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March 14, 2018
Initial coin offerings (ICOs) have been dealt a blow recently, with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announcing that anyone selling tokens is an unregistered money transfer business. Based on a letter sent to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden from FinCEN’s assistant secretary for legislative... Read More »
February 27, 2018
“Advanced analytics” along with words like machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), supervised and unsupervised techniques, and anomaly detection have quickly become buzz phrases in the anti-money laundering (AML) compliance sphere.  But what, exactly, do these terms mean, and how do we use... Read More »
February 15, 2018
Recently we hosted a webinar with Symptai Consulting's Business Analyst Rory Barrett. Titled 'Strengthen Your AML Compliance Program with Data Mining', the webinar discussed different data mining techniques that can be used to improve AML compliance programs. In case you missed it, you can read... Read More »
February 2, 2018
Earlier this week we hosted a webinar together with Symptai Consulting. Hosted by Business Analyst Rory Barrett, the 'Strengthen Your AML Compliance Program with Data Mining' webinar provided attendees with an overview of data mining and different techniques that organizations can apply to improve... Read More »
January 19, 2018
Taiwan Mega International Commercial Bank Co. in Taiwan has been fined $29 million by the U.S. Federal Reserve Board for AML violations and will be required to improve its AML oversights and controls. The regulator noted that after its most recent inspection it found “significant deficiencies” in... Read More »
December 12, 2017
In part 1 and part 2 of this blog series, we noted that Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) around the globe are adopting the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's (UNODC's) goAML intelligence analysis system. But what does this mean for you? Why goAML matters  For goAML to be an effective... Read More »
November 24, 2017
As we discussed last week in the first of this three-part blog series, a number of Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) around the world have adopted the goAML platform--and many more are evaluating it as their intelligence analysis system of choice. There are a number of factors determining each... Read More »
November 1, 2017
To keep up with regulations and adaptive criminals, money services businesses (MSBs) must continually evolve their anti-fraud and anti-money laundering (AML) processes. A successful anti-fraud and AML compliance program is dependent on identifying the objectives of the program, implementing key... Read More »
October 20, 2017
Once upon a time, money services businesses (MSBs) could be lax about diligently fulfilling anti-money laundering (AML) requirements. Regulators were much more interested in the banking sector, and focused their attention on cracking down on the failures of those businesses. But times are changing... Read More »
October 11, 2017
Customer risk ratings (CRR) was a hot topic at the ACAMS Annual AML and Financial Crime Conference that garnered many discussions both in and out of the plenary session. As mentioned in my blog about the keynote session, a customer rating based on one category, such as country, is not adequate. Two... Read More »