Quarterly Trend Letter Q3

With this update the i-KYC team is pleased to bring to your attention a selection of interesting developments in the field of financial crime prevention in the third quarter of 2019. Fixing the…


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Hidden dynamics, hidden opportunities

Sometimes a well-respected company finds itself completely out of order without an understanding how that came about. These are things that cannot be easily explained. Matters where our common…


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Updates on Singapore Regulatory Environment

The Financial Services sector in Singapore is all set for an exciting times ahead.  Seen in a holistic manner, some of the recent initiatives spelt out in this Trendletter, Monetary Authority of…


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The KYC utility revisited – is a problem shared indeed a problem halved?

KYC or better Customer Due Diligence and the related work of Transaction Monitoring are often considered cumbersome and painful. Not to mention that financial institutions can be fined heavily for…


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Fixing the Train(ing) Wreck

The global financial crisis exposed widespread misconduct in the financial services industry, with poor risk & compliance culture being identified as a key contributing factor to the endless…


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i-KYC Trend Letter Q2, 2019

We are pleased share with you the second i-KYC Trend Letter for 2019. In this quarter’s publication, we bring the following Financial Economic Crime insights and developments to your attention. We…


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Is Bank Misbehaviour Threatening The Myth of Money?

In his book ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’[1], historian, philosopher and author Yuval Harari explores how homo sapiens came to dominate the world. One of the reasons identified by Harari…


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Expanding our reach

We’re proud to announce an expansion of our partnerships and teams in the Caribbean and Singapore. IBIS Management Associates is the representative for i-KYC’s products and services in the Caribbean.…


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Is digital onboarding really the issue?

In a recent study, published in Finews Asia, banks responded that digital onboarding is still a challenge. You can find the full article here This conclusion is hardly a surprise but from a pragmatic…


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The impact of the Wolfsberg Group on training

Recent amendments to the well known Wolfsberg Questionnaire mean a bigger impact for more financial institutions, specifically regarding the training that a bank provides for all its staff. The…


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Q1 2019 Trend Letter

With great pleasure we present to you our quarterly update on developments in the field of financial crime prevention. In this edition we will focus on the following topics: Rolf van der…


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Handling security issues in different cultures

By Fernando Lanzer A useful way of analyzing security issues that are handled across different cultures is offered by looking at them through the prism of Huib Wursten’s Mental Images, a framework…


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