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Sriram Natarajan

Sriram NatarajanCredit Risk Fraud Cards Professional - Gurgaon

How to put a 7 Billion dollars stimulus to good use!

17 July 2012  |  2580 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

The US Retailers won a major victory with the class action settlement of $ 7.2 Billion against Visa, MasterCard and seven other card issuers. While this victory may sound like a bonanza for retailers and perhaps get them salivating on the amount of cash they are like to see soon, it may be worth their introspecting on how the money can be put to g...

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Sriram NatarajanCredit Risk Fraud Cards Professional - Gurgaon

The giant US Banking Regulatory 'sink-hole'

24 July 2011  |  4220 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Was it just a coincidence or some kind of a 'karmic connection'? A giant 200 feet sinkhole appeared in Guatemala City last month. A few days later the Regulation II of the Dodd-Frank Amendment, slashing debit interchange fee by half, came into existence. The debit interchange 'blow out' starts from Oct 1, 2011 for banks with more than $ 10 B in a...

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Sriram NatarajanCredit Risk Fraud Cards Professional - Gurgaon

Fastest and most responsive to disasters- Scammers!

23 March 2011  |  3081 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I do salute the stoic resilence of the Japanese people in the face of disaster. But I think the award for the most responsive and 'quick to market' mob goes to the internet scamsters! Within an hour ...

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Sriram NatarajanCredit Risk Fraud Cards Professional - Gurgaon

Open Sourcing of Card Networks?

04 November 2010  |  2877 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Last week, I came across an interesting headline - "Visa Opens World’s Leading Payments Network to Independent Developers Visa Inc. today announced a significant enhancement to the Authorize.Ne...

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Sriram NatarajanCredit Risk Fraud Cards Professional - Gurgaon

Cash is my only GOD!

19 October 2010  |  3387 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

This weird 'fatwa' by Somali Islamists seems to reiterate the fact that only paper money (cash) is the God they recognize! I found this quite intriguing. I have heard and even empathized with numerou...

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Sriram NatarajanCredit Risk Fraud Cards Professional - Gurgaon

'Boomer babies' and 'busters'

06 March 2010  |  2184 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I see them all around the world - the 'boomer babies' - professionals and fat cats who came into existence in boom times. You could spot them everywhere - seminars, conferences, networking and any exp...

Sriram NatarajanCredit Risk Fraud Cards Professional - Gurgaon

Will Twitter founder Square Visa - MasterCard?

26 December 2009  |  4549 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Further to my earlier post on Internet based payment applications, it looks like 2010 is going to be the year of alternate payments. We can see the high level of interest in the subject. Jack Dorsey -...

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Sriram NatarajanCredit Risk Fraud Cards Professional - Gurgaon

White Collar crime now in 'Starbucks' league!

22 November 2009  |  2700 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The latest Pricewaterhouse Coopers Global Economic crime survey released last week confirms our worst fears. The stinging economic recession has taken economic crime to the 'classes'. Middle and upper...

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Sriram NatarajanCredit Risk Fraud Cards Professional - Gurgaon

Watch lists!

01 November 2009  |  2333 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

There are so many watch lists maintained across the world. The FATF maintains one, FINCEN, and so does Interpol. Reportedly the FBI keeps getting 1600 new 'suggestions' everyday for its list! See here...

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Sriram NatarajanCredit Risk Fraud Cards Professional - Gurgaon

World economics explained!

27 September 2009  |  2869 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

I don't know who to give credit for this hilarious piece on world economy; but this one landed in my inbox and cracked me up: "It is the month of August, on the shores of the Black Sea. It is ra...

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