January 18, 2023

A New Sentinels in 2023

January 18, 2023

A New Sentinels in 2023

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 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

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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 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
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 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 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 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
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 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

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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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 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
January 25, 2021

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
January 25, 2021

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:
January 25, 2021

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
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 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
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