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- December 10, 2014Introduction Fraudsters continue to find increasingly sophisticated means to perpetrate crimes despite advances in technology and stricter regulations designed to reduce fraudulent behavior. Notably, the advent of digital technology and the anonymity it provides has contributed to the rise of the creation of fictitious credentials known as synthetic identities. Synthetic identity fraud is a...
- August 5, 2014After years of hearing that the era of the “mobile wallet” has arrived, bankers have become weary of reports that are more hype than substance. While it’s true that an increasing number of consumers are using mobile devices to pay bills, each other and move money among their own accounts, mobile payments to merchants and retailers are still in the development stage due to market fragmentation,...
- June 18, 2014With an unemployment rate of more than 13 percent and an average salary of $39,700 , financial institutions might be inclined to dismiss Gen Y, the demographic group also known as “Millennials.” They may be currently struggling, but Gen Y is still very optimistic about their financial future. Nearly 90% of those 18-34 believe they have enough money now or expect that they will in the future.You...
- June 17, 2014Increased regulatory oversight and consumer protection laws have put considerable pressure on banks and financial services organizations. For many, the burden of meeting new regulatory requirements translates into higher processing and operational costs. In fact, a 2013 survey from Deloitte Consulting found that 65 percent of financial institutions reported an increase in the cost of compliance,...