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The IdentityMind Blog

Why Getting 6,000 Sanctions Screening Matches Is a Good Thing

March 15, 2018

Regulated institutions are required to screen potential and existing client data against lists of people, countries and business entities they are forbidden from working with. These lists are provided by domestic and international regulatory bodies, such as the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), or the UK’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI). […]


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Are you a FinTech Start-Up? Know Which AML Regulations Apply to You

March 23, 2017

U.S. anti-money laundering regulations are extensive, filled with explicit and implicit requests, and require studying. However, the benefit of knowing them is fundamental: It will save you time, money, and maybe your business. The irony of starting a company is that you don’t get to focus on solving the problem(s) you started the firm to […]


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Sanctions Screening – Reduce False Positives

September 22, 2016

Sanctions Screening review of a flagged individual or company isn’t hard, but it does take time, on average more than 19 minutes per flag. That’s not a lot of time, but when Financial Institutions (FIs) have thousands of flagged applications to review every day, it becomes a fulltime job for a team of people. The […]


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Doing business in Canada? Some Rules You Must Know

July 28, 2016

The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC), recently updated the Anti-Money Laundering regulation applicable to Financial Entities (FE’s) that need to validate customers in Canada. Below is a breakdown of the changes to existing regulation for Identity Verification and for politically exposed person (PEP) screening. Identity Verification Canada has some of the […]


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Case Management and the SAR Filing Process

July 12, 2016

Case Management and SAR (Suspicious Activity Report) filing go hand-in-hand, with an effective case management program significantly bolstering the quality of SAR filing and recordkeeping capabilities. So, what should you look for in a case management and SAR filing programs? The panelists that led in our “Case Management & SAR Filing” webinar provided a wealth […]


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