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Omnichannel banking doesn’t have to mean omnichannel fraud

Omnichannel banking doesn’t have to mean omnichannel fraud


Much like water flowing downhill, fraudsters take the path of least resistance. The advent of the EMV chip made card-present fraud more difficult, reducing it to an all-time low. And while this was great news for brick-and-mortar retailers, the fraudsters’ attention simply moved to the digital space, where banks must now contend with fraud in peer-to-peer payments, credit and debit cards, account takeover, and fraudulent account opening. 

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Snippet: For over three centuries, traditional banks have enjoyed a monopoly on financial services. With the emergence of the digital age, that monopoly has extended to the curatorship of banking customers’ sensitive personal information – a commodity that is now almost as valuable as the money banks hold.

For over three centuries, traditional banks have enjoyed a monopoly on financial services. With the emergence of the digital age, that monopoly has extended to the curatorship of banking customers’ sensitive personal information – a commodity that is now almost as valuable as the money banks hold.

Snippet: Remember the early days of Facebook? Were you an early adopter or more cautious, joining only after everyone and their cat had a profile? Those of us in the latter group eventually signed up because many of our friends reported being avid users and trusted the service.

Remember the early days of Facebook? Were you an early adopter or more cautious, joining only after everyone and their cat had a profile? Those of us in the latter group eventually signed up because many of our friends reported being avid users and trusted the service.

Snippet: Following a seemingly endless barrage of marketing emails asking consumers to opt-in to keep receiving communications, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May, marking the enactment of a sweeping data protection law that governs how data is collected and used in the EU’s 28 countries.

Following a seemingly endless barrage of marketing emails asking consumers to opt-in to keep receiving communications, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May, marking the enactment of a sweeping data protection law that governs how data is collected and used in the EU’s 28 countries.

Snippet: FinTech and banks have long been painted as natural enemies vying for control of the future of consumer finances – but that view is a little out of date, Entersekt CTO Gerhard Oosthuizen recently told PYMNTS.com in an interview. These days, banks and fintechs are increasingly realizing they’ll work better together than apart.

FinTech and banks have long been painted as natural enemies vying for control of the future of consumer finances – but that view is a little out of date, Entersekt CTO Gerhard Oosthuizen recently told PYMNTS.com in an interview. These days, banks and fintechs are increasingly realizing they’ll work better together than apart.

Snippet: In many ways, the evolution of the card networks’ 3-D Secure protocol is a reflection of how the world of e-commerce has changed. As with any process of change, growing pains are inevitable; in the case of 3-D Secure, they’ve been there right from the start.

In many ways, the evolution of the card networks’ 3-D Secure protocol is a reflection of how the world of e-commerce has changed. As with any process of change, growing pains are inevitable; in the case of 3-D Secure, they’ve been there right from the start.

Snippet: Today’s world is more interconnected than ever. Although this has its advantages, the increased connectivity brings with it an increased risk of theft, fraud and abuse. The more we rely on modern technology, the more vulnerable we are to cyber attacks resulting in mass data breaches, account takeover, and synthetic identity fraud.

Today’s world is more interconnected than ever. Although this has its advantages, the increased connectivity brings with it an increased risk of theft, fraud and abuse. The more we rely on modern technology, the more vulnerable we are to cyber attacks resulting in mass data breaches, account takeover, and synthetic identity fraud.

Snippet: Since one of the first known mobile viruses, Timofonica, was discovered in 2000, the mobile landscape has seen a staggering increase in both the number and the type of malware threats.

Since one of the first known mobile viruses, Timofonica, was discovered in 2000, the mobile landscape has seen a staggering increase in both the number and the type of malware threats.

Snippet: As payments become more digitized, so do fraud schemes. Fraudsters always seem to stay just one step ahead of the industry’s relentless efforts to defeat them.

As payments become more digitized, so do fraud schemes. Fraudsters always seem to stay just one step ahead of the industry’s relentless efforts to defeat them.

Snippet: FinTech Atlanta, a coalition of companies and organizations working together to grow the city’s fintech ecosystem, aims to have Atlanta recognized as the global home of fintech by 2020. The metropolis already has an impressive track record in financial services.

FinTech Atlanta, a coalition of companies and organizations working together to grow the city’s fintech ecosystem, aims to have Atlanta recognized as the global home of fintech by 2020. The metropolis already has an impressive track record in financial services.

Snippet: Without carrier interoperability, it would be impossible to transmit calls or text messages between mobile phones on different networks, making SS7 a key component of the global communication ecosystem.

Without carrier interoperability, it would be impossible to transmit calls or text messages between mobile phones on different networks, making SS7 a key component of the global communication ecosystem.

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