News : NICE Actimize Releases Results of Same-Day ACH Survey
New York, NY, USA, April 21, 2016 -- NICE Actimize, a NICE Systems (NASDAQ:NICE) business and a provider of a single financial crime, risk and compliance software platform for the financial services industry, announced the results of its Same-Day ACH Fraud Preparedness Survey conducted among U.S. financial institutions this spring, showing that more than 93 percent of financial institutions anticipate that new fraud threats will emerge as a result of the upcoming transition to Same Day ACH due to launch in September 2016. ACH (Automated Clearing House) is an electronic network for financial transactions in the United States.
Coupled with these expected fraud-related challenges, more than 54 percent of respondents to the survey also stated they do not have the appropriate fraud tools necessary to handle Same Day ACH transactions, the survey revealed. The survey also found that today 70 percent of respondents use manual review to detect ACH fraud, but that number is expected to drop to 55 percent for Same Day ACH. Meanwhile, 70 percent of respondents expect to use intelligent authentication as a method to prevent attacks.
"We know from other markets, such as the U.K., that the launch of Faster Payments is aligned with an uptick in fraud attacks and losses," explained Erez Zohar, Vice President & General Manager, Fraud & Cybercrime Management Solutions, NICE Actimize. "This means that U.S. financial institutions need to be prepared with fraud strategies on day one."
Where are the likely hot spots that new threats could hit? According to Zohar, new fraud threats could be driven by such new Same Day ACH services as Same Day Payroll and account-to-account transfer, which could open up new holes that fraudsters can target. In commercial banking, there could also be a rise in social engineering, focused on corporations that initiate Same Day Payroll.
NACHA, The Electronic Payments Association, is the governing body which vets industry guidelines for moving ACH payments faster along with the Federal Reserve. NACHA’S newest ruling, to go into effect in three stages beginning in September 2016, will enable the same day processing of virtually any ACH payment.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Source: Nice Systems
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Published: Friday, April 22, 2016