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Financial technology and compliance regulations are constantly changing. As thought leaders, our team of experts believes in sharing industry knowledge to keep our customers and peers informed and ahead of the competition. And our white papers cover the most pressing topics facing financial institutions and other industries we serve today.

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From voluminous anti-money laundering (AML) alerts to growing operational complexities, organizations must leverage technology to improve watch list screening compliance. Prepared by industry research firm Aite Group, this white paper explores the current trends and challenges facing watch list programs, and how to manage compliance more effectively.


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As technology continues to influence the way organizations conduct business, the need for efficient and dependable watch list screening increases exponentially. This white paper details the best practices for modern-day watch list screening compliance, including the latest technological advancements, such as application programming interfaces (APIs).

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On June 28, 2018, former California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which indicates a seismic shift in consumer privacy rights that will reverberate far beyond the Golden State. This white paper examines the rules and requirements of the CCPA, and offers guidance to all businesses for complying with the law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020.

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These days, complying with the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations requires digging deeper into your data. For example, organizations must now consider a company’s “combined ownership of more than 50% by sanctioned parties.” In this white paper, experts from CSI and Dow Jones examine OFAC’s 50% Rule, specific examples, and advice for leveraging both data and technology for improved results.

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Companies in the European Union have spent several years preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). However, many financial institutions and other entities in the United States are uncertain about their obligation to it. This white paper examines the rules and requirements of GDPR and offers insight into the potential impact on organizations based in the U.S.

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Now more than ever, achieving a 360-degree view of customers is essential for optimized and effective anti-money laundering (AML) compliance. Read this research report from Celent and CSI to learn how to modernize legacy compliance systems and implement an enterprisewide AML program.


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Cybersecurity threats have become increasingly relevant to all companies utilizing the digital experience. Case in point: distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are again on the rise, and now affect all types of organizations. Certain industries, however, are more prone to these attacks, like Money Services Businesses (MSBs), healthcare providers and health insurers. This white paper sheds light on specific threats to these targeted industries, examines modern DDoS attacks and provides best practices for mitigating DDoS threats. 


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Competing in today’s global economy is a game of risk and reward. Companies must screen all customers and transactions against various sanctions lists to ensure no illicit activity occurs. This white paper examines the need for real-time watch list sanctions screening: the challenges businesses face, possible technology solutions and recommendations for next steps.


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Once customers have been cleared via KYC and identity verification procedures, that doesn’t mean a company’s compliance obligations are fulfilled. All transactions and customers must be continually vetted against sanctions list updates as they occur. This white paper examines the need for automated retroactive monitoring: the challenges businesses face, possible technology solutions and recommendations for next steps.


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Companies must always know their customers. One bad relationship can lead to hefty penalties, which is why effective KYC or identity verification processes are essential to a holistic compliance program. This white paper examines the need to implement customer risk profiling: the challenges businesses face, possible technology solutions and recommendations for next steps.