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7 May 2019 - Accuity Insights

Lessons Learnt from the Nordic Region’s Financial Crime Challenges

Financial institutions in the Nordic region have recently made headlines concerning a series of significant money laundering lapses. News stories on this topic have focused on fines but, in the background, firms are making organisational changes, shifting mind-sets and enhancing their systems and processes for the better.
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2 May 2019 - Accuity Insights

The Role of AI in Regtech and Other Takeaways from ACAMS Hollywood

A record number of anti-money laundering (AML) professionals, regulators and vendors recently converged in Hollywood, Florida, for the ACAMS 24th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference. There was a clear focus on how artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and robotic process automation (RPA), and other advanced technologies, can help in the fight against financial crime.
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30 April 2019 - Accuity Insights

Shipping Industry in Direct Path of Brewing OFAC Storm

Deceptive shipping activity is on the rise. OFAC recently updated its advisory documentation to raise awareness of some of the deceptive shipping practices deployed specifically by North Korea to get goods into the country. Organisations involved in trade must be proactive to stay ahead of the risks.
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29 April 2019 - Accuity Insights

Five Best Practices for Adverse Media Screening

Of all the risks faced by financial institutions, identifying Reputationally Exposed Persons (REPs) in adverse media is the one most likely to fall under the radar. Here are five best practices to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your adverse media screening program.
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21 February 2019 - Accuity Insights

Making KYC Scalable and Sustainable with the New Bankers Almanac API

Know Your Customer (KYC) due diligence still involves sifting through realms of unstructured data, using manual and repetitive methods; and this is something we are helping the industry overcome. By offering our unrivalled intelligence on global financial institutions via our new Bankers Almanac: KYC API, we aim to help financial institutions with large-scale KYC operations to be more effective, drive efficiency, and make the KYC process more sustainable.
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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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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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27 June 2018 - Accuity Insights

Meeting anti-money laundering obligations in the Dominican Republic

The new compliance obligations placed on non-financial businesses are stringent, but help is at hand. Last summer, tens of thousands of people flooded onto the streets of Santo Domingo, dressed mostly in green. The Marcha Verde protests were a clear indication of the strength of public feeling about the Dominican Republic’s history of corruption in […]
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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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