The UK Finance online Economic Crime Academy in partnership with Synectics Solutions is a series of free educational training webinars designed to help educate SIRA and UK Finance members on the latest aspects of fraud – with some detailed recommendations as to how these issues can be dealt with, and the range of technology and techniques that should be considered to be best practice.
- Webinar One: The first webinar on 2 October addressed the growing problem of impersonation fraud and considered some of the reasons why this type of fraud has escalated with recommendations on how organisations can defeat the problem. ‘Addressing the growing threat of impersonation fraud in financial services‘ is available to listen again, here.
- Webinar Two: This upcoming webinar on 24 January 2019 will explore how predictive analytics is enhancing the way that fraud and financial crime is being detected and prevented. ‘The importance of collaborative data and predictive analytics in the fight against fraud and financial crime‘ can be booked here.
What is the Economic Crime Academy?
This ‘virtual’ Academy provides an exciting opportunity to learn more about the key fraud issues facing the financial services industry, as identified by the national SIRA fraud database. The four webinars will be of most interest to Economic Crime professionals working to prevent and detect the latest fraud typologies that are affecting our industry today.
The Academy will provide attendees with a broader perspective on applicants’ behaviours by accessing adverse intelligence from a variety of other SIRA members, enabling them to make decisions with greater confidence and speed. The provider of SIRA, Synectics Solutions, is the exclusive sponsor of the Academy.
How to sign up
To receive an alert of the Economic Crime Academy webinars simply register here and select training and economic crime from the preferences.
“We’re delighted to be working with Synectics on rolling out the UK Finance Economic Crime Academy. Fraud is one of the biggest issues affecting our industry today and working with Synectics has allowed us to ensure that the educational syllabus is highly relevant to the types of fraud that our members and SIRA members are experiencing.” Philip Allen, Director, Learning, UK Finance
“We’re really pleased to be able to share some deep insight we see from our analysis of the National SIRA fraud database, to help educate and inform UK Finance and SIRA members to they can continue to improve their fraud defences.”Matt Williams, Financial Crime Manager at Synectics Solutions