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2015 SIBOS Insights by Accuity and Fircosoft

SIBOS Insights brought to you by Accuity and Fircosoft.   Stay tuned for the latest interviews and thoughts from #SIBOS 2015: Click Here to access the SIBOS Playlist
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China Systems and Accuity Partner on Trade Finance and Supply Chain Solution

China Systems and Accuity partner on trade finance and supply chain solution as 8/10 firms cite compliance and regulatory issues a “chief” obstacle to trade finance. Accuity, the leading global provider of Payments, KYC, Risk and Compliance solutions has partnered with China Systems, the leading trade finance solutions vendor, integrating Accuity’s Compliance Link solution with […]
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Iran Sanctions: What Happens When Iranian Banks Reconnect to SWIFT?

Iranian banks have been disconnected from the global platform that enables banks to settle cross border transactions since 2012. This platform, SWIFT (the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications), is under the jurisdiction of the EU and it was because of sanctions that Iran entities were disconnected. When EU sanctions against Iran are lifted, it […]
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Iran Sanctions: The AML Policy Implications of the Deal

There are going to be some interesting grey areas for financial institutions regarding Iranian sanctions in the near future. The differences in scope between the regulators (in particular the US regulators compared to all the other regulators) could present certain dilemmas for banks – such as whether or not to trade with an Iranian related […]
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Faster Payments: The Challenges

Our previous blog posts in the Faster Payments series have established that the general will is there for faster payments and momentum is growing. In this, the final post in our series, we look at what has prevented it from becoming a reality for all transactions, across all borders. There are several challenges that still need to be […]
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Iran Sanctions: Differences in Scope Between the Regulators

We know that many of the sanctions against Iran are being lifted. We also know that not all regulators are lifting the same sanctions. The EU, the UK’s HMT and the UN are lifting a much broader scope of sanctions than the US’s OFAC (the Office of Foreign Assets Control) is going to lift. This […]
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Iran Sanctions: Which Sanctions Will Be Lifted?

Sanctions against Iran are to be lifted. Not all of them, but most of them, according to the negotiations so far. At this point in time, nobody knows exactly what changes will take place and won’t do until the sanctions are actually lifted. Who will decide? The definitive list will come from the regulators, including […]
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Iran Sanctions: Why Banks Still Need a Comprehensive Sanctions Programme

When world leaders struck a nuclear deal with Iran back in July, it really hit the headlines. And quite rightly so. Under the deal, Iran agreed to limit its nuclear activity and in return, international sanctions would be lifted. Opinion has been divided over whether or not it was a good deal and whether or not […]
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Faster Payments: The American Dream

At the moment, the United States is lagging behind other countries when it comes to the processing speed of its payments; there are already countries in Europe and Asia that are able to make instant payments. Despite the 24/7 culture that is so prevalent in the U.S., 24/7 payments are not yet an American reality. That […]
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Faster Payments: Establishing Standards

Faster payments are on their way, albeit more slowly than many of us would like. By faster payments we mean real-time payments across the globe for all payments, be they large or small, corporate or non-corporate. Although the momentum for faster payments is building, there is still quite a lot behind the scenes that needs […]
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