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Why You Need to Take Tech Seriously When It Comes to KYC

By Wayne Johnson, CEO & co-founder, encompass corporation. At the heart of any strong Know Your Customer (KYC) or Anti-Money Laundering (AML) programme is data. The ability to access and analyse information in a methodical way that ensures customer records are complete, accurate and, crucially when it comes to AML, compliant with the latest requirements,…

Fenergo Offers Client Onboarding Efficiencies with API-based Digital Client Orchestration

Fenergo continues to innovate with Digital Client Orchestration, a suite of customer lifecycle management (CLM) tools the company claims can enable efficiencies of up to 82% in client onboarding. The solution uses APIs to allow Fenergo functionality to be plugged into any front, middle or back office system including customer relationship management applications, such as…

An Update on the LEI – Where Are we Now?

There are mixed views in our industry about the success of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) – questions about lapsed identifiers, comments on a slow rate of adoption, and calls for more regulatory mandates requiring use of the LEI. There are also some tremendous successes in countries such as India, which is not a member…

Fenergo Partners Refinitiv for World-Check One KYC Data

Fenergo has connected its client lifecycle management (CLM) solution to Refinitiv’s World-Check One Know Your Customer (KYC) data through an application programme interface (API) integration. The partnership will enable financial institutions to streamline their KYC verification processes and anti-money laundering (AML) screening, and identify risk more efficiently. According to a recent Fenergo survey, 81% of…

Fenergo Research Finds Lack of Strategic Data Management in Client Onboarding

Fenergo has published the final instalment of its three-part Client Lifecycle Management Trends Report – Disrupt the Disrupters. Headline statistics show 33% of the C-suite banking executives surveyed for the report have not invested in any technology to improve client onboarding, despite 99% agreeing that underinvestment in technology directly impacts onboarding and retention. Only 15%…

IHS Markit Builds on Counterparty Manager to Deliver Onboarding Accelerator

IHS Markit has built out its Counterparty Manager service to deliver Onboarding Accelerator, a solution designed to help banks and other service providers open accounts with institutional clients more quickly and ultimately in one day. The accelerator’s technology is based on the company’s Counterparty Manager service that is used by 12,000 buyside customers and over…

Fenergo Partners To Build National KYC Utility for Bahrain

The Kingdom of Bahrain plans to improve client onboarding and minimise fraud through a partnership with Fenergo. Bahrain’s Electronic Network for Financial Transactions is working with Fenergo to implement a national KYC utility. The solution verifies customer identity via biometric identity and verification technology that links to Bahrain’s national identity card data before connecting to…

Bloomberg to Quit KYC Business

Bloomberg is planning to exit the Know Your Customer (KYC) market and withdraw its Entity Exchange KYC and client onboarding solution, as well as its Entity Intelligence screening service. The company has declined to discuss its reasons for quitting KYC and exactly when it will do so, but in a highly competitive market it seems…

Accuity Adds AI to Financial Crime Compliance Screening

Accuity has introduced an AI-driven account screening capability, Firco Automated Alert Reduction, aimed to increase accuracy in detecting and evaluating screening matches during Know Your Customer (KYC) processes. The solution results from Accuity’s acquisition of Safe Banking Systems in July 2018 and has been optimised through integration with WorldCompliance data. Rather than leaning on manual…

Release of ISIN-to-LEI Relationship Files on GLEIF Website Meets Mixed Response

The release of mapping between International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs) and Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) by the Association of National Numbering Agencies’ (ANNA) and the Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF) has received a positive industry response, but also raised questions about why a significant number of National Numbering Agencies within ANNA have not yet opted into…