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Our fraud mitigation solutions can help enhance the security of your business.

Fraud Mitigation

As financial crime becomes more sophisticated, First Midwest’s Fraud Mitigation Services1 become even more important. Our additional controls and monitoring defend your payments while deterring check and electronic payment fraud.

Give your business additional protection with these fraud management services:

Positive Pay

This automated fraud identification tool alerts you to unauthorized or fraudulent checks that require review and authorization of payment or return. It gives you:

  • Dual-control functionality for file import and exception authorization
  • The ability to customize issue file layout specifications for ease of file uploads
  • Single check entry to avoid unnecessary exceptions
  • Alert notifications preventing exceptions from being systematically returned
  • Single module housing exceptions for all Positive Pay items

ACH Positive Pay

This electronic payment fraud mitigation tool lets you establish payment rules to accept or return ACH debit transactions systematically. You are alerted to unauthorized or fraudulent ACH Debit transactions outside of your payment rules that require review and authorization for further processing. It gives you:

  • Protection over ACH Debit transactions before they post to your account
  • Dual control functionality when approving exceptions
  • The ability to add, edit or delete payment rules
  • Single module housing exceptions for all Positive Pay exception items
  • Alert notifications preventing exceptions from being systematically returned

ACH Universal Debit Block

This automated fraud risk management service blocks all incoming ACH Debits from posting to your account and systematically returns the item to the originator as unauthorized.

Trusteer Rapport

We have partnered with IBM to offer Trusteer Rapport online fraud security software at no cost to you. Learn more about Trusteer Rapport

Learn more about our Fraud Mitigation Services through our video series.

Talk to one of our Treasury Management specialists about fraud risk management today.

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Open a Business Checking Account

Ask a First Midwest Relationship Manager about our business checking options.2

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Grow With Momentum

A First Midwest Relationship Manager can help you secure the funds you need to grow, expand and explore new opportunities for your business.2

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Our Capital Markets partners will learn what makes your business unique, so they can help structure the credit your company needs.

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Specialized Industries

From franchise banking, healthcare finance, and professional services, to commercial real estate, our lending experts can help give your business the momentum you want and the capital you need.

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1 Your account may require an upgrade to activate the Fraud Mitigation Services. Service fees may vary. Contact your Treasury Management Officer or Relationship Manager for more details.
2 Account opening is available to residents of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin. $100 minimum deposit required to open an account.
3 Subject to credit approval. If the security interest is property, property insurance will be required. In California, loans made or arranged pursuant to a California Finance Lenders Law license.