Perpetual KYC v Periodic Refresh – A False Choice?

By Dermot Corrigan
On: 26 January, 2023,
Categories: Adverse Media, Continuous Monitoring, KYC

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.

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Negative News Screening: Processing Foreign Languages

Adverse Media | AI | Continuous Monitoring | Explainable AI | Fintech | KYC

19 December, 2022

As we addressed in our latest adverse media post, there is an array of categories—and subcategories— of negative news screening that need to be properly screened for accurate and relevant results. But how do people look for and analyse adverse media in foreign languages? And why is this still so difficult?

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Adverse Media Screening: 10 Best Practices – Part 3, Tips 7-10

Adverse Media | Continuous Monitoring | Explainable AI | KYC

2 November, 2022

In this final article, we share our last set of best practices for Adverse Media Screening, a tool increasingly important for individuals and companies in monitoring online news and media.

Adverse Media Screening: 10 Best Practices – Part 2, Tips 4-6

Adverse Media | AI | Continuous Monitoring | KYC | Uncategorized

30 September, 2022

This article continues with tips 4-6 for better implementing a continuous or high-frequency negative news screening programme.

Adverse Media Screening: 10 Best Practices – Part 1, Tips 1-3

Adverse Media | AI | Continuous Monitoring | KYC

15 September, 2022

Adverse media screening, sometimes referred to as negative news screening, is essentially the process of searching an individual or company for adverse news or media relating to them, which can be found in open source intelligence online.

smartKYC Announces Hindi Language and Script Addition to its Multilingual Natural Language Processing Technology

AML | Continuous Monitoring

7 September, 2021

smartKYC, the world’s most advanced enterprise solution for KYC due diligence automation, has today announced the addition of the Hindi language and script to smartKYC’s multilingual Natural Language Processing technology. smartKYC’s technology now processes and analyses over 35 different languages in multiple writing systems including Latin, Chinese, Arabic and Devanagari.

Natural Multi Language Processing: A Smart Approach to KYC Screening Wealth Management Clients

AML | Continuous Monitoring | KYC

24 August, 2021

Private banks and wealth managers face unique KYC screening demands. Their clients will often require a more enhanced background check due to their association with certain jurisdictions or sectors, the sophistication of their banking and investment needs or their raised public profile.

Getting to Know All About Your Customer: the Case for Continuous Monitoring

AI | Continuous Monitoring | KYC

26 August, 2020

Currently, when it comes to know your customer (KYC) requirements, the industry’s focus is mainly on the first stage of the customer relationship, with regulators prescribing thorough due diligence at the onboarding stage, augmented with the occasional periodic refresh. But in these uncertain times when fortunes and indeed reputations are being made and lost in

Eyes Always Open – KYC ‘now’

AI | Continuous Monitoring | KYC

16 July, 2020

In 2004, a colleague and I had the idea of building a search string of negative words in several languages and applying that to a corpus of news content to support our banking clients with their KYC efforts. Thus was born the world’s first adverse media search tool, Lexis Diligence, and quite some time before