Financial services firms must evolve their control frameworks to handle the rising tide of industrialized ATO attacks and APP fraud
May 10, 2023 (BOSTON) — Faster payments have emerged country by country over the past two decades in a patchwork manner. Fraudsters prefer this piecemeal approach to faster payments since various networks are easier to attack individually, compared to a unified approach that could leverage collective network intelligence and fraud-mitigation technologies.
In Faster Payments, Faster Fraud: Solutions to Stop the Madness—a new report sponsored by Outseer—research and advisory firm Aite-Novarica Group surveyed fraud executives at large financial institutions (FIs) in February and March 2023 in Brazil, Canada, India, the U.K., and the U.S. to understand the trends associated with fraud on faster payment rails. Sixty-two percent of financial institutions (FIs) said that consumer authorized push payment (APP) fraud via real-time payment rails had increased from 2021 to 2022, and 71% of FIs noted a similar increase in consumer account takeover (ATO) using real-time payment rails.
“Faster payments are here to stay,” said Julie Conroy, Head of Risk Insights & Advisory at Aite-Novarica Group and co-author of the new report. “Consumer education alone is insufficient to control and lower APP fraud losses. Financial services firms must understand the various types of commercial fraud solutions and which ones are best suited for and complement their existing framework.”
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