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Upcoming Webinar: Adding value and improving efficiencies in sanctions screening

Date: 18 May 2022 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes Sanctions have been headline news this year. They are growing in number, sanctions lists are changing on a daily basis, and there can be conflict between sanctions issued by different jurisdictions – the whole calling for financial institutions to…

Fenergo Addresses Financial Crime Surge with FinCrime Risk Solution

Know Your Customer (KYC) and client lifecycle management (CLM) specialist Fenergo has introduced FinCrime Risk, a SaaS-based solution for automating risk assessment processes and streamlining anti-money laundering (AML) compliance across all business lines and geographical locations. The SaaS-based solution allows financial institutions to conduct risk assessments for clients and counterparties as they attempt to address…

RegTech Insight – Cybersecurity

Pandemic restrictions are finally easing in many parts of the world. But financial institutions across the board continue to feel the effects of remote and home working on their vulnerability to cyberattack, with incidents ranging from data breaches and stolen data, to disruption to key activities like trading, settlement and payments. That’s bad news, since…

Energy Firm Vitol Deploys Relativity Trace to Combat Market Abuse

Energy and commodity trading company Vitol has deployed Chicago-based Relativity’s AI-powered communication surveillance platform, Relativity Trace, to proactively detect regulatory misconduct. Relativity Trace’s alerting capabilities can help reduce false positives, with Vitol experiencing a 92% reduction on false positive alerting, according to Relativity. Vitol implemented Relativity Trace in just under four months. The system is now used…

SmartSearch Releases High-Risk Country Report Service in Response to Sanctions Against Russia

SmartSearch, an anti-money laundering (AML) specialist, has released a high-risk country report service in response to the introduction of sanctions against Russia. The service enables regulated businesses to scan existing clients and check for residency or citizenship in Russia, Belarus, or any other high-risk countries. The reporting tool instantly checks all clients that the regulated business has…

Recorded Webinar: The future of KYC and AML: How to tackle the challenges and gain the opportunities of perpetual KYC

Perpetual Know Your Customer (or pKYC) could be a game changer for client onboarding, due diligence and financial crime compliance. Moving on from today’s reactive approach that conducts client KYC processes at onboarding and typically at one, three and five year intervals, pKYC takes a proactive approach, creating a digital KYC profile and dynamically refreshing…

Top 6 Use Cases for AI in RegTech

As artificial intelligence’s influence on regtech continues to grow, so does the importance of minimising algorithm bias and maximising data quality. The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning in RegTech is playing an increasingly important role and helping to reshape risk and regulatory compliance. It can offer many benefits and we outline the…

Encompass Plans Global Growth Acceleration Following £25 Million Funding Round

Encompass, a provider of automated Know Your Customer (KYC) solutions, has completed a capital raise of £25 million. The funds will be used to accelerate global growth, particularly in the US where the company opened its first office in New York in October 2021, and in Europe where an office was recently opened in Amsterdam….

Sanctions Against Russia Mean Screening is More Vital than Ever

By Collette Allen, Client Services Director, SmartSearch. Firms should take action to review their due diligence and sanctions screening procedures to avoid falling foul of extensive new and emerging sanctions against Russia. The wide-ranging sanctions imposed so far by Western nations include restrictions against individuals, entities and their subsidiaries, and the introduction of legislation to…

Suffolk Building Society Adopts TruNarrative for Financial Crime Mitigation

Suffolk Building Society has opted to start using TruNarrative’s platform for real-time financial crime decisioning and risk rating, in a move which the UK mutual says will significantly improve the efficiency and speed of onboarding new mortgage customers. Acquired by LexisNexis Risk Solutions in 2021, TruNarrative is UK based regtech which has developed a unified…