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Santander Selects ThetaRay’s AML Solution to Boost Data Lineage Capabilities

Banco Santander has joined forces with ThetaRay, a provider of AI-based big data analytics, to utilise its AML solution for correspondent banking. The rules-free solution uses machine learning algorithms to identify anomalies in SWIFT and KYC data that point to money laundering, enabling early resolution. The system will analyse the bank’s SWIFT traffic, risk indicators…

Using Artificial Intelligence to Know Your Customers, not your Criminals

By Hugo Chamberlain, smartKYC. How can just searching for ‘adverse media’ on your customer mean you are getting to ‘know’ them at all? In this article we ask, are we really harnessing the full power of KYC technologies? With an abundance of mounting regulations, it is only natural that Know Your Customer screening has been…

Danish Regulator Reports Danske Bank for Market Abuse, Launches AML Enquiry

Denmark’s Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) has reported the country’s largest lender, Danske Bank, for violating the prohibition on market manipulation. The regulator alleges that the bank facilitated “wash trades” (where the same entity both buys and sells securities) between 2016-19, as well as failing to properly monitor and report transactions. Danske’s chief compliance officer Philippe…

Quantifind and OpenCorporates Expand Partnership to Fight Financial Crime

Quantifind, a software company providing solutions that boost the effectiveness and efficiency of anti-money laundering (AML) and fraud investigations, has expanded its collaboration with OpenCorporates, the largest open database of companies in the world. Building on their existing partnership, Quantifind plans to integrate the complete OpenCorporates database of more than 180 million companies from over 130…

Recorded Webinar: Overcoming the Barriers to Implementing RegTech Solutions: The View from Either Side of the Fence

RegTech holds the promise of targeted, agile and often low-cost solutions to the real-world problems faced by financial institutions across the board. So why is it so difficult to get RegTech projects off the ground? RegTech solutions providers complain that it’s difficult to get access to decision-makers, and even when they do it’s tough to…

EU Launches Dedicated New Unit in Financial Crime Crackdown

The EU has set up a new division to fight an expected surge in financial crime and money laundering as a result of the coronavirus crisis, with a focus on the protection of public funding. The unit has been set up in response to the potential increase of financial and economic crime and the involvement…

Are You Ready for RegTech Virtual 2020?

We’ve only got a week to go, and our brand new and fully virtual RegTech Summit is fast approaching. One of the most innovative, exciting and engaging platforms we have ever worked on, we are delighted to bring you two days of unique, insightful and cutting edge content on the most pressing regulatory challenges of…

Nasdaq Ventures Invests in AML Specialist Caspian

Nasdaq Ventures, the investment arm of Nasdaq, has taken a minority stake in Caspian – a UK-based specialist in automated AML investigation technology and the winner of the RegTech Insight Award for ‘Best Regulatory Alert Management System’ 2020. With this additional funding, Caspian expects to accelerate its product expansion and scale of its automated platform, AML Investigator. Nasdaq’s market…

Kyckr to Raise A$10m Through Share Placement

Australian digital verification specialist Kyckr has confirmed plans to raise a further A$10 million (before costs) via a new share placement to institutional and sophisticated investors, woith new shares issued at $0.08 per share. Kyckr will also conduct a Share Purchase Plan (SPP) for an additional A$2m, to allow eligible existing shareholders an opportunity to…

EU Issues Warning to Member States Over 5AML

More than half of the EU’s member states have failed to fully implement the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive, according to the European Commission (EC). The authority has sent letters of formal notices to 17 countries – including Cyprus, Hungary, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain – which it says missed the official implementation deadline…