The importance of KYC technology for financial institutions amidst COVID-19

Why now is the time for companies to bring their onboarding processes into the digital age By Vanessa Malone While many companies have been making steps to create flexible options for their clients to interact with their business online for quite some time, those in heavily regulated environments like financial institutions, have been slower to adopt […]Continue Reading

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The importance of Know Your Customer (KYC) for securities offerings

What you need to know about KYC and how to keep your securities offering compliant and competitive in 2020 By Vanessa Malone The exempt securities offering market is on the rise. In 2019, 69.2% of all new capital raised was through an exempt securities offering. With the SEC’s newly proposed set of amendments to harmonize common […]Continue Reading

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Why financial institutions should look to the blockchain for customer onboarding

How blockchain can help enhance KYC/AML requirements By Vanessa Malone With the ever-increasing Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance requirements companies are facing in the financial services arena, deploying technology solutions to keep up has become more of a mandate than a recommendation. Global penalties for financial institutions have reached $36 billion […]Continue Reading

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The EU steps up its crypto compliance laws for 2020

5AMLD- what’s in store for the blockchain community and how fintech can stay ahead of global regulation By Vanessa Malone The U.S. isn’t the only country cracking down on compliance initiatives surrounding blockchain and digital assets in 2020. Globally, anti-money laundering(AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements have continued to increase and become more applicable […]Continue Reading

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Increasing KYC/AML compliance without sacrificing user experience

By Vanessa Malone In today’s digital world, users have come to expect high-tech, high-touch interfaces, personalized experiences, security, and transparency. We see this demand across social media platforms, online shopping, banking, investing — almost every aspect of our everyday activities are becoming increasingly digitized.  On one side, this is great. With new technology comes new and creative […]Continue Reading

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Keeping your security token offering compliant without scaring away investors

By Vanessa Malone Security token offerings (STOs), or digital securities offerings (DSOs), offer issuers an incredible capital raising vehicle with unprecedented transparency and liquidity potential in the secondary market. As the majority of DSOs were deemed offerings of securities by regulators, most issuers turned to Regulation A+(Reg A+), Rule 506(C) of Regulation D (Reg D), […]Continue Reading

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Why the blockchain community should rally behind the FATF’s implied new guidelines

By Vanessa Malone First, what is the upcoming FATF news everyone is talking about? The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 by the Ministers of its member jurisdictions. The FATF develops Recommendations with the goal of bringing about international legislative and regulatory reform to combat money laundering and terrorism financing.  […]Continue Reading

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The Ethereum-based KYC/AML investor onboarding app you’ve been looking for

By Vanessa Malone Yesterday, Horizon announced the formal launch of KYCware, an advanced KYC software solution built on the Ethereum blockchain to streamline the investor onboarding and identity verification process globally. While Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) processes already play an integral role in client onboarding for financial intermediaries, they are becoming an […]Continue Reading

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