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  • Fraud Social Media Heightens New Threat

    Monday, December 21, 2009

    As fraudsters increasingly seek to exploit weaknesses in consumers' defenses through social engineering schemes rather than hack vulnerabilities in banks' security systems, the need for enterprisewide solutions to detect fraud across channels is greater than ever.

  • Payments Innovation in the Middle East

    Wednesday, December 16, 2009

    Like much of the world, the Middle Eastern region is currently going through a period of change on several levels in addition to relative economic uncertainty, which in turn impacts on banks’ ability to be innovative.

  • Be an Agile CU Five Stages

    Tuesday, December 01, 2009

    With millennials opening bank accounts, saving money, getting student loans, purchasing cars, and getting mortgages, the rules have changed for credit unions.

  • PSD Lack of Harmony

    Wednesday, November 18, 2009

    The Payment Services Directive came into effect this month - at least in parts of Europe. Some countries have yet to transpose the directive into national law, which will pose problems for the payments industry, while new payment institutions will be able to cherry-pick their opportunities.

  • ATM, Tech Players vie for Slice of Mobile Banking Pie

    Thursday, November 05, 2009

    Adoption of mobile payments and banking has a long way to go, despite industry hype. At least that’s the way a number of industry insiders closely watching the mobile landscape see it.

  • ACI Worldwide to Acquire Euronets Essentis Unit

    Sunday, November 01, 2009

    ACI Worldwide Inc. says its acquisition this week of Euronet Worldwide's Euronet Essentis Ltd. subsidiary will enable it to expand its relationships with large, global financial-services providers, including retailers with mass-scale card programs.

  • Card Guard

    Thursday, October 01, 2009

    Andrew Rochford, Business Solutions Consultant for the Middle East and Africa at ACI Worldwide, talks about how banks in the Middle East can use fraud-fighting technology to give their cardholders greater piece of mind.

  • The Difference a Year Makes

    Monday, September 14, 2009

    At this year’s Sibos, delegates are likely to be debating the fallout from the dramatic events that took place during last year’s event. But they’ll also be hoping for a much quieter week, writes Heather McKenzie.

  • Fighting UK Card Fraud

    Thursday, September 10, 2009

    Appeared in Spectrum, September 10, 2009 Card fraud cost the UK more than £600 million in 2008 according to APACS, and the UK banking industry is actively seeking to combat the growing problem. The battle is even more vital now, as research from Datamonitor(1) reports that despite efforts to combat fraud, the global financial crisis could accelerate a wave of financial crime targeting banks. Making the right investments in fraud prevention while under pressure to cut costs and ensure maximum return on investment, however, presents a particular challenge for today’s fraud managers.

  • Crossing Channels to Cross Up Fraud Defenses

    Tuesday, September 08, 2009

    Its name makes it sound a bit like a game. But "man in the middle," as the swindle is known, is an example of a modern, cutting-edge form of theft that victimizes banks and their customers.