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SmartSearch to provide real-time global identity verification with International Individual Check solution
Innovative compliance solution will save companies time, resource & money by providing an instant result for individuals residing in more than 40 countries.

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Everything you need to know about PEPs - a comprehensive guide
In this Whitepaper, we will look at PEPs in detail, explaining exactly what PEPs are, how the term came about and why PEPs are such a key part of any compliance programme, as well as practical tips on how firms can identify PEPs to mitigate the risk of money laundering to their businesses.
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The SmartSearch Index - Electronic Verification Uncovered III
Financial crime such as money laundering and sanctions breaches continue to damage the UK economy and society. In September 2023, for the third consecutive year, SmartSearch surveyed decision-makers in 500 regulated UK businesses across finance, accountancy, legal and property sectors on a range of digital compliance issues. The campaign highlights the digital compliance issues, inefficiencies and shortfalls that are exposing regulated firms to debilitating fines and reputational damage. Its objective is to explore attitudes and approaches of regulated firms across the UK in relation to compliance and electronic identity (ID) verification.
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SmartSearch appoints new CEO to scale the business in its fight against global money laundering and fraud
SmartSearch, the UK’s leading provider of digital compliance and anti-money laundering (AML) solutions, today announces the appointment of Phil Cotter to the position of Chief Executive Officer. This follows the completion of a majority investment by Triple Private Equity, as the business looks to continue their ambitious growth plans. Triple announced its intention to invest in March 2024. The transaction marks the first investment made by Triple’s inaugural Fund I, which is focused on investing in B2B mission-critical vertical software and data businesses headquartered in the UK and the Nordic Region.
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Digital compliance leader SmartSearch secures significant investment to fuel ambitious growth plans
SmartSearch, a leading UK provider of digital compliance and anti-money laundering (AML) software, has today announced it has signed an agreement to receive a significant equity investment from Triple Private Equity. With its investment, Triple will now take a majority share in the business and will work alongside the existing management to deliver on the Company’s next stage of growth, with SmartSearch founders and existing shareholders also retaining a minority in the Company.
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SmartSearch partners with LSEG Risk Intelligence to expand its AML & digital compliance solutions with market-leading global data
SmartSearch, the UK’s leading provider of anti-money-laundering (AML) and digital compliance software, has partnered with LSEG Risk Intelligence, a foremost global financial markets infrastructure and data provider. SmartSearch’s innovative platform now has access to LSEG’s worldwide data source of more than 40 countries to further enhance its AML and digital compliance solutions - in particular its ability to provide instant verification of international individuals.
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Cutting the costs of compliance: how technology can reduce costs and improve efficiency
For regulated businesses in the UK, remaining compliant is a huge responsibility that requires significant investment. While having the processes in place to fight money laundering is absolutely vital – to both preventing the crime and protecting the business - it is increased regulations, rather than the criminal threats themselves, that are driving up costs. That is because interpreting complex legislation – and keeping up with the constant changes to that legislation- is time-consuming and costly, and far too often, fear of non-compliance leads to an over-cautious approach. This, in turn, leads to the creation of larger compliance teams running higher volumes of checks. And while in theory, a larger team running more and more checks should lead to a more robust process, an over reliance on manual procedures which are open to human error, actually puts the business at higher risk of non-compliance. Digital compliance services not only offer a more reliable solution for regulated firms but can actually reduce costs - and in some cases, even create commercial opportunities for the business. In this whitepaper we look at how data and technology can help businesses across the UK create more efficient and cost-effective compliance processes.
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Mistrust of technology exposing a third of regulated firms to money laundering - SmartSearch survey
More than a third (36 percent) of people in regulated firms who ‘can’t trust’ electronic ID verification and instead rely on manual checks are leaving their doors open to financial crime, anti-money laundering expert warns. This statistic - from SmartSearch’s 2023 annual survey of 500 compliance stakeholders - has doubled since their 2022 survey, when 18 percent of people said they couldn’t trust the technology.