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The Impact of Singles’ Day on Payment Services and Financial Crime Screening

Rivalling the United States’ Black Friday and Cyber Monday as one of the largest shopping events in the world, China’s “Singles’ Day”, also known as “Guanggun Jie”, has once again broken records. With USD38.4 billion in sales, 2019 has lived up to expectations as the largest-ever Singles’ Day to date. Taking place on 11 November, […]
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31 October 2019 - Accuity Insights

Ask the Expert: Q&A with Sanctions Specialist Saskia Rietbroek

In the first part of our ‘Ask the Expert’ series, we ask Saskia Rietbroek, Executive Director of the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS), about the complexity of navigating the 2019 sanctions landscape.
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sanctions screening explainability
30 October 2019 - Accuity Insights

Excellence in Sanctions Compliance: Moving from Transparency to Explainability

Transparency in sanctions screening is a first step, but today, explainability is a critical goal. Organisations must be able to explain the entire chain from strategy and risk assessment to policies and procedures.
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18 October 2019 - Accuity Insights

Nepal: Off the FATF Grey List and Embracing Automation

The country of Nepal has historically been seen as an easy target for money launderers and financial crime, mainly due to its long, porous border with India and cash-dominant economy.
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17 October 2019 - Accuity Insights

Excellence in Sanctions Compliance: Efficiency – Opportunity is Knocking

Efficiency in sanctions compliance is all about allocating the right resources, while optimising results and maintaining effectiveness. It is critical in reducing costs and mitigating the risk of fines and reputational damage.
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11 October 2019 - Accuity Insights

Non-Compliance is a Loser’s Game: Takeaways from ACAMS Vegas 2019

The ACAMS’ 18th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference drove discussions from anti-money laundering (AML) and transaction monitoring to compliance, gaming, sanctions, fraud and cryptocurrencies.
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9 October 2019 - Accuity Insights

Excellence in Sanctions Compliance: The Role of Effectiveness

Effectiveness, efficiency and explainability – “the three E’s” – are the interdependent foundational girders for building a sound sanctions compliance program. In the first of this three-part blog series, we’ll look at the role of effectiveness in sanctions compliance.
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25 September 2019 - Accuity Insights

The Myths and Magic of AI

Artificial intelligence is already transforming financial services and has the potential to bring about even greater change, but we should always remember its limitations.
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16 September 2019 - Accuity Insights

Macau’s Casinos Not Taking Chances on Money Laundering Risk

International anti-money laundering (AML) regulations have been extended to non-financial businesses, including casinos.
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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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