A diagnosis for data governance — Informed preparation is the best medicine

This is the second post in a three-part series. Imagine the circumstances of a traveler coming to a never before visited culture. The opportunity is the new sights, cuisine and cultural experiences. Among the risks is the not before experienced pathogens and the strength of the overall health...read more

60% of marketers are unsure of the cost of fraud to their organization

41st Parameter, a part of Experian, surveyed 250 marketers to understand the relationship between omnichannel retailing, fraud prevention and the holiday shopping season. The findings show that few marketers understand the full benefit of fraud-prevention systems on their activities as 60% of...read more

Banking in the 21st Century

Opening a new consumer checking account in the 21st century should be simple and easy to understand as a customer right?  Unfortunately, not all banks have 21st century systems or processes reflecting the fact that negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) accounts, or checking accounts, were introduced...read more

Keep calm and authenticate on

Not long ago, I spoke at the eSign Records conference in NYC.  During Q&A, someone asked a question that comes up often:  What is the future of knowledge-based authentication (KBA)?  It is no secret that there are people in the industry who believe the usefulness of KBA has run its course; however,...read more

Credit Risk Management – The Phoenician Way

Capital is the life-blood of financial institutions and has become more readily scrutinized since the global credit crisis. How one manages their capital is primarily driven by how well one manages their risk. The use of economic capital in measuring profitability enhances risk management efforts by...read more

Is your Risk Ratings making the grade?

I am at the Risk Management Association’s annual conference in DC and I feel like I am back to where my banking career began.  One of the key topics here is how important the Risk Rating Grade is and what impact that right or wrong Risk Rating Grade can have on the bank. It is amazing to me how a...read more

Using Analytics to Deepen Customer Relationships

On October 7th, Kevin Poe from Experian’s Global Consulting Practice participated in a Social Media Today webinar titled, How Marketing Can Power Engagement: Using Analytics to Deepen Customer Relationships. Kevin shared his deep insights on how the use of data and analytics can help companies...read more

Big data can unlock the future of fraud prevention

More than 10 years ago I spoke about a trend at the time towards an underutilization of the information being managed by companies. I referred to this trend as “data skepticism.” Companies weren’t investing the time and resources needed to harvest the most valuable asset they had – data.  Today the...read more

APPLE PAY: FIRST OBSERVATIONS AND CLOSING THOUGHTS

If rumors hold true, Apple Pay will launch in a week. Five of my last six posts had covered Apple’s likely and actual strategy in payments & commerce, and the rich tapestry of control, convenience, user experience, security and applied cryptography that constitutes as the backdrop. What follows is a...read more

Model Risk Governance – It’s not just for the big banks!

When the OCC put forth the supervisory guidance on model risk governance the big focus in the industry was around the larger financial institutions that had created their own risk models.  The overall intent to make sure that the larger financial institutions were properly managing the risk they...read more