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HSBC GTRF introduces “industry-leading” financial crime detection systems

HSBC’s Global Trade and Receivables Finance (GTRF) business has deployed an industry-leading anti-money laundering (AML) system and an automated sanctions checking system as part of its ongoing efforts to improve financial crime detection. In what’s an industry first,...
Posted On 26 Sep 2019
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‘KYC’ compliance costing banks €50 million per annum as financial sanctions soar

A typical European bank serving ten million customers could save up to €10 million annually and avoid growing fines by the regulator by implementing technology to improve the ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) processes. That’s according to new research from Mitek and Consult...
Posted On 03 Sep 2019
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BBC’s Kate Adie announced as opening Keynote Speaker at Infosecurity Europe 2019

As part of what is an already inspiring conference line-up, Infosecurity Europe’s organisers have now announced that renowned BBC broadcaster and author Kate Adie will be delivering the opening Keynote at this year’s event on Tuesday 4 June (from 10.15 am-11.05 am). Also...
Posted On 07 May 2019
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Infosecurity Europe 2019 puts ‘human factor’ firmly under the spotlight

Technology is only one part of the cyber security puzzle. People contribute significantly to risk, as well as to an organisation’s ability to protect itself against myriad threats. This is precisely why the ‘human factor’ will be a key focus at Infosecurity Europe...
Posted On 09 Apr 2019
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Security provider Interserve Group agrees terms of rescue plan with creditors

Interserve Group, one of the Top Ten security solutions providers in the UK (through First Security and Knightsbridge Guarding) and also one of the nation’s largest outsourcing contractors overall, has reached an agreement with its creditors in a bold bid to confront the...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019
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Payment Processes in Retail: Evolving to Deliver Convenience and Security

Contactless payments, smart phones and e-commerce are delivering speed and convenience to consumers and, as a result, debit cards have nudged cash from the ‘most frequently used method of payment’ top slot in the UK. While card payments start to outstrip cash payments, there are...
Posted On 31 Oct 2018
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Big Brother Watch accuses HMRC of creating “biometric ID cards by the back door”

According to Big Brother Watch, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has collected 5.1 million taxpayers’ voiceprints without their consent. Millions of callers to HMRC have been required to repeat the phrase: “My voice is my password” on an automated line before being...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018
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ASIS UK to host inaugural CSO Center for Leadership and Development meeting in London

ASIS International’s Chief Security Officer (CSO) Center for Leadership and Development brings together the most senior security professionals from the largest and most influential organisations in the world. Now, on Wednesday 4-Thursday 5 October, ASIS UK will host a...
Posted On 14 Jul 2017
RUSI's headquarters in London's Whitehall
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RUSI unveils programme to support public-private sector intelligence sharing in fight against financial crime

The Royal United Services Institute’s (RUSI) Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies has launched the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing Programme in collaboration with NJM Advisory. This is a new initiative designed to support the implementation of...
Posted On 27 Feb 2017
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Bringing Biometric Security to the Fore

Any biometrics naysayers may be interested to hear that banking giant HSBC is about to roll out voice and fingerprint biometric authentication for use by some 15 million customers. This follows a similar move last year by RBS and NatWest for their own online banking operations....
Posted On 29 Mar 2016
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