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12 April 2019 - Accuity Insights

Community Spirit Powers a Culture of Success

Diversity drives our business forward. We’ve been speaking to people from different backgrounds in different offices across our organisation to find out exactly what diversity means to them and how it impacts our customers. In the following blog, Patrick McConville discusses his experiences and the power of a supportive community.
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Neela Das
24 January 2019 - Accuity Insights

Disruption Through Diversity and Empowerment

To celebrate the power of diversity, this blog series explores what diversity and empowerment means to our employees. Kicking off the series, Neela Das, Head of Innovation, offers her thoughts on working in a disruptive industry.
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18 January 2019 - Accuity Insights

Best of the Blog 2018

As 2019 gets underway, we’re taking a reflective look back at our top five most visited blogs of 2018. From Shipping to Sanctions Screening, and Faster Payments to Real Estate – we covered a number of emerging industry trends throughout last year. 1. Navigating trade finance: how should banks monitor suspicious shipping activity? Number one […]
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13 December 2018 - Accuity Insights

‘Twas the Night of Risk and Compliance

‘Twas the night of risk and compliance, when all through fintech Not a regulator was stirring, sanctions screening had all been checked…
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7 November 2018 - Accuity Insights

How is Iceland solving the PEP problem?

The Ministry of Justice in Iceland has been preparing a new Anti-Money Laundering bill to submit to Parliament, which is expected to be approved before the end of 2018.
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8 October 2018 - Accuity Insights

FinCEN Customer Due Diligence Rule: the challenge of increasing transparency

The identification of legal entities’ beneficial owners has been part of FATF Recommendations since 2003. It is a cornerstone of Customer Due Diligence measures for the international standard setter in the field of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML-CTF) matters. The latest Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) rule on Customer Due Diligence (CDD Rule) is […]
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17 September 2018 - Accuity Insights

Blockchain in practice – a present for the future of the financial industry

Blockchain is best known, for now at least, as the technology that underpins Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. It is ironic, then, that the uncertainty and lack of regulation around virtual currencies risks tainting the reputation of blockchain, as the technology has enormous potential to transform full parts of economy and society, from helping the […]
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7 August 2018 - Accuity Insights

Building robust regulations for virtual currencies

On 7 January 2018, the value (in terms of market capitalisation) of virtual currencies globally hit a high point of just over $800 billion – that’s equivalent to 7% of the liquid money supply in the US and Eurozone combined. For all the concern and skepticism expressed about virtual currencies, what is clear is that […]
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3 August 2018 - Accuity Insights

Real Estate Spotlight Series: Addressing financial crime concerns for DNFBPs in Singapore and Hong Kong

In March 2018, Hong Kong’s Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) extended its AML and counter-terrorism financing regulation to include Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs), as defined by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
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25 July 2018 - Accuity Insights

RegTechs: essential allies for Open Banking

These are exciting times in the RegTech space, with so many new innovations to explore and much more on the horizon. We asked Franck Lanher, EMEA Director at Accuity, about his experience of improving financial crime compliance processes with many of the world’s leading financial institutions.
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