Financial Crime Compliance Insights


Introducing Instant Search: Free, Unlimited AML/CTF Search Engine across Global Watchlists

We’re excited to have launched Instant Search today, our brand-new search engine that performs free, unlimited AML/CTF checks of sanctioned Individuals, Organizations, and Vessels, as well as PEPs (Politically Exposed Persons) and most wanted fugitives. It is available online from now on at

September 28, 2021
Financial Crime

What is the Relationship Between Know Your Customer and Customer Due Diligence?

If your initial assumption is that Customer Due Diligence (CDD) is closely related to Know Your Customer (KYC) then you are right. CDD is actually an integral part of KYC services. In fact, you can say that KYC supports CDD in the customer information verification process. Past KYC procedures have now been transformed and fully integrated into CDD transactions. In this article, we look to dissect the relationship between these two components.
September 3, 2021
Financial Crime

Top 2020 Anti-Money Laundering Fines

AML regulations, fines, and penalties continued to rise significantly in 2020. During the year of the pandemic, we also saw increased levels of cooperation between governments and AML regulators to eliminate the calamities generated by money laundering, which include corruption, terrorist financing, and rampant bribery.
August 5, 2021
AI & Digitalization

How AI-Powered Name Screening Can Help You Avoid Sanctions

In today’s heavily regulated financial environment, a minor spelling mistake or even a phonetic difference in verifying a foreign customer can lead to severe consequences, often sanctions.
July 22, 2021
Financial Crime

COVID-19 and the Rise of Financial Crime

Financial crime has significantly increased with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article, we look at the emerging risks during the pandemic, what this rise in financial crime means for financial firms, and how they can adapt to the new normal in an industry that is heavily regulated.
June 10, 2021
Financial Crime

2020 Financial Crimes Trends in MENA

In the last few years, there has been significant investment in compliance tools and processes, but the level of commitment has remained comparatively low in MENA.
May 20, 2021
AI & Digitalization

How to Augment Your Business with Risk Management APIs

Application programming interfaces, known in short as APIs, are changing the way banks, financial institutions, and other organizations are enhancing their operational efficiency by providing fast and easier access to risk intelligence customer data.
April 22, 2021
AI & Digitalization

How to Leverage eKYC to Accelerate a Low-Risk Customer Onboarding

The promise eKYC compliance solutions are bringing to the table is to simplify handling of the risk associated with adding new partners while accelerating your business growth. The truth is that companies that have made the choice to automate identity screening have an unfair advantage and can easily strike a perfect balance between preventing financial crime and providing the most responsive customer experience.
March 18, 2021