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Arachnys Launches Brazil Country Audit

A practical guide to Brazil’s data and regulatory landscape As regulators demand greater sophistication from AML and compliance operations, global institutions are having to up-skill their teams and develop strategies to keep on top of developing regulatory and data landscapes. While many companies are able to build diverse teams of country specialists resembling a ‘mini United Nations’ within compliance departments, ... Read More »

Arachnys Has Raised $ 3.5 million in New Funding

Compliance technology provider Arachnys has raised $3.5 million in funding from UK and US investors including Tom Glocer (ex CEO of Thomson Reuters) and existing investor Martlet, the corporate venture arm of UK aerospace company Marshall Group. The company has developed software that trawls 16,000 public and private sources of data to help banks and other large companies conduct their ... Read More »

Encompass Announces Product Enhancements

The Gazette – now integrated and available to search. This month we deliver a number of updates to Encompass, this blog entry focuses on two: content from The Gazette and Workspace Refresh. One important and unique element of the Encompass offering is the range of information valued by insolvency professionals that we offer in one place. Nominated by our Pre-Release ... Read More »

Anti-money laundering Law to Create New Business Register for Europe

New rules on anti-money laundering could create an unprecedented central registry of European businesses’ real owners before 2018 after being agreed on by the European Council and endorsed by the European Parliament.  The fourth directive on anti-money laundering (AMLD4) – to stop terrorist financing and reduce tax crime – gives member states two years to complete a register of the ... Read More »

Kompany.com Extends its Service to Cover US Company Filings

kompany.com extends its service to cover US company filings, now connecting commercial registers in 80 jurisdictions kompany.com announced its US market launch during the Collision conference in Las Vegas on 5th May 2015.  Including the US, kompany now connects commercial and business registers in over 80 countries and jurisdictions via its API platform BREX.io. kompany offers the only cross-border live-search, instant business ... Read More »

Creditreform’s Financial Database now Updated Weekly

Creditreform’s ‘FirmenWissen’ Financial Statements Database has moved to a weekly updating.  Customers receive an automatic alert when new financial statements have been filed at the company register.  ‘Firmenwissen’ has developed a product modul ‘Company Register’ providing information on company registrations, changes in the status of company including the reasons of a particular change.  Company data is linked to information of ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes Arachnys

The digital platform powering due diligence in emerging markets See our website here Review our data coverage here The only bespoke research platform designed for due diligence and compliance professionals Founded by former investigators and staffed by linguists, risk analysts and technology specialists Risk, KYC, AML information in over 160 frontier and emerging markets refined consolidated and translated in real ... Read More »

EU Proposes Central Registers on Beneficial Owners of Corporate and other Legal Entities

The fourth EU anti-money laundering directive (AMLD) will require EU member states to keep central registers of information on the ultimate “beneficial” owners of corporate and other legal entities, as well as trusts.   A “beneficial” owner is defined as a person who actually owns or controls a company and its activities and ultimately authorizes transactions, whether such ownership is exercised ... Read More »

TransUnion Acquires Drivers History

TransUnion announced the acquisition of a majority interest in Drivers History, a leading provider of traffic violations and criminal court data. This transaction enhances TransUnion’s position as a trusted provider of data and analytic solutions to the insurance industry and strengthens Drivers History’s offering and market access by leveraging TransUnion’s carrier relationships and connectivity.  Although it will retain its operational ... Read More »

Outsell Inc.: Disruptive Business Models

Outsell has recently published a report on disruptive business models.  Here is a brief introduction to the topic: Disruption is all around us. Once a word used to describe a form of bad behaviour, now it’s a badge of honour. Every self-respecting start-up proudly wears the label. Every incumbent walks in fear of it. The economic uncertainties that still linger ... Read More »

DueDil Founder Kimmelman: Public Markets are Boring

Public markets have become boring because there is so much information available to both buyers and sellers, says Damian Kimmelman, CEO of DueDil, speaking at Wired Money. “The difference between what I offer my security for and what somebody wants to purchase it for is next to zero. There is so much information out there on both sides, so much ... Read More »

Foreign Businesses in China Get Fast-track Registrations

China’s state Ministry of Commerce (MoC) has said it will substantially relax incorporation requirements for foreign investment in the country, so Foreign-invested Enterprises can be set up more quickly and cost-effectively. The MoC made the announcement in a recent note entitled the “Circular on Improving the Examination and Management of Foreign-invested Enterprise (FIE) Approval” in which it pledged to abolish ... Read More »