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Instant Payments, are you ready?

Instant payments are rapidly transforming the transaction landscape, supported by a global increase in payment rails and advanced services, despite facing challenges from fraud and regulatory demands.

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Payments compliance faces runaway costs

Payment compliance and risk management is expensive and time-consuming due to its multifaceted and idiosyncratic nature. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. The state of risk and compliance is ever-changing, and

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How digital payments can accelerate financial inclusion in 2024

Financial inclusion, as defined by the World Bank, is crucial for economic development and social progress, ensuring equal access to financial products and services tailored to the needs of both individuals and businesses. The United Nations emphasises financial inclusion as a crucial driver of economic and social development, evident in its inclusion as component eight of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.

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Cross-border

Cross-border real-time payments: Breaking down the barriers for global commerce

In an increasingly interconnected world, global commerce has become the lifeblood of the modern economy. Businesses of all sizes are expanding their reach beyond borders, opening up new opportunities and markets. However, the traditional financial systems have often lagged behind the speed and efficiency demanded by the globalised marketplace. Enter cross-border real-time payments—a concept that is reshaping international trade by breaking down barriers and providing a boost to global commerce.

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Understanding confirmation of Payee: The route to enhanced security in payment services

In the first half of 2023, UK Finance reported authorised push payment (APP) fraud losses amounting to £293.3 million, with the total number of APP cases increasing by 22%. The nature of authorised push payment (APP) fraud was harrowing – victims were willingly initiating and authorising payments into controlled accounts, often driven by criminal manipulation or misinformation.

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How financial institutions can navigate the future of digital asset custody

Traditional finance is at a crossroads with the new digital frontier, and the rapidly evolving landscape of digital assets demands innovative custodial solutions. For banks, payment service providers, financial institutions and others that are either considering or already piloting digital asset projects, it’s imperative to understand the importance of an underlying custody infrastructure.

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Empowering inclusion: Accessible payments

Disability has the potential to impact anyone in society. It can be visible or hidden, temporary, or permanent, and can be influenced by a number of factors. More than one billion people around the world have some level of disability, equating to roughly 15% of the global population. At the same time, the world is ageing as people live longer, and the number of people aged 60 and over will double to 2.1 billion by 2050.

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To meet customer expectations, PSPs must prioritise end-to-end reconciliations

The payments sector’s success and growth over the past decade can largely be attributed to firms’ ability to meet and exceed customer’s expectations. Unlike established banks, fintechs are largely free from the legacy tech stacks that slow down banks from modernising. So Payment Service Providers (PSPs) can anticipate customer needs and provide services that address their problems. However, as new PSPs continue to emerge, the landscape is becoming increasingly competitive. So PSPs have to meet changing customer expectations more quickly.

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The transformation of payment cards

The ongoing digitisation of payments can perpetuate a false narrative that traditional payment cards are becoming obsolete. The reality is that card payments are thriving globally, adapting to the new age of fintech and smartphones. While the landscape of financial transactions is ever-changing, the truth is that one size does not fit all – and different markets have different payment requirements. 

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Payment screening

Best practices for integrated payment screening

Can FI’s look beyond transaction data to uncover the true picture of risk? ComplyAdvantage’s research revealed that payment screening teams continue to grapple with siloed data sets and disparate systems. And yet, as the financial crime landscape grows more complex, the need to connect fragmented data sets to understand the global networks behind financial crime has never been more important. ComplyAdvantage’s Iain Armstrong give his top tips for integration success in payment screening.

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Deepfake

Rise in deepfake fraud reported by 70% of crypto companies

Sumsub, a full-cycle verification platform, releases its ‘State of Verification and Monitoring in the Crypto Industry 2023’ report. Polina Uzhva, partner marketing manager, Sumsub, provides a summary, focusing on the regulations and verification practices for crypto companies, with highlights from verification performance and identity fraud statistics.

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