TechnoXander 241: 10+ Benefits of CoP Implementation in 2024!
10+ Benefits of CoP Implementation in 2024!

Implementation of CoP not only improves payment security but also boosts customer trust in banking services and encourages the adoption of digital banking. Discover the benefits of CoP and its ability to transform the security and efficiency of Financial Institution by 2024."

TechnoXander 237 New Labour Govt May Pause APP Reimbursement Policy! 
New Labour Govt May Pause APP Reimbursement Policy! 

The UK's proposed APP fraud reimbursement policy faces industry backlash and potential changes. Labour's victory presents an opportunity for financial institutions to strengthen fraud detection systems.

TechnoXander 175 APP Fraud Prevention
Navigating the Landscape of APP Fraud Prevention: Unpacking the June 2023 Policy

The impending reimbursement requirement for Authorised Push Payment (APP) scams, outlined in the June 2023 Policy Paper by PSR, heralds transformative changes in the financial sector. This breakdown scrutinises the policy's intricacies, encompassing the scope, limits, exceptions, and critical enhancements to the reimbursement framework. Targeting UK Faster Payments system participants, including high-street banks and payment firms, the policy introduces the novel concept where receiving PSPs are mandated to share 50% of the reimbursement burden, bolstered by a defined timeline and ultimate backstop. A pragmatic extension of the reimbursement period to five business days acknowledges operational complexities.

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Navigating the Landscape of APP Fraud Reporting Challenges

Amidst the escalating battle against Authorised Push Payment (APP) fraud, a critical focus emerges— the challenges Payment Service Providers (PSPs) face in reporting such incidents. As the 2024 reimbursement requirement looms, effective communication between sending and receiving firms becomes paramount. This blog scrutinises current hurdles in APP fraud reporting, including communication difficulties, inconsistent approaches in defining fraud scope, varying customer outcomes, receiving fraud data discrepancies, and challenges in applying new requirements.

TechnoXander 176 CoP Advantage for PSPs
Unveiling Confirmation of Payee- Revolutionising Payments: The CoP Advantage for PSPs

This guide provides a strategic roadmap for financial institutions aiming to enhance payment security through Confirmation of Payee (CoP) implementation. Highlighting its pivotal role in combatting APP fraud, the guide outlines key steps: building a business case, engaging crucial bank teams, and deciding on a build versus buy strategy. It advocates an API-first approach for seamless integration, emphasizes data integrity through cleansing, and underscores the importance of clear communication channels and proactive customer education.

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What is APP Fraud? And What are the Types of APP Fraud?

Authorised Push Payment (APP) fraud, a pervasive financial threat in the UK, has inflicted a staggering £240 million in losses during the first half of the current year. This sophisticated scam involves manipulating individuals and businesses into making voluntary payments under false pretences. In this comprehensive blog, we explore the intricacies of APP fraud, detailing various types such as impersonation scams, purchase scams, romance scams, investment scams, loan fee scams, and bank transfer scams. Recent data from UK Finance highlights online channels as the source for 77% of APP fraud cases, while cold calling contributes significantly to losses.

TechnoXander 160 Navigating the Evolving Landscape
Navigating the Evolving Landscape : The Data Protection and Digital Information Bill 2023-24

The Data Protection and Digital Information Bill 2023-24 represents a transformative shift in the evolving legislative landscape governing data protection. Introduced in the House of Commons, the bill aims to create a comprehensive and adaptive regulatory framework for the digital era. It builds on the 2022-23 session's Data Protection and Digital Information (No. 2) Bill, receiving Royal Assent in June 2023. As organisations prepare for the paradigm shift, proactive strategies and compliance measures become crucial. The bill signifies a forward-looking approach, fostering transparency, protecting individual rights, and fortifying digital landscapes for a resilient and secure future.

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Unravelling SD20 : Insights for Faster Payments

Specific Direction 20 (SD20), introduced by the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) in December 2023, outlines a reimbursement mandate for victims of Authorised Push Payment (APP) scams in the Faster Payments Scheme. This directive, effective from October 7, 2024, necessitates full reimbursement from all Payment Service Providers (PSPs). While SD20 aligns with the broader goal of combating financial fraud, challenges arise, particularly for Electronic Money Institutions (EMIs) and smaller PSPs. Proactive risk mitigation, robust fraud prevention measures, and strategic planning are imperative for industry players to navigate the regulatory landscape, fortify resilience, and ensure compliance with SD20.

163 Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up Confirmation of Payee
Unveiling Confirmation of Payee: A Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up Confirmation of Payee for your Financial Institution

This guide provides a strategic roadmap for financial institutions aiming to enhance payment security through Confirmation of Payee (CoP) implementation. Highlighting its pivotal role in combatting APP fraud, the guide outlines key steps: building a business case, engaging crucial bank teams, and deciding on a build versus buy strategy. It advocates an API-first approach for seamless integration, emphasises data integrity through cleansing, and underscores the importance of clear communication channels and proactive customer education. It offers a concise, strategic approach to fortify financial transactions, ensuring heightened security and upholding the industry's trustworthiness.

TechnoXander 165 Strategic Imperatives for Banks
Strategic Imperatives for Banks in Tackling the Dual Challenge of APP Fraud: Sending and Receiving Fraudulent Payments

Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) initiated transformative measures to address the surging threat of Authorised Push Payment (APP) fraud within the UK's faster payments system. This article delves into the complex landscape banks face in sending and receiving fraudulent payments. With APP fraud causing over £480 million in losses to 200,000 consumers in 2022, the PSR's forthcoming rules, effective October 2024, introduce a paradigm shift. The PSR's three-pronged approach focuses on consistent reimbursement, enhanced victim protection, and incentivising proactive fraud prevention. Banks grapple with operational challenges, emphasising the need for collaboration, enhanced capabilities, and adaptability in navigating the evolving regulatory landscape.