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Yesterday I came home to a strange voicemail from ING Direct Canada. I decided to phone back right away because I noted the following 3 things about the message: The toll free number provided was nowhere to be found on the bank’s web site The message left was with regards to “my profile and information” […]

Mar 26th, 2014 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking

Finovate just ended yesterday, and it was great to see all the new and interesting ideas floating around the financial services space.  For those who may not know, Finovate is a two-day event that showcases some of the best new and innovative things happening in financial services technology.  Over 60 companies coming from all over […]

Feb 13th, 2014 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking, Uncategorized

A couple of weeks ago the European Central Bank (ECB) published a draft document for public consultation on Recommendations for Security on Mobile Payments. These recommendations were developed by the European Forum on the Security of Retail Payments, SecuRe Pay. This document follows similar recommendations for internet payments, and for payment account access services. Creation of standards […]

Dec 3rd, 2013 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking

A rash of denial of service attacks hit major US banks this week. These are scary incidents that wreak havoc for banks and their customers. For now at least, these attacks appear to be limited to online sites, and are therefore interrupting the online banking activities of the US public. Online banking is a mainstream […]

Sep 28th, 2012 | Filed under Retail Banking

Last Friday, the press began reporting about a major data breach at Global Payments, a large US card processor. As always in the early stages of such events, there were plenty of rumours and speculation with various sources reporting stolen card numbers to be as low as 50,000 or as high as 10 million. This […]

Apr 2nd, 2012 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking

Just about one year ago, the Chase website suffered a major outage. Today, chase.com is down again, this time with a revoked security certificate: This is a major issue, as no bank wants its customers to be presented with the message, “you may be communicating with an attacker.” This is how the browser (Google Chrome) […]

Aug 17th, 2011 | Filed under Retail Banking

Last week the FFIEC issued the long awaited Supplement to Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment. I read through the 12 page report (it’s actually 8 pages with a 4 page appendix), and kept reminding myself that I should try to look at this in a cup half full manner. Yes, I can be a […]

Jul 5th, 2011 | Filed under Banking

The BAI Retail Delivery conference is just coming to a close, and I attended along with the my colleagues in the Celent banking team. Attendance definitely appeared to be up over last year. The 2009 event was depressing from an attendance perspective, and I was happy to see the ramp up. The Las Vegas venue […]

Oct 22nd, 2010 | Filed under Retail Banking

I just returned from the Digital Insight National Client Conference in San Antonio. I was invited to speak on social media for banking, and I also took some time to attend several of the sessions. One of the sessions I attended was a panel discussion with a group of four commercial businesses. These middle market […]

Mar 17th, 2010 | Filed under Banking

I recently blogged about why Businesses Require Better Protection Online. The writeup was based on a warning from the FDIC that was aimed at businesses who bank online. Last week, a firm called Genlabs Corp. had $437,000 fly out of their account. Username, password, and token were compromised as fraudsters gained access to the account. […]

Oct 21st, 2009 | Filed under Banking