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The Intersection of Banking and Identity Theft Restoration

By Donna Parent

In a recent 60 Minutes interview, Jay Powell, Chair of the Federal Reserve, stated that cyber risk is the largest threat to the Fed and to financial institutions throughout the U.S. It’s not difficult to understand why. Today’s digital age, paired with the ongoing development of new technologies, have provided a breeding ground for cybercriminals to capitalize upon, across physical and mobile devices.

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2019 So Far: Where Are We at with Digital Growth?

There were four frequently made predictions by industry experts, financial institutions and technology providers at the beginning of 2019, according to the recent Digital Banking Trends Progress Report from D3 Banking Technology.

“Even though we’re only halfway through, 2019 is shaping up to be another wild ride in financial services,” said Mark Vipond, CEO of D3. “In 2019, banks and credit unions must focus on consolidating and streamlining their platforms and leveraging modern technology that helps them better understand their customers’ and members’ needs.”

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Has Your Organization Spent Enough Time Focused on Your Customer Tax Reporting Requirements?

By Tara Ferris, Justin O’Brien and Paul Frasco

The last several years have shown a dramatic increase in the volume and complexity of customer tax information reporting (i.e., Forms 1099), highlighting challenges in the back office tax operations function responsible for tax reporting and withholding. These last few years have taught us that organizations would be prudent to focus on potential reputational risks of customer tax reporting and withholding as well as how to make their process more efficient and effective.

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AI Use in Fraud Detection to Triple by 2021

While only 13 percent of organizations use artificial intelligence and machine learning to detect and deter fraud, another 25 percent plan to adopt such technologies in the next year or two — a nearly 200 percent increase. Fraud examiners revealed this and other anti-fraud tech trends in a cross-industry, global survey by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, developed in collaboration with analytics firm SAS.

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Why Banks Are Losing More Than a Fifth of Small Business Loans

And What They Can Do About It

By Trevor Dryer

More than a fifth of small business owners chose not to apply for a traditional business loan because they found the process too complicated, a recent BMO Harris Bank survey found. It’s not too surprising, then, that research released by Mercator Advisory Group also shows that 27 percent of small businesses surveyed in the U.S. have already used an alternative lending platform. And that number is trending up.

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