Complete Guide to Sanctions
Sanctions and Watchlist screening & filtering
Businesses that fail in remaining compliant face significant consequences, such as issuance of severe monetary fines and sanctions against them, and occasionally the revoking of banking licenses for breaches of anti-money laundering (AML) regulations. In order to avoid these repercussions, banks have turned to increases in the designation and allocation of funds, manpower, and other resources to aid in the regulatory compliance cause, often hampering the ability of other departments in an institution to effectively perform their respective duties.
Thus the need for advancement of cost-effective alternatives to manual processes, such as the use of cutting-edge automated systems to improve upon this cycle are vital, specifically when taking areas of critical importance, with histories of considerable complexity and high potential for error, such as the screening and filtering processes, into account.
Sanctions and Watchlist screening & filtering processes have evolved into two of the more vital areas of focus for financial institutions (FI’s) worldwide in regards to their abilities to continue the battle against financial crime while remaining compliant with the latest anti-money laundering (AML) and counterterrorist financing (CTF) regulations seen today. Yet the screening process can be quite a formidable task, and must be managed effectively to ensure that no criminal activity has gone undetected.