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FATF Echoes SmartSearch in Call for Digital Onboarding

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a multinational body that sets a global approach to fighting money laundering and financial crime, has backed a call by UK-based anti-money laundering software specialist SmartSearch urging businesses to employ digital customer onboarding processes during the coronavirus lockdown. SmartSearch stresses that firms relying “outdated paper-based ID checks” should switch…

IBM and Fenergo Join Forces on Financial Crime

Client lifecycle management (CLM) specialist Fenergo has partnered with IBM for an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreement that will allow the two firms to collaborate on the development of new financial risk solutions for their clients that combine Fenergo’s CLM offering with IBM Watson’s anti-money laundering and KYC portfolio. As a result of the partnership,…

SmartSearch Hailed in Sunday Times Profit Track List

Yorkshire-based anti-money laundering software specialists SmartSearch have achieved 15th position in the 2020 Sunday Times Profit Track list, which recognises the British companies with the fastest-growing profits over the last three years. The firm has seen an increase of more than 80% in profits over the past year, and a six-fold rise over the three-year…

Westpac Provisions $900m for Record AML Fine

Australian bank Westpac has reportedly set aside $900 million to cover its “potential liability” in what could be the biggest corporate fine in Australia’s history, following accusations by AUSTRAC (the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre, a government financial intelligence unit set up to combat financial crime) of 23 million breaches of AML and counter…

Kompli-Global Launches Remote Corporate Onboarding Platform

AML specialist Kompli-Global has launched Kompli-QED, a new remote corporate onboarding platform, in a bid to help financial firms fight an increase in COVID-19 related fraud and financial crime. The AI-based platform facilitates activities that regulated entities, such as banks, payment providers, accountants, estate agents and law firms, must undertake as part of their compliance…

Unravelling AML Technology to Tackle Compliance and Mitigate Risk

By Niall Twomey, Chief Technology Officer, Fenergo. Recent research on financial institution fines revealed that, since 2008 global penalties have reached $36 billion for non-compliance with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations. That is a 160% increase since our last fines analysis report, in September 2018, highlighting the unrelenting and costly march…

AML Fines Increase by 160%, Finds Fenergo

Between October 2018 and December 2019, regulators across the US, Europe, APAC and the Middle East have levied over $10 billion in financial penalties against financial institutions for AML/KYC and sanctions-related violations and a further $82.7 million for data privacy and MiFID violations, according to Fenergo’s latest analysis of global regulatory fines for AML, KYC,…

RegTech Summit Goes Virtual!

Following the phenomenal success of the upcoming Data Management Summit Europe Virtual, set to broadcast 22-24 April and with registered delegates already nearing a record-breaking 750, we are beyond excited to be launching a similar RegTech Summit Virtual in June 2020: bringing you all the insights and expertise of  the longstanding and market-leading A-Team Group…

Financial Markets Operations Response to COVID-19: Best Practices for Working from Home

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting all walks of life, and carries with it implications for society beyond even the obvious and immediate health impact. Business is being hit across the board, with many corporations sending staff home in an effort to keep them both safe and working. It’s clear that firms can’t rely on a…

LexisNexis Closes Emailage Acquisition

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has acquired Arizona-based Emailage, a fraud prevention and risk management solutions provider that provides fraud risk scoring solutions based on email intelligence. Its fraud prevention solutions assess fraud risks by utilizing email address metadata, a differentiated global contributory network, and machine learning algorithms. Emailage, which has established market presence in the US,…