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12 September 2019 - Accuity Insights

Gambling on Compliance Always a Risky Bet

In any gambling establishment, the house always has the edge, or statistical advantage.
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5 September 2019 - Accuity Insights

Law Firms, Loopholes and Launderers

International governments and regulators work tirelessly to combat money laundering and terrorism financing around the world. But as anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorism financing (CFT) regulation in banks has tightened, criminals are always looking for other avenues to hide, clean and move money.
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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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23 October 2018 - Accuity Insights

A new era for sanctions screening

Regulators are getting serious about the quality of sanctions screening programmes. Institutions around the world need to be prepared, advises Sophie Lagouanelle, Head of Solutions at Accuity.
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22 October 2018 - Accuity Insights

Can fully automated KYC become a reality?

Banks desperately need to meet compliance requirements without slowing down transactions or damaging customer relationships, but KYC screening still involves sorting through huge amounts of unstructured data, using manual and repetitive processes.
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23 August 2018 - Accuity Insights

What has led to the 5th AML Directive? The key points to note about the new regulation

- Over the past 30 years, the financial industry has faced many challenges and regulatory changes. With the recent announcement to adopt the 5AMLD, how could this affect your organisation?  Pressure and Pace – the European regulatory landscape Over the past 30 years, the financial industry has faced many challenges, through new regulations, changing sociocultural opinions […]
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Watchlist Screening | PEPs & Adverse Media | Firco Watch List Data
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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20 June 2018 - Accuity Insights

Asia’s complex compliance environment: who has the answers? 

Banks and non-banking financial institutions now need to ensure that they are on top of their compliance requirements – and able to demonstrate this to regulators. Asia’s diversity of geography, legal systems and cultures poses challenges for businesses operating intra-regionally and globally which are required to ensure their activities don’t enable money laundering and the many crimes it facilitates.
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7 May 2018 - Accuity Insights

The future of air cargo compliance screening

Recent news that a Maersk company carried arms components from North Korea to Egypt, in a violation of international sanctions, acts as a fresh warning for those facilitating global trade to be diligent in monitoring and reporting suspicious activity. The transportation of electrical components by a Maersk subsidiary, which had the potential to be used […]
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10 April 2018 - Accuity Insights

How tighter compliance can boost the reputation and value of ICOs

At the latest Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting, 35 countries, the European Commission and the Gulf Co-operation Council urged the international body to improve understanding of money laundering risk related to cryptocurrencies. In light of this, Michael LaScola, Business Solution Specialist at Accuity, discusses some AML best practices for ICOs and why they should […]
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