Approaches and Priorities for Fighting Faster Payments Fraud

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Mercator Advisory Group releases new research reviewing current trends in fighting the unique challenges presented by faster and real time payments fraud.

One of the 3 exhibits included in this research report

As financial institutions are wrestling with new fraud types and the rise of tactics like business email compromise, they are rolling out new faster payments solutions that innately allow less time to detect criminal activity. The good news is that security providers are responding with solutions.

Financial institutions are implementing or planning new faster payment solutions from same day to real-time transactions and creating roadmaps for new products with faster payment solutions embedded. Simultaneously, attention is being given to protecting faster transactions and preserving the trust customers have in their banks and credit unions to protect their financial transactions. A new research report from Mercator Advisory Group titled Faster and Real-Time Payments Fraud reviews these trends, challenges, and solutions.

“At the same time that financial institutions are wrestling with new fraud types and the rise of tactics like business email compromise, they are rolling out new faster payments solutions that innately allow less time to detect criminal activity. The good news is that the security providers are responding with solutions. The implementation and adaptation of these solutions to individual operating environments needs to be the focus,” comments Sarah Grotta, Director, Debit and Alternative Products Advisory Service at Mercator Advisory Group and author of the report.

Highlights of the research report include:

  • Mercator Advisory Group’s forecast for faster payments adoption by channel
  • Discussion of the unique challenges of faster payments fraud and a look at challenges experienced in the United Kingdom, where real-time payments have been available for over a decade
  • Evolving fraud capabilities including account ID and verification, account validation, analytics and artificial intelligence
  • Mention of vendors advancing faster payment fraud mitigation tools
  • Beyond the technology solutions, potential laws and policies that will influence liability for faster payment

This research report has 15 pages and 3 exhibits.

Companies and other organizations mentioned in this report include: ACH Alert, Brighterion, Early Warning, Experian, Faster Payments Service (U.K.), Feedzai, Federal Reserve, FICO, GIACT, LexisNexis, Mastercard, NICE Actimize, NuData Security, Rambus, RiskRecon, The Clearing House, Verafin, and Visa

Members of Mercator Advisory Group’s Debit and Alternative Products Advisory Service have access to these reports as well as the upcoming research for the year ahead, presentations, analyst access, and other membership benefits.

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About Mercator Advisory Group
Mercator Advisory Group is the leading independent research and advisory services firm exclusively focused on the payments and banking industries. We deliver pragmatic and timely research and advice designed to help our clients uncover the most lucrative opportunities to maximize revenue growth and contain costs. Our clients range from the world's largest payment issuers, acquirers, processors, merchants and associations to leading technology providers and investors. Mercator Advisory Group is also the publisher of the online payments and banking news and information portal PaymentsJournal.com.

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