Data science

PayPal’s crackdown on human trafficking


The payments company is working with nonprofit organizations, law enforcement authorities, victims and others to make it harder for the criminals behind the modern slave trade to move money.


Visa’s Plaid deal shows you can teach an old dog new tricks


The acquisition will vastly expand Visa's platform, giving it nearly Amazon-like influence.


Digital transformation doesn't have to disrupt customer experience


It can be a painful process for a bank to go digital, but there are ways to ease the transition.


A tech solution to the pot banking problem


New data analytics could help provide more comfort to banks in doing business with the cannabis industry, despite restrictive federal laws.


How some banks are luring talent from big tech


Most financial institutions can’t compete on pay, but there are other advantages they can offer, including agile development.


TransUnion innovation lab expanding to Canada, India


The lab works with more than 200 data scientists to create access to affordable credit and help financial firms match products to customers, the company says.


TD still years away from full AI integration, CEO says


A year after buying the artificial intelligence fintech Layer 6, TD Bank is "rewiring how the organization has worked," Gregory Braca says.


Banking could use more leaders with STEM skills


The rise of AI, high-frequency trading and other complex activities is all the more reason for policymakers and financial executives to sharpen their understanding of science, technology, engineering and math.