Category: Fraud Prevention

Managing Risk in the Marketplace: Advice from the Big Four Appraisal Firms

The economy may be booming, but these are still turbulent times with a shifting environment propelled by tax cuts, tariffs levied against Canada and China, and the possibility of a trade war. For guidance, ABF Journal editor Nadine Bonner turns to executives from the nation’s top four appraisal firms. In addition to a perspective on how technology and globalization have changed businesses practices, they offer sound advice to help ABL lenders steer a steady course and avoid crashing on the rocks.

Anatomy of a Fraud: Playing Defense to Minimize Losses

Joseph Iannuccilli, founder and CEO of Sound Shore Financial, recounts a memorable fraud uncovered by his field examination firm, and illuminates why a field exam is key to avoiding or minimizing loan losses for a lender. In this case, the lender noticed availability tightening, receivable turnover dramatically increasing and the loan balance rising.

Minimizing Fraud… Checks, Balances & Vigilance Go a Long Way

Fraud not only costs a company money, but also can affect its relationship with shareholders, employees, customers, vendors and financial institutions. Riveron Consulting’s Andy Baker explains how strong policies and consistent oversight can go a long way toward minimizing the possibility of fraud.

Detecting & Derailing Fraud

When considering your organization’s approach to detecting, eliminating and preventing fraud, trust your intuition and suspicions, and take a hard look into the facts surrounding any gut feeling you have. Put practical procedures in place, then monitor the environment in high-risk areas. When it comes to fraud, it’s not a matter of “if” it will happen, but rather, of how well you are prepared when it does.