AI Gets Smarter, So Do Frauds - Issue #467 May 9th, 2024

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FinTech Weekly takes a thoughtful look at the continuous evolution within the financial sector. This edition examines a world where vigilance is paramount—highlighting the global drive to refine fraud prevention strategies as financial operations become more complex.

With initiatives ranging from stringent KYC compliance mandates to collaborations between legacy banks and tech startups, the focus is firmly on securing the integrity of financial transactions. Such efforts demonstrate a commitment to trust and security in a digital age, ensuring that financial services can grow and innovate responsibly.

Join us in navigating the intricate world of finance, where staying informed is key to staying ahead.

This and much more in this number of FinTech Weekly: discover top fintech news and events and stay ahead of competition!

Top Stories

    Speculation is mounting that OpenAI may soon release a new version of its ChatGPT model, potentially called ChatGPT-5, though the official name remains unconfirmed. Anticipation has been building within the tech community for a major update to OpenAI's large language model series. The expected launch is stirring considerable excitement as it promises to revolutionize the application of large language models in business, potentially altering strategies for data management and privacy significantly. This development is keenly awaited for its potential to transform industry practices and enhance operational efficiencies.

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Top Events

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Podcasts and Videos


    As a Machine Learning Modeler on the Fraud Risk Team, you will be responsible for developing and implementing machine learning models to detect and prevent fraudulent activities.

    As the VP of Client Operations, you will play a pivotal role in driving the success of our organization by overseeing the Implementations, Data Operations, and Client Support teams. You will be responsible for ensuring the seamless delivery of our products and services to our clients, maintaining the highest levels of customer satisfaction, and driving operational excellence across all aspects of client operations.

    The purpose of the Change Consultant is to support the execution of City National Bank's Strategic Priorities through application of the bank's Enterprise Change Enablement & Adoption (ECEA) methodology and tools at the project level including creation and execution of required deliverables and supporting material in partnership with Strategic Change Managers, Change Owners, delivery partners and related project teams.



    India's digital banking ecosystem is experiencing a significant increase in attacks by fraudsters, prompting legacy financial institutions to seek technological solutions from data analytics startups. This surge in cyber threats, alongside regulatory demands for strict adherence to customer verification guidelines, has underscored the need for advanced tech support to safeguard digital transactions and customer data. Consequently, established banks are increasingly collaborating with innovative startups specializing in data analytics to enhance security measures and compliance with regulatory standards.


    Fingerprint has entered into a strategic partnership with Oscilar, an AI-driven risk and fraud management firm, to enhance fraud prevention and detection capabilities for FinTech companies, banks, and credit unions, while maintaining a seamless customer experience. Through this collaboration, Fingerprint's device intelligence technology will be integrated into Oscilar’s platform, aiding in the identification and prevention of various fraudulent activities such as new account fraud, account takeover, and payment fraud. Dan Pinto, co-founder and CEO of Fingerprint, emphasized the partnership's goal to achieve an optimal balance between user convenience and stringent security. He affirmed their commitment to delivering reliable, efficient, and secure solutions that protect business assets and maintain customer trust.


    Saudi Arabia's fintech sector is nearing its goal of becoming a regional financial hub, reports Arthur D. Little. The management consulting firm's latest study, "Realizing Potential of Fintech in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," highlights the sector's rapid growth and innovation, driven by Fintech Saudi. This initiative, launched in April 2018 by the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) and the Saudi Capital Markets Authority, aims to position the Kingdom as the premier fintech hub in the Middle East and North Africa. Programs like an accelerator, career fair, fintech tour, and summer sessions have significantly contributed to a twenty-fold increase in the number of fintech companies in the Kingdom since its inception.

    The Indian government has engaged in discussions with fintech companies and law enforcement agencies to enhance collaboration and tackle major challenges such as cybersecurity and digital financial fraud. These discussions took place during a workshop organized by the finance ministry, which addressed several critical issues. Key topics included the use of technology to improve access to financial services, strategies to combat money mules, real-time monitoring of data breaches, and geotagging of digital transactions to track financial flows. The workshop also covered the establishment of a suspicious registry for banking correspondents, regular audits of digital KYC processes, the protection of data privacy, and the modernization of digital infrastructure through developments like IPv6 and API integration.

    Baselayer, a B2B platform that leverages proprietary Graph AI technology to combat fraud and streamline business onboarding, announced its emergence from stealth today, bolstered by a $6.5 million seed funding round. The company has assembled an experienced team comprising compliance and machine learning experts. Baselayer has already secured over 20 customers, including Rho and a top-five loan infrastructure system, and currently impacts over 25 million potential business accounts. This launch marks a significant step in using advanced AI to enhance security and efficiency in business operations.