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The European Banking Authority favours arbitrary box-ticking over data innovation

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The European Banking Authority (EBA) recently proposed new rules that would require payment card operators to enforce additional security measures, such as passwords or security tokens, for all online transactions over €10, aimed at fraud prevention. This is a clumsy solution to a problem that is already being addressed by far more sophisticated means, argues Nick Wallace, senior policy analyst at Centre for Data Innovation, and policymakers should reject the EBA’s proposal.

Western Union to pay $586m fine for money transfer fraud

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Western Union has admitted turning a blind eye as criminals used its money transfer services to launder money and commit fraud. It has agreed to pay a $586 million fine to the US authorities.

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NetGuardians signs fintech deal with Keystone Bank

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Nigeria-based Keystone Bank has selected the FraudGuardian solution from NetGuardians for protection from online banking fraud.

PSR calls for crusade against payment scams

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The UK’s Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has started a co-ordinated industry-wide effort to tackle payment scams. The regulator today (16 December) published its response to a super-complaint issued by consumer watchdog Which?, about protection for people making authorised “push” payments. In its response the PSR outlines an approach that “will see regulators and industry commit […]

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Clari5 – no escape for crime

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Hackers hold Valartis Bank customers to Bitcoin ransom

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Customers of Valartis Bank in Liechtenstein are being held to ransom by hackers, according to German tabloid Bild. The blackmailers are demanding 10% of their account balances in Bitcoin or the customers face their personal details being sent to the media and financial watchdogs. An unusual threat but the hackers might feel the bank’s customers, […]

National Bank of Malawi opts for NetGuardians system to prevent fraud

New client in Malawi for NetGuardians

National Bank of Malawi is implementing the FraudGuardian platform from Swiss specialist vendor NetGuardians. The new solution will “protect customers’ data and prevent fraud,” the vendor says.

NatWest trials BioCatch behavioural biometrics tech

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UK-based high street bank NatWest (part of the RBS group) has trialled the BioCatch behavioural biometrics technology for business customers and is planning to pilot the solution for retail clients next year.

Cash back after Bangladesh Bank cyber hack

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Bangladesh’s central bank is hoping to get back $30 million more of the $81 million stolen from its account at the New York Federal Reserve in February, according to Reuters. As Banking Technology reported earlier this year, Bangladesh Bank said a total of $101 million was “wrongly transmitted”, of which $20 million went to a […]

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