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Swift to Connect KYC Registry with Regional Utilities

Swift, a global provider of secure financial messaging services, is reportedly in talks with regional KYC utilities regarding the potential connection of their solutions with its KYC Registry, an online portal set up in 2014 to manager and share KYC due diligence and information. Although the registry has until now been used only by financial…

KRM22 Launches Digital Client Onboarding Application

Risk management technology provider KRM22 has partnered with Veridate Financial Limited to add a digital onboarding service to its Global Risk Platform, helping customers to more effectively comply with KYC and AML requirements. The new solution is targeted at discretionary wealth managers, financial services administrators and regulated platform operators, offering an integrated Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution…

SIX Releases Marijuana Related Data Service

SIX has introduced a service covering over 30,000 securities connected with Marijuana Related Businesses (MRBs). The service reflects the changing legal landscape around marijuana. In the US, marijuana has been legalised in some states, but is criminal at federal level. As a result, in some states MRBs can raise money via capital markets, enabling investors…

Digging Deeper: FactSet KYC

Earlier this month, financial and software data specialist FactSet expanded its compliance capabilities with FactSet KYC, a cloud-based application aiming to assist clients to streamline their KYC and AML due diligence responsibilities. Combining robotic process automation with deep-dive data analytics, the launch marks a bid by the firm to break into a new customer segment…

Law Society Endorses Accuity AML Solutions

Accuity, a global provider of financial crime screening, payments and know your customer (KYC) solutions, has been endorsed by theLaw Society of England and Walesfor the provision of anti-money laundering (AML) solutions for the legal sector.Accuity was awarded the three-year endorsement and partnership contract for a fourth consecutive term, having worked with the Law Society…

Acuris Partners with SILO Compliance for AML Data Drive

Acuris Risk Intelligence, a provider of data intelligence around anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and cyber security, has joined forces with due diligence management specialist SILIO Compliance System to enhance data capabilities. The partnership will give SILO Compliance users access to the Acuris Risk Intelligence dataset KYC6, including fraud and cybersecurity content, through an online portal that…

Refinitiv Integrates UBO and Vessel Data onto Risk Intelligence Platform

Refinitiv has integrated ultimate beneficial ownership data (UBO) from Dun & Bradstreet and vessel data from IHS Markit Maritime and Trade onto World-Check One, its flagship risk intelligence solution. The move demonstrates the firm’s ongoing investment into KYC solutions following the recent shake-up of its KYC strategy, which saw Refinitiv withdraw its KYC-as-a-Service offering in…

Refinitiv Partners Appway to Provide Digital Onboarding for Wealth Management and Broker-dealer Clients

Refinitiv has reached a strategic partnership with Appway to integrate the latter’s client onboarding solutions on the Refinitiv BETA Platform, a suite of brokerage capabilities used by many US wealth management and brokerage firms. The integration reflects a growing desire among wealth managers and brokers to automate their services, and will enable financial intermediaries and…

Pragmatic Innovation is the Key to Success

By Alessandro Tonchia, co-founder and director of Finantix. Delivering innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based technologies to improve business and operational performance is crucial to the future of the wealth management industry. Wealth management advisors are paid a certain amount of basis points on the proviso that they will give a clear view on what is best…

The Case for Effective AML Controls as the FCA Highlights Financial Crime Concerns, Targets Transaction Reporting

Alongside the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Annual Report and Accounts 2018/19 released this week, the regulator also published its Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Annual Report. Part of a wider focus on financial crime (which includes the National Risk Assessment of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing of November 2017 and an FCA thematic review on capital…