Matt Klein Answers The Million Dollar Question About Coverage

Posted by Taylor Nemeth on Oct 13, 2020 9:59:00 AM

Matt Klein, National Fidelity Product Leader at Willis Towers Watson, joined us for the 3rd installment of our podcast: PaymentWorks Presents Risky Business.  Below is an edited excerpt from that conversation.  You can listen to the full podcast here. 

Ed note: if you have even a passing interest in protecting your organization from payments fraud, we highly recommend you give this podcast a listen.  

 

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Topics: payments fraud, insurance, podcast, risk

5 Ways Your Vendor Master is Costing You Money - Mistakes & Fraud Edition

Posted by Angela Sarno on Oct 6, 2020 10:02:00 AM

Mistakes are going to happen in any business, at least any business that involves humans. There really isn’t any way around that. 

While it would be wonderful to eliminate the scourge of mistakes completely, that just isn't realistic. The goal, instead, should be to minimize exposure to risks while decreasing the high costs that come with onboarding and maintaining your vendor master. And make no mistake, the costs are indeed high. Benchmarking among our customer base indicates it costs $100-200 to onboard and maintain each of your vendors, each and every year you keep them on your vendor master!  

We have five ways your vendor master is costing you money, along with some practical advice on how to keep those costs down.

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Topics: payments fraud, AP, procurement, ACH, vendor master

Q&A: Clay Deutsch on the Evolution of Risk

Posted by Taylor Nemeth on Aug 26, 2020 10:05:00 AM

Clayton Deutsch has been a strategic advisor to PaymentWorks since our early days, bringing us decades of experience in the financial sector, most recently as CEO of Boston Private Bank.  Prior to that he was a managing director at McKinsey.  Clay brings an unrivaled perspective on what risk assessment entails and what is at stake for a company if a payments fraud gets through.  Our head of strategy and market development, Taylor Nemeth, recently sat down with Clay to discuss why it’s so difficult to solve the problem of securely and efficiently onboarding vendors, and how this problem contributes to the overall risk a company needs to manage.

Originally recorded for our initial podcast,  the conversation is excerpted below and has been edited for clarity. You can listen to the entire podcast here.

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Topics: compliance, payments fraud

Mutually Exclusive? Cyber Insurance Coverage & Payments Fraud

Posted by Angela Sarno on Aug 11, 2020 10:02:00 AM

Mapping the landscape of insurance that businesses require to secure their property, assets, and employees is a massive and complex task. Policies are simultaneously hyper-specific and unintelligible; counsel and executives alike can find the paperwork confusing or obtuse.

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Topics: compliance, payments fraud, insurance

Email Scams: Still Trendy After All These Years

Posted by Taylor Nemeth on Jun 3, 2020 10:01:00 AM

What the FBI’s latest IC3 report tells us about cybercrime and business payments fraud

 

At PaymentWorks, we tend to get more excited than most people about the annual report from the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). It’s a missive from the front lines of the fight against internet-based fraud – which is a major contributor to the plague of payments fraud.

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Topics: payments fraud

Business Payments Fraud in Times of Crisis

Posted by Taylor Nemeth on Apr 28, 2020 10:15:00 AM

 

While the coronavirus pandemic is disrupting businesses all over the world, there’s one industry that’s booming: payments fraud. 

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Topics: payments fraud, AP, procurement

Targeted: Higher Education and Business Payments Fraud

Posted by Angela Sarno on Apr 16, 2020 10:09:03 AM

 

Higher education organizations are a prime target for business payments fraud. So how can procurement and AP departments secure their vendors’ data and payments? A recent PaymentWorks panel discussion highlighted the need for increased focus on managing payee identity within higher ed institutions. Here are some of the key takeaways.

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Topics: payments fraud, higher education

 

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