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BNP Paribas and GTS Announce Strategic Collaboration
Thursday, 16 November 2017
NEW YORK -- BNP Paribas, a leading European provider of banking and financial services, and GTS,  a New York-based global electronic market maker, today announced a strategic collaboration marking a new era for banks and electronic market makers.  This collaboration will enable BNP Paribas to leverage GTS' trading and technology capabilities with the goal of providing BNP Paribas's clients with deeper liquidity, tighter spreads and further improved pricing in the US Treasuries secondary market.  
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BSI launches new code of practice to protect vulnerable customers from fraud and financial abuse
Thursday, 16 November 2017
BSI, the business standards company, has launched a new code of practice that gives recommendations to organizations for protecting vulnerable customers from financial harm that might occur as a result of fraud or financial abuse.  
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Data Interchange is ready for the 2018 HMRC changes
Thursday, 16 November 2017
In April 2018 HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will decommission its EDI channel and replace it with a new Government Gateway web-service as part of its digital strategy to reposition its UK PAYE operations.
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Use of machine learning to double amongst fraud professionals as they shift to smarter tactics
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
New research launched today by Callcredit Information Group found that the number of fraud professionals planning to use machine learning to tackle fraud in the next three years has doubled from 11% last year (2016) to 22% in 2017.  In comparison, the number planning to deploy document verification to validate customers’ identity reduced by over 75% in the past year (from 26% in 2016 to 6% in 2017).
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Euler Hermes offers longer duration insurance for large orders
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Businesses wanting to protect themselves against non-payment of large individual orders they will deliver up to three years in the future can now turn to Euler Hermes, the world’s leading trade credit insurer, which is offering insurance against bad debts for this type of risk.
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American Express, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo Form Industry Consortium
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
NEW YORK -- A consortium of leading financial institutions, including American Express, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, announced today the formation of TruSight, a company designed to combine best practices and simplify the process of conducting third-party risk assessments of suppliers and partners across the financial services industry.
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UBS Card Center stops 74 percent more fraud with AI
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
UBS Card Center, which processes roughly 25 percent of the credit cards in Switzerland, has cut the amount of fraud write-offs per compromised card, stopped more fraudulent transactions and reduced false-positive rates using the FICO® Falcon® Platform. The card processor stopped 74 percent more fraudulent transactions in 2016 than in 2015, and saved potential losses of CHF172 million (about $172 million). UBS Card Center achieved these gains by leveraging the latest artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities of the Falcon Platform, including the use of FICO® Fraud Predictor with Merchant Profiles and adaptive analytics.  
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VAS launches new valuation panel
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Valuation Audit Services (VAS) has launched a new, independent, valuation panel management company.  Called VAS Panel, it has launched to assist property lenders with the instruction of loan security valuations throughout the country. 
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UK businesses losing millions through hidden energy charges
Friday, 10 November 2017
The UK’s leading cost management consultancy has issued a stark warning that businesses are losing a fortune through energy charges they could avoid.  
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Equifax results comment from cyber security consultant Coalfire
Friday, 10 November 2017
Andy Barratt,  UK managing director of Coalfire, said:  “The dip in Equifax’s third quarter results has gone against the early predictions of some financial experts, but it’s unlikely to be a surprise for members of the cyber security community.
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Second charge mortgage market down 2% in September
Thursday, 09 November 2017
Commenting on the September 2017 new business figures for the second charge mortgage market, Fiona Hoyle, Head of Consumer and Mortgage Finance at the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), said:  “The fall in new business volumes in September comes amid subdued consumer confidence which has affected the housing market as a whole. It follows six consecutive months of growth in second charge mortgage new business volumes which grew by 11% in the first nine months of 2017 to 16,043.
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