Fraud & Cybersecurity

CBA supports strong national data protection and consumer notification standards with effective enforcement provisions that are applicable to any party with access to important consumer financial information. CBA members are already subject to robust data protection and notification standards and these requirements must be recognized. Inconsistent state laws and regulations should be preempted in favor of strong Federal data protection and notification standards. CBA firmly holds that all parties must share in protecting consumers and, as such, the costs of a data breach should ultimately be borne by the entity that incurs the breach. Protecting consumer data is a shared responsibility, and merchants must have the same tough data security standards as financial institutions to thwart hackers as well as the ability to accept chip-based cards.
  • April 16, 2019
    Application fraud is one of the most significant challenges for financial institutions, and fighting identity crimes remains an uphill battle as hackers use massive amounts of leaked data and innovative attack methods. This new Aite report reveals the growing losses to application fraud. Executives at more than 30 financial institutions provide deep insights into where the industry is headed and...
  • April 9, 2019
    To mark 100 years of helping finance the American dream, CBA's ambassadors gathered for leadership photos, including past and present board members and members of CBA's committees. It has been an incredible week in our nation’s capital, as we hosted CBA LIVE 2019 - the biggest event in its 10-year history. We welcomed nearly 1,600 attendees, including more than 750 senior banking leaders, and...
  • March 15, 2019
    CBA Calls for Uniform National Data Security Standard 93 percent of exposed records from non-financial institutions WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Bankers Association today wrote Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) to offer feedback to the committee’s request for information on data privacy, protection and collection. CBA also called...
  • February 22, 2019
    CBA’s Fraud Working Group held their in-person meeting at CBA HQ this week. Participants discussed hot button business topics such as the use of Zelle and real time payments under Regulation E, bipartisan BSA/AML relief and issues around data security. The group also heard from sponsor FICO about global fraud and technology trends. Cajun Thoughts: CBA STUDENT LENDING ROLLOUT CBA Board Chairman...
  • November 29, 2018
    November 29, 2018 The Honorable Mike Crapo Chairman Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs U.S. Senate 534 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Sherrod Brown Ranking Member Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs U.S. Senate 534 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Crapo and Ranking Member Brown: On behalf of the...
  • October 23, 2018
    On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, the OCC issued a press release regarding an assessed $100 million civil money penalty against Capital One for deficiencies in the bank’s BSA/AML programs. The deficiencies, cited in the OCC’s 2015 order against the bank, included weaknesses in its compliance program and related controls; deficiencies in its risk assessment, remote deposit capture and correspondent...
  • October 16, 2018
    On Wednesday, October 16, 2018, the Federal Reserve issued a press release regarding a Federal Reserve Payments Study report that the value of fraudulent noncash payments in the United States rose significantly between 2012 and 2015--outpacing growth in noncash payments overall, according to a new report based on Federal Reserve Payments Study data. The study's survey of depository institutions...
  • October 15, 2018
    On Monday, October 15, 2018, the FDIC issued a press release announcing the release of a Spanish-language version of Money Smart for Older Adults. The curriculum, now offered in English and Spanish, has been updated to provide new information and resources to help older adults and their caregivers recognize and prevent fraud, scams, and other types of financial exploitation. The curriculum also...

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