Accuity and FircoSoft providing an integrated global sanction screening solution for Standard Chartered Bank


Accuity, the leading global provider of Risk and Compliance, Payments and Know Your Customer solutions and FircoSoft, the leading global provider of watch list filtering solutions, have been selected by Standard Chartered Bank to provide integrated global sanctions screening and data.

The fully integrated Accuity and FircoSoft solution offers unparalleled operational efficiency, while combining sanctions data and systems, provides certainty that enhancements to either element will work together effectively – crucial given the complexity and the frequency with which the data and sanctions requirements change.

Hugh Jones, CEO of Accuity said: “I am delighted to announce we’ve been selected by Standard Chartered Bank – the unique combination of Accuity’s market-leading data and FircoSoft’s best in class account and transaction screening platform helps our clients understand and manage their risk exposure.”

Markus Schulz, Global Head FCC Controls, Standard Chartered Bank said: “Establishing an effective solution for screening is paramount for every financial institution. We were looking to meet this objective and increase our efficiencies at the same time. We found a comprehensive offering with the combination of FircoSoft screening and Accuity data replacing our existing infrastructure with a consolidated solution, which will help us to progress both objectives.”

Accuity provides data to over 15,000 customers in 165 countries, including 94 of the 100 largest banks globally. FircoSoft is part of Accuity and provides solutions and services to over 800 customers in 85 countries, including 8 of the world’s largest 10 financial institutions.

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About Accuity and FircoSoft

Owned by one of the world’s leading business-to-business data and content providers, Reed Business Information, and part of RELX Group, Accuity has been providing solutions to banks and businesses worldwide for over 175 years. Accuity’s unmatched data and services deliver compliant transactions, bank counterparty insight and AML success. To find out more visit the Accuity website.

RELX, Accuity’s parent company, acquired FircoSoft, the market leader of watch list filtering solutions, checking transactions and customers against sanctions and politically exposed persons lists to ensure compliance with regulations on terrorist finance, embargoes and FATCA, and meet Know Your Customer and customer due diligence requirements.