19 07, 2021

Sharing Vital4’s Mission at the 2021 ADVANCE Awards Showcase

2021-07-19T14:03:15-04:00

Vital4 was honored to be chosen as a 2021 TAG FinTech ADVANCE award winner and featured at the ADVANCE Awards Showcase on June 23. Vital4 Co-Founder, President & Chief Customer Officer Amy Barbieri spoke with Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Crystal Edmonson during the showcase about Vital4’s mission, how it all started and the level of industry competition.  “We really started this company at an interesting time,” Amy shared. “We were able to leverage the Cloud and more [...]

Sharing Vital4’s Mission at the 2021 ADVANCE Awards Showcase2021-07-19T14:03:15-04:00
12 07, 2021

What We Learned at FintechSouth

2021-07-12T10:21:35-04:00

Last week Vital4 had an excellent time at FinTech South, learning about all of the technological growth happening here in Georgia. The collaboration amongst all the companies was refreshing, and it was amazing to meet so many new innovative founders. As a woman-owned business, we loved the focus on diversity and inclusion throughout the conference, and it was so nice to see the number of badass women presenters.  If you weren’t able to attend, here are [...]

What We Learned at FintechSouth2021-07-12T10:21:35-04:00
25 06, 2021

AML Act of 2020

2021-06-25T18:29:38-04:00

Wealthy and influential individuals and companies have used anonymous entities to hide their wealth, as evidenced in the 2016 Panama Papers and 2020 FinCEN Files Investigations. In January 2021, the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act became law, including the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (AMLA 2020). Part of the AMLA 2020 is the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). The AMLA 2020/CTA amends the Bank Secrecy Act (1970) (among other things) to require that companies (corporations, limited [...]

AML Act of 20202021-06-25T18:29:38-04:00
17 06, 2021

Vital4 is excited to welcome Robin Bienfait to our board!

2021-06-17T11:10:57-04:00

With previous experience as a Chief Enterprise Innovation officer for Samsung and a prior role as Chief Information Security officer for Blackberry, Robin joins the Vital4 team with expertise in technology management and security compliance. Robin is currently a general partner at Valor Ventures, where she leads the technical due diligence process and serves as the chair of the innovation council. In Robin’s role as general partner she also coordinates portfolio alliances with major enterprise technology [...]

Vital4 is excited to welcome Robin Bienfait to our board!2021-06-17T11:10:57-04:00
20 05, 2021

New, expanded VITAL4CRIM product provides industry-leading flexible data services

2021-05-20T13:41:44-04:00

Vital4 is excited to announce an expansion of our popular VITAL4CRIM screening services product. Optimizing your screening process is now easier with VITAL4CRIM, which streamlines the criminal database search process by collecting data from thousands of sources at the federal, state, county, and local levels. These sources include Arrest Records, Sex Offenders, Escapee lists, Warrant lists, Inmate rosters, Child Support Violations, Career Offenders, and dozens of others. This data is updated and collected in real-time to [...]

New, expanded VITAL4CRIM product provides industry-leading flexible data services2021-05-20T13:41:44-04:00
1 04, 2021

Optimize Your Global Watchlist and Sanctions Screening with AI-Powered Solution for Continuous Monitoring

2021-04-01T17:03:57-04:00

Best-practice compliance doesn’t stop after an initial screening. In fact, many global regulators require continuous monitoring to meet their standards for internal and third-party risk management. Governments and international organizations compile global watchlists to identify entities linked to crime, corruption, terrorism, money laundering, and other various forms of unethical behavior. Entities can include individuals, corporations, or even countries. Even if these entities aren’t actively committing a crime, they could be connected to suspicious activity. It’s crucial [...]

Optimize Your Global Watchlist and Sanctions Screening with AI-Powered Solution for Continuous Monitoring2021-04-01T17:03:57-04:00
17 12, 2020

Vital4 receives 2020 GLOBE Award and is named Exporter of the Year

2020-12-17T11:22:59-05:00

Vital4 is proud to once again be awarded a GLOBE Award from the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD). Since the program’s inception in 2014, the GLOBE Awards have sought to highlight Georgia companies that have successfully entered new international markets during the previous year, boosting the state’s economic growth through global trade.  From the official press release:  “The 2020 GLOBE Award winners represent nearly every corner of the state, and are predominantly small businesses. This [...]

Vital4 receives 2020 GLOBE Award and is named Exporter of the Year2020-12-17T11:22:59-05:00
2 12, 2020

Vital4 Named Part of 2021 RegTech 100

2021-02-04T13:27:21-05:00

Vital4 is proud to be named part of the 2021 REGTECH100. The REGTECH100 is an annual list of 100 of the world’s most innovative RegTech companies selected by a panel of industry experts and analysts. These are the companies every financial institution needs to know about as they consider and develop their mission-critical RegTech and digital transformation strategies. Vital4 provides the most accurate and innovative data solutions on the market, we don’t just check compliance boxes, [...]

Vital4 Named Part of 2021 RegTech 1002021-02-04T13:27:21-05:00
11 11, 2020

Banks Beware: Don’t Get Fined for Weak Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Oversight

2020-11-11T16:10:13-05:00

Earlier this year, former Risk Officer at U.S Bank Michael LaFontaine was fined $450,000 for a "failure to prevent violations of the Bank Secrecy Act," according to The Wall Street Journal. U.S. Bank had already been fined $613 million in 2018 for weak anti-money laundering controls, with enforcement action specific to LaFontaine. Before and during LaFontaine's tenure, U.S. Bank used a transaction-monitoring software that placed a cap on the number of alerts generated, preventing the bank [...]

Banks Beware: Don’t Get Fined for Weak Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Oversight2020-11-11T16:10:13-05:00
26 10, 2020

Vital4’s Guy Underwood featured in Corporate Compliance Insights

2020-11-11T16:11:16-05:00

In the past, a Chief Risk Officer’s (CRO) position was limited to ensuring that organizations met regulatory and compliance obligations, acting as a sort of failsafe to protect the business in the event of adverse scenarios. However, over time, CROs have acquired more influence across their organizations.  Corporate Compliance Insights recently featured an article from Vital4’s Chief Risk Officer, Guy Underwood, where he discusses the changes in a CRO’s duties and responsibilities that he has seen [...]

Vital4’s Guy Underwood featured in Corporate Compliance Insights2020-11-11T16:11:16-05:00
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