The key to effective third-party ESG risk monitoring


7 March, 2024

It is now obvious that the theme of ESG is close to the top of most corporate agendas. Typically, companies will think about ESG from two perspectives: 1) measuring their own credentials, such as sustainability, ethical behaviour, etc. and 2) evaluating the investments they make. 

smartKYC’s 10 Best Practices for Perpetual Adverse Media Monitoring

Adverse Media | KYC

7 March, 2024

Four years ago, we posited in our white paper, Eyes Always Open, published in Money Laundering Bulletin, that best practice guidance on KYC screening would soon include perpetual monitoring of adverse media as opposed to just screening at onboarding and re-screening at intervals.

Automating third-party due diligence and ongoing monitoring with advanced, multilingual AI

AI | ESG | Events | Explainable AI

15 January, 2024

In a recent webinar session hosted by Ian Lawless, Head of Content Partnerships and Event Director at Procurement Leaders, Dermot Corrigan, CEO discussed how a combination of natural language processing and generative AI can do all the heavy lifting associated with due diligence discovery at both onboarding and during the lifetime of the relationship in real-time, preventing risks from gathering momentum and developing into a full-blown crisis.

2023: Year in review

Awards | ESG | KYC

21 December, 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, we reflect on the key KYC due diligence trends and challenges affecting the industry, as well as highlighting smartKYC’s company milestones and achievements, including an exciting new product launch and multiple award wins.

Leveraging NLP for adverse media screening in supplier due diligence: a more robust approach to ESG verification

Adverse Media | ESG

25 October, 2023

The importance of implementing comprehensive due diligence processes cannot be overstated, particularly as global supply chains become increasingly complex.

Supply Chain Due Diligence: What Multinational Corporations Can Learn from Banks

Adverse Media | Continuous Monitoring | KYC

24 October, 2023

In today’s complex and increasingly regulated business environment, multinational corporations are challenged to ensure the integrity and compliance of their expansive supply chains.

smartKYC launches new product, smartEYE

Adverse Media | Continuous Monitoring | KYC | Regtech

12 October, 2023

smartKYC today announce the launch of their new product for banks: smartEYE – the ultimate defence for 24/7 risk vigilance.

The EU Corporate Sustainability Directive’s Impact on Multinational Corporates

Adverse Media | Continuous Monitoring | ESG

27 July, 2023

On June 1, 2023 the EU Parliament paved the way for regulation that will have fundamental implications for the way companies operating within the EU assess and monitor their supply chains for the risk of human and environmental rights violations.

Mike Byrne Appointed as smartKYC’s New Business Development Director

Fintech | KYC | New Hire | Regtech

7 March, 2023

smartKYC announces Mike Byrne as the company’s new Business Development Director.

Perpetual KYC v Periodic Refresh – A False Choice?

Adverse Media | Continuous Monitoring | KYC

26 January, 2023

Perpetual KYC (pkyc) has become a buzz phrase in the last few years due to a combination of heightened scrutiny from regulators and huge advancements in automation technology. In this article, smartKYC’s CEO Dermot Corrigan provides insight on the definition of perpetual KYC, the implications for other KYC monitoring activities, such as periodic refresh, and points to some of the solutions that can meet the technical challenges perpetual KYC presents.

2022: A Year in Review

Awards | Conference | Fintech | KYC | Regtech

31 December, 2022

In 2022 we planned ahead and took an active approach to new regulations, sharing our opinions on several industry trends and creating new solutions for industry trends. Our 2022 AML research gave insight to key industry shifts.

smartKYC’s Response to MAS Guidelines on: Strengthening AML / CFT Name Screening Practice


7 September, 2022

smartKYC has pioneered the use of artificial intelligence to address the very shortcomings MAS identifies. Here we review MAS’ observations regarding areas for improvement in each of the four categories that formed the scope of its inspection, and how smartKYC has been designed to meet the challenge of each.