ACUANT BLOG

Cat Got your Bitcoin? With Increasing Popularity Comes Increasing Regulations for Crypto: 6AMLD, FATF Travel Act & More

It is no secret that cryptocurrency has been volatile over the years, but today we are witnessing increasing mainstream adoption and a rise in popularity globally. Consequently, governments worried about related risks have been introducing cryptocurrency regulations aimed at preventing...

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Preventing Synthetic Fraud with Biometric Facial Recognition Match and Liveness Testing

Fraud prevention and detection technology is advancing, but so is fraud. The acceleration of the adoption and deployment of digital and remote solutions in almost every industry has been an opportunity for fraudsters and we are seeing the rise of...

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As transactions become more complex, the laundering fight can’t be manual

Acuant's Chief Product Officer Jose Caldera shares his expertise with PaymentsSource, writing about the requirements for implementing a proper risk-based approach and the importance of modern and automated AML and transaction monitoring solutions for fraud prevention and effective compliance processes. ...

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2020 Fraud Trends: COVID Accelerated Digital Transactions & Fraud

While the pandemic may have stalled many global activities, it is clear that it did not slow down fraudsters. In fact, as transactions went increasingly digital, we saw significant growth in fraud, data breaches and financial crimes. This trend poses...

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AML Compliance Challenges with New Payment Methods & Prepaid Cards

The global prepaid card market is expected to reach $3.65 trillion by 2022, further fueled by advances in technology and the transition into an increasingly digital and cashless economy. These payment methods are essential for creating important revenue streams for businesses and can be...

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Online Shopping is Booming & So Is Fraud: Is Your Business Prepared?

The final months of the year signal the upcoming holiday season and a period of online frenzy. Online activity has been steadily increasing during the pandemic, with online sales expected to reach at least $630 billion in 2020 alone.  With...

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It All Begins With Identity

We all know that digital transactions have surged during the pandemic, and with the wrong identity verification technology, keeping up with the accelerated digital activity can be a challenge. In a recent podcast with PaymentsJournal, Acuant’s VP of Product Faisal...

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Introducing Acuant®GO: Why No Code IDV & Compliance Solutions are a Game Changer

No code technology is a rapidly growing market, and for good reason. Forrester expects the no code/low code market to reach $21.2 Billion by 2022. And Gartner estimates that enterprise low code application platforms (LCAP) will be 65% of all app...

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The Cannabis Industry is Growing and So Are the Fines: Learn How You Can Upgrade & Safeguard Your Business with Identity Verification

The cannabis industry as a whole, for medical and recreational marijuana, is growing substantially; retail sales are expected to reach at least $15 billion USD by the end of 2020 in the United States alone and could reach over $37...

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Why The Move To A Cashless Economy Could Bring On A Global Identity Crisis

Glenn Larson is the Vice President of Engineering at Acuant and a member of the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs and technology executives. Read his article for the Forbes Technology Council below, or find the original...

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Facilitation AND Fraud Reduction: Ozone® Chip Authentication Goes Mobile

In 2020 the world as we knew it forever changed. Technologies that were being explored as concepts have now matured to implementations that are being embraced globally when it comes to digital credentials.   Governments are issuing ePassports and identifications cards...

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Combating Synthetic Identity Fraud: Key Takeaways from the OWI Panel

Hacking, money mules, identity theft and synthetic fraud are some of the many vectors of attack being used globally to target and exploit banks and fintechs for money laundering purposes. There is no silver bullet to end fraud schemes (or...

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