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May.23.17Only Half of Swedish Companies are Increasing Investments in Cyber Security, Despite Rise in Data Breach Attempts
Survey from FICO and Ovum shows the Swedish telecommunications industry at risk of underinvesting in security   STOCKHOLM — May 23, 2017 Highlights: 60 percent of Swedish executives believe the number of data breach attempts will be higher in a year, but fewer than half of the executives surveyed believe their company will have stronger cybersecurity protection in a year.The largest gap is found in among telecommunications executives, where 63 percent believe ... 
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May.23.17Cybersecurity Survey Shows Investment Will Lag Growth in Attacks at UK Companies
Survey by FICO and Ovum reveals lack of data breach response plans   LONDON — May 23, 2017 Highlights: 53 percent of UK executives surveyed believe the number of data breach attempts will be higher in a year, but fewer than half the executives surveyed believe their company will have stronger cybersecurity protection in a yearJust 48 percent say their investment in cybersecurity will rise in the next yearOnly 41 percent of firms surveyed have a tested data breach ... 
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May.23.17Canadian Companies Lag in Cybersecurity Investments, According to Global Survey
Survey by FICO and Ovum reveals lack of planning and investments TORONTO — May 23, 2017 Highlights: 76 percent of surveyed Canadian executives believe the number of data breach attempts will be higher in a year, yet fewer than half say that their organization's investments in cyber security will increase in that same time period.68 percent of respondents report that their organizations' volume of attempted data breaches has increased over the past year.Just 36 percent feel that a... 
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May.23.17FICO Survey: 1 in 5 APAC Banks Say Tax Evasion Will More than Double in 2017 Despite New Regulation
India and Korea first APAC countries to comply with AEOI changes in September 2017   SINGAPORE —24 May 2017 HIGHLIGHTS: 1 in 5 APAC Banks say tax evasion will more than double in 2017. Only 22 percent of respondents felt tax evasion would decrease.68 percent of respondents say they do not currently have the resources or solutions to identify and report tax evasion properly.Only 22 percent of respondents have applied behavioural analytics to help fight financial crime. ... 
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May.23.17Cybersecurity Survey Shows Investment Will Not Match Growth in Attacks at US Companies
Survey by FICO and Ovum reveals disconnect between investment and expected improvement in overall security SAN JOSE, Calif., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: 56 percent of US executives surveyed believe the number of data breach attempts will be higher in a year, but just 49 percent say their investment in cybersecurity will rise The financial services industry in the US is particularly at risk, with 87 percent of executives expecting a... 
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May.19.17FICO Announces Discontinuation of Regular Dividends In Favor of Its Share Repurchase Plan
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- FICO (NYSE:FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, today announced that its Board of Directors has determined to discontinue regular cash dividend payments in favor of using its excess cash flow for share repurchases. As of March 31, 2017, the Company had $155.4 million remaining under its current stock repurchase program. FICO has repurchased $74.6 million of its common s... 
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May.16.17South Africa's Discovery Health Streamlines Business Using FICO Decision Management Suite
LONDON, May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: Discovery Health in South Africa uses tools from FICO to automate decisions in certain processes within Discovery Health's underwriting and claims processing. Discovery Health processes more than 100,000 transactions a day with FICO® Blaze Advisor® decision rules management system Discovery Health is South Africa's largest administrator of medical schemes, providing administration and manage... 
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May.11.17Canada's BCAA Adopts FICO Enterprise Security Score to Measure Cyber Risk
British Columbia Automobile Association will monitor partners' cybersecurity posture and use FICO's predictive security scores and information to improve its own defenses MONTREAL, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: The British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) is using the FICO® Enterprise Security Score to monitor their cybersecurity posture, including their partners' and vendors' defenses. The Enterprise Security Score reveals an organization's likelihood of suffe... 
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May.08.17APAC Banks Say They Will Stop Doing Business with Suppliers that Fail Cybersecurity Audits
FICO Survey: Banks believe large retailers and telcos are most likely to be exposed to data breaches in 2017   SINGAPORE — 9 May 2017 HIGHLIGHTS: In a FICO survey, three in four senior fraud managers at banks in Asia Pacific said they will stop doing business with suppliers that fail cybersecurity auditsFour in ten respondents from the survey said they currently conduct supplier audits, however this is expected to rise in the next year.Large retailers were nominated as... 
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Apr.27.17FICO Announces Earnings of $0.78 for Second Quarter Fiscal 2017
Revenue of $228 million vs. $207 million in prior year SAN JOSE, Calif., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- FICO (NYSE:FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, today announced results for its second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2017. Second Quarter Fiscal 2017 GAAP Results Net income for the quarter totaled $25.1 million, or $0.78 per share, versus $23.1 million, or $0.72 per share, reported in the prior year period.... 
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Apr.25.17Russia's Sovcombank Will Use Psychometric Scoring from FICO and EFL to Increase Credit Portfolio
Interview-based scoring is a way to increase financial inclusion MOSCOW, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  HIGHLIGHTS: Russia's Sovcombank is using survey-based credit scoring from EFL and FICO to attract young people looking for their first credit card The EFL score uses psychometrics and behavioral data to measure a person's credit risk based on their answers to questions in an online assessment FICO, the developer of the world's leading credit score, markets the EFL sco... 
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Apr.18.17Matrix-IFS Partners with FICO to Offer Advanced Anti-Financial Crime Solutions
SAN JOSE, Calif. and JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  HIGHLIGHTS: Matrix International Financial Services will partner with FICO and offer comprehensive support of the FICO® TONBELLER® Siron® Anti-Financial Crime Solutions Siron solutions address money laundering, tax evasion, know-your-customer and other compliance requirements Matrix-IFS is a leading provider of business and technology solutions to financial services, focusing on compliance, financial r... 
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Apr.13.17Fair Isaac Corporation Announces Date for Reporting of Second Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial Results
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- FICO (NYSE:FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, will announce its second quarter fiscal 2017 results on April 27, 2017, after the market closes and will host a conference call on April 27 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (4:00 p.m. Central/ 2:00 p.m. Pacific). This call will be webcast and can be accessed at FICO's website at www.fico.com/investors. A replay of the webcast wi... 
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Apr.11.17FICO Partners with Operation HOPE to Improve Consumer Financial Health
New alliance supports the HOPE Inside programming model, empowering consumers and uplifting communities through financial literacy SAN JOSE, Calif., April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- FICO is teaming up with Operation HOPE, Inc., a global financial dignity and economic empowerment nonprofit, to help consumers by providing FICO® Scores and other information that enables them to better understand their financial health. Jim Wehmann, executive vice president, Scores, at FICO is deliverin... 
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Apr.11.17FICO® Score Open Access Reaches Milestone of 200 Million Consumer Financial Credit Accounts
Program enables financial institutions to provide FICO® Scores, for free, to existing customers increasing financial transparency and consumer empowerment SAN JOSE, Calif., April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 200 million credit accounts in the U.S. are now included in the FICO® Score Open Access program. FICO® Score Open Access enables over 100 financial institutions to provide FICO® Scores, for free, to existing customers. More than a billion FICO® Scores are given to... 
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Apr.10.17Consumer Online Lender 4finance Group Ensures Compliance with New Anti-Money Laundering Requirements Globally Using FICO TONBELLER Cloud Solution
LONDON, April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HIGHLIGHTS: Consumer online lender 4finance Group is using the FICO® TONBELLER® Siron® Anti-Financial Crime Solutions in the FICO® Analytic Cloud to ensure regulatory compliance with requirements of the 4th EU Anti Money Laundering directive Founded in 2008, 4finance Group operates in 17 countries today and has made loans exceeding €4 billion FICO TONBELLER's Siron® solutions address anti-money laundering, customer due diligence, CTF (counter ... 
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Apr.05.17FICO Launches Cloud-Based Origination Solution to Help Mid-Market Lenders Automate Small Business Lending Decisions
Origination Manager Essentials reduces loan application processing time to 60 seconds or less SAN JOSE, Calif., April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HIGHLIGHTS: FICO® Origination Manager Essentials is designed to help mid-market banks and credit unions automate small business lending decisions. The solution combines powerful analytics with an automated, cloud-based platform to increase loan volumes with the same amount of staff and drive down the cost of... 
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Mar.29.17FICO Reports a 70 Percent Rise in Debit Cards Compromised at U.S. ATMs and Merchants in 2016
Increase follows sharp rise in 2015; consumers should take steps to protect themselves SAN JOSE, Calif., March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- FICO detected 70 percent more compromised debit cards at U.S. ATMs and merchant card readers in 2016, according to new FICO data Compromises of ATMs and merchant devices in the US rose 30 percent, following a six-fold increase in 2015 The average duration of a compromise fell from 14 days in 2015 to 11 Cardholders should employ common sense when u... 
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Mar.22.17Independent Research Firm Names FICO as a Leader in Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning Solutions
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- New Forrester Wave™ shows, "enterprises that can make probabilistic predictions about customers, business processes, and operations will have an edge over enterprises that can't." Wave highlights "hot" Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning Solutions market, forecasting "a 15% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the PAML market through 2021." FICO selected as a leader and is cited for its "extensive real-world experience" and its de... 
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Mar.20.17EnterCard Will Use Cloud-Based FICO Solution to Protect 1.7 Million Scandinavians from Fraud
STOCKHOLM, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Highlights: EnterCard will deploy the FICO® Falcon® Platform across its operations in Sweden, Norway and Denmark The FICO solution will be used to protect all their cards and communicate with over 1.7 million customers Globally, FICO Falcon Fraud Manager protects 2.6 billion payment cards from fraud   EnterCard, one of the leading Scandinavian finance companies, will use the FICO® Falcon® Platform to combat card fraud and c... 
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Mar.08.17Killer Devices to Hacked Fingerprints: FICO Predicts 17 Financial Crime Trends for 2017
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HIGHLIGHTS: FICO experts predict a wide range of challenges in fraud, cybersecurity and money laundering in 2017 The 17 predictions include IoT threats, cybersecurity transparency, EMV confusion, hacked biometrics and illegal migration rings FICO is a leader in financial crime solutions If the world seemed dangerous from a financial crime perspective last year, experts at Silicon Valley analytics ... 
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Mar.06.17Russian FICO Score at NBKI Earns Best Scoring Solution Award
MOSCOW, March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Top Results: National Bureau of Credit Histories (NBKI), Russia's leading credit bureau, has received an award for Best Scoring Solution 2016 based on the FICO® Score version 3. FICO built the latest model for Russia based on analysis of more than 10 million Russian borrowers and 200 million credit lines More than half of the top Russian banks use FICO® Scores delivered by NBKI. National Bureau of Credit Hi... 
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Feb.27.17The Mizen Group Will Sell FICO TONBELLER Solutions to Businesses Fighting Financial Crime
SAN JOSE, Calif. and NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HIGHLIGHTS: The Mizen Group will offer FICO® TONBELLER® Anti-Financial Crime Solutions to its clients in the United States FICO TONBELLER's Siron® solutions address money laundering, tax evasion, know-your-customer and other compliance requirements The Mizen Group is a multinational financial security and corporate investigations software and technology services firm Silicon Valley an... 
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Feb.20.17Silicon Valley Analytics Leader FICO Awarded Eight New Patents for Cybersecurity, AI, Decision Management
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: Silicon Valley analytic software firm FICO has been awarded eight new patents related to cybersecurity, AI and decision management. FICO now holds 173 US and foreign patents, and has 91 pending patent applications. Silicon Valley analytic software firm FICO has been awarded eight new patents related to cybersecurity and advanced analytics. FICO now holds 173 US and foreign patents, and has 9... 
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Feb.16.17FICO Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- FICO (NYSE:FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, has declared a two cent per share quarterly dividend, payable on March 17, 2017, to shareholders of record on March 3, 2017.  The dividend was declared during a meeting of the company's Board of Directors on February 15, 2017. About FICO FICO (NYSE: FICO) powers decisions that help people and businesses around the world p... 
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Feb.14.17FICO Wins Fintech Finance Award for Fraud and Cybersecurity Solutions
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --   HIGHLIGHTS: FICO has received the Silver award for Best in Cybersecurity & Fraud Prevention from Fintech Finance magazine The award recognizes FICO's work in fraud prevention as well as cybersecurity These are the first Fintech Finance awards Silicon Valley analytic software firm FICO has received the Silver award for Best in Cybersecurity & Fraud Prevention from Fintech Finance magazine... 
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Feb.14.17FICO and EC Wise Announce Partnership for Streamlining Cybersecurity Risk Assessment and Mitigation
SAN JOSE, Calif. and SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cybersecurity solution provider and systems integrator EC Wise and Silicon Valley analytic software firm FICO announced today that EC Wise has joined FICO's Enterprise Security Score partner program. Through the partnership, EC Wise will incorporate the FICO® Enterprise Security Score into its EC:Secure portfolio of products and services, which enable clients to accurately assess cybersecurity risk within their own organizati... 
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Feb.09.17FICO and Círculo de Crédito Bring World's Leading Credit Score to Peru
FICO® Score will help Peruvian lenders extend more credit and grow economy with stronger risk management SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Highlights: FICO and Círculo de Crédito have made the FICO® Score available to lenders in Peru The score is available now through Círculo de Crédito Peru. The FICO® Score is the world's leading credit score, with more than 10 billion sold each year Millions of Peruvians will find new credit o... 
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Feb.07.17PSECU Will Use FICO Technology for Real-Time Communication with Members
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HIGHLIGHTS: Starting in 2017, PSECU (Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union) will use FICO® Customer Communications Services to manage communications with people applying to be members, or members applying for loans The automated service works with PSECU's branch-free business model and online application processes PSECU is one of the biggest credit unions in Pennsylvania, with 400,000 members A... 
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Feb.07.17Thames Water Reduces Bad Debt 11% in a Year with FICO System
UK's largest water services provider wins FICO Decisions Award for Debt Management LONDON, Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: Thames Water reduced bad debt from 3.6 percent to 3.2 percent of its turnover in just 12 months, a relative reduction of 11 percent over the last year Thames Water has been awarded the FICO Decisions Award for Debt Management Thames Water, the UK's largest provider of water and wastewater services, has reduced bad ... 
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Feb.02.17Financial Crime Solutions in Demand as Nepal Moves to Grow Economy
FICO partners with ELAM to showcase solutions at national banking symposium   SINGAPORE — 3 February 2017 HIGHLIGHTS: The Nepalese government has called for enhanced governance and risk management compliance capabilities, to help combat cases of financial crime in the country. Nepal's Central Bank (Nepal Rastra Bank) believes that overall governance and risk management should continue to be enhanced. It has identified money laundering, white collar crime and compliance ... 
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Jan.31.17FICO Announces Earnings for First Quarter Fiscal 2017
Revenue of $220 million vs. $200 million in prior year GAAP EPS of $1.16, including favorable impact of excess tax benefits SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- FICO (NYSE:FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, today announced results for its first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2016. First Quarter Fiscal 2017 GAAP Results Net income for the quarter totaled $37.9 million, or $1.16 per share, versus... 
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Jan.24.17FICO and Círculo de Crédito Make It Easier for Millions of Mexicans to Get Credit
FICO® Extended Score gives Mexican lenders the ability to assess the credit risk of consumers with little or no credit history SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Círculo de Crédito, the fastest-growing credit bureau in Mexico, can provide credit scores on nearly twice as many people, thanks to its adoption of an innovative score from analytic software firm FICO. Since it has been using the FICO® Extended Score to score people with little or no credit history, Círculo de Crédito h... 
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Jan.23.17FICO Recognized in 2016 "Know Your Customer" Market Update Analyst Report
Market Updates from independent research firm on KYC and AML show FICO as strong provider SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 23, 2017  /PRNewswire/ --  Highlights: FICO® TONBELLER® Siron® solution recognized as a leading know your customer (KYC) system in 2016 CEB TowerGroup analyst report "Do You Know Who I Am? Know Your Customer Systems Market Update." FICO TONBELLER Siron solution also recognized as a leading anti-money laundering (AML) system in 2016 CEB TowerGroup analyst report, "Com... 
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Jan.18.17Ethoca & FICO Partner to Improve End-to-End CNP Fraud Management Capabilities for Card Issuers
Partnership Enables FICO to Provide Rapid Notification of Confirmed Fraud to Ethoca for Immediate Resolution Through Ethoca's Global Network of Merchants TORONTO and SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethoca, the industry standard for collaboration-based technology solutions that enable card issuers and online merchants to increase card acceptance and stop ecommerce fraud and disputes, today announced a partnership with Silicon Valley analytic software firm FICO. Card issuers usi... 
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Jan.17.17Fair Isaac Corporation Announces Date for Reporting of First Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial Results
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- FICO (NYSE:FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, will announce its first quarter fiscal 2017 results on January 31, 2017, after the market closes and will host a conference call on January 31 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (4:00 p.m. Central/ 2:00 p.m. Pacific). This call will be webcast and can be accessed at FICO's website at www.fico.com/investors. A replay of the webcast ... 
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Jan.10.17FICO and TSC Advantage Join Forces to Improve View of Cybersecurity Risk
FICO Enterprise Security Score and the TSC Advantage Secure Halo assessment strengthen security defenses with predictive analytics and a full picture of vulnerabilities SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: FICO and TSC Advantage now offer companies a joint solution that will help companies assess their exposure to cyber attacks The partnership combines the FICO® Enterprise Security Score, which quantifies the risk of a debilit... 
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Jan.10.17Southwest Airlines Wins 2016 FICO Decision Management Innovation Award for Real-Time Operations Recovery Tool
Southwest increases on-time flight performance by 10-15 percent using FICO optimization SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines has achieved extraordinary results in improving flight on-time performance using FICO optimization in their Baker Airline Operations Recovery Optimizer tool, winning the 2016 FICO Decisions Award for Decision Management Innovation. Since the project's inception, on-time performance is 10-15 percent higher on days with irregular opera... 
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Jan.09.17FICO Joins EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Program to Protect Clients' Data
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Valley analytics software firm FICO today announced that it has been accepted into the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield program, which requires FICO to agree to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union to the United States. Effective December 7, 2016, this voluntary self-certification declares FICO's cooperation with the privacy program adopted jointly by the European Commission and the U.S. D... 
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Jan.05.17Medscheme Sees Early Success in Reducing South Africa's Healthcare Insurance Fraud, Waste and Abuse Using FICO Solution
Country's largest health risk management company wins FICO Decisions Award for Fraud Control JOHANNESBURG, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Top Results: Using FICO® Payment Integrity Platform, South Africa's Medscheme has identified 3 percent of healthcare insurance claims as involving fraud, waste and abuse. Medscheme has been awarded the 2016 FICO Decisions Award for Fraud Control. Medscheme is the largest health risk management company in South A... 
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