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How the abuse of Companies House has facilitated financial crime and the likely reforms

Nexio partners with Chargebacks911 to protect and defend merchants against chargebacks

Nexio, a leader in payment orchestration, today announces its partnership with leading technology specialists, Chargebacks911. The new alliance will allow Nexio to benefit from Chargebacks911’s end-to-end dispute management offering, protecting and defending its merchants against fraudulent activity.

The enhanced 7th edition of the Global Payment Report 2022

The rules that once bound the movement of money have been rewritten. In today’s connected world, you have the power to shape the future of payments – and grow. Are you ready to take advantage? Prepare your financial institution with the 2022 Global Payments Report. We’ve redesigned our report to provide all the analysis you need to keep up. Discover: • What today’s global and regional payments trends mean for you • The latest real-time payments landscape • Six trends that are reshaping payments – and what you need to know about them How do you succeed in the fast-changing world of payments? You need a thorough understanding of what’s happening across the entire ecosystem – and where payments are heading. So, download your report today: https://worldpay.globalpaymentsreport.com/en

A Week of Sanctions: how should firms respond?

fscom's Associate Director in Financial Crime, Fred McDowell discuses the first week of Sanctions and how firms should respond.

The U.K.’s lack of action on financial crime - A letter to RT Hon Rishi Sunak MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer from The Payments Association

Chargebacks911 and Microsoft team up to launch fraud protection solution for financial institutions

Chargebacks911, a post transaction fraud platform, is working with Microsoft to launch a new fraud protection solution for financial institutions that identifies and combats fraud with the use of integrated data and adaptive artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

What Does the Future Hold for eCommerce Fraud?

2021 was a rollercoaster of a year for eCommerce merchants. With consumers increasingly turning to digital platforms, businesses need to strengthen their fraud security measures in the wake of increasingly frequent fraudulent attacks. Learn what eCommerce fraud trends your business should keep in mind this year.

Biometric Authentication for Financial Services

Best Practice Guidance for AML and CTF risk assessments

All financial services firms in the UK are required to carry out risk assessments for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Countering Terrorist Financing (CTF). Yet a survey of AML audits reveals that some firms do not have risk assessments, and many that do, fail to record the rationale they adopted when arriving at their risk assessment.

The best practices for effective Suspicious Activity Reporting

In the following article, fscom's Senior Manager of Fincrime, Fred McDowell discusses best practice guidance to help you with Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR).

Why the UK is ready for Strong Customer Authentication

The problem of online fraud has been around for decades, and has been steadily growing alongside the staggering growth of eCommerce. Combatting this problem requires a multi-faceted approach from merchants, the payments industry, law enforcement and ordinary people, and one recent development has been the launch of Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) across Europe as part of the Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) regulations.

Bottomline: Regulation Versus Fraud – it’s Not a Choice

James Richardson, Head of Market Development Risk and Fraud at Bottomline shares his thoughts on the importance of regulation when fighting fraud in financial institutions.

The Long and Winding Road to SCA

This paper will identify the lessons that can be learnt from continental Europe on Strong Customer Authentication (SCA), the best practices that can be followed in order to minimise customer friction as well as the early impact SCA is having on fraud levels.

The Pandora Papers – Lessons in Compliance

fscom’s Senior Compliance Associate, Eoin Kearns discusses the leak of the Pandora Papers and the lessons learned for financial institutions.

How to make the most of your annual MLRO report

fscom's Senior Manager of Fincrime, Fred McDowell shares what elements make up a valuable MLRO Report. He also gave valuable context and practical suggestions as to the content that you might consider under each section.

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