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Machine Learning: Higher Performance Analytics for Lower False Positives

August 2, 2019 by Verafin

Faced with mounting compliance costs and regulatory pressures, financial institutions are rapidly adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions, including machine learning and robotic process automation (RPA) to combat sophisticated and evolving financial crimes. Over one third of financial institutions have deployed... 

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Fighting Crime with AI: Benefits of Machine Learning and RPA

July 15, 2019 by Verafin

Artificial intelligence (AI) is arguably the hottest topic in the financial industry today. Financial institutions are using AI to help mitigate costs, generate business, and improve customer experiences. However, there are two types of AI that are used specifically for... 

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Banking on AI for Financial Crime Management

July 5, 2019 by Verafin

Encouraged by peer adoption and industry recommendations, financial institutions are rapidly deploying AI solutions for financial crime management. Machine learning and robotic process automation (RPA) are being leveraged for both BSA/AML compliance and fraud detection solutions to improve efficiency and... 

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Actionable Intelligence: The Way Forward for the BSA

November 7, 2018 by Jim Richards

From its birth on October 26, 1970 as the Foreign Bank Secrecy Act of 1970, through make-overs in 1986 (criminalizing money laundering and structuring), 1990 (establishing FinCEN), 1992 (introducing Suspicious Activity Reports), and 2001 (the biggest make-over with the USA... 

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A Brief History of the BSA

November 7, 2018 by Jim Richards

From its birth on October 26, 1970 as the Foreign Bank Secrecy Act of 1970, through make-overs in 1986 (criminalizing money laundering and structuring), 1990 (establishing FinCEN), 1992 (introducing Suspicious Activity Reports), and 2001 (the biggest make-over with the USA... 

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Finding Renewed Purpose in the Bank Secrecy Act

November 7, 2018 by Jim Richards

From its birth on October 26, 1970 as the Foreign Bank Secrecy Act of 1970, through make-overs in 1986 (criminalizing money laundering and structuring), 1990 (establishing FinCEN), 1992 (introducing Suspicious Activity Reports), and 2001 (the biggest make-over with the USA... 

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6 Indicators of Employee Fraud for Financial Institutions

August 2, 2019 by Verafin

The threat of Employee Fraud is on the rise, as financial institutions are increasingly being targeted by internal fraudsters that take advantage of their positions for personal gain. With access to customers’ personal identification information, consumer and corporate bank accounts,... 

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Elder Financial Abuse: SAR Trends

June 12, 2019 by Verafin

In February 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a study on elder financial abuse, Suspicious Activity Reports on Elder Financial Exploitation: Issues and Trends. The study utilizes information from Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) to identify emerging trends in... 

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Threat from Within: Employee Fraud

February 25, 2019 by Verafin

In Report to the Nations: 2018 Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) report that employee fraud, or occupational fraud, “is likely the largest and most prevalent threat” faced by organizations. When employees... 

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Unreal Identities Leading to Real Crimes

February 4, 2019 by Verafin

Synthetic identity fraud has become a vehicle for fraudsters to commit a host of financial crimes, such as account fraud, loan fraud or online banking fraud. Criminals combine real and fabricated identification information to create synthetic or fake identities which... 

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Business Email Compromise (BEC) Fraud

December 10, 2018 by Verafin

This blog was originally published in July 2017 and has been updated to reflect up-to-date statistics and references. Business Email Compromise (BEC) has become a big earner in the criminal world and a serious fraud threat for financial institutions (FIs)... 

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FinCEN and Federal Banking Agencies Encourage Banks to Innovate

December 4, 2018 by Verafin

A joint statement released on Dec. 3, 2018, by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and its regulatory partners — the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, and...