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Phil Britt
Financial Services Writer

Phil Britt is a veteran journalist who has covered business, financial services and technology for local and national publications as well as websites since the mid-1980s after starting his professional career as a sportswriter in 1978. His work has appeared in Independent Banker, The MReport, Enterprise Applications Today, KM World, CRM Magazine, Data Center Management Magazine and many other publications and websites.

I am an independent writer reporting on industry topics and trends, the views expressed in my content are my own and are not endorsed by IBM.

4 ways banking regulation is driving innovation in counterfraud analytics

4 ways banking regulation is driving innovation in counterfraud analytics

August 18, 2016 | by Phil Britt, Financial Services Writer
Analytics enables banks to comply with regulations and reduce the risk of fraudulent practices in four major areas. These innovation-driving areas include identifying suspicious transactions, staying within the law to uncover predatory lending practices, defending against online threats and...
Law enforcement turns to cloud computing for streamlined data management

Law enforcement turns to cloud computing for streamlined data management

June 9, 2016 | by Phil Britt, Financial Services Writer
Law enforcement and emergency services are swiftly moving to cloud computing solutions to improve communication, collaboration and record storage, as well as to gain access to criminal justice information systems (CJIS).
Innovative ways insurers use analytics to create loyal policyholders

Innovative ways insurers use analytics to create loyal policyholders

May 26, 2016 | by Phil Britt, Financial Services Writer
Analytics has become more influential as the insurance industry trends toward more individualized pricing and more digital sales and support.
Analytics for crime prevention: Powering real-time crime centers to keep cities safe

Analytics for crime prevention: Powering real-time crime centers to keep cities safe

March 30, 2016 | by Phil Britt, Financial Services Writer
Perhaps the most concentrated use of analytics in crime prevention today is at real-time crime centers, such as the one used by the New York City Police Department.
Improving expense management, cost effectiveness and profit margins with telecom analytics

Improving expense management, cost effectiveness and profit margins with telecom analytics

March 10, 2016 | by Phil Britt, Financial Services Writer
Telecommunications analytics systems provide firms with critical insights that help them with expense management, and finding the best revenue and profit opportunities.
How to improve bank fraud detection with data analytics

How to improve bank fraud detection with data analytics

January 27, 2016 | by Phil Britt, Financial Services Writer
Financial institutions need comprehensive analytics to build a strong bank fraud detection strategy. Advanced analytics software provides the tools necessary for banks to recognize and act on suspicious patterns, quickly notify customers of fraud incidents and position themselves for faster...
Fraud analytics power counter fraud management efforts

Fraud analytics power counter fraud management efforts

January 21, 2016 | by Phil Britt, Financial Services Writer
Fraud analytics and counter fraud management are helping banks combat threats like account takeover, credit card fraud and more.
Effective fraud protection relies on deep analytics

Effective fraud protection relies on deep analytics

January 14, 2016 | by Phil Britt, Financial Services Writer
Banks are seeking better fraud protection with deep analytics. These tools go beyond simple account monitoring in an attempt to mitigate the billions of dollars fraudsters steal each year through online and mobile channels.
Five ways fraud detection analytics improve data protection

Five ways fraud detection analytics improve data protection

January 7, 2016 | by Phil Britt, Financial Services Writer
While fraud instances are down from a few years ago, it continues to be a prominent problem. The following are five steps that banks can take to reduce fraud incidents and detect threats faster.

Investing for beginners: Reaching millennials using big data

December 30, 2015 | by Phil Britt, Financial Services Writer
Today's leading financial advisors are using analytics to understand and target millennials, providing them with insights to help them build lifelong client relationships with this key demographic.

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