI Worldwide as the number one provider in the category of Anti-Fraud Software. The survey, which identified the top 20 compliance vendors in the space and asked respondents to rank their top 5 solutions providers across multiple categories, was published in the May 2010 issue.

  • Online Budgeting Tools May Not Cover Fraud

    Tuesday, May 18, 2010

    Appeared on, May 18, 2010 Bank customers who use popular online budgeting tools may be left high and dry if their accounts are emptied by fraudsters.

  • Plugging the Gaps in Online Banking Security

    Thursday, May 13, 2010

    Frightening tales of internet phishing scams and viruses make the web seem a dangerous and scary place – yet millions are flocking online to manage their banking and finances.

  • Social Media Boon or Bane for Banks

    Friday, May 07, 2010

    Facebook and Twitter can help financial institutions know their customers better but can also help fraudsters know them better as well. By David Nussenbaum

  • Online Banking Security Threat

    Wednesday, May 05, 2010

    Michelle Weatherhead and David Divitt from ACI Worldwide discuss how banks can better protect their customers from this malware trend against the backdrop of growing online banking usage.

  • Meeting Demands of a Diverse Society

    Friday, April 02, 2010

    Over many decades, South Africa’s electronic payment system has evolved in tandem with those in developed economies and in many areas is equal to the best. The payments industry’s challenge is to now bring millions of cash-orientated South Africans into the electronic payments mainstream.

  • Payment Trends in the Us

    Tuesday, March 16, 2010

    As the trend towards electronic payments continues, the US banking industry will either have to make a decision to invest in consolidating the redundant payment settlement networks in order to improve the efficiency of the market, or look to newer alternatives for the next generation of payments.