• 5 Must-Know Data Regulations for 2018

    It’s hard to believe the long-awaited FinCEN Customer Due Diligence (CDD) Rule is upon us. May 11 is just around the corner, and as financial institutions work to prepare, one thing is clear: it will be nearly impossible for businesses to avoid regulatory change this year. In the worlds of data and finance, change is […]

    • May 2, 2018
    • Carolann Thomas
  • What We Learned at RegTech New York: 3 Key Themes for Financial Institutions

    2018 is almost here, along with several much-anticipated regulations. Though it can be complex, technical, and let’s face it, sometimes even a little dry, compliance isn’t something that can be overlooked. In November, the Opus team had the opportunity to attend the 2017 RegTech New York Summit, a sister conference to RegTech London. It was […]

    • December 20, 2017
    • Carolann Thomas
  • Regulations at Odds: How Firms are Reacting to Potential MiFid II and GDPR Conflicts

    The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II  (MiFID II) goes into effect in January 2018 with an emphasis on transparency to help protect investors. But in May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) also goes live with its own strict requirements and penalties regarding data privacy. This year, the scope for penalties is significantly […]

    • December 6, 2017
  • Bank Secrecy Act Compliance: Lessons from the Lone Star Bank AML Violation

    Earlier this month, Lone Star National Bank in Texas was fined $2 million for failure to meet Bank Secrecy Act anti-money laundering requirements from 2010-2014. The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) determined that Lone Star willfully violated Bank Secrecy Act requirements after taking on a Mexican bank as a customer. Over two […]

    • November 17, 2017
    • Kelvin Dickenson
  • RegTech London Reveals that KYC and GDPR are Top Regulatory Concerns for Financial Institutions

    This October, Opus attended the RegTech Summit for Capital Markets, a one-day event for practitioners of regulatory change organized by the A-Team Group. The COOs, CDOs, CTOs, and heads of regulatory reporting, compliance, and data operations gathered at RegTech London learned about new approaches to regulatory change and innovative technology solutions for today’s regulatory challenges. […]

    • November 7, 2017
    • Ben Gould
  • Life beyond 4MLD

    Emma Mills Chief Operating Officer C6 Intelligence Group The Fourth EU Money Laundering Directive (4MLD), which was enacted on 25 June 2015 and went into effect on 26 June 2017, is one of the most significant anti-money laundering (AML) legislations in Europe in recent history. The Directive was created to improve consistency of AML rules […]

    • September 22, 2017
  • Preparing for MiFID II: Here’s What’s Working for Banks & Investment Firms

    In January 2018, the European Union will officially enact MiFID II, a new set of regulations meant to oversee the structure of the securities market. Created in response to issues identified following the 2008 financial crisis, these new standards aim to strengthen investor protection, reduce systemic risks and increase the efficiency of the financial markets. […]

    • September 15, 2017
    • Kelvin Dickenson
  • Best Practices in KYC for Financial Institutions

    Our Alacra Compliance Workflow solutions have been serving financial institutions since 2005. Our sales and implementation process usually involves many client meetings. As we work out the configuration with the client, the question we are often asked is, “What are other banks doing to solve KYC process challenges?” That’s a tough question for us to answer […]

    • August 4, 2016
    • Kelvin Dickenson

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