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11 May 2017 - Accuity Insights

Odebrecht: Can the Largest Foreign Bribery Case in History Lead to More Compliance?

Odebrecht probably sounds familiar to the majority of us, either as a great example of internationalization or for its infamous financial crime allegations. This colossal bribery scandal has been running in the headlines of major newspapers in Latin America for years, bringing to light several related corruption cases. But, let’s take a step back and […]
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30 March 2017 - Accuity Insights

The Panama Papers first anniversary: Have we increased transparency and reduced corruption?

As we approach the first anniversary of the Panama Papers scandal that broke around the world on 3rd April 2016[1], it is useful to reflect on the impact this scandal has had in improving transparency and reducing corruption.  The scale of the leaked data was massive, including 11.5 million records with details on more than […]
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16 January 2017 - Accuity Insights

What will 2017 hold for the world of payments?

Few would argue that the payments sector suffered or enjoyed – depending on the perspective – extreme levels of disruption during 2016. The pace of change in the industry is extraordinary and we are only halfway through the digital transformation journey. What can we expect to come next in 2017? No signs of slowdown in […]
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4 January 2017 - Accuity Insights

End of year wrap up – Why “Annus Horribilis” & the Chicago Cubs matter for the financial services sector

Amidst the angst and upheavals in 2016, one event for certain brought huge joy to certain residents of Chicago and its sports fans – the Cubs win the World Series! [1] For those outside Cubs Nation, the win ended a 108 year losing streak in baseball which is perhaps one of the longest on record […]
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6 December 2016 - Accuity Insights

Real estate and money laundering – spotlight on Canada

The real estate sector was at the centre of several discussions this year, mainly related to the perceived lack of transparency and high exposure to money laundering risk. Various initiatives have subsequently been initiated by US, UK and Canadian regulators related to high property valuations in New York, Miami, London and Vancouver respectively, including investigations […]
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1 November 2016 - Accuity Insights

The need for speed: Accuity solutions improve mBank’s delivery to customers

With many financial institutions still using labourious and time consuming manual processes for managing payments, automation systems and smart solutions are a hot topic. Globalization has enhanced the need for cross-border/cross-currency payments, and a rise in technical capabilities means that your customers now also have higher expectations for the speed, efficiency, and simplicity of payments […]
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26 September 2016 - Accuity Insights

2016 SIBOS Insights by Accuity

SIBOS Insights brought to you by Accuity.   Stay tuned for the latest interviews and thoughts from #SIBOS 2016:
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6 September 2016 - Accuity Insights

Achieving SSO goals needs robust data and sound MDM process

  Corporations are under constant pressure to improve the operational efficiency of their Accounts Payable (AP) function and optimise cost. Establishing a Shared Services Operations (SSO) centre that caters to multiple business entities helps them to alleviate some of this pressure. The AP function in a SSO centre can often accomplish more tasks with fewer […]
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2 September 2016 - Accuity Insights

US Dollar dominance: Why this matters to your anti-money laundering policy anywhere your bank is located in the world

The US dollar continues to dominate world markets, with 87% of all worldwide foreign exchange[1] transactions involving the US dollar (USD). According to SWIFT[2], more than 80% of trade finance was conducted in USD in 2013. In the same period[3], the Chinese RMB accounted for 8.7% of world trade while the Euro accounted for 6.6%. […]
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10 August 2016 - Accuity Insights

Why financial institutions based in Africa should have robust compliance systems in place

Alfred Pobi, Key Account Manager at Accuity, presented on the challenges facing African banks and the importance of having the right Anti Money Laundering (AML) system in place within those banks during the GIABA Commission (Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa) at Praia, Cape Verde where 17 countries from Africa were represented. […]
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