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And the Winner Is….

The results are in, and A-Team Group is delighted to announce the winners of our annual RegTech Insight Awards, celebrating the very best and most innovative solutions and providers within the fast-growing RegTech space. Now in their fourth year, the prestigious annual awards recognise both established solution providers and innovative newcomers, seeking to herald and…

SmartSearch Adds Facial Recognition Feature in Response to COVID-19

Yorkshire-based AML specialist SmartSearch has introduced a new facial recognition feature to its one stop shop’ Know Your Customer (KYC) and AML platform, in response to restrictions on ID verification due to COVID-19. The automatic verification platform enables clients to perform full electronic ID verification and screening remotely, reducing the impact on firms from current…

Kompli-Global and ComplyAdvantage Partner on Financial Crime

ComplyAdvantage has become the latest provider to add to the Kompli-QED remote corporate onboarding platform, in a strategic partnership between the two firms to fight financial crime and money laundering. Kompli-QED is a remote onboarding platform that combines proprietary solutions with best-in-class third party offerings. “ComplyAdvantage significantly enhances the platform with real-time sactions and PEP…

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 SmartSearch stresses that firms relying “outdated paper-based ID checks” should switch…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,…