4 03, 2021

AI-Powered Adverse Media Screening is Key to AML Compliance

2021-08-04T12:44:07-04:00

Adverse Media or “negative news” is any kind of bad or negative information about a  person or business from various sources. Adverse Media screening is a critical aspect of AML compliance as it can be an important early predictor for potential watchlists of sanctions listings, and media outlets and online sources can often identify risk with more agility than government or international watchdogs. Adverse Media screening helps identify and predict red flag behavior linked to money [...]

AI-Powered Adverse Media Screening is Key to AML Compliance2021-08-04T12:44:07-04:00
17 02, 2021

Outdated PEP profiles endanger your risk mitigation and compliance process

2021-02-17T16:21:02-05:00

Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) are individuals connected to high-level government roles, either directly, through family members, or close personal and business relationships. PEPs are considered high-risk customers or employees due to their proximity to power, which offers more opportunities to engage in unethical or unlawful behavior, such as nepotism, money laundering, or embezzlement. There are many types of PEPs, such as Parliament members, key people working in supreme courts, high ranking military officers, or members of [...]

Outdated PEP profiles endanger your risk mitigation and compliance process2021-02-17T16:21:02-05:00
1 02, 2021

6 Key Lessons We Learned at the AML & FinCrime Tech Forum

2021-08-04T12:43:17-04:00

Last week, Vital 4 exhibited at the AML & FinCrime Tech Forum and had the opportunity to speak with different stakeholders across the industry. We discussed technology, platforms, data, and process, with many disparate experts, and here are some of our key takeaways. Many major data platforms are not updating their source data regularly. Up-to-date data is key. Outdated data is not just inconvenient, it’s not compliant. False positives or false negatives due to outdated data [...]

6 Key Lessons We Learned at the AML & FinCrime Tech Forum2021-08-04T12:43:17-04:00
26 01, 2021

4 Key AML/KYC Trends for 2021

2021-08-04T12:43:25-04:00

In 2020, we saw a drastically heightened need for fraud protection as more things switched to digital, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we enter the new year, the fight against financial crimes and the need for AML/KYC compliance will continue to be a top priority. Here are a few key AML/KYC trends we’ve identified for 2021.  Customization is critical  AML/KYC workflows were complicated in the past, but technology has begun to simplify workflow management. With [...]

4 Key AML/KYC Trends for 20212021-08-04T12:43:25-04:00
5 01, 2021

Global Watchlist and Sanctions Screening – Mitigate Remediation Risk and Optimize Your Process

2021-08-04T12:42:40-04:00

What is a government watch list? Watchlists are databases that include lists of persons convicted of fraud, suspected of terrorism, or other types of corruption and criminal offenses. These can be local, national, or global. Global watchlist and sanctions databases include information from domestic and international databases that store data on people and organizations who are sanctioned, on a criminal list or prohibited in certain industries, such as finance or healthcare. International sanctions are political and [...]

Global Watchlist and Sanctions Screening – Mitigate Remediation Risk and Optimize Your Process2021-08-04T12:42:40-04:00
11 11, 2020

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

2021-08-04T13:39:05-04:00

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) Oversight2021-08-04T13:39:05-04:00
1 03, 2020

How to Best Use Data to Manage Your Organization’s 
Compliance Obligations

2021-02-04T13:57:23-05:00

Organizations and those tasked within the organization to manage its compliance obligations continue to face an ever-increasing number of legislative and regulatory requirements to ensure they operate in line with regulators and the community’s expectations. From managing compliance obligations relating to legislation addressing terrorism and money laundering (such as the PATRIOT Act in the US or AML/CTF Act in Australia) through to those involved in managing complex international supply chains (including the Modern Day Slavery Act [...]

How to Best Use Data to Manage Your Organization’s 
Compliance Obligations2021-02-04T13:57:23-05:00
10 10, 2019

Intensifying the Fight Against Financial Crime, Vital4 and TruNarrative Announce Strategic Global Partnership

2021-08-04T13:42:38-04:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 10, 2019  -- Vital4, a global leader in AML data and technology, announces its partnership with U.K.-based TruNarrative, a leading global player in financial crime detection and compliance solutions. U.S.-based Vital4 is the latest, most innovative data solution provider in the AML/KYC market, enabling businesses to identify individuals and entities who pose a financial crime risk. TruNarrative and Vital4 are leading the charge in the shift towards process automation and enhanced due diligence. Click [...]

Intensifying the Fight Against Financial Crime, Vital4 and TruNarrative Announce Strategic Global Partnership2021-08-04T13:42:38-04:00
11 03, 2017

What are the top Background Screening trends to look for in 2017?

2021-02-04T16:49:56-05:00

TSA Pre-Check "Style" Checks In the crazy world we live in today; it seems as though background screening is becoming an increasingly popular subject. The first question that comes to mind for me after a tragic incident in the news is; “was there a background check done on the individual(s) who committed the crime?” Having your background screened to have priority statuses such as TSA-pre check and Clear is becoming more prevalent, and I predict more [...]

What are the top Background Screening trends to look for in 2017?2021-02-04T16:49:56-05:00
20 02, 2017

The top 10 things you need to know about International Background Screening

2021-08-04T13:43:53-04:00

1. It’s very different from domestic screening. In the US, the background screening is governed by the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act), and any CRA (consumer reporting agency) performing background screening must be FCRA compliant. The FCRA does not pertain to screening outside of the US. 2. There are over 240 countries and territories outside of the US. It’s a big world out there. This means with over 240 countries and territories across the globe; every [...]

The top 10 things you need to know about International Background Screening2021-08-04T13:43:53-04:00
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