Security and Compliance
PR Newswire | October 18, 2023
Jack Henry™ (Nasdaq: JKHY) announced today that it is redefining fraud prevention with the initial roll out of Jack Henry Financial Crimes Defender™, a cloud-native fraud and anti-money laundering (AML) solution designed with real-time capabilities at the forefront. This new solution allows community and regional financial institutions to proactively combat financial crimes across channels.
Financial Crimes Defender is part of Jack Henry's technology modernization strategy, focused on delivering cloud-native solutions that help banks and credit unions innovate faster, differentiate strategically, and meet the evolving needs of their accountholders. The platform is built on the public cloud, allowing for real-time data, more accurate reporting, open integrations, speed, and agility.
New York-based Carver Federal Savings Bank is among the first financial institutions to implement the solution. "Jack Henry's Financial Crimes Defender positions us well against the rising threat of fraud; it allows us to offer a secure and smooth banking experience for our customers," said Patrick Brennan, VP of information technology at the bank. "It's seamless integration, user-friendly design and real-time, AI-powered fraud detection will help us operate more efficiently and improve our fraud detection rate to keep our customers and their money safe. Our staff can now make faster and smarter decisions and better combat financial crimes and minimize risk."
Financial Crimes Defender provides real-time detection and prevention of fraud involving checks, deposits, transfers, ACH transactions, and instant payments. Financial institutions can stop transactions before they leave the institution or appear in the clients' accounts. Plus, its open architecture allows for the seamless integration of third-party data into the platform, improving overall fraud management for financial institutions across all relationships.
This AI-powered solution bundles fraud and AML solutions to help financial institutions of all sizes make faster and more informed risk decisions, minimize false positives and wasted resources, improve operational efficiency, and ensure more effective fraud monitoring and reporting for Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance. Moreover, its real-time data and behavioral analytics enables secure transactions and enhanced trust.
In order to fight fraud with more data, financial institutions can access a central repository of fraudulent activity using the Federal Reserve's FraudClassifier, built natively into the solution. FraudClassifier addresses the industry-wide challenge of inconsistent classifications for fraud involving ACH, wire, or check payments.
Fighting fraud with real-time data is the equivalent of catching an intruder at the front door, before they get into the house, says Matt Riley, president of Complementary Solutions at Jack Henry. Financial Crimes Defender lets financial institutions detect and prevent fraud at first sight, ensuring assets and information remain within the institution. This is a game-changer for community banks and credit unions.
PR Newswire | October 17, 2023
Glia, the customer interaction leader unifying Digital Customer Service (DCS), phone and automated self-service on a single platform, has partnered with Lumin Digital, the leader in cloud-native digital banking solutions, to streamline digital-first member service. Glia's DCS capabilities are now integrated into Lumin's online banking platform, enabling quicker, effortless member support.
Lumin Digital, a cloud-native digital banking platform, elevates financial institutions' user experiences to match larger institutions and deliver the modern banking experiences that today's users expect. With a focus on service, user experience, safety, and security through advanced automation, Lumin Digital enhances engagement by offering personalized recommendations in spending insights, financial advice, fraud alerts, and savings goals. Lumin enables banks and credit unions to provide real-time updates and value-added features supported by a dedicated team of industry experts, designers, and developers.
Pre-integration of the Glia Interaction Platform within Lumin's digital banking offering enables a seamless digital-first customer experience across all channels—SMS, chat, voice and video—without breaking the digital connection. Online collaboration tools, including CoBrowsing, allow financial institutions to guide customers, improve satisfaction and build loyalty for banks and credit unions.
At Lumin, we believe that technology should be built for, not to replace, the human connection, said Sean Weadock, Chief Product Officer at Lumin. Glia's robust service and support tools squarely align with that philosophy, enabling credit unions to leverage digital-first technology to maximize meaningful human conversations and reach quicker resolution. This partnership will empower banks and credit unions to deliver a unified approach to member service across all channels, boosting efficiency, revenue and loyalty.
"The combined services of Lumin's digital banking platform and Glia allow Ascend to continually meet the ever-evolving needs of our members," said Matt Jernigan, President and CEO at Ascend Federal Credit Union. "Through this partnership, our members can seamlessly manage their funds and monitor their overall financial health using secure, reliable, and innovative technology."
The integration within Lumin's online banking platform overcomes silos and fragmented solutions, providing a frictionless experience for members, agents and managers. Members benefit from real-time guidance, accelerated interactions and improved satisfaction. Glia and Lumin already have 15 mutual credit union clients.
"We live in an always-on world where interactions are expected to happen on screen, on demand and on point," said Steve Kaish, SVP of Alliances at Glia. "Our commitment to delivering the right interaction at the right time aligns with Lumin's dedication to delivering exceptional member experiences, and we are excited to provide credit unions with the tools needed to optimize their member interaction strategies for today and beyond."
Glia and Lumin will be at the Jack Henry Connect conference next week. See Glia at booth 1009 and Lumin at booth 333.
About Lumin Digital
Lumin Digital is a fintech company specializing in digital banking solutions. Through a fundamentally different approach to technology, service, and people, the company provides financial institutions with a best-in-class, cloud-native platform that drives consumer adoption, engagement, and growth. For more information, visit lumindigital.com.
Glia redefines how businesses interact with customers. The Glia Interaction Platform unifies Digital Customer Service (DCS), traditional call center, and automation with a ChannelLess™ Architecture, empowering businesses to create the ideal mix of interactions and adapt on demand. The ability to easily shift volume between channels drives revenue, efficiency, and loyalty at the same time.
Glia has partnered with over 450 banks, credit unions, insurance companies and other financial institutions worldwide to improve the customer experience and drive business results. Named a Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ company and a Great Place to Work for a third year in a row, the company has raised over $150 million in funding from top investors and was recently valued at over $1B by top tier investors. To learn more visit glia.com.
Security and Compliance
PR Newswire | October 16, 2023
Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the low-code platform provider empowering the world's leading enterprises to Build for Change®, today announced the Pega Financial Crime and Alerts Investigation Management Accelerator, a new solution that helps financial institutions manage the rising number of risk alerts and more efficiently orchestrate investigations. By leveraging Pega's proven intelligent automation and case management capabilities along with its groundbreaking generative AI-powered capabilities, financial institutions can break through operational silos and speed investigations for what is traditionally a time-intensive and manual process.
Financial crimes – such as fraud, money laundering, structuring, and sanctions violations –are rapidly rising, putting increasing strain on financial institutions' risk teams to investigate each potential incident. While detection and monitoring systems have matured, financial institutions still struggle to manage the increasing volume of these alerts and investigations, which have been further exacerbated by global economic sanctions. Compounding this problem, risk teams from different departments often work in silos and use different monitoring and case management tools, making it difficult to get a consolidated picture of all risks related to each customer. This can lead to inefficient and duplicative processes, unnecessary manual work, and inconsistent outcomes.
The Pega Financial Crime and Alerts Investigation Management Accelerator provides financial institutions with a unified solution to manage alerts and drive investigations for all types of risk detection systems across all departments, jurisdictions, and lines of business. The accelerator provides a holistic, transparent, and actionable view of each customer's risk profile in a single application, helping drive more collaboration for even the largest and most complex financial institutions. And with Pega's leading intelligent automation and AI, financial institutions can streamline their investigations, resulting in faster resolutions, lower costs, and better outcomes for their customers.
Available today for download on Pega Marketplace, Pega Financial Crime and Alerts Investigation Management Accelerator provides any financial institution the following key features and benefits:
Smarter process orchestration with case management and intelligent automation: Pega enables all types of alerts across different monitoring systems to be captured and triaged in a consistent manner so investigators can spend their time examining the case rather than gathering and managing information. The accelerator digests and enriches alerts, deduplicates redundant alerts, and merges new alerts into existing investigation cases when applicable. Cases are assigned with skill-based routing to the most appropriate risk investigator, who is guided through the right stages and steps to efficiently and accurately handle each case.
Reduced time and costs with automation and AI: By using automation and AI to reduce manual labor, Pega helps drive investigations faster and more accurately. For example, the accelerator eliminates the time-consuming and cumbersome process of developing a Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) by using generative AI to analyze all data associated with a case and then automatically draft the SAR. Automation is applied throughout the process, helping staff drive more efficient and effective investigations.
Increased flexibility with configurable system options: The accelerator is highly configurable, allowing financial institutions to leverage pre-built process templates out of the box and easily adjust and extend them to fit their unique needs. The accelerator can be integrated with existing alert monitoring and detection systems as well as Pega's Know Your Customer and Client Lifecycle Management solutions and other third-party systems and services.
Pega's low-code platform for AI-powered decisioning and workflow automation is trusted by the majority of the world's largest financial institutions. For more than 30 years, Pega has provided global financial institutions with case management, workflow automation, and customer risk solutions across KYC, AML, alert management, fraud, account opening, and client lifecycle management. Pega supports all types of financial institutions with pre-defined industry best practices across jurisdictions and lines of business.