ESG – Is It There To Tick A Box Or Rattle The Cage?


3 September, 2020

The combination of regulatory impetus, consumer sentiment and investor pressure has driven ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) to the top of the corporate agenda. While companies large and small are increasingly thinking about their ESG stance, the matter is especially pressing for large multinationals and global brands. For these players, the extent of their commercial

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

Using Artificial Intelligence to Know Your Customers, not your Criminals

AI | KYC | Regtech

15 June, 2020

How can just searching for ‘adverse media’ on your customer mean you are getting to ‘know’ them at all? In this article we ask, are we really harnessing the full power of KYC technologies? With an abundance of mounting regulations, it is only natural that Know Your Customer screening has been solely about searching for

smartKYC Wins Award: Best AI Solution for Regulatory Compliance at the RegTech Insight Awards 2020

Awards | KYC

20 May, 2020

smartKYC has won the award for Best AI Solution for Regulatory Compliance at this year’s RegTech Insight Awards 2020. “We are delighted to have been recognised like this by RegTech Insight and its advisory board. This award cements smartKYC’s position as a leading tech vendor in the automated KYC screening and relationship intelligence industry.” Said

ESG – The Next Know Your Client Frontier


20 April, 2020

Wealth management is – alas – crowded with acronyms. KYC (Know Your Client) is one of the most ubiquitous and up there with it is ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance). The terms speak to advisors’ need to understand where and how their clients made their money and, increasingly, these issues mesh together. That is certainly

smartKYC Wins Award: Best Data Discovery and Catalog Solution at the Data Management Insight Awards 2019

Awards | KYC

7 December, 2019

smartKYC has won the award for Best Data Discovery and Catalog Solution at this year’s Data Management Insight Awards 2019. “We are delighted to have been recognised like this by Data Management Insight and its advisory board. This award cements smartKYC’s position as a leading tech vendor in the automated KYC screening and relationship intelligence industry.” Said Dermot Corrigan, CEO of

Deutsche’s Wealth Arm Employs Finantix Offering, Powered By smartKYC


10 July, 2019

The offering involves a multi-lingual semantic engine developed by smartKYC. It uses AI to aggregate relevant data, news and documents on a client. Private banking and wealth software firm Finantix, whose know-your-client offering has been developed by smartKYC, has won a major contract from Deutsche Bank Wealth Management to power its onboarding and KYC processes. Deutsche Bank has

smartKYC Recognised as One of This Year’s WealthTech 100

Awards | KYC

10 April, 2019

The world’s most innovative providers of technology solutions for the global investment industry have been named on the inaugural WealthTech 100 list. WealthTech is one of the fastest growing sectors within the FinTech industry, with FinTech Global data showing investment in the space has grown five-fold since 2014 to reach $4.6bn last year. That surge in activity

smartKYC to Demo at Global Regtech Summit

Conference | KYC

17 May, 2018

smartKYC has been chosen by the attendees of the Global Regtech Summit, taking place in London on 22 May, to demonstrate their product during one of the sessions. Twenty of the world’s most innovative startup and scale-up companies, that offer solutions in RegTech, risk management or cybersecurity, are invited to give a live demo at

smartKYC: An automated semantic engine for KYC and AML due diligence


31 January, 2018

The Big Problem A key issue for many financial institutions these days is: Who is their client. With more regulation than ever before, anti money laundering (AML) and compliance are now the priorities for any financial institution, with their profitability as only a secondary concern. This need for heightened due diligence, partnered with a seemingly

Deloitte Launches Managed Services Platform to Automate Bank Compliance Processes Powered by smartKYC


14 October, 2016

Deloitte has launched its Managed Services platform as a solution to this conundrum, working closely with integrated cloud applications and platform services provider Oracle, know-your-client specialist smartKYC and business intelligence expert Bureau van Dijk. Deloitte Managed Services uses a framework that allows organisations to identify all relevant regulatory impacts as well as leverage solutions between regulations and across industry