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More than four out of five anti-money laundering and customer onboarding professionals simply use Google

While the growing number of money laundering scandals have confirmed the need to protect businesses against fraud, many analysts simply rely on Google. Having surveyed 156 anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) professionals, RegTech company Arachnys has revealed that 85% used Google for their due diligence or risk investigations. Moreover, 16% even stated…
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24th March 2020 0

FCA issues coronavirus cryptocurrency scam warning

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned investors to avoid coronavirus-related cryptocurrency schemes that may seem too good to be true. Crypto scams are on the rise to exploit investors In a warning published on its website, the regulator says criminals and scammers are trying to take advantage of confusion and market instability in…
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17th March 2020 0

Glasgow-based AutoRek Partners with Nationwide to Offer Data Management and Cloud-powered Financial Controls

Glasgow-headquartered AutoRek, a firm that provides financial controls and regulatory reporting software, has teamed up with Nationwide to offer a data management solution and cloud-powered financial controls for a three-year period, with a two-year extension plan. Gordon McHarg, managing director at AutoRek, stated: “I am really pleased to welcome an organisation of Nationwide’s calibre to…
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13th March 2020 0

The impact of Brexit on the AML KYC Compliance and trade in the UK

AML/KYC screening is a mandatory part of the compliance operations of businesses. Nowadays every business is liable for some sort of KYC and AML compliance, and heavy non-compliance fines and penalties have left no choice but to invest in compliance. The regulations have changed and are more strict for financial institutions. Recently the EU implemented…
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3rd March 2020 0

Right Here, Right Now: Taking Action On Financial Crime

If there is one truism about financial crime, it’s that the perpetrators are ever-present and ever-evolving. Just as technology has revolutionized banking and finance, so too has it given criminals more sophisticated tools. Indeed, as financial institutions work to keep pace with exponential technology advances, criminals seem to be pulling even—and in some cases, maybe…
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2nd March 2020 0

European Union unsure how to regulate Facebook’s Libra

The EU cannot work out exactly what Libra is according to a memo by European Commission executive vice-president, Valdis Dombrovskis. Dombrovskis refers to the “need to ensure clarity” about what Libra is, but that the information provided by Facebook is not sufficient. Libra is described as a “moving target” that does not easily within existing…
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26th February 2020 0

The buy-side is saving compliance and control professionals from the cold

If you work in compliance or regulation in an investment bank, you probably have very good reason to fear the rise of technology. As so-called ‘Reg-tech’ has taken hold, compliance spending is banks’ new target for cost-cutting. It’s fortunate, then, that compliance jobs are still very plentiful on the buy-side. “The buy-side has exploded in terms of compliance…
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25th February 2020 0

SentinelOne hits unicorn status after funding round

SentinelOne, an autonomous endpoint protection company, has secured $200m in its Series E, pushing its valuation to $1.1bn. Venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners led the round. Other investments to the round came from Tiger Global Management, Qualcomm Ventures LLC, Vista Public Strategies of Vista Equity Partners, Third Point Ventures and several previous…
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24th February 2020 0

ZignSec launches new anti-money laundering product as the RegTech company views global markets

The Swedish RegTech company ZignSec has rolled out a new anti-money laundering (AML) product as the Nordics are still dealing with the fallout of a massive banking scandal. The identity verification venture, which went public in 2019, made the announcement at an event hosted by Sthlm Fintech Week on Monday, February 10. “This product will…
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21st February 2020 0

Mode deploys selfie biometrics and ID document checking from Onfido for top compliance and user experience

Onfido has been selected by Mode, a fintech app that allows users to trade bitcoin, to provide automated identity verification with document analysis and facial biometrics to ensure full compliance with KYC requirements and seamless user experience for European citizens using the service, the company announced. Mode is leveraging Onfido’s AI-enabled identity verification technology during…
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18th February 2020 0