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EU Update – November 2020

EU To Establish Bloc-Wide AML Regulator By March 2021 After an agreement with finance ministers, the European Union will move forward in creating a bloc-wide financial crime compliance authority.  It is hoped that the new authority will coordinate and enforce AML rules by March 2021.  They will directly oversee country regulators and financial institutions and…

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November 2020 – Founder Note

Arctic Intelligence | Founders Note - November 2020

In November, we have seen interest in the financial crime risk and compliance management space continue to grow with continuous media coverage on compliance issues popping up in all corners of the world.  This growing wave of coverage brings home that you don’t really know who is swimming naked until the tide goes out –…

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Customer Insights – November 2020

Arctic Intelligence | Customer Insights November 2020

This month we shine a spotlight on one of the most active members of our community, Suncorp’s Financial Crimes Team, to find out how technology . We also explain how you can influence which new features are added to AML Accelerate. Customer Spotlight Michelle Milts is the AML/CTF Manager at Suncorp and was kind enough…

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The Importance of RegTech in Financial Crime Risk Management

Arctic Intelligence | Financial Crime Risk Management Solutions

How RegTech & financial crime risk management technologies can benefit your business and society As the impact of financial crime continues to grow, both on businesses and society in general, more and more organisations are recognising the importance of adopting RegTech within their risk mitigation strategies. The cost of implementing regulatory technologies, or RegTech, to…

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Customer Insights – October 2020

In this months newsletter we share some insights from the roundtable event with our Canadian customers, and provide answers to the latest questions on conducting risk assessments in AML Accelerate and Risk Assessment. Roundtable Event Earlier this month, we held a roundtable event with our Canadian credit union community of customers to discuss the challenges…

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News in Brief – October 2020

This year we have witnessed some of the largest fines in history with many international financial services organisations and other regulated entities under scrutiny from regulators. As the business landscape adapts to the pandemic, we are seeing authorities provide businesses direction on how to protect themselves from vulnerabilities to financial crime such as AML guidance,…

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October 2020 – Founder Note

Arctic Intelligence | Founders Note - November 2020

October has been another busy month for Arctic Intelligence and for the financial crime compliance community as whole, as momentum is solidly building in the mainstream and social media, below are some of the key AML highlights from this month. In Australia, it’s all been happening – Firstly, AUSTRAC announced in a media release that…

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September 2020 – Note from CEO

Over the last month or so we have started to see some disparity emerging  in the way in which international financial crime regulators are treating regulated entities where they identify breaches or material non-compliance with anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws. In the UK, the Financial Conduct Authority, which has historically  been fairly active in…

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Customer Insights – September 2020

Here at Arctic Intelligence, we’re all about delivering the features and services that are most important to our community of users. This month we released an enhancement to the Risk Assessment Platform with globalisation support, added the ability to vote for new features on our Community Forum, and updated our Help Center with FAQs, Methodology…

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Lost time is never found again

OPINION: A recent LinkedIn post from Jim Richards, the Founder of RegTech Consulting LLC explored the clear disconnect between the length of time regulators think it takes regulated entities to complete money laundering risk assessments and maintain compliant AML programs and the actual time that it takes them.  Jim ran the numbers and it clearly…

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