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FactSet Launches KYC Application for Customer Due Diligence

FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information and analytical applications, has announced the release of FactSet KYC, a cloud-based SaaS application that allows clients to streamline their KYC due diligence. The new RegTech app combines KYC robotic process automation with FactSet content and public registries, to improve the efficiency and consistency of the customer…

AI AML Software Trend Continues with Deutsche Bank’s Adoption of Finantix

At the beginning of July, Finantix announced that Deutsche Bank Wealth Management selected its AI-powered Finantix KYC Solution to help enhance the bank’s client onboarding and know-your-client (KYC) processes. The solution is already up and running in Germany, Deutsche Bank’s largest wealth management centre and the bank is now set to roll it out across…

Oracle Leverages Cloud Technology to Offer AML Services to Smaller Banks

Oracle in June announced the roll-out of its Oracle Financial Services Anti Money Laundering (AML) Express Edition to small- and mid-sized banks: allowing smaller players to cost-effectively address evolving global AML regulations and guidelines, despite their smaller IT budgets and limited resources compared to global top-tier institutions. AML Express provides unified platform to efficiently detect,…

FCA Urges Greater Cyber Resilience

The number of cyber incidents financial services firms reported to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) soared in 2018, and the watchdog is now calling on regulated firms to develop greater cyber resilience to prevent attacks and operational resilience to recover from them. According to data recently acquired by accountancy firm RSM under the Freedom of…

Key Factors for Successful Implementation of Automation in KYC

By Nick Ford, Head of Alliances at encompass, and Matt Neill, Managing Director at Optechs. Since the financial crisis more than a decade ago, there has been a huge focus on Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) from global regulators, resulting in a stream of regulation as well as more than $23 billion…

Coinform to Investigate Ripple’s AML Compliance

US regtech start-up Coinfirm has signed an agreement with San Francisco-based Ripple, the company behind cryptocurrency XRP, to investigate the crypto’s compliance with AML regulations. The move comes in advance of a planned crackdown by US authorities on cryptocurrency exchanges, following an announcement by the Financial Action Task Force report in June of tighter regulation…

Capital Markets AML Gaps Need Plugging with RegTech, Says FCA

There are significant gaps in anti-money laundering (AML) defences within capital markets, according to a recent UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) thematic review, ‘Understanding the Money Laundering Risks in the Capital Markets’. Many of the issues raised by the regulator either relate to the way financial crime technology is deployed within capital markets, or how…

Technology Overtakes Regulation as Key Driver of Change in Compliance

Compliance and the role of the compliance officer has changed significantly over the past decade as a result of escalating regulation, technology development, an increasing focus on culture and conduct risk, and the ever closer relationship between compliance and the business. Automation has also come to the fore as compliance departments working with rising volumes…

Digital Reasoning Releases AI-Enabled Voice Analytics and Partnership with Corlytics

After four years of research and development, Nashville-based Digital Reasoning has released an AI-enabled voice analytics solution for financial services communications monitoring. It has also announced a partnership with regulatory risk tech company, Corlytics, to deliver one of the highest volumes of pre-trained models for monitoring available to the financial sector, according to the companies….

SimCorp Partners SIX on Sanctions Service

SimCorp and SIX have partnered to add the latter’s Sanctioned Securities Monitoring Service to the former’s Compliance Manager module of SimCorp Dimension. The aim is to give SimCorp users access to global sanctions data directly from SIX, allowing them to detect breaches against supported sanction regimes. The Sanctioned Securities Monitoring Service from SIX provides a…