Fraud, money laundering and other financial crimes are a thorn in the side of every financial institution. These activities can cut into profits, damage public trust and expose banks to massive regulatory penalties if found to be out of compliance with governmental regulations. Many organizations simply accept...
Banking institutions' technical and procedural shortcomings pose increasing risks to the nation's critical infrastructure, two banking regulators note. Learn why they say more transaction monitoring and information sharing are needed.
For the first time since 2010, the FFIEC has released updated guidance about Bank Secrecy Act compliance requirements and money-laundering risks. As a result, a fraud expert says banks should brace for more regulatory scrutiny in early 2015.
The banking industry is watching closely as the New York State Department of Financial Services proposes a groundbreaking "BitLicense" regulatory framework for virtual currency businesses that's designed to help fight fraud.
New guidance from FinCEN addresses know-your-customer concerns surrounding financial transactions linked to legal marijuana businesses. Anti-money-laundering expert Kevin Sullivan sorts through the advice.
Another organized cyber-attack and subsequent cash-out scheme illustrates increasing risks to the U.S. payments chain. One fraud expert says this trend "is of grave concern" for banking institutions and their accountholders.
Authorities have shuttered a digital currency service allegedly used to launder funds stolen in a $45 million ATM cash-out scheme exposed earlier this month. Learn why experts say lax laws paved the way for the fraud.
Since the summer of 2009, financial institutions and their corporate customers have been defrauded by increased incidents of account takeover. These incidents have pitted banks and customers against one another in court, and they were a key impetus behind the release of the new FFIEC Authentication Guidance. So, how...
Payments are moving away from tangible currency to so-called new economies, where value relies more on reputation than currency. Venues such as Facebook facilitate e-commerce via new economies. But as with any change in the payments scheme, industry experts expect these new economies to be accompanied by new risks.
Anti-money laundering expert Kevin Sullivan says that U.S. banking institutions should not take Osama bin Laden's death as a sign that they can let their AML and BSA screenings become more lax. "We have not defeated terrorism yet."