New data from Jumio, the leading AI-powered trusted identity as a service provider, reveals that new account fraud increased 27.8 percent worldwide YTD in 2019, compared to full-year 2018 results, and more than 100 percent compared to 2014 levels.Surprisingly, attempted new account fraud was 19 percent less during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend (compared to the average 2019 fraud levels), when fraud attempts normally escalate.In the third edition of Jumio’s Holiday New Account Fraud Report, fraud is defined as an attempt by an individual to create a new online account by manipulating a government-issued ID.Close The company compared global ID fraud patterns from millions of ID verification transactions between 2014 and 2019 across various industries, focusing on the period between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, including Thanksgiving and the Tuesday after Cyber Monday. Jumio also analyzed new account fraud levels across regions, countries, industries and time period. … [Read more...] about Global New Account Fraud Increased 28% in 2019: Report
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Considered as a cash cow for India’s IT services companies for long, the banking and financial sector is gradually being weaned off the outsourcing model. The companies are now opting to build and maintain software in-house.With emerging technologies, such as blockchain, which are touted to play a pivotal role in the financial sector, bankers are keen to keep their cards close to their chest and cut reliance on third parties for technology. India still continues to be the preferred destination for technology hubs though. Many foreign banks have set up global in-house centres (GIC) in cities such as Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai.The banking domain has been key to the fortunes of Indian IT companies, but the share of the finance vertical in their earnings has been on a downward spiral in the past couple of years.Close The share of revenue derived from the banking sector by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the largest IT company in the country, declined by 2.3 percentage … [Read more...] about Indian IT companies take a hit as foreign banks switch to in-house tech solutions
Rahul AgarwalIn its latest Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting on December 5, the Reserve Bank of India kept key rates unchanged at 5.15 per cent (lowest in nine years, after five straight cuts with a cumulative 135 bps reduction this calendar year, to boost the country’s sagging economy.RBI retained its 'accommodative' policy stance, which suggests that this is a pause rather than an end to the loosening cycle, and it still has room for a rate cut. Core inflation, which excludes energy and food items, slid beyond a seven-year low of 3.47 per cent, which clearly indicates that there is hardly any demand for non-food items in the market.Close Usually, a rate cut helps revive economic growth as it allows retail customers to avail cheaper loans and works like a big booster for the large industrial sector, who will be able to avail bulk loans at lower interest rates. related news Reliance forms a base, recommend delta appreciating based … [Read more...] about Are the RBI’s repo rate cuts enough to reinforce GDP growth?
The Indian economy has grown by leaps and bounds after attaining Independence in 1947. The history of trade and commerce in the Indian subcontinent can be divided into many phases — deindustrialization induced by colonization, socialist central planning in the aftermath of Independence and free market economics after the liberalization reforms of 1991.India’s share of the world economy slipped from around 25 percent in 1700 to 4.2 percent in 1950. A century under colonial rule had sapped the country’s entrepreneurial spirit. The country was forced to divert its raw materials to feed the mechanized factories that had sprung up in Britain during the industrial revolution. Poverty and famine was rampant.After the British left Indian shores, the newly elected government charted a course for the country that entailed capital controls and central planning, much along the lines of the Soviet Union. Even though the ruling dispensation at the time had pledged … [Read more...] about The India growth story: Here’s how some macro indicators have fared since 1947
Sharp depreciation in the rupee is likely to help the domestic steel industry lower imports and boost exports in the coming months, which in turn may improve the country's overall steel trade balance, a report said.The weaker rupee is also likely to translate to higher landed cost of steel imports, which in turn should support domestic prices, rating agency Icra said in its report.The domestic currency's unabated fall continued for the sixth straight session Wednesday, hitting yet another closing low of 71.75, down 17 paise against the US currency as surging oil prices and weak trend in emerging market currencies weighed on sentiments.Close Icra noted that in the first quarter of FY19, steel exports dropped by over 33 percent, whereas imports grew by over 11 percent, and consequently the country turned a net steel importer, after having been a net exporter for the last two years. related news PM Narendra Modi arrives in Kanpur to chair first meeting of National Ganga Council … [Read more...] about India’s overall steel trade balance may improve on weak Rupee: ICRA