Finastra | September 20, 2023
Finastra's new solution merges real-time sanctions screening and AI-powered anti-money laundering for FedNow in the US and TIPS in Europe.
Initiatives are underway to integrate Finastra Compliance as a Service with Finastra Global PAYplus soon.
This comprehensive solution automates compliance for US and European banks by leveraging proven technology to facilitate instant payments.
Finastra, a global provider of financial software applications and marketplaces, has officially unveiled its latest payment solution, Finastra Compliance as a Service, hosted on the Microsoft Azure platform. It will incorporate real-time anti-money laundering (AML) transaction screening from Fincom and AI-powered transaction monitoring by ThetaRay, presenting a pre-integrated packaged solution alongside Finastra Payments To Go.
Mike Vigue, Chief Product Officer for Payments at Finastra, underscored the increased risks associated with introducing a new payment rail, mainly when it operates in real-time. He articulated Finastra's commitment to leveraging the successful track record of 'Payments To Go' for instant payments. He emphasized that the company's objective is to provide financial institutions with precise and efficient compliance capabilities, ultimately reducing the total cost of ownership.
Finastra Compliance as a Service will facilitate banks in capitalizing on and adhering to various instant payment infrastructures, such as the FedNow service in the United States and TIPS in Europe while mitigating the elevated risks associated with financial crime. Through the integration of real-time compliance screening by Fincom and AI-driven transaction monitoring by ThetaRay, this service will empower financial institutions to expedite their business expansion, broaden risk management coverage, and curtail operational expenses.
Mike Vigue further added that through the seamless integration of Fincom and ThetaRay into their solutions, Finastra's clients can expedite the launch of instant payment services while enhancing security, scalability, and flexibility. He concluded that the company remains committed to supporting banks in keeping pace with evolving customer, industry, and regulatory demands through ongoing payment innovation and collaboration with partner ecosystems to provide top-tier services.
Radha Suvarna, Head of BaaS and Value-Added Payment Solutions at Finastra added,
By delivering relevant value-added payment risk solutions as a service, we will help banks to improve speed-to-market and ensure our customers stand to benefit from the ongoing evolution in enabling capabilities like AI and Machine Learning.
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'Payments To Go' represents a comprehensive software-as-a-service (SaaS) payment processing solution, empowering banks to expedite the delivery of flexible digital payments with enhanced efficiency. Financial institutions can easily subscribe to this solution via Microsoft Azure Marketplace, streamlining billing under a single invoice.
IBM | September 22, 2023
IBM Payments Center's membership in Swift Partner Programme signifies a crucial step in enhancing collaboration between these organizations.
IBM Payments provides a streamlined Swift cloud connectivity solution, liberating clients from hardware as well as software management and allowing them to focus on their core business operations.
The company's participation in Swift Partner Programme enables streamlined access, integration, and development of payment solutions through expanded APIs and comprehensive documentation.
IBM Payments Center has officially announced that it has earned a distinguished membership in the prestigious Swift Partner Programme. This achievement represents a significant step forward in strengthening the collaboration between these two organizations.
This strategic partnership synergizes effectively with IBM's expansive payments-as-a-service solution, which capitalizes on open, standards-based technologies to provide meticulously managed payment and cash management services. This collaboration will further enhance the capabilities of IBM's payment services, offering financial institutions and businesses a well-rounded, technologically advanced solution to address their payment and cash management needs.
Andrew Higgins, Senior Partner and Global Payments Leader at IBM Consulting remarked,
Our platform partnership with Swift brings the power of IBM and the reach of Swift to deliver value for financial institutions and other businesses looking for end-to-end solutions for a broad array of payment services.
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In collaboration with Swift Partner Programme, IBM Payments Center will provide a comprehensive end-to-end cloud-based Swift connectivity solution that aligns with Swift's infrastructure and client security standards. It will also catalyze financial institutions and enterprises looking to modernize their payment platforms and harness cutting-edge cognitive and AI technologies within a highly secure environment.
Andrew Higgins emphasized that the payments industry is on the brink of profound change, requiring modern infrastructure and heightened efficiency. He further noted that IBM is gratified to present a solution to the worldwide Swift community that harnesses the benefits of cutting-edge technology while reducing the substantial expenses linked to development, upkeep, and compliance.
This partnership offers IBM Payments Center a unique opportunity to streamline access, seamlessly integrate, and drive innovation in payment solutions. It enables the center to leverage an extended range of application user interfaces (APIs) and gain comprehensive access to API testing materials, documentation, and accreditation status, empowering them to deliver cutting-edge financial solutions efficiently.
Through its active engagement in Swift Partner Programme, IBM Payments Center has opened up new avenues for collaboration with a diverse network of over 11,000 banking institutions across more than 200 countries, fostering opportunities for synergistic partnerships and global cooperation.
Security and Compliance
PR Newswire | September 29, 2023
Genpact (NYSE: G), a global professional services firm focused on delivering outcomes that transform businesses, expanded its relationship with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) to transform financial crime risk operations, leveraging generative AI and large language models (LLMs). Integrating Genpact's proprietary cloud-based financial crime suite, riskCanvas™, with Amazon Bedrock, has led to accelerated efficiencies and impact for clients such as Apex Fintech Solutions.
Amazon Bedrock is a fully managed service that enables developers to test, integrate, and deploy industry-leading foundation models (FMs) via an application programming interface (API) and customize the models to best suit their unique use cases.
Building on its existing relationship with AWS, Genpact is now combining its intellectual property and deep industry expertise with AWS's generative AI capabilities.
For example, seamlessly incorporating Amazon Bedrock FMs into Genpact's riskCanvas financial crimes software suite aims to unlock exponential value and improve speed and accuracy in the detection, investigation, and prevention of financial crime threats for operations across enterprises. This allows experts to review outputs and incorporate a guided decision-making process, providing comprehensive summaries and analyses of potential financial crime activities – accelerating both efficiency and precision.
Genpact engaged multiple riskCanvas clients to significantly improve the detection, investigation, and prevention of a wide range of financial crime threats. As a result, Genpact is now driving accelerated efficiencies and delivering substantial impact for these clients in finance and capital markets, exemplified by their work with Apex Fintech Solutions.
"Financial criminals are constantly innovating, which means financial services companies need to use advanced digital technologies to stay one step ahead of them," said Justin Morgan, Head of Financial Crimes Compliance at Apex Fintech Solutions. "With the addition of generative AI features to Genpact's riskCanvas, our analysts will be able to produce Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) narratives and case summaries at the click of a button using inputs from millions of data points. We expect this will reduce time spent on case summarizations by 60%, allowing our analysts to spend more time identifying truly suspicious financial activity."
Using approved client data from the secure riskCanvas ecosystem, combined with Amazon Bedrock's secure data handling, enables the generation of highly accurate outcomes while maintaining data protection across clients.
"Responsible AI is a core consideration in AI implementation and its importance will continue to increase, said Atul Deo, General Manager, Amazon Bedrock at AWS. Amazon Bedrock is rooted in secure data handling, encrypting all data and allowing users to customize models privately. Integrated with Genpact's riskCanvas, this powerful combination enables our mutual customers to enhance productivity in investigating, detecting, and preventing financial crime threats.
The initiative enables clients to fully leverage the potential of generative AI solutions and drive secure, scalable, AI-led transformation.
"Data complexity and volume, false positives, and evolving sophisticated criminal tactics are accelerating the need for businesses to harness generative AI to transform financial crime operations," said BK Kalra, Global Business Leader, Financial Services, Consumer and Healthcare, Genpact. "Genpact's expanded relationship with AWS represents a pivotal step in redefining the operations landscape for enterprises. Together we can unlock untapped value, and fuel significant growth opportunities for our clients, solidifying our commitment to delivering valuable business impact."
For more information on Genpact's relationship with AWS, visit: AWS | Our Partners | Genpact, and for more information on our financial services visit: AWS Financial Services | Our Partners | Genpact.