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Are you Regulatory Ready?

While this might sound like the start of a bad joke among compliance officers sharing a drink after work, being “regulator ready” was a key message at the Accuity Client Summit in New York.
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29 May 2019 - Accuity Insights

APIs – The Unsung Heroes of Speed, Explainability and Efficiency

When financial institutions are threatened by increasing regulatory pressure, escalating fines for non-compliance, and the perils of reputational damage, they need to take action to strengthen their compliance and financial crime screening programmes.
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the latest innovations in payments, and the future direction of cross border payments.
23 May 2019 - Accuity Insights

Smarter. Faster. Regulatory Compliant: The future of Payments Innovation

Payments professionals from around the globe met in Orlando, Florida at the NACHA Payments 2019 Conference in May to discuss the latest innovations in payments, and the future direction of cross border payments.
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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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12 April 2019 - Accuity Insights

Community Spirit Powers a Culture of Success

Diversity drives our business forward. We’ve been speaking to people from different backgrounds in different offices across our organisation to find out exactly what diversity means to them and how it impacts our customers. In the following blog, Patrick McConville discusses his experiences and the power of a supportive community.
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14 March 2019 - Accuity Insights

The New Normal of the Payments Ecosystem: Demand of Excellent Customer Experiences and Increasing Industry Regulation

Competition and innovation has been an enormous force for good in driving the speed of change in the payment ecosystem to meet ever increasing customer expectations for excellent payments experiences. Now, with disruption of the payments landscape continuing apace, nimble, creative fintechs are challenging the ground held by established payment providers, and are constantly raising […]
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8 March 2019 - Accuity Insights

International Women’s Day: A Chance to Reflect

Our blog series on diversity explores the ways we are striving to create a culture and environment that our people are proud to work in. In the latest post, our Chief Marketing Officer, Jennifer Locker, offers her thoughts on International Women’s Day.
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