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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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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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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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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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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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2 March 2018 - Accuity Insights

Real Estate Spotlight Series: Tackling money laundering in Canada

The suspicion that runaway property prices in major Canadian cities are driven, at least in part, by illicit international investment won’t go away. According to a report by Transparency International, almost half of the most valuable residences in Greater Vancouver area are held through corporate structures that hide their ultimate owner, including a third that […]
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