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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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22 November 2018 - Accuity Insights

Naughty or nice? The impact of Black Friday on financial crime screening

While consumers look forward to a weeklong frenzy of shopping around Black Friday, banks and payment service providers (PSPs) brace for a strain on payment systems and an influx of fraud and criminal activity.
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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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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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30 May 2018 - Accuity Insights

Shipping technology is making trade finance more transparent

Versions of this article originally published in Global Banking & Finance Review and Trade Financing Matters. In the twelve months from January to December 2017, over 4,500 vessels in the container, bulker and tanker fleet completed 30,000 visits to OFAC sanctioned terminals (Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Sudan, Syria and the Crimea). Whilst not every vessel visit […]
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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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10 August 2017 - Accuity Insights

Trade finance: is your screening up to scratch? Survey findings from our recent webinar with UK Finance

In June, the fight against nuclear proliferation in rogue states took an interesting turn when China’s Bank of Dandong was blacklisted by the US for ‘facilitating financing’ for companies linked to North Korea’s nuclear programme. This signalled firmly that regulators aren’t only chasing organisations that breach sanctions – those financing the trade will be held equally responsible.
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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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