The FCC-7 Podcasts

Seven minutes to learn something new about FCC
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Each episode of FCC-7 is a conversation with a subject matter expert diving into a specific topic.  As we know you are busy and we are very conscious of your time, we limited each episode to 7 minutes (plus intro and takeways) to provide very high content density and great insights in a very short format.

We hope you’ll enjoy it and learn something new with each episode.

03 - AI SERIES - PRAGMATIC AI : SEPARATING HYPE FROM FACTS IN FCC (08 Dec 2020)

In this episode, which is the first in a series on AI in FCC, we listen to a conversation between Pascal Aerens and Staffan RolfssonStaffan has been working in FCC technology for nearly 15 years, mainly at one of the largest banks in Scandinavia, and has many years of experience in Artificial Intelligence. Today’s conversation is focusing on “pragmatic AI”: what is AI, how it can help, what is hype and what is real? For a few years now, AI has been presented as THE solution to all FCC problems -from better screening to perfect monitoring to ultimate fraud detection. Usually there is a gap between marketing claims and reality, so Staffan and Pascal explore what types of AI techniques can actually be used in FCC, and what could really make a difference. To kick off the conversation, they start by looking at the situation of AI in FCC today.Here are a few interesting links for a better understanding of terms used in the podcast:

02 - CAN FCC COPE WITH INSTANT PAYMENTS ? (10 Nov 2020)

In this episode, we listen to a conversation between Pascal Aerens and Francis Chlarie. Francis has been working in the payment space for over 15 years, and is an expert in payment technologies. The subject of this conversation is Instant Payments: why they are important for the financial services industry, and how they require a complete rethinking of the payments processing chain, including compliance. They explore why instant payments is such a hot topic right now, why it’s important for e-Commerce merchants, and how it fits in the Central Banks plans to eventually issue digital currencies. They also discuss the impacts of instant payments on FCC and screening, and how it requires a new approach.

01 - WHAT IS KYT AND HOW DOES IT CHANGE THE REGTECH LANDSCAPE ? (20 Oct 2020)

In this first episode of FCC-7, we listen to a conversation between Pascal Aerens and Chrisol Correia. Both of them have been working in Financial Crime Compliance technology for 20 years. In this conversation, they reflect on the recent rise in interest for KYT (“Know Your Transaction”), a detection technique where technology is used to detect suspicious transactions, with no other data source than the content of the transactions themselves. They discuss how A.I., and more specifically Natural Language Processing (NLP) are making it possible to extract information from transactions in real-time (which is so important as the world migrates to instant payments), and how programs can actually find persons and entities details in financial transactions that remain -even today- very badly structured.