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Identity Matching: Future Trends and Innovations

We’ve come a long way in the last 20 years in terms of identity matching. As discussed in previous articles in this series, when electronic identity matching first took off in the 90s, machines only had a few hundred names to deal with. Now, the numbers are infinitely larger and the stakes are dramatically higher […]
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Amendments to the Swedish Money Laundering Act Come Into Force

Amendments to the the Act on Measures against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (2009:62) concerning Politically Exposed Persons, will enter into force in Sweden on 1st August 2015. At the same time, the Financial Supervisory Authority’s regulations and general guidelines (FFFS 2009:1) will lapse.1 The Act was created in response to the threat that terrorist […]
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Accuity Survey mentioned in The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal mentioned Accuity survey in the article “Survey Roundup: Deadly Cyberattack Worries”. This survey was driven to better understand risk and compliance main issues that compliance professionals are fighting with every day. Read the article to access the results
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Identity Matching: What is the Value of Screening Hubs?

Screening hubs are now an established and business-critical feature of any modern day financial institution. They are an integral part of the operational structure of organisations, crunching the numbers infinitely faster than us humans ever could. What’s important is that screening solutions offer real time business benefits. Financial institutions need access to instant, accurate results. […]
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Nine Indian Banks Face KYC Investigation

Nine Indian banks have recently come under fire for harbouring fake accounts linked to a medical institution scandal. Police arrested two people accused on multiple charges, including impersonating proprietors of the organisation. The individuals behind this scheme have allegedly scammed over 50 families of several hundred thousand rupees each. Accordingly to police officials, the total […]
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Identity Matching: Keeping On Top of High Data Volumes – What Are the Options?

Considering the huge amount of data that organisations now have to process for name screening, it is imperative that they have sophisticated filtering systems in place. Otherwise, they risk being overwhelmed by the data, either suffering multiple false positive alerts or worse still, missing relevant hits. There are various different approaches that organisations can use, […]
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Historic Iranian Nuclear Deal: Why Banks Still Need a Comprehensive Sanctions Program

News of the historic Iranian nuclear deal has been dominating headlines over the last week, with many different viewpoints emerging on the pros and cons of the situation. Henry Balani analyses the recent developments, offering three compelling reasons why banks must keep their sanctions programs firmly in place. The sanctions will be lifted gradually Assuming this […]
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Identity Matching: Getting Through the Numbers While Keeping the Hits Right

A huge challenge for organisations is the sheer quantity of data that needs to be processed now. Plus, it needs to be processed quickly and accurately. Accuracy is critical as organisations don’t want the situation whereby hits are missed that should have been picked up or lots of irrelevant hits are triggered. The volume of […]
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India’s Black Money Law Causes Concern

Earlier this week, the Times of India reported that while Indian authorities have been progressive in providing a window for Indian citizens to declare their previously hidden income (Black Money Law), money laundering continues to be a concern. The article raises tax experts’ concerns that there isn’t enough clarity around the possible use of the […]
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Identity Matching: What’s In A Name?

Names have a structure and typology that are influenced by cultural and regional factors.
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