Ring-fencing: How will it impact UK banks and their corporate customers?

Ring-fencing is a new regulation that requires the largest UK banks to separate their core retail banking services from their investment banking and international banking activities.

The changes this shift will require, impacting many customers whether they are businesses, consumers or indeed other banks, are numerous and complex to say the least.

Treasury’s Role in Security — Identifying Vulnerabilities and Addressing Weak Points

As organizations bear the daily burden of protecting their payments, one question looms large: what can be done?

Strategic Treasurer’s Craig Jeffery asked that and more when he spoke with security and business payments experts from Bottomline Technologies, a leader in business payment automation technology for more than 30 years.

How to use SWIFT’s Customer Security Programme to Create an Unfair Advantage for Your Business

What if you could give your organization an unfair advantage – an extra level of competitiveness – with Swift’s Customer Security Programme (CSP)?

If you aren’t sure what security has to do with your company’s ability to compete, let me explain.

5 Steps to a Payment Strategy That Will Make Your Business More Competitive

For a business to achieve truly sustainable success, every single aspect of the organization has to function as effectively as possible. You can offer the best products and services in your industry and have a killer sales and marketing plan to back it up, but unless your behind the scenes business practices are buttoned up (particularly your payment practices), all of your efforts will struggle to achieve your desired levels of success.

Here are 5 steps to create an effective payment strategy that will make your business more competitive…

Are Your Employees Working Together to Work Against You? Part 3

Monitoring user behavior and understanding that behavior in the context of typical network traffic are keys to building a solid security strategy that protects your organization from employee fraud collusion. It’s important to take that a step further however and also correlate activities in various channels and systems across the organization. Here’s why…

Are Your Employees Working Together to Work Against You? Part 2

Monitoring user behavior is the most important first step you can take to protect your organization against insider fraud losses.

Monitoring activity alone however isn’t enough. To more accurately identify fraud attempts it’s important to have context – and that’s where analytics come in.

Why Mad Men Tells Us We Should Abandon Checks

Consider this: the only business tool used by Madison Avenue ad agencies in the 1960s that is still in use today, are the checks sitting on your desk. Nostalgia might make for great television, but it doesn’t mix well with banking.

Ask the Experts: Same Day ACH Phase 2 — Obstacles and Opportunities

Phase two of same day ACH is upon us, which means that Receiving Depository Financial Institutions (RDFIs) now need to allow for debit transactions designated as Same Day ACH to be processed and funds made available by the end of the RDFI’s business day.

While this new functionality allows for access to funds much more quickly than ever before, it also introduces a whole host of potential security concerns that need to be addressed.

Are Your Employees Working Together to Work Against You?

Clearly organizations have to take fraud collusion into account when crafting their security plan, or else run the risk of potentially significant financial losses and a damaged reputation. But how? The good news is that a few simple steps can go a long way in locking down the threat – starting with monitoring user behavior.

The House of Cards Guide to Creating an Effective Payment Strategy

“You build your future. It isn’t handed to you.”

That’s what Francis J. Underwood, the ferocious political titan from House of Cards, would say about devising an effective payment strategy that promotes your business’s success.

He’s right. Success doesn’t just materialize. It takes hard work, dedication, and most importantly, a certainty that every single aspect of your business is working as effectively as possible.