AML Accelerate launches a category defining AML/CFT compliance platform

Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance requirements are being revised and new requirements are being introduced and enforced around the world, impacting more than 30 financial and non-financial industry sectors, with many being brought into AML/CFT for the first time. Industry sectors including lawyers, accountants, real-estate agents and dealers in high-value goods are soon to be subject to AML/CFT laws which are being progressively rolled-out with law practices in New Zealand the first required to comply by 1 July 2018. Non-compliance could result in fines, penalties, civil or criminal prosecution, loss of license and reputation damage. The estimated cost for an average business to achieve compliance […]


Australian RegTech partnerships crucial for banks moving forward, in light of the Banking Royal Commission

With the announcement of the Banking Royal Commission, Australia’s regulatory technology (RegTech) providers point to a lack of compliance and regulation among Australia’s Big 4 Banks. There continues to be a call for a parliamentary commission into unethical or unlawful conduct by the financial services industry in Australia. However, there is a growing and proactive movement for develop regulatory technology across the world, which will assist in detecting and preventing these issues, with Australia leading the way in this area. The Australian regulatory system is held in very high regard globally and much work is being done by both the Australian regulators and financial institutions to improve innovation and collaboration, […]


AI RegTech deal boosts compliance speeds for Airwallex

Melbourne headquartered fintech startup Airwallex today announced a partnership with AI-driven RegTech ComplyAdvantage. The partnership will allow Airwallex to conduct real-time screening and monitoring of transactions for sanctions, anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF), following a US$13 million Series A funding round from Tencent, Sequoia and Mastercard that has spurred rapid growth into new regions. ComplyAdvantage helps firms make intelligent choices by using Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics to manage their compliance and risk obligations, and to prevent the occurrence of financial crime. Regarded as one of the most trusted and innovative compliance solutions in the industry, ComplyAdvantage’s real-time insights will minimise risk on transactions conducted […]


InvestmentLink developing real-time wealth management compliance product

Media Release – InvestmentLink, Australia’s largest independent financial data source, today said it is developing a real-time compliance product that will give financial advisers and dealer groups immediate and ongoing compliance reporting.   The product, Halcyon, will draw on InvestmentLink’s unique data platform and external data sources to provide advisers with a tool to manage potential issues as they arise.   InvestmentLink Chief Technology Officer Wayne Robinson said Halcyon will give advisers a complete and ongoing audit of client portfolios, and will do away with the need for onsite periodical or random auditing. “Not only does real-time reporting mitigate potential issues as they arise, it also does away with the […]