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Upcoming Webinar: The post-Brexit UK sanctions regime – how to stay safe and compliant

Date: 11 March 2021 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes When the Brexit transition period came to an end on 31 December 2020, a new sanctions regime was introduced in the UK under legislation set out in the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (aka the Sanctions Act). The…

Covid Proof: The Future of Onboarding High-Net-Worth Clients

By Hugo Chamberlain, COO, smartKYC. The future of high-net-worth client onboarding has arrived – and it is one well suited for our post-COVID world. Automated and paperless, it enables wealth managers to accelerate acquisition, fully comply with the most stringent KYC regulations and deliver a frictionless start to the beginning of the client relationship. In…

Fenergo Automates Client Onboarding Systems for Mizuho Americas

Mizuho Americas has deployed Fenergo client lifecycle management (CLM) software to automate Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulatory processes, digitalise workflows and accelerate client onboarding. The Fenergo implementation replaces manual processes and provides Mizuho Americas with a single, comprehensive view of customers across all business lines. Mizuho Americas’ parent, Mizuho Financial Group,…

SmartStream Reveals New Brand Identity

SmartStream Technologies, the financial Transaction Lifecycle Management solutions provider, has launched a new corporate brand identity, including an updated logo and website. The new logo includes the infinity symbol, selected to demonstrate the continual evolution of the business, in line with the rapid pace of industry change. CEO Haytham Kaddoura said: “We are proud of…

NICE Actimize Offers Advanced Facial Recognition Through FACEPOINT

NICE Actimize today announced that FACEPOINT, which provides a biometric risk screening engine offering facial recognition technology for advanced KYC and watch list risk screening, has joined its X-Sight Marketplace. FACEPOINT uses facial recognition to disambiguate potential matches, reduce false positive rates and identify emerging threats such as those posed by unnamed persons of interest…

Global Financial Institution Fines for AML, Data Privacy and MiFID Rise 26%

CLM specialist Fenergo has released its annual findings on global financial institution fines which show that for the year to date, penalties have totalled $10.4 billion for non-compliance with AML, KYC, data privacy and MiFID regulations. The total volume of fines levied to financial institutions for these breaches was 198, a year-on-year increase of 141%….

Know Your Customer Partners with Refinitiv on AML/KYC Solution

RegTech provider Know Your Customer has confirmed a new partnership with Refinitiv, to integrate Refinitiv’s World-Check risk intelligence data into its own client onboarding solutions. The partnership will enable clients to leverage both Refinitiv’s and Know Your Customer’s solutions through one integrated interface. Compliance professionals will now be able to access Refinitiv’s world-leading financial crime…

To Buy or Build: Four Considerations for CIOs

By: Niall Twomey, CTO, Fenergo. Before embarking on a CLM (Client Lifecycle Management) digital transformation program, most financial institutions (FI) are faced with the ‘buy versus build’ conundrum; to buy something from a third-party vendor or completely build something internally. There are several factors that need to be considered in this decision making process including…

Five Misconceptions About KYC Compliance in 2020

By Ian Henderson, CEO, Kyckr. Know Your Customer compliance suffers from a problem of unintentional secrecy. Everyone knows that organizations are responsible for meeting their KYC and AML obligations and keeping up with KYC best practices, but that’s becoming harder and harder to do. KYC is not simply a matter of going down a list and…

Kyckr Launches Company Watch

San Francisco-based RegTech firm Kyckr this week launched the international rollout of its new SaaS technology platform, Company Watch, which gives clients notification of material changes at a frequency that suits them, enabling them to move from periodic to perpetual, event-driven KYC and remove unnecessary customer interaction. The launch expands the firm’s KYC solutions suite from…