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What do banks need to know about their customers, but don’t?

Banks know many things about their customers.

They know these things for three reasons. The first is that they have to, writes Steve Goldstein. There are many regulations that require a bank to know its customers, primarily to prevent money-laundering and combat the financing of terrorism.

The second reason is to assess risk. Banks need to know […]

Banks dramatically accelerate client onboarding with Alacra Compliance Messaging Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

26 October 2015, New York & London: Alacra Inc., an Opus Global company, and the leading provider of compliance and reference data solutions for financial institutions, corporations and professional service firms, has today announced the launch of the enhanced Alacra Compliance Messaging Service (ACMS) at the AMLP European Conference. […]

LEI Update from Alacra – lapse rate starting to decrease

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12 October 2015, New York & London: Alacra Inc., an Opus Global company, and the leading provider of compliance and reference data solutions for financial institutions, corporations and professional service firms, has issued Inside the LEI, issue VII, its regular update on Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs).

Inside the LEI is a […]

Alacra Reference Data Alert – Inside the LEI – Issue VII

The LOUs continue to issue around 20,000 LEIs a quarter, taking the total number of LEIs assigned to around 385,000. This growth continues to be driven by a small number of LOUs with over 80% of the LEIs have been issued by only 4 LOUs – GMEI (US), WM Datenservice (Germany), London Stock Exchange (UK) […]

Fast, simple, free look-up for all legal entity identifiers launched by Alacra

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

24th August 2015, New York & London: Alacra Inc., the leading provider of business information solutions for financial institutions, corporations and professional service firms, announced today the launch of Alacra Resolve. Alacra Resolve is a completely new and unique approach to accessing and researching all the publicly available entity identifiers: LEI, GIIN, […]

Alacra Reference Data Alert – Inside the LEI – Issue VI

Currently, more than 360,000 entities have been assigned an LEI. Over 25,000 of those have been newly assigned since our last review in March 2015. Alacra’s current analysis indicates that, while the number of registered entities has increased, quality and utility issues within the database have increased as well. At this point, over 70,000 of […]

What do banks need to know about their customers, but don’t?

Banks know many things about their customers.

They know these things for three reasons. The first is that they have to, writes Steve Goldstein. There are many regulations that require a bank to know its customers, primarily to prevent money-laundering and combat the financing of terrorism.

The second reason is to assess risk. Banks need to know […]

Interest in LEI is in US

Interest in LEI has plummeted

Three Wishes for GIINs

by Alan Samuels, VP Reference Data Solutions, Alacra Inc. for Inside Reference Data

GIIN identifiers being issued as part of compliance with US Fatca tax reporting law do not contain enough information, writes Alacra’s Alan Samuels, who offers suggestions on what ought to be done

There is an increasing focus on global intermediary identifier numbers (GIINs), […]