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Davide White
25 June 2019 - Accuity Insights

Meet David White, Accuity Executive Vice President of Global Payments

We are delighted to welcome David White to the Accuity team as Executive Vice President Global Payments. We interviewed him to understand his current view on the payments landscape, latest trends, and the go-forward strategy for Accuity.
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17 June 2019 - Accuity Insights

Are you Regulator 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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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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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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18 January 2019 - Accuity Insights

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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22 November 2018 - Accuity Insights

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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Watchlist Screening | PEPs & Adverse Media | Firco Watch List Data
25 July 2018 - Accuity Insights

RegTechs: essential allies for Open Banking

These are exciting times in the RegTech space, with so many new innovations to explore and much more on the horizon. We asked Franck Lanher, EMEA Director at Accuity, about his experience of improving financial crime compliance processes with many of the world’s leading financial institutions.
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Partially legalised marijuana businesses – how can banks perform their due diligence and protect themselves?

While there is a conflict between US state and federal legislation on marijuana trading, financial institutions need to protect themselves from penalties that could result from onboarding marijuana businesses as customers.
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Trade finance: is your screening up to scratch? Survey findings from our recent webinar with UK Finance

In June, the fight against nuclear proliferation in rogue states took an interesting turn when China’s Bank of Dandong was blacklisted by the US for ‘facilitating financing’ for companies linked to North Korea’s nuclear programme. This signalled firmly that regulators aren’t only chasing organisations that breach sanctions – those financing the trade will be held equally responsible.
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Sarkis Akmakjian
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What will 2017 hold for the world of payments?

Few would argue that the payments sector suffered or enjoyed – depending on the perspective – extreme levels of disruption during 2016. The pace of change in the industry is extraordinary and we are only halfway through the digital transformation journey. What can we expect to come next in 2017? No signs of slowdown in […]
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