Published on the 20/09/2018|Composed by RegTech: Expense Savings, Technological Effect and Vendor Analysis 2018-2023, states know your customer (KYC) checks for anti-money laundering are ripe for interruption by AI systems, due to the ineffectiveness of standard, paper-based systems.

“AI-powered ID options are distinctively matched to reducing the resources needed to confirm identity,” says Juniper research study author Nick Maynard. By integrating the proper KYC tools into cloud-based systems, banks can significantly decrease their compliance problem.”

Juniper is forecasting annual gross savings from AI’s intro for KYC across banking and residential or commercial property sales will surpass US$ 700 million by 2023, a nine-fold boost over 2018.

Think anti-money laundering does not actually apply to you? Reconsider. In New Zealand phase 2 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2017 is presenting, increasing the regulatory compliance requirements to sectors including realty agents, conveyancers, numerous attorneys and accounting professionals and some services dealing in expensive goods, along with banking on sports and racing. (As an interesting aside, the Ministry of Justice claims about NZ$ 1.35 billion from the earnings of fraud and controlled substances is laundered through every day New Zealand businesses each year.)

Banks, gambling establishments and a variety of monetary service suppliers have actually been complying with the Act since 2013. Lawyers, conveyancers and companies offering trust and business services fell under it from July 2018, with accounting professionals affected from October and realty representatives following in January 2019.

The Juniper report also keeps in mind the effect of the shift to cloud, stating it is a ‘important precursor’ to other RegTech approaches such as AI or huge data.

“Unless organisations successfully plan the correct cloud deployments, they will have a hard time to use the advanced innovations needed to meet future compliance challenges.”