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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 […]

Opus Extends its Regulatory Technology Leadership with Strong 2015 Results

Secular Demand in Regulatory Technology Powers Annual Organic Revenue Growth of 50%

2015 Acquisition of Alacra Extends Financial Services Regulatory Offerings

Third Party Management (3PM), Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Reference Data Solutions Power Growth Engine 

Palo Alto, CA, January 13, 2016 – Opus, a leading provider of SaaS-based compliance solutions, today announced record financial […]

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First 72 hours after a cyber attack are critical, says law firm

In this article, Alacra’s VP of Compliance Solutions, Kelvin Dickenson discusses cyber attacks with Thomson Reuters.

“Banks that are seen to offer the most robust and proactive protection for their customers will be better able to recruit and retain business,” Dickenson said….”A bank that builds confidence by making online interactions secure, by educating their customers on […]

Top 4 Reasons to Have a Consistent Client Onboarding Process

The push to achieve a single customer view (SCV) has challenged onboarding teams to capture more KYC/AML data, and routinely review larger troves of existing data, to meet ever-evolving regulatory requirements. In this quest, four reasons for having a consistent client onboarding process stand out as promoting operational success.

1. Regulators Like Consistency

When the need arises […]

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. […]

Alacra Completes Acquisition by Opus Global

New York, NY – October 15th, 2015 – Alacra, Inc., an Opus Global Company, and leading provider of Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Reference Data and other information solutions for regulatory compliance today announced completion of its acquisition by Opus Global, a leading provider of SaaS-based compliance solutions. The transaction was first […]

LEI Update from Alacra – lapse rate starting to decrease

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 […]

Opus Global, Compliance and Risk Leader, Acquires Alacra

Adds leading AML, KYC capabilities to leading SaaS-based Compliance Platform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, NY, Palo Alto, CA – September 30th, 2015 Opus Global, a leading provider of SaaS-based compliance solutions, today announced that it has acquired Alacra, Inc., a leading provider of Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and […]

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

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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 GIIN – Issue I

Like our popular “Inside the LEI” series, Alacra’s latest Reference Data Alert goes”Inside the GIIN” to detail this identifier and the universe it covers.

The GIIN or Global Intermediary Identifier Number is issued by the IRS to foreign financial institutions (FFIs) as part of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The goal of FATCA is […]