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NICE Actimize Adds Cryptocurrency Element to AML Solutions Portfolio

NICE Actimize, a specialist in autonomous financial crime management, has jumped on the blockchain bandwagon with the addition of cryptocurrency intelligence platform CipherTrace to X-Sight Marketplace, its financial crime and compliance ecosystem. Founded in 2015 by three Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, CipherTrace claims to be the world’s first blockchain forensics provider, offering tracing and security services…

SIX Changes the Game with New Sanctions Data Service

Last week, Switzerland-based Six launched a new Sanctioned Securities Monitoring Service (SSMS) on the Open:FactSet Marketplace (OFM) – a move that it hopes will change the game when it comes to filling in the gaps of KYC compliance for investment professionals. The service is designed to help users mitigate risk by understanding the potential impact…

Are You Keeping Up With The Regulator?

By Dr Bimal Roy Bhanu, Group CEO at Ai XPRT. Not many things in life are certain, but in the financial services industry it’s obvious to all participants that regulators are continually tightening the national and international governance, risk and compliance requirements. The ultimate aim for firms in 2020 is to stay one step ahead…

Regulatory Ramp-up: AML Penalties Double, UK Legislation Goes Live

Last year saw 58 Anti-Money Laundering (AML)-related penalties handed down globally, totalling $8.14 billion – double the amount and almost double the value of 2018 figures (29 penalties at $4.27 billion), suggesting that not only are regulators cracking down with more rigour, but the stringency of their sentencing is also increasing. In this punishing environment,…

Firms Must Act Now on 5MLD Compliance – Are You Ready?

On December 20, 2019 the UK Government quietly introduced the Fifth EU Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) into UK law, coming into force on January 10, 2020 – in other words, this Friday. The Directive was introduced as part of ‘The Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019’, and is an amendment to existing regulation,…

Industry Demands Clarity Over 5AML

With less than a month to go before the fifth EU anti-money-laundering (5AML) rule comes into force, serious concerns are being raised regarding the lack of direction from the UK Government – with no final regulation yet transposed into national law. In an open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, SmartSearch CEO John Dobson…

Singapore’s Tookitaki Drives Forward AI in Anti-Money Laundering

Enterprise software specialist Tookitaki closed its Series A Funding Round at $19.2 million last week, following a further $11.7 million injected in November. The latest round was co-led by venture funds Viola Fintech and SIG Asia Investment, along with Nomura Incubation Investment. They join existing investors including Illuminate Financial, Jungle Ventures and SEEDs Capital, an…