2018 Trends in Risk and Fraud Mitigation: Customer experience and security strike a balance

first_img continue reading » Consumers’ expectations for speed, ease and convenience are permeating every aspect of their lives, including how they manage their finances. At the same time, financial criminals are rapidly evolving their methods of attack.Striking the right balance between providing a positive experience and keeping financial institution customers safe from criminal threat will take on even greater importance in 2018. A new landscape created by regulatory requirements, faster payment and settlement cycles, digital developments, open banking, and advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning will set the stage for establishing this balance. Here are risk and fraud mitigation trends to watch in 2018.The Digitization of Financial ServicesOver the last decade, digitizing banking services has typically meant delivering traditional banking services through a digital channel – opening an account online or accessing a balance on a mobile device, for example. 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Where Does Joe Biden Stand on Major Policies?

first_img– Advertisement – But he has said that he will keep tax cuts in place for other households, including those in the middle class, and he has promised that no one making under $400,000 will pay higher taxes.Over all, Mr. Biden’s proposals would increase tax revenue by an estimated $3.4 trillion over a decade, according to an analysis by the Penn Wharton Budget Model at the University of Pennsylvania. Eighty percent of the increase would fall on the top 1 percent, according to the analysis.- Advertisement – But notably, he has declined to support the Green New Deal, a sweeping climate plan embraced by progressive groups and criticized by Republicans, though his website calls it a “crucial framework.”And while Mr. Trump has accused Mr. Biden of wanting to “ban fracking,” Mr. Biden has repeatedly said he will not do so. Instead, he has proposed ending the permitting of new fracking on federal lands, but he is not proposing a national ban.During the last presidential debate, Mr. Biden also said he would push the country to “transition away from the oil industry” and end federal subsidies. He later tried to clarify his remarks saying, “We’re getting rid of the subsidies for fossil fuels, but we’re not getting rid of fossil fuels for a long time.”- Advertisement –center_img As a result of lower wages and investment returns, the Penn Wharton analysis found that the after-tax income of households earning under $400,000 would decrease by 0.9 percent on average. But there would be a far steeper average drop in after-tax income for households earning above $400,000: 17.7 percent.The Biden campaign has argued that the Penn Wharton analysis presents an incomplete picture because it does not take into account a number of tax-related proposals put forth by the campaign that it says will benefit those in the middle-class.Climate ChangeMr. Biden laid out a plan over the summer to spend $2 trillion to develop clean energy and eliminate emissions from the power sector by 2035. In addition to the coronavirus pandemic, the resulting economic crisis and racial injustice, he has referred to climate change as one of four “historic crises” that the United States is facing.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Pardew sorry for outburst

first_img “It was a heat of the moment thing. We just had words that we always have as managers, to a degree. I have apologised to him and fortunately for myself, he has accepted that.” Pardew’s comments included a particularly offensive four-letter word, and he later admitted Pellegrini’s involvement in the spat did not merit that. He said: “No, I don’t think it merited that word, if I am honest. As I said, I have apologised for that particular word, but we sort of tease each other a little bit and have words.” Pellegrini insisted he did not know what Pardew had said to him, but was untroubled by the exchange, although he did accuse the Newcastle boss of questioning every decision the officials made. He said: “I’m not surprised because I think it is impossible to complain about every decision of the referee during the match. “I know they were playing at home and they have an advantage in that sense, but it’s impossible for the referee if you are complaining at every decision. “That was my only problem with Alan, but nothing important.” The root of Pardew’s complaint was referee Mike Jones’ decision to rule out a 34th-minute Cheick Tiote equaliser for offside against Yoan Gouffran. The 52-year-old aimed an expletive-laden volley at the Chilean during the first half of his side’s controversial 2-0 Barclays Premier League defeat by the new leaders on Sunday afternoon. A contrite Pardew said: “I hear that it’s been picked up a little bit, and I apologise for my comments 100 per cent. Press Association The Frenchman was in an offside position as the Ivory Coast international’s piledriver flew past helpless keeper Joe Hart, although Pardew could not accept Mr Jones’ judgment that he was interfering with play. He said: “I have gone and seen him. I was right behind the shot, as the fourth official was, and it was a clean strike. “It was a great moment for this football club to get a goal like that, so if you are going to chalk it off, you need to make sure that you are getting the point right. “My point was did he think Gouffran was interfering with Joe Hart, and he said, ‘He was in the six-yard box’, and I get that. “The guy was recovering from an offside position, he didn’t want anything to do with the play, but he is not interfering with Joe Hart’s vision. In fact, it goes on the inside of him. “The Man City players are impairing Joe’s vision, not Gouffran. “It’s a real technical matter that he’s talking about here, and to chalk a goal off of that quality, that takes some doing, I think, and it did set the tone for the rest of the game. “I think if you are going to call a guy retreating from an offside position, it has to be pretty clear that he is interfering with the goalkeeper’s view. “The linesman, even though he was on the wrong side, couldn’t have been clear on that, and the referee definitely couldn’t have been clear on that.” However, Pellegrini was confident that the referee, who consulted assistant Stephen Child before making his decision, had got it right. He said: “There was a player offside when the other player kicked the ball. It was offside and was perfectly not valid at all.” City had taken an eighth-minute lead when Edin Dzeko converted Aleksandar Kolarov’s left-wing cross, but they had to wait until the fifth minute of stoppage time at the end of the game for Alvaro Negredo to seal victory with his 19th goal of the season. Pellegrini, whose side leapfrogged Arsenal into first place as a result of their win, said: “It was a very big result because it’s a very difficult stadium to play here. We, Chelsea and Manchester United know how difficult it is to play Newcastle. “They have a direct style with a lot of physical power, and the whole game, they were trying to score with crosses and shooting, and we were very concentrated in defending. “Also, we scored two goals and we had two or three more clear chances to do it.” However, City left Tyneside fearing midfielder Samir Nasri, who was carried from the field on a stretcher after being felled by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa’s 75th-minute challenge, has suffered a serious knee injury. Pellegrini said: “It’s very serious. It was a very unfair kick and the player of Newcastle, it was directly a red card. I don’t understand why he was not sent off. “It’s his medial ligament. We will see tomorrow how serious it is, but I don’t think it’s a light thing, I think it’s a serious injury.” Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has apologised for a foul-mouthed rant at Manchester City counterpart Manuel Pellegrini.last_img read more

Experts: Trump Could Face Lengthy Audit for Florida Move

first_imgDon’t let the door hit you on the way out or whatever. https://t.co/bLu88AzKVf— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 1, 2019 Trump responded to both New York politicians on Friday with this tweet:…..with a President and Federal Government that wants our wonerful City and State to flourish and thrive. I Love New York!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2019 ….this decision, but in the end it will be best for all concerned. As President, I will always be there to help New York and the great people of New York. It will always have a special place in my heart!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2019 President Trump might not be able to change his primary residence to Palm Beach as quickly and easily as he had planned.According to tax lawyer Mark Klein, New York state officials are known for auditing wealthy residents who seek to make such moves to lower-tax states, in order to ensure they are real and not simply on paper.Klein explains, “New York says just because you fill out a piece of paper, that doesn’t make you a Floridian. People have this misunderstanding that if you go to Florida and fill out an affidavit, you register to vote and you get a driver’s license, that is all it takes.”Tax accountant Barry Horowitz says of Trump, “It’s 100 percent he’ll get audited. There’ll be a fight.” Such audits can last for years, Horowitz adds.The general rule to avoid paying New York taxes is to spend less than 184 days a year in the state. However, auditors and judges could examine where Trump’s business is headquartered (in Trump Tower), as well as the size of his various homes, where he displays his family photos and valuable artwork, among other things.Trump announced his intention to make Palm Beach his primary residency last Thursday, tweeting: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House, is the place I have come to love and will stay for, hopefully, another 5 years as we MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, but my family and I will be making Palm Beach, Florida, our Permanent Residence. I cherish New York, and the people of…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2019 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo responded:Good riddance.It’s not like @realDonaldTrump paid taxes here anyway… He’s all yours, Florida. https://t.co/9AX0q1aBkQ— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) November 1, 2019 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also chimed in, tweeting:Our deepest condolences to the good people of Florida as Trump attempts to outrun his past (and near future). https://t.co/QFqeYO7xTq— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 1, 2019 ….in New York, and another reason they are leaving. Taxes and energy costs are way too high, Upstate is being allowed to die as other nearby states frack & drill for Gold (oil) while reducing taxes & creating jobs by the thousands. NYC is getting dirty & unsafe again, as….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2019 In New York, the President is paying a top marginal tax rate to the city and state that adds up to a total of 12.7 percent. A tax overhaul which was implemented in 2017 means he can no longer deduct most of those state and local taxes from his federal return.In Florida, Trump would pay zero income taxes as well as zero estate taxes.last_img read more