BOCOM is First Bank in China to Fight Fraud Using Leading FICO Analytic
China's fifth-largest bank leads drive to improve fraud detection rates and
protect customers from emerging fraud schemes.
BEIJING, Jan. 28, 2013
BEIJING, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FICO (NYSE:FICO), the leading provider
of analytics and decision management technology, today announced that China's
Bank of Communications (BOCOM) has selected FICO^® Falcon^® Fraud Manager to
protect the bank and its customers from payment card fraud. BOCOM, one of four
oldest banks in China, will be the first Chinese bank to implement FICO's
industry-leading fraud solution, which is used by more than 9,000 financial
services organizations worldwide to protect more than 2.5 billion active card
accounts, including more than 50 million in the Asia-Pacific region.
China's Bank of Communications, with HSBC, established the China Bank of
Communications Pacific Credit Card Center in 2004. Like most Chinese banks,
the bank was using a combination of third-party and in-house systems to manage
and track fraud, but its systems lacked real-time detection capabilities and
could not recognize new types of fraud. After a competitive review, BOCOM
chose FICO's solution on the strength of its global track record.
"Our goal is to protect our customers' card security while ensuring that they
have a good experience at the point of transaction," said Dr. Liu Xuanqing,
director of the risk department, Pacific Credit Card Center. "With FICO's
solution, we are confident we can considerably reduce losses in transaction
fraud and also generate fewer false positives, resulting in a more protected
environment for our customers."
This marks the second time BOCOM has been first-to-market with a FICO
application, as the bank previously has implemented FICO^® TRIAD^® Customer
Manager, FICO® Model Builder, FICO® Capstone® Decision Accelerator, in
addition to other FICO decision management applications.
"China's consumer banking industry has experienced explosive growth, but with
that growth comes criminals seeking to perpetrate fraud," said John Chen,
managing director for FICO in China. "By selecting FICO Falcon Fraud Manager,
BOCOM has raised the standard for performance for the entire industry, with
real-time detection of both known fraud schemes and those that are likely to
emerge in the future."
FICO® Falcon® Fraud Manager has been proven to reduce fraud losses as much as
50%, saving US card issuers more than $10 billion over the last 20 years, and
Asia-Pacific issuers more than $1.7 billion. The solution uses neural network
models, patented cardholder profiles and business rules to detect fraud.
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the FICO^® Score — the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United
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About China Bank of Communications Pacific Credit Card Center
In year 2004, China Bank of Communications and the HSBC cooperated to
establish China Bank of Communications Pacific Credit Card Center. Based on
the local advantage of China Bank of Communications Pacific Credit Card Center
and global advantage of HSBC, the China Bank of Communications Pacific Credit
Card Center strives to create "Chinese Global Cards" and intend to provide
users worldwide preferential treatment and caring services. The Credit Card
Center has launched a series of "Pacific" title card such as China Bank of
Communications Pacific Dual-Currency Credit Card, China Bank of Communications
Pacific Y-power Credit Card, China Bank of Communications Pacific Liu Xiang
Visa Credit Card, China Bank of Communications Pacific Wal-Mart Credit Card,
China Bank of Communications Pacific Suning Credit Card, China Bank of
Communications Pacific Aviation Secretary Credit Card, China Bank of
Communications Pacific Business Credit Card. For more information, please
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