Tagged: financial crime

Chainalysis Makes Recommendations After OFAC Emphasizes Importance of Ransomware Prevention, Reporting

On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) had released an advisory on the sanctions risks associated with carrying out ransomware payments and the “proactive” steps firms may take to address these types of risks. This… Read More

Bad Actors Diverted, Used SMS One-Time Passwords to Perform Fraudulent Credit Cards Transfers, Affecting Singapore Consumers

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and Singapore Police Force (SPF) recently revealed that malicious actors overseas had been able to divert and use SMS one-time passwords (OTPs) to carry out fraudulent credit card transfers impacting 75 banking clients based… Read More

Eastern Europe Ranked Third Globally for Overall Exposure to Illicit Activity Involving Cryptocurrencies: Report

Eastern Europe has one of the largest cryptocurrency economies in the world. A recent report reveals that it’s the third-ranked global region for “overall exposure to illicit activity.” Eastern Europe is the only world region with a total transaction volume of $400 million+ for which… Read More

Hawk AI Partners with Berlin’s Moss for Comprehensive Management of Secure Payments

Hawk AI, Germany’s software provider of Transaction Monitoring for banking institutions, payment companies and Fintech firms, reveals that it has teamed up with Moss, a Berlin-headquartered expense and financial platform for comprehensive management of card payments, worker expenses, and invoices. Through the partnership, Hawk AI’s… Read More

UK Regtech SmartSearch Introduces Service to Address Money Laundering Issues

UK-based anti-money laundering (AML) specialist SmartSearch has introduced a new service in order to address the problem of “dirty” cash being cleaned across the globe via various activities like acquiring property. Organized criminal organizations and fraudsters are responsible for around $2 trillion a year in… Read More

Dave Burns, CRO at Napier AI, Says There’s Huge Potential for What Artificial Intelligence Can Bring to AML

In the fast-evolving digital economy, money laundering and financial crime have been increasing quite rapidly as regulation and banking processes struggle to address the rise in “criminal innovation.” Because of these developments, financial institutions have to respond quickly and effectively, by utilizing the appropriate tools… Read More

Cybersecurity Expert Comments on Crypto Transactions, Responsibilities of US Govt, Private Sector to Defend Information, Networks

Carole House, Director of Cybersecurity with the White House National Security Council, recently discussed online security issues at the FinCrime Virtual Week. Blockchain security firm CipherTrace notes in a recent update that headlines such as the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware attack indicate that cybercrime is “on… Read More

Polish Fraud Prevention Firm Nethone, which Uses Behavioral Biometrics to Combat Fraud, Secures $6.7M

Nethone, which has raised $6.7 million in capital, notes that its passive behavioral biometrics enables online or digital businesses to prevent more than 95% of account takeovers (ATO) – which are cyber threats or attacks that have been spreading across the globe at an alarming… Read More

ACI Worldwide, Provider of Real-Time Payment Solutions, Partners Swedbank, Will Combat Online Fraud

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), an international provider of real-time payments and digital payment software applications, reveals that it has teamed up with Swedbank, a leading issuing and acquiring bank in the Nordic and Baltic regions. The company has contributed to a 55% decrease in payment… Read More

Elucidate Introduces Database for Assigning Scores to Financial Crime Risk Vulnerability of Financial Institutions

Elucidate, the financial crime risk scoring solution provider, has introduced the Elucidate FinCrime Risk Monitor (EFRM), an open database for assigning scores to the financial crime risk vulnerability of financial institutions. The EFRM has been designed to enhance transparency in the financial services sector. The… Read More

FinCEN Issues Very First Priorities List for AML/CFT Policy, Includes Use of Crypto for Ransomware Payments, Money Laundering

On June 30, 2021, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the US Department of the Treasury that collects and analyzes information about financial transactions in order to combat domestic and international money laundering, terrorist financing, and other financial crimes, issued its first… Read More

After Unprecedented Regulatory Crackdown, Binance Deploys CipherTrace Traveler to Address Money Laundering, Illicit Activity Issues

As part of its commitment to compliance, Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange that has been under investigation by US regulators and other international authorities due to allegations of engaging in recognized markets without authorization (and also contributing to money laundering and other illicit activities),… Read More

Crypto Risk Management Solution Provider Elliptic Completes Pilot with Santander on Detecting Suspicious Activity

Elliptic, the leader in crypto-asset risk management solutions, revealed on Tuesday (June 22, 2021) that it has completed a pilot with Banco Santander in identifying or detecting suspicious activity linked to digital assets. As mentioned in a release, this pilot is “helping Santander understand the… Read More

True Cost of Financial Crime Compliance Global Report Reveals that Costs Reached $213.9 Billion in 2021

LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a global data and analytics firm, has published its annual True Cost of Financial Crime Compliance Global Report. The results shared in the new report have been prepared after conducting an extensive survey of 1,015 financial crime compliance decision-makers at established financial… Read More

Cybersecurity: Kompli-Global Launches Initiative to Help Firms Evaluate their Financial Fraud Prevention Strategies

With fraudulent activities on the rise and malicious actors becoming a lot smarter and more sophisticated in navigating online systems, it has become quite critical for payments and financial services providers to make sure they’ve got the right cybersecurity measures in place to combat online… Read More

Fraud Awareness App Introduced by HSBC UK, Allows Businesses to Track Suspicious Activities, Potential Scams

HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC), a British multinational investment bank and financial services holding company, recently revealed that its UK division had introduced a fraud awareness app to offer businesses or companies up-to-the-minute or the latest updates on potential scams. HSBC, which is the second… Read More

Fraudio, a Cloud Native, AI enabled Payment Fraud Detection Solution, Secures $3.3M via Seed Round

Fraudio, a startup founded by experts from the Dutch payment ecosystem, has reportedly secured  $3.3 million in capital via a seed round. The Fraudio team claims that they’ve spent two years developing a Cloud native, centralized AI and machine learning payment fraud detection solution for… Read More

Ireland’s Regtech Fenergo has Reportedly been Acquired by Private Equity Firms

Ireland’s Regtech firm Fenergo reveals that it has been acquired by private equity companies, the Paris-headquartered Astorg and London’s  Bridgepoint, from Insight Partners. Although the financial terms of the deal haven’t been shared publicly, the Irish Times said that industry sources claim that the transaction… Read More

OurCrowd backed Israeli Fintech ThetaRay Secures $31M in Capital from Benhamou Global Ventures, Others

Israel-based ThetaRay, a Fintech firm that enables banking institutions to monitor payment activity in order to identify potential money laundering risks, has secured $31 million in capital via a new funding round. New ThetaRay investors reportedly include Eric Benhamou, investing via Benhamou Global Ventures, and… Read More

Regtech SmartSearch Launches Product to Help Non-Regulated Markets Do KYC, ID Verification for UK Residents, International Clients

SmartSearch, an anti-money laundering (AML) solution provider, has reportedly entered the non-regulated market with the launch of a product that’s a part of its business growth strategy. The Ilkley, West Yorkshire-based Regtech firm reports that it recorded its most successful year to date in 2020…. Read More

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