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Mashreq Partners with Silent Eight for Compliance Alert Adjudication

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  • Leading financial institution in MENA region selects AI-based platform to process and resolve customer screening alerts related to anti-money laundering and sanctions requirements.

  • Silent Eight’s groundbreaking platform allows financial institutions to reduce manual  workloads and risk while maintaining sustainable growth plans.

DUBAI, UAE and SINGAPORE, May 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Mashreq, a leading financial institution in the MENA region, today announced that it has selected Silent Eight to provide Name Screening and Adverse Media Alert Adjudication automation capabilities related to sanctions and anti-money laundering regulatory requirements.

Silent Eight is a pioneering RegTech company whose artificial intelligence-based platform offers solutions across the compliance workflow. This strategic partnership will allow for Mashreq to maintain its innovative solution offerings, reduce workflow and resolution times for compliance alerts, and identify true risks in a faster and more efficient way.

Under the partnership announced today, Silent Eight will provide Mashreq with a solution for Alert Adjudication, in which alerts related to potentially risky or proscribed customers are evaluated, false positives are quickly investigated and closed, and potential true positive alerts are more quickly escalated to Mashreq analysts. Through the efficiency gains offered by Silent Eight’s platform, Mashreq will easily be able to improve its processing rates and reduce friction at the time of customer onboarding.

The multi-year partnership aligns with Mashreq’s core strategy of leveraging digital tools and other innovations in order to enhance convenience for customers and also significantly reduces the bank’s environmental footprint. Thanks to the power of Silent Eight’s AI platform, Mashreq’s compliance and risk professionals will be able to easily identify and investigate alerts that represent genuine financial crime risk.

“Mashreq has stood out amongst financial institutions in the Middle East and North Africa for its commitment to innovative banking solutions, as well as strengthening the overall safety of the global banking system,” said Ben Rayner, Regional Head of UK & EMEA for Silent Eight. “Our Name and Adverse Media Adjudication Platform is perfectly tailored to the compliance and business needs of fast-growing financial institutions, and we’re excited to help support Mashreq’s current and future ambitions.”

“At Mashreq, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of compliance and regulatory adherence as well as leveraging cutting-edge solutions, and our partnership with Silent Eight is a testament to this commitment,” said Scott Ramsay, Group Head of Compliance & Bank MLRO, Mashreq. “With increasing regulatory requirements surrounding sanctions and anti-money laundering, it is crucial for us to adopt innovative technologies that can effectively and efficiently identify potential risks. Silent Eight’s automation capabilities and AI-driven approach will enable us to stay ahead of evolving threats, ensuring compliance and safeguarding our customers’ interests.”

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Silent Eight
Silent Eight is a RegTech company that partners with financial institutions to create solutions  blending the best of humans and the best of technology, leveraging artificial intelligence. SilentEight’s solution, automates the alert screening, investigation and adjudication process byreplicating human reasoning and decision making based on historical case data and continuouslearning. Silent Eight enables financial institutions to reduce false positives, increase accuracy,and enhance auditability of their compliance operations. Silent Eight works with some of thelargest banks and insurance companies in the world, including Standard Chartered, HSBC, FirstAbu Dhabi Bank and Emirates NBD. Silent Eight is headquartered in Singapore and has officesin New York, London, Warsaw, and Bangalore. For more information, visit www.silenteight.com.

About Mashreq

Mashreq is a more than half-century old bank, yet proudly thinks like a challenger, startup, and innovator. Mashreq pioneered key innovations and developments in banking, starting with entry-level digital-first customers, all the way to powering some of the region’s most prominent corporations and wealth accounts.

The bank’s mandate is to help customers find their way to Rise Every Day, partnering through the highs and lows to help them reach fulfillment, achieve financial goals, and unlock their vision of success.

Reassuringly present in major financial centres of the world, Mashreq’s home and global HQ remains in the Middle East, offering services whenever and wherever opportunity takes its customers.

Find your way to Rise Every Day at www.Mashreq.com/RiseEveryDay.

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Teal secures $8M seed funding for groundbreaking accounting solution

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Teal has announced a significant milestone in its journey to transform SMB accounting with the closure of an $8 million seed funding round.

According to TechFundingNews, the company, which focuses on providing accounting infrastructure for Vertical SaaS businesses, aims to address the critical need for integrated financial solutions within various platforms.

Founded by industry veterans Ian Crosby and Adam Saint, Teal stands out in the FinTech landscape for its unique approach to accounting services. Leveraging their expertise from founding Bench Accounting and working at Shopify, Crosby and Saint have developed a platform that empowers Vertical SaaS businesses to offer customised accounting suites to their SMB customers.

One of the key challenges faced by SMBs is the lack of seamless accounting solutions integrated into their core business platforms. Teal aims to bridge this gap by equipping companies with the necessary APIs and tools to build their own accounting offerings. This enables SMBs to access crucial insights such as real-time cash flow, per-product profitability, and streamlined tax filing processes.

Teal’s comprehensive suite of out-of-the-box tools enables Vertical SaaS companies to launch their accounting platforms swiftly, often in as little as four weeks. These tools include fully functioning app code repositories and seamless data integrations with external sources like Plaid, enhancing the overall user experience for SMBs.

According to Ian Crosby, Co-Founder and CEO of Teal, the company’s vision is to become the “Stripe for accounting,” providing the foundational infrastructure for Vertical SaaS companies to embed accounting features seamlessly. By integrating accounting software directly into their platforms, businesses can enhance customer engagement and drive adoption of financial services features.

The significance of Teal’s innovative approach has not gone unnoticed in the investment landscape. Torch Capital, a leading investor in tools and platforms for SMBs, led the recent $8 million seed funding round. Partner Katie Reiner expressed enthusiasm for Teal’s mission to revolutionize the SMB accounting space, citing the dire need for intuitive and streamlined accounting tools.

In an era where embedded finance is gaining traction, Teal’s commitment to offering tailored accounting solutions signifies a promising step towards empowering SMBs with the financial tools they need to thrive in today’s competitive landscape.

Source: fintech.global

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Digital China’s Guo Wei Shares ‘China’s Sample’ of Global Digital Innovation with London Business School

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LONDON, May 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — On May 21st, at the invitation of London Business School (LBS), Guo Wei, Chairman of Digital China, participated in the esteemed “Managing the Digital Organization” lecture, engaging with a cohort of prospective business leaders. Focusing on the trending topics of ‘Artificial Intelligence’ and ‘Digital Transformation’, he imparted the digital philosophy and practices of Chinese enterprises amidst the digital civilization era.

Digital China, a prominent player in China’s digital economy, has harnessed over two decades of deep involvement in the nation’s information industry to embrace the power of digitization. This has culminated in what Guo Wei refers to as ‘China’s Vibrant Blueprint for Digital Transformation’, carving a distinctive path of digital metamorphosis. Notably, Digital China’s transformation narrative has been incorporated into LBS’s esteemed case library, underscoring its significance as a teaching instrument.

In his lecture, Guo Wei emphasized that the digital economy now constitutes the backbone of supply, with digital technology emerging as the paramount catalyst for economic expansion. The hastening pace of global digitization propels us into an epoch of digital civilization. For multinational corporations, digital strategies have escalated to the status of corporate strategy, and the amassing of data assets constitutes the pivotal lever for business innovation. Amidst this evolution, AI-fueled digital-cloud integration signifies a disruptive technological innovation, poised to invigorate the global landscape. Digital China feels honored to reprise its role in elite international business school case repositories, thereby contributing insights to academia. This recognition signifies that Chinese enterprises’ digital and AI acumen resonates globally, exemplifying world-class practices.

Professor Julian Birkinshaw, Vice Dean and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at LBS, remarked, “As a global institution, we constantly seek out exemplary cases worldwide. Digital China was chosen not solely due to its prominence in China but also its sophisticated implementation of digital technologies, demonstrating adaptability and offering invaluable insights to our students about the contemporary business milieu. The story of Digital China encapsulates Mr. Guo Wei’s philosophy – digitization transcends being a mere process; it embodies the existential rationale for companies. This philosophy underpins our decision to feature Digital China in our case studies.”

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Endava partners with Finexos to revolutionise AI-driven credit risk management

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Endava, a leading technology services company combining world-class engineering, industry expertise, and a people-centric mindset, has announced its partnership with Finexos, an AI-powered credit risk and analytics platform.

The partnership aims to leverage Finexos’ state-of-the-art credit risk engine to enhance credit decisioning processes, significantly increasing the accuracy of suitability and affordability calculations for banks and lenders. This collaboration will enable more borrowers to access affordable credit while reducing non-performing loans and improving capital allocation.

Endava, with over 20 years of industry expertise, helps financial institutions position their products and services at the forefront of innovation. Through world-class engineering, Endava supports customers in meeting the demands of responsible lending.

Finexos offers a unique methodology to improve credit decisioning, making it possible for larger volumes of borrowers to access affordable credit. Their advanced AI-powered software helps reduce default risks and improve capital allocation for lenders.

The collaboration allows Endava to integrate Finexos’ AI credit decisioning software into their services, helping financial institutions provide responsible lending solutions. This integration aims to increase accessibility for a broader range of customers and provide a more accurate assessment of borrower risk.

Finexos’ cost-effective data science SaaS platform enriches data analysis, speeds up decisions for borrowers, and reduces costs for lenders. The platform operates without geographical constraints, works within institutions’ firewalls, and ensures data security by not accepting or requiring personally identifiable information (PII).

Endava’s head of alliances and partnerships Lewis Brown said, “The addition of Finexos strengthens Endava’s banking ecosystem with new and existing AI-based software and also brings to our clients new tools that fuel growth and react to new and future regulatory requirements.”

Matthew Williamson, SVP & industry principal at Endava, mentioned, “At Endava, we are delighted to announce our partnership with Finexos, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to financial inclusion. This relationship authentically aligns with our core values, using technology and democratising access to financial instruments. Giving individuals and communities the ability to access fair, consistent next-gen real-time credit scoring. Empowering economic growth and stimulus.”

Source: fintech.global

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