Category: Multichannel Banking Technology

RBI’s circular

How can RBI’s latest guidelines help Indian banks combat cybercrime?

Rising cybercrime in India is no secret. According to a report by Symantec, India now ranks 3rd in the world, after the US and China, as a source of malicious activity. In fact the National Crime Records Bureau data reveals that in the three years up to 2013, registered cases of cyber crime were up 350 percent, from 966 to 4356. Dubious distinctions both, and give banks and the...

AML as a Service

AML as a Service

AML as a Service Past few months have seen a lot of activity from regulators, bankers and industry bodies alike towards curbing money laundering. Rules are becoming stringent and reporting more accurate. Then there were hefty fines levied on certain banks for non compliance with AML guidelines. During our conversation with bankers, it consistently emerged that bankers have AML compliance as one of their top priorities. This...

Financial Crime in South Africa

Financial Crime in South Africa!

Financial Crime in South Africa is overwhelmingly omnipresent. According to Christopher Malan, Head of Financial Intelligence Center, South African banks have to work towards being more compliant in combating financial crime i.e. Terrorism Financing and Money Laundering. Four big banks of South Africa were fined for R125 million by the Reserve Bank for failing being compliant to the regulations. Banks are highly criticized for forming cartels, and behaving monopolistically in the African region....