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Charting New Frontiers: My Journey in Combating Financial Crime in FinTech

In the ever-evolving landscape of FinTech, the challenge of operational risk management, especially in the realm of financial crime, stands as a pivotal aspect of maintaining the sector's integrity and trust. My experiences at Paytm Payments Bank and Airtel Payments Bank have been instrumental in shaping my understanding and approach to these challenges.

At Paytm, amidst the company’s expansive growth to serve over 300 million customers, I found myself in the thick of an escalating battle against financial crime. The sheer scale of operations presented unique challenges, with an increasing threat from sophisticated fraudsters and cybercriminals. My role involved a deep dive into the intricacies of various financial crimes, including account takeovers, social engineering, and phishing. Analyzing patterns and spearheading the implementation of effective countermeasures, I contributed significantly to fortifying the bank's defenses, ensuring the protection of our vast customer base.

Moving to Airtel Payments Bank, my journey took on a new dimension. Here, in addition to continuing my fight against financial crimes, I embraced the role of directly engaging with customers for case clarifications. This approach not only enhanced our fraud detection capabilities but also brought in a unique perspective of customer-centric risk management. It underscored the importance of understanding and addressing customer concerns as part of comprehensive risk mitigation strategies.

Through these roles, I've garnered a profound appreciation for the complexities of managing operational risk in the FinTech sector. It's a field where innovation is not just a buzzword but a necessary tool in the arsenal against ever-evolving financial threats. As we tread into the future, the lessons learned and the strategies developed in this journey will be crucial in navigating the challenges that lie ahead.

As I continue to explore and tackle these challenges, I invite you to join me on this journey through my LinkedIn newsletter, "FinTech RisX." Whether you are a seasoned professional in the finance sector, a budding FinTech enthusiast, or simply interested in the interplay of technology and finance, this newsletter is curated to bring you insightful analyses and updates from the frontline of FinTech risk management.

Subscribe to "FinTech RisX" and stay abreast of the latest strategies, insights, and trends in the world of financial technology. Let's embark on this exploratory journey together, charting new frontiers in the fight against financial crime in FinTech.


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