With digital account opening becoming the norm, financial institutions face pressure to detect fraud at the point of onboarding.
The term “Digital Identity” has been popularized to link a consumer to his or her transactions online.
Opportunities for new account fraud are further exacerbated by the growing number of digital-native millennials, or consumers that prefer to conduct commerce in the online and mobile channels.
In an increasingly faceless environment, validating a consumer’s personally identifiable information, their devices and related risk is vital to ensure the optimal customer experience as well as safety and soundness in the financial system.
As the digital economy grows and evolves, it has become increasingly difficult to protect sensitive information, while also meeting customers’ expectations for fast, easy online experiences.
By 2020, application fraud losses related to demand deposit accounts are projected to exceed US$636 million, a costly problem indeed.
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FIs must use new techniques to ensure they know who they are dealing with in the online and mobile channels. 
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