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September 18, 2019
FinovateFall is right around the corner, as hard as that is to believe (how is it already fall?). This is always one of my favorite events, as startups and established players introduce their latest financial technology innovations and inventions. This year, I’m excited to be participating on the main stage as I help FICO unveil its newest innovation, Falcon X. Financial crime activity is...
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August 14, 2018
Bad guys beware! Many of the best minds in financial crime will converge in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 27 for Aite Group’s Financial Crime Forum. The day will be filled with interactive panel discussions as financial crime and fraud executives from Bank of America, Citibank, U.S. Bank, Navy Federal, BBVA Compass, Ally Financial, and many more institutions tackle the following topics...
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December 29, 2016
As we get ready to turn the calendar page to 2017, the Aite Group Retail Banking & Payments analysts took a look back on the big events in the industry in 2016. Many of these promise to have ripple effects into 2017 and beyond.  Election results in the United States: The surprise results of the election have big banks optimistic about the potential for deregulation, while many...
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November 7, 2016
A couple weeks ago at Money 20/20, my co-presenter (Brian Byrne from EMVCo) demoed the new-and-improved version of 3-D Secure (3DS) to a packed house of payment industry professionals. There’s been a renewed industry interest in 3DS leading up to this launch—I’ve received more inquiries from clients about 3DS in the past six months than I have in my entire six years at Aite Group. So the big...
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October 31, 2016
The fourth annual Money 20/20 is in the books. While official attendance figures have not yet been released, this one felt even bigger than last year. Five analysts from Aite Group attended: Christine Barry, Julie Conroy, Ben Knieff, Tiffani Montez, and Thad Peterson. Here are a few key takeaways from the team:  Zelle’s debut: At last year’s Money 20/20, Early Warning...
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May 23, 2016
New-account risk assessment is an increasingly challenging proposition for financial institutions of all sizes. Opportunities for new-account fraud are exacerbated by the growing number of consumers who prefer to conduct commerce in the higher-risk online and mobile channels. Additionally, Dodd-Frank dramatically changed the economics of retail banking in the United States, while the Consumer...
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March 1, 2016
With 477 million records breached in 2015 alone, exposure to identity theft and payment card fraud is very much on the mind of many consumers. I’ve been receiving a lot of questions from friends, family, and colleagues over the past few weeks, and I’ve also had to deal with the fallout from criminals getting their hands on my own identity, so it seems like a good time for a blog. First, it’s...
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February 22, 2016
Paybefore recently announced its 2016 prepaid awards, which highlight a number of great innovations in the prepaid space. While the prepaid space has faced regulatory headwinds over the past year, merchant and consumer interest in the product offerings continue to grow. Here are a few of the standouts that caught my eye. These bring solutions to very real problems (unlike the erstwhile...
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January 5, 2016
As we ring in 2016, the new year promises to be an active year for financial institution (FI) fraud executives. We’re still in the thick of the U.S. migration to EMV, and many FIs are still scrambling to get their cards out the door. FIs that are ahead of the game are already reaping the results—one executive who I interviewed from a large FI said its migration is 90% complete, and it already saw...
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November 18, 2015
As we approach the final weeks of the year, the Aite Group team took a look back on the big events in retail banking and payments in 2015. What a year it was! Here’s a roundup of some of the notable events, all of which have the potential for long-term ripple effects.  January: U.S. Federal Reserve publishes faster payments roadmap. February:  Google partners with AT...
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