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Best of the Blog 2018

As 2019 gets underway, we’re taking a reflective look back at our top five most visited blogs of 2018. From Shipping to Sanctions Screening, and Faster Payments to Real Estate – we covered a number of emerging industry trends throughout last year. 1. Navigating trade finance: how should banks monitor suspicious shipping activity? Number one […]
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‘Twas the Night of Risk and Compliance

‘Twas the night of risk and compliance, when all through fintech Not a regulator was stirring, sanctions screening had all been checked…
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G20 & Crypto Assets: How to Effectively Balance Innovation and Regulation

Responsible financial innovation. That is the clear message coming out of the 2018 G20 Summit. How can governments find the balance between driving financial innovation and their commitment to preventing and fighting financial crime? This year’s G20 Summit might have been, to some extent, overshadowed by geopolitics, but two issues stood out: An urgent need […]
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Don’t Let Bad Data Be the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing of Your Payment Solution

This article was originally published in Paymentsjournal. In the competitive world of FinTech, data and APIs that sit behind your applications can have just as much, if not more, of an impact on a user’s experience than the overall look and feel of the site or app they’re visiting. Not to discount a really good, intuitive user […]
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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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How is Iceland solving the PEP problem?

The Ministry of Justice in Iceland has been preparing a new Anti-Money Laundering bill to submit to Parliament, which is expected to be approved before the end of 2018.
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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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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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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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Blockchain in practice – a present for the future of the financial industry

Blockchain is best known, for now at least, as the technology that underpins Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. It is ironic, then, that the uncertainty and lack of regulation around virtual currencies risks tainting the reputation of blockchain, as the technology has enormous potential to transform full parts of economy and society, from helping the […]
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