How to overcome the loss of control for recovering debt

One of the challenges that we hear from many of our clients is managing multiple collection agencies in order to recover bad debts. Collection managers who use multiple collection agencies recognize the potential upside to utilizing multiple agencies.  Assigning allocate accounts to different...read more

Data breaches, compromised passwords, and hacked credentials

More than ever before, there may now be credence in the view that the majority of consumers’ personally identifiable information (PII), user names and passwords, and even some authentication tokens have been, or are, at risk of compromise.  Between sophisticated hacking schemes and regularly...read more

How can banks offer such low rates?

by John P. Robertson, Senior Business Process Specialist As a Senior Business Process Specialist for the Experian Decision Analytics, John provides guidance to clients in the areas of profitability strategies for risk based pricing and relationship profitability. He assists banks in developing and...read more

The cost of financial regulation…and now what?

The Wall Street Journal just recently posted an article that mentioned the cost of the financial regulations for some of the largest banks.  Within the article it is staggering to see the cost of the financial crisis and also to see how so much of this could have been minimized by sound banking...read more

Protecting yourself from fraudulent account takeovers

Your password is weak, whether you use 40 random characters or your dog’s name. With so many large data breaches leading to hundreds of millions of compromised credentials and payment cards in the past two years, it's no surprise that e-commerce account takeover attempts have grown dramatically in...read more

How mobile is transforming the banking industry and the fraud concerns with it, a Q&A with Mike Gross

Mike Gross is the director of risk strategy and professional services at 41st Parameter and has more than 10 years of experience in financial services fraud prevention and risk management. At 41st Parameter, Mike is responsible for identifying banking, ecommerce, and travel industry trends,...read more

Know your enemy - best practices for preventing the latest fraud attacks

At Experian's 2014 Vision conference (#vision2014), Ori Eisen and Matt Ehrlich presented current trends and practices for taking on the growing industrialization of fraud.  Together with a risk executive from a leading bank, the team discussed several themes and emerging tactics, including: the...read more

Fraud prevention through device intelligence

As we discussed in our earlier Heartbleed post, there are several new vulnerabilities online and in the mobile space increasing the challenges that security professionals face. Fraud education is a necessity for companies to help mitigate future fraud occurences and another critical component when...read more

After Heartbleed: are you vulnerable?

The discovery of Heartbleed earlier this year uncovered a large-scale threat that exploits security vulnerability in OpenSSL posing a serious security concern. This liability gave hackers access to servers for many Websites and put consumers’ credentials and private information at risk. Since the...read more

6 Key Predictions on How Data Breach Concerns Will Evolve in 2014

In less than a year, my information has been compromised twice by a data breach.  The companies involved varied significantly by way of size and type, yet both reacted expeditiously to inform me of the incident.  As much as I appreciated the quick response and notification, I couldn’t help but...read more