Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Mashreq Bank and fintech firm Norbloc have teamed up to launch the Middle East region’s first blockchain-based KYC data-sharing consortium. The joint venture, expected to go live in Q1 2020, is designed to facilitate faster, more secure onboarding and exchange of supporting documentation via advanced distributed technologies, including blockchain. Companies will be able to digitally create a single KYC record, which will be authenticated with an electronic ID, to simultaneously share data with multiple financial institutions. The platform will be open to all qualified financial institutions and licencing authorities.
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Dubai Banks Launch New KYC Data-Sharing Platform
Recorded Webinar: Adverse media screening – how to cut exposure to criminal activity, from money laundering to human trafficking
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Now in its 5th year, the RegTech Summit in NYC explores how the North American financial services industry can leverage technology to drive innovation, cut costs and support regulatory change.
Sourcing entity data and ensuring efficient and effective entity data management is a challenge for many financial institutions as volumes of data rise, more regulations require entity data in reporting, and the fight again financial crime is escalated by bad actors using increasingly sophisticated techniques to attack processes and systems. That said, based on best...