Tagged: financial crime

India’s National Security Adviser Warns that Fraudulent Activities have Increased as More Consumers are Conducting Online Payments

Ajit Doval, the National Security Adviser (NSA) to the Prime Minister of India, recently warned that financial crime and fraudulent activities have increased significantly and could continue to rise, because more consumers are conducting transactions online following the COVID-19 outbreak. Doval said that the country… Read More

FATF Releases Updated Virtual Assets Red Flag Indicators of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Report

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental organization that develops policies to combat money laundering and terrorism financing, has released an updated report, titled, Virtual Assets Red Flag Indicators of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. Published on September 14, 2020, the report notes that… Read More

US SEC Awards Contract to CipherTrace because it’s the “Only Known” Blockchain Forensics Tool that can Track Binance Chain Transactions

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed on July 29, 2020 that it’s planning to award a single-source contract to blockchain security firm CipherTrace, a Menlo Park, California based business that recently introduced real-time predictive risk scoring for cryptocurrencies. The SEC said that CipherTrace… Read More

Fintech Sector Needs Proper Standards and Policies to Maintain Transparency, Ning Wang from PingPong Payments Recommends

The global Fintech ecosystem is growing steadily. The financial technology sector is projected to reach $460 billion within the next five years. But financial losses due to fraudulent activities have reached $42 billion, globally, during the past two years. The billions of dollars stolen due… Read More

Chainalysis Introduces New Website, Market Intel, which gives Digital Asset Managers and Regulators Access to Meaningful Insight about Crypto Activity

Leading blockchain analysis firm, Chainalysis, which recently secured $49 million in capital through a Series B round, announced on July 27, 2020, that it has launched Market Intel, its newly designed website for asset managers and regulatory agencies. The new site may be used to… Read More

Quantexa, an AI and Big Data powered Contextual Decision Intelligence Software Developer, Acquires $64.7 Million in Funding with Support from HSBC and ABN Amro

Quantexa, a platform that aims to prevent financial crime, has acquired $64.7 million in funding with support from financial giants HSBC and ABN Amro Ventures. Quantexa’s recent investment round was led by Evolution Equity Partners. Accenture Ventures,  AlbionVC, British Patient Capital, and Dawn Capital also… Read More

Financial Crime Carried Out by Stealing Banking Customers’ IDs Increased by 15% (from 2018) to $16.9 Billion in 2019: Report

The use of stolen and synthetic identities to carry out fraudulent activities increased significantly in 2019, and the COVID-19 crisis might be making the problem even worse, according to a recently published  Identity Fraud Report from Javelin Strategy & Research. Financial losses due to identity… Read More

Chinese Authorities in Guangdong Province Freeze 4,000 Banks Allegedly Linked to OTC Cryptocurrency Desks Engaging in Money Laundering

Authorities in China’s Guangdong province have reportedly frozen around 4,000 bank accounts which might be linked to money laundering operations through Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies. Local sources said that Guangdong police officials have identified bank accounts that allegedly belong to virtual currency over-the-counter (OTC)… Read More

Digital Banking Adoption Could lead to More Cyber Attacks and Security Issues, FBI Warns

The US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has warned that there could be an increase in financial crime due to the rise of digital banking. The warning is a reminder from the FBI that mobile banking providers and financial institutions must protect their clients from… Read More

Australian Fintech Hay Selects Featrurespace’s ARIC Risk Hub to Identify and Prevent Fraudulent Financial Activities

Featurespace, an established provider of Enterprise Financial Crime prevention software, confirmed that Australia’s Fintech Hay has chosen its ARIC Risk Hub to help identify and prevent potentially fraudulent financial activities and money laundering on its mobile-first solution. Hay builds digital infrastructure from the ground up… Read More

Private Identity Firm Incognia Introduces Location-based Behavioral Biometrics Solutions for Banks, Fintech Companies

Private identity solution provider, Incognia, has introduced a location-based behavioral biometrics software product that aims to reduce or eliminate the growing rates of mobile fraud. According to a press release shared with CI, Incognia’s anti-fraud software development kit (SDK) and APIs aim to improve standard… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange and Wallet Provider Zebpay to Use Chainalysis Blockchain Tools to Prevent Financial Crime

Zebpay, a digital currency wallet and exchange provider that began its relaunch in India earlier this year, will be working with blockchain security and analysis firm Chainalysis to monitor crypto-asset transactions performed across its platforms for Indian consumers. Chainalysis had already been providing its Know… Read More

ThetaRay, Provider of Big Data and AI-enhanced Analytics Tools, Introduces FastStart Platform to Combat Financial Crime During COVID-19

  Israel-based ThetaRay, a provider of Big Data and artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced analytics tools, has launched FastStart, a product that aims to address the requirements of financial institutions during the COVID-19 crisis. As noted on ThetaRay’s official website: “Since the pandemic began, banks have seen… Read More

Igal Rotem: Founder of Fintech Credorax Discusses Business Continuity Plans During COVID-19 Crisis

The economic downturn due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to small businesses re-evaluating their operations and business plans, in order to survive during these challenging times. Fintech firms and digital banks have been forced to lay off their employees as they try to cut… Read More

UK’s Financial Crime Prevention Software Developer, Featurespace, Secures £30 million in Capital via Round Led by Merian Chrysalis Investment

UK-based Featurespace, a firm focused on fraud prevention, has secured £30 million in capital from an investment round led by Merian Chrysalis Investment. Several existing investors also took part in the round. The firm’s software is designed to learn the normal or typical digital behavior… Read More

Nasdaq-listed NICE Actimize Introduces KYC Xpress, a Cloud-powered Know Your Customer Process Automation Solution

NICE Actimize, a NICE company (Nasdaq: NICE) business offering autonomous financial crime management solutions, has launched KYC Xpress, a cloud-powered solution. According to a release, KYC Xpress automates manual know-your-customer (KYC) processes. It aims to enhance the overall speed, accuracy, and efficiency of processing KYC… Read More

ThetaRay, Provider of Big Data and AI-enhanced Analytics Tools, Joins Microsoft’s Partner Program to Offer AML Solution

ThetaRay, a provider of Big Data and artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced analytics tools, has joined Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) partner program, One Commercial Partner, which provides various cloud-powered solutions. ThetaRay’s anti-money laundering (AML) solution for correspondent banking can be accessed through Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace. A large US bank… Read More

Nasdaq-listed NICE Actimize Chosen by Asian Digital Bank TONIK to Develop Anti-Money Laundering Solutions and Create Secure Banking Environments

NICE Actimize, a NICE company (Nasdaq: NICE) business offering autonomous financial crime management solutions, has reportedly been chosen by TONIK, an Asian pure-play regulated digital bank, to develop its Essentials anti-money laundering platforms and also to assist in the creation of secure banking environments for… Read More

Quadriga: CEO Gerald Cotton Leads Canada’s First R&D Lab for Blockchain Technology

  Quadriga Fintech Solutions Corp. claims that it launched Canada’s first R&D lab for blockchain technology. The lab’s first project will be the development of a platform with two core functions: handling the onboarding and client data management for financial crime systems using the blockchain and… Read More

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