March 21, 2023
What transaction monitoring is today
February 23, 2023
EU sanctions on Russia's oligarchy
February 16, 2023
SAR filings and how to get them right
February 9, 2023
Financial crime in the metaverse
January 18, 2023
A New Sentinels in 2023
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January 18, 2023
New Sentinels Transaction Monitoring Platform
December 20, 2022
How AML shaped the world in 2022
AML activity often reflects political and financial turmoil across the world. That was especially true in 2022.
December 15, 2022
7 Case Studies on AML Compliance: How to Avoid Fines
Key learnings for compliance teams on how to stay compliant.
December 9, 2022
How to break through data silos with automated transaction monitoring
Data silos are common throughout the financial world but they're holding compliance teams back.
December 1, 2022
What are KYC and Perpetual KYC?
Effective KYC processes sit at the core of any successful compliance program, and the demands of these processes are continuously
November 17, 2022
How to navigate transaction monitoring during a recession
Economic downturns are hard to handle for any business. But facing lower resourcing and increasing crime means compliance teams are in for
November 10, 2022
How do recessions affect financial crime patterns?
Economic downturns often see an increase in crime across the board, but that’s been changing since the Great Recession.
November 3, 2022
5 ways DNFBPs can improve transaction monitoring
AML compliance is usually associated with financial institutions, but it extends far beyond that. We explain how to handle it.
October 26, 2022
3 ways to tackle transaction fraud today
Understanding transaction fraud and applying practical solutions is no easy task but needs to be done in every compliance department.
October 25, 2022
Sentinels Expands Leadership Team with Appointment of Chief Product Officer
Christian Roberts appointed to drive Sentinels’ product strategy and lead product management for the company
October 21, 2022
Celebrating 100 employees milestone at Sentinels
We’re thrilled to be celebrating a new milestone at Sentinels as we recently welcomed our 100th employee!
October 20, 2022
Why goAML is changing AML and SARs
SAR reporting is one of the most difficult aspects of the compliance and transaction monitoring process. The UNODC is trying to make it
October 5, 2022
The Comprehensive Guide to Sanctions Screening
Uncover how to implement sanctions screening
September 29, 2022
5 key steps for an effective sanctions screening policy
Sanctions screening is a critical component of anti-money laundering (AML) regulations all over the world, and it plays a hugely important
September 8, 2022
Understanding OFAC and other sanctioning bodies
Every sanction in the world is made by a political body trying to impose its will. But depending on how an organization does business will
August 31, 2022
The Comprehensive Guide to Transaction Monitoring
Understanding how transaction monitoring affects your business and what needs to be done differently.
August 25, 2022
How your business should screen for PEPs and RCAs
PEPs and RCAs are difficult to handle for even the most advanced AML policies. There is a delicate balance between the risk they pose and
August 17, 2022
The crypto travel rule in the EU explained
Cryptocurrency is notoriously under-regulated, leading to fears it is filled with rampant money laundering and illicit cashflows. Can the
August 11, 2022
US sanctions on Russia are a compliance task for everyone
Since the invasion of Ukraine, the US has issued many sanctions on Russia. Keeping up with them is no easy job.
August 4, 2022
What is sanctions screening and why is it important?
Sanctions are in the news on an almost daily basis, especially since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. But they have far-reaching
July 28, 2022
What is post-event transaction monitoring?
At its core, post-event transaction monitoring is simple, examining transactions after they've taken place. But it's a vital part of any
July 21, 2022
Real-time transaction monitoring: is your compliance team up to date?
Real-time transaction monitoring is the next step for your compliance function.
July 14, 2022
Sentinels recognized as top AI innovator in financial services globally
The AI FinTech 100 lists Sentinels as a leading light in the intersection of AI and financial services.
July 7, 2022
Why transaction monitoring needs AI
As the world continues on a trajectory towards near-total digitization, the emphasis on fighting money laundering, terrorist financing, and
July 5, 2022
Sentinels Drives UK Expansion with the Appointment of London-Based Chief Commercial Officer
Adrian Jenkins joins Sentinels’ senior management team to support its ambitious UK growth plan
June 21, 2022
Why transaction monitoring for crypto is an open book
Crypto regulation is a subject of significant discussion but one thing is crystal clear, transaction monitoring is necessary for crypto
June 16, 2022
6 ways FATF’s changes to ultimate beneficial ownership will affect your risk-based approach
Ultimate beneficial owners are vital to understanding the impact of transactions yet are often poorly recorded, but that is set to change.
June 13, 2022
Understanding transaction monitoring for payment processors
Transaction monitoring has changed for payments processors thanks to the digital age. Transaction laundering is one of the biggest threats
May 30, 2022
Neobank Brand New Day selects Sentinels for AML compliance
Leading Dutch neobank upgrades to intelligent transaction monitoring solution to support its rapid growth
May 27, 2022
5 Ways To Improve Transaction Monitoring In Fintechs
Fintech is a rapidly growing industry that combines financial services and technology to help consumers and businesses manage payments,
May 13, 2022
A quick guide to transaction monitoring in banks
Modern businesses need to be able to adapt quickly and respond to incoming threats immediately. Nowhere is this truer in the financial
May 5, 2022
What is money laundering? A basic guide to AML
Money laundering is a strange activity, it is constantly changing yet at its core it always stays the same. It’s the transfer of illicit
April 25, 2022
Fenergo completes acquisition of regtech Sentinels
Enters intelligent AML transaction monitoring space to offer end-to-end client risk management and financial crime compliance
April 25, 2022
Sentinels accelerates under the wings of Fenergo and poised to deliver combined AML and KYC solutions
As publicly announced earlier today, our next chapter, marked by the acquisition of Sentinels by Fenergo, will bridge the current siloed
April 13, 2022
What are the differences between UK and EU AML regulations?
The UK and EU regulations have enjoyed years of alignment between their regulatory environments. However, since Brexit there have been some
March 29, 2022
Ping Payments Selects Sentinels for Anti-Money Laundering Controls
Nordics Online Marketplace Payments Provider Upgrades Transaction Monitoring System
March 15, 2022
Spanish Neobank Rebellion Pay Strengthens AML Compliance with Sentinels
Sentinels signs first digital bank and expands client footprint into Southern Europe
March 11, 2022
Sanction Screening in the Time of War
The international community has responded with widespread condemnation to Russia's invasion of Ukraine resulting in many sanctions and
February 23, 2022
AML Policy Checklist – 10 Actionable Steps for Compliance Officers
Each year, 2-5 percent of global GDP, $800 billion to $2 trillion, is laundered globally. Regulators are introducing more stringent
February 9, 2022
AI in Regtech: How to Power Up Your AML Reporting Process with AI
Reporting suspicious activities to the regulators is a vital yet complex procedure, owing to its time-consuming effort. Here's how AI can
February 2, 2022
AI in Regtech: How Can AI Be Applied to Detect Money Laundering?
In the previous blog in this series, we discussed how the increasingly complex regulatory environment is making it trickier for firms to
January 31, 2022
Sentinels Team: Facts and Figures
After closing the momentous year of 2021, we at Sentinels thought it would be nice to recap how we grew as a company this past year.
January 26, 2022
AI in Regtech: Approaching the Monitoring Process with AI
In the previous blog in this series, we introduced regulatory technology (‘regtech’) and the impact that artificial intelligence (AI) is
January 19, 2022
5 Ways AI can Boost the Regtech Onboarding Process
AI adoption is currently a burning trend in the regtech industry. But what is regtech? And how do you utilize it in onboarding—the first of
January 11, 2022
How to Leverage AI for AML Compliance
10+ practical tips to improve onboarding, monitoring, detection and reporting
December 13, 2021
PAYSTRAX Selects Sentinels to Boost AML Transaction Monitoring for European Payment Services
Contract with Lithuanian merchant acquirer expands Sentinels’ customer footprint in the Baltic region
December 6, 2021
6AMLD in Practice
Key risks & opportunities for fintechs
December 6, 2021
How Should and Can You Regulate Artificial Intelligence?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is getting smarter and its applications are growing rapidly. But using machines that mimic our own
November 30, 2021
B4B Payments Partners with Sentinels to Support Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Across European Markets
Sentinels signs first digital bank and expands client footprint into Southern Europe
November 16, 2021
How to Optimize Your AML Process for Financial Inclusion
In order to thwart illicit transactions, anti-money laundering (AML) regulations and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) strategies
November 10, 2021
Getting Real: 5 Ways to Make AML More Effective
Advances in technology such as intelligent transaction monitoring platforms have allowed anti-money laundering (AML) and Counter Financing
October 26, 2021
How To Set Efficient AML Transaction Monitoring Rules
The do's and don'ts of setting AML monitoring rules
October 5, 2021
Sentinels Welcomes YouWorld as Its First Customer for Asia-Pacific
YouWorld selects Sentinels to take AML transaction monitoring to the next level
September 29, 2021
How Data Sharing Will Boost Money Laundering Detections
Collective transaction monitoring would very likely boost the detection of financial crime in progress. However, siloed data remains a big
September 21, 2021
PPRO Clamps Down on Financial Crime Risks, Partnering with and Investing in AI-Driven Transaction Monitoring Startup Sentinels
PPRO, a leading local payments infrastructure provider invests in Sentinels Intelligent Transaction Monitoring Platform to clamp down
September 20, 2021
Designing for Compliance in the Financial Services Sector
The challenges of achieving compliance in the finance sector have been extensively discussed of late. With regulatory standards varying by
September 9, 2021
Remittance & Payments: The Impact of Different Compliance Needs Across Financial Institutions
Financial crime is not easy to stop. According to a recent PwC report, 47% of global businesses have experienced fraud, corruption, or
September 3, 2021
Compliance: Is the Purpose Lost in the Process?
The goal of financial compliance should be clear: keep criminals out of the financial system and track them quickly if – or when – they
September 1, 2021
Microservices: The Building Blocks of Success?
Microservices versus monolith - Do the benefits of moving to a modern, modular approach offset the challenges of making the change? It’s a
August 19, 2021
PSD2 and the Open Banking Revolution – Three Years and Counting
It’s been three years since PSD2 extended the scope of Open Banking to third-party solution providers in Europe. With the global Open
August 4, 2021
TerraPay Partners With Sentinels for Full-stack Transaction Monitoring Services
TerraPay, a global payments infrastructure provider, has selected Sentinels to advance their transaction monitoring and screening
August 2, 2021
“Work hard, on few” - Achieving Tactical AML Reporting and the Path to True Discovery
It is estimated that money worth between two and five percent of global GDP is laundered every year. That is the equivalent of between $800
July 10, 2021
AI Online Seminar - The Impact of AI on the Financial Industry
On July 1st 2021, Joost van Houten, Sentinels’ CEO presented at the AI Online Seminar organised by the Nederlands Compliance Instituut. The
July 7, 2021
Digital Trust & Safety
Uncovering the fraud economy.
June 27, 2021
Transactive Boosts Internal AML Transaction Monitoring Platform With AI-Powered Sentinels
Global instant payments provider, Transactive chooses Sentinels to upgrade their compliance efforts.
June 14, 2021
Lithuania Tightens Regulation as Fintech Sector Booms
As Lithuania, the financial powerhouse of the Baltic states, enjoys a wave of fintechs obtaining financial licences, recent years indicate
June 2, 2021
AI-Powered Transaction Monitoring Start-up Sentinels Raises €5.7 Million Seed Round led by INKEF Capital
Dutch artificial intelligence company Sentinels has raised £4.9 million (€5.7 million) in a seed funding round, led by INKEF Capital,
May 17, 2021
VIALET Selects Sentinels for AML Transaction Monitoring Platform
Transaction monitoring and client surveillance solution provider Sentinels partners with Lithuanian EMI (Electronic Money Institution)
April 13, 2021
Ibrahim Ennali Appointed as Sentinels’ Chief Technology Officer
Experienced tech leader joins Sentinels founding team to drive company’s expansion.
April 9, 2021
The Real Price of AML Compliance
AML compliance is characterised by heavy inefficiency. How can innovation help?
April 6, 2021
ACAMS Netherlands Chapter - Recap
Sentinels was delighted to, once again, present at an ACAMS event. This time it was ACAMS The Netherlands Chapter in collaboration with
March 3, 2021
Sentinels Partners With Mano.bank to Deliver Flexible Transaction Monitoring Suitable for Challenger's Needs
Mano.bank, the Lithuanian challenger bank disrupting the legacy banking industry, has chosen Sentinels, the transaction monitoring and AML
March 1, 2021
ACAMS Cyprus Virtual AFC Forum – Recap
On the 9th of February, Sentinels' Head of FC/AML Faisal Islam presented at the ACAMS Cyprus Virtual AFC Forum Seminar. This seminar
February 15, 2021
The Use of AI in AML Transaction Monitoring
Future proof AML to combat sophisticated financial crimes
February 11, 2021
Estimated 25 Minutes Decrease on Alerts Handling and Smoother, More Reactive Navigation
Investigator-centric product first. Sentinels conducts regular user-satisfaction research to improve the current state of the platform.
The 5 Most Pressing AML Challenges
In the financial industry, change is constant. With the digital revolution and the added complexity of the global pandemic, businesses all
Inspired AI Event - Recap
Head of Product for our Sentinels risk and compliance solutions, Laura Mintandjian, was honoured to speak at the Inspired AI, Episode VIII:
VBIN Annual Event - Recap
Joost van Houten (Managing Director of Sentinels, Slimmer AI’s financial risk and compliance business) was invited by Maurice Jongmans (CEO
January 25, 2021
Risk-Based Detection, New Rules and Customer Profile Updates
Sentinels releases new features to help you adhere to the highest level of the maturity level described by the Dutch National Bank.
November 5, 2020
What is AML Transaction Monitoring?
Anti-money laundering (AML) has made plenty of headlines in the last few years, particularly after a number of financial institutions were
October 29, 2020
Youcal and Slimmer AI’s Sentinels Launch Partnership to Enhance Transaction Monitoring With AI-Powered Technology
Youcal partners with Sentinels to improve compliance workflows, detect more cases, and decrease time spending on investigating suspicious
October 22, 2020
Deloitte Fintech Webinar - Recap
On the 13th of October 2020, Sentinels' Managing Director, Joost van Houten discussed the current trends in transaction monitoring, and how
September 17, 2020
Digiteal Underlines Their Strategic Focus on Compliance by Partnering with Slimmer AI’s Sentinels
The scalable offering of Slimmer AI fits Digiteal’s ambition to expand into Europe
September 2, 2020
'The High Cost of Compliance' on 'In Check with Fintech' PCN
'Check with Fintech' hosted Sentinels' CEO Joost van Houten.
September 1, 2020
Online Payment Platform Takes Compliance to the Next Level with Sentinels
Fast growing international platform economy requires innovative AI approach to compliance
June 23, 2020
Ginger and Slimmer AI Launch Partnership to Advance Transaction Monitoring with AI
Ginger partners with Sentinels to advance transaction monitoring, reduce overall workload, and fight financial crime.
May 19, 2020
How Artificial Intelligence is Used to Track Money Launderers
Financial institutions spend millions annually to combat money laundering, while they are only slowly stopping fraud. According to
May 13, 2020
Slimmer AI Raises €4 Million to Continue Fight Against Financial Crime
Fundraising from long-term strategic investors to support the company’s rapid growth.
March 10, 2020
Stop Financial Crime by Monitoring Behaviour
Joost van Houten, CEO at Sentinels, talks at Top Names by Fast Moving Targets about the new tracking, the customers, improving work