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Nice Actimize Expands X-Sight Marketplace to Leverage Booming AML Market

A recent report from Grand View Research predicts that the market for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) technology could top $1.99 billion by 2025 from just $857.2 million in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 13.6%. With AML software currently making up almost two thirds (62%) of the market, the potential is huge. And Nice Actimize, already…

98% of Firms Not Ready for SM&CR, Finds ACA Compliance

Less than 2% of affected firms have completed sufficient preparation for the FCA’s upcoming Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) while only 2% of employees have sufficient awareness of the new rules and their implications across the organisation, according to a new survey from ACA Compliance. The new regulation is due to come into force…

Exiger Wins SMBC Business with AI Tool

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe has confirmed an agreement with London-based governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions provider Exiger to utilise its artificial intelligence (AI)-powered KYC onboarding technology, DDIQ, to drive its KYC programme in the EMEA region. The bank selected Exiger following a detailed evaluation process, and deploy the solution throughout its client onboarding…

Melissa Launches Mobile KYC App

Identity verification specialist Melissa has launched Melissa KYC, a mobile-based unified compliance toolset providing end-to-end identity verification including ID card and document authentication, biometrics, and liveness confirmation. The app claims to capture identity documentation in under three minutes using facial recognition technology, while its verification feature uses real-time, multi-sourced data to authenticate each submission.

RegTech Funding in India Quintuples

According to data provided by research and intelligence firm Tracxn, private investments into the Indian RegTech space have increased by over five times so far in 2019 to reach an estimated $43.5 million, compared to $7.26 million in 2018. Notable RegTech start-ups to receive funding include Simility, CrediWatch, Digio, Fintellix, DotAI, NextKYC, Credible Ninja and…

NICE Actimize Launches New Regulation BI Solution

On June 5, 2019 the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to approve the new Regulation Best Interest (BI), imposing rigorous new requirements to ensure firms are transparent and act in their clients’ best interest. Due to come into force on June 30, 2020, the new rule substantially upgrades existing suitability regulations to raise…

kompany Wins Successful Funding Round

Austrian banking group Raffeisen Bank International (RBI) via its corporate venture capital unit Elevator Ventures has joined UNIQA Ventures to invest in business verification and KYC provider kompany, while previous investors, including the European Super Angels Club (ESAC), have increased their stakes. kompany is an alumnus of the Elevator Lab Program and became a group…

ABN Amro Could Face AML Charges

ABN Amro has confirmed that it could face possible money laundering fines, following an order from the Dutch central bank to review all its transactions for possible money laundering or financial crime activities. The news comes after fellow Dutch bank ING was hit with a $900 million fine in September 2018 for similar issues.

Dubai Banks Launch New KYC Data-Sharing Platform

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Mashreq Bank and fintech firm Norbloc have teamed up to launch the Middle East region’s first blockchain-based KYC data-sharing consortium. The joint venture, expected to go live in Q1 2020, is designed to facilitate faster, more secure onboarding and exchange of supporting documentation via advanced distributed technologies, including blockchain. Companies…

ComplyAdvantage Expands with New York and London Offices

ComplyAdvantage, a UK-based regtech firm that uses data science and machine learning to neutralize the risk of global financial crimes, has opened new offices in both London and New York to service the growing demand for modern compliance solutions. The firm has opened commercial offices in Covent Garden, London and in Bryant Park in New…