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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…

Regulatory Data Use Cases for Privacy-Enhancing Technology

Privacy-enhancing technology (PET) is emerging as a new way for financial services firms to share and compare confidential data without compromising competitiveness or data privacy compliance. Several new use cases are emerging. Improving MiFID II reference data For example, a new industry initiative that uses advanced information security techniques looks set to enable European and…

Introducing the Alliance for Innovative Regulation: Driving Change through Collaboration

Last month saw the official launch of a new model designed to connect fintech leaders, financial institutions, regulatory agencies—and their innovation teams— with the goal of modernising the financial regulatory system. With $2 million already raised from a range of FinTech entrepreneurs and ventures capital firms, the Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR) is off to…

Elliptic Introduces AML Solution for XRP

Crypto compliance specialist Elliptic has a mission: to prevent, detect and pursue criminal activity in cryptocurrencies. In such a rapidly developing sector and with opacity around regulation across jurisdictions, transparency and accountability are vital in tracking crypto transactions – and it is an area in which RegTech is fast spreading its wings. The firm provides…

EastNets Partners with Refinitiv for AML, Compliance Solution

EastNets, a provider of automated compliance and payment solutions, today announced a tie-up with financial markets data and infrastructure giant Refinitiv, which will provide enhanced automated access to software and data to enable real-time risk management and enhanced compliance capabilities. The partnership will deliver an enhanced integration of Refinitiv’s Risk Intelligence data within EastNets’ cutting-edge…

5AMLD is Coming – But UBO Reporting Requirements Remain Unclear

The EU’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) is on the way, with the deadline of January 10, 2020 fast approaching. The regulation lays out substantially upgraded requirements for the data that companies must hold – including “adequate, accurate and current information” on beneficial ownership – and there are fears that the industry is not yet…

DBS Bank Selects Exiger to Help Combat Risks of Financial Crime

Singapore-based DBS Bank has partnered with Exiger, a provider of tech-enabled financial crime, risk and compliance solutions, to implement an artificial intelligence (AI) powered due diligence solution to streamline and support the bank’s screening processes. The automated AI-powered solution, DDIQ, analyses content with cognitive reasoning to accelerate and enhance risk assessments of clients, investments, transactions,…

A-Team RegTech Summit Emphasises Urgency of Efficient, Enterprise-Wide Compliance

A-Team Group’s RegTech Summit made a triumphant return to a full house in New York last Thursday, with an excellent turnout of over 230 practitioners, regulators, start-ups and solution providers all keen to explore how the financial services industry can best leverage technology to drive innovation, cut costs and support regulatory change. Colin Ware, Global…