When you hear the term “containers” in today’s day and age, your mind probably does not immediately think of large standardized shipping vessels, designed and built for freight transport across different modes of transport — from ship to rail to truck.
The global impact of money laundering is staggering; with related transactions estimated at 2 to 5% of global GDP – amounting to up to $2 trillion. The IMF defines money laundering as a process of conducting financial transactions in a manner that obscures the link between funds and their origin.
It’s the year 2027 and you need some cash. You go to the closest ATM but you don’t need to look around for your bank card. All you need is yourself because this machine can look you in the eye. It scans your irises for a match before a 3D
Getting regulatory compliance right is a necessity for financial institutions today, because getting it wrong is a punishingly expensive mistake. Just as fintech has been rapidly embraced by the industry due to its many proven benefits, the new kid on the technology block, regtech, is set to blaze its own innovation trail, disrupting the old ways of doing things in a bid to cut costs.
ATM crime will always exist in one form or another. The European Association for Secure Transactions (EAST)found that in 2016 transaction reversal fraud was up 147% compared to 2015, highlighting how certain types of attacks are becoming more prevalent in some geographical areas.
Advances in technology and changing attitudes towards risk and regulation have inspired many large companies to create their own in-house banks, affording them greater control of their finances and the opportunity to create a service tailored just to them and their specific needs.
“The creatures looked outside from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again, but already it was impossible to say which was which.” So ends George Orwell’s Animal Farm – a novel all about the danger of becoming that which you set out to oppose.
App developers are shooting ahead like missiles, struggling to outdo each other in the creativity department, and customers are loving them for it. But are banks keeping up, or have they been left out of the digital party, still struggling with outdated systems that simply “don’t do” technology all that well? 2017, characterized by the unexpected, is separating the serious contenders from the rest.
Artificial intelligence is gaining increasing recognition among bankers as not only an investment opportunity but a very useful tool within their own operations toward the goal of maximizing efficiency and cutting costs. Beyond that, though, forward-thinking bank managers recognize the technology as a double-edged sword, with strong potential to improve the customer value of their product and service offerings.
At the heart of good customer service is responding to customer demands, needs and behaviors—thus banks are finding themselves faced with the necessity of responding to the burgeoning popularity of mobile and peer-to-peer payments amongst especially their younger customers. Hoping it will all go away isn’t an option; so how can banks create their own fast and secure instant-payments systems?