05 March 2015

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Why Hotels Check your ID

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I know someone who tried to make a hotel reservation over the phone. She goes by the name “Kelcie,” but her birth name is Frances. She hates her birth name. When making the reservation she used the name Kelcie, which is what’s on her credit card and checks, but her driver’s license says Frances. She was told that when she arrived, she’d need to ...

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Jason MalcolmCapco - New York

De-Risking Banking: The Decrease or Transfer of Risk?

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The term “derisking” has been used in the financial services industry for quite some time, most recently, due to increased regulations. Financial institutions and their boards are discussing how they can further derisk themselves from certain high risk divisions. Businesses such as money transmitters, casinos, certain foreign banks and derivative...

TagsRisk & regulationTransaction banking
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Shayna SmithCoupons Inc. - Rhodes

Can't Make up Your Mind? Compare Bitcoin and Gold Wisely before Investing

9 hours ago  |  612 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Several people seem to know at least something about Bitcoin. You may think it's going to be the next big thing or think nothing of it. But if you're looking to make a huge investment soon, you would ...

TagsVirtual currency
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Sad Scary State of Bank Security

04 March 2015  |  700 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Who needs guns, threatening notes to rob a bank when you can do it with just your fingertips inside your home? A hacking ring in the eastern portion of Europe may be the most successful team of bank r...

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Tim BrewYourCMO - London

Creating Practical Differentiated Digital Banking

04 March 2015  |  924 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Financial Institutions around the world are spending big on “Digital”, but what return on investment are they really getting? What real innovation are they offering? To me, all the mainstream offeri...

TagsMobile & onlineRetail banking
Paul EdwardsEMP - Johannesburg, South Africa

Banking on Africa’s unbanked

04 March 2015  |  685 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

There is a massive latent demand for financial services across Africa. This currently involves around 40% of the population, despite the significant progress that has been made across the continent so...

TagsPaymentsInnovation
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

What is Catphishing?

03 March 2015  |  753 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

What is catphishing? It certainly isn’t Garfield lazily sitting in a canoe holding a fishing rod. Catphishing is when a fraudster fabricates an identity and tricks someone via cyber communication into...

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Hari SubramanianWipro - Greater New York City

How many apps for all your mobile payment needs?

02 March 2015  |  1431 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

This blog is really an outcome of the questions/ comments I received on my previous blog on Apple Pay. Every one has essentially 3 main tasks when it comes to payments - pay friends/ relatives/ other ...

TagsMobile & onlinePayments
Chris SullivanCourion - London

Is it Time for Risk-Based Access Certification in Financial Services?

02 March 2015  |  1735 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Formal checking of user access privileges to data and resources within a financial business is wholly sensible. Indeed, it is strongly mandated by a range of regulatory authorities. But with audits ty...

TagsSecurityRisk & regulation
Isabel NaidooCapco - London

Disrupting gender diversity

02 March 2015  |  799 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Is being yourself going to bring about change? Not if the majority of 'selves' don't purposefully drive it! I've blogged before about how firms should find a way to let employees be themselves at wor...

TagsRetail bankingInnovation
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