PS AML – is an integrated system that provides support to institutions as regards effective antimoney laundering compliance. It can be completely integrated with an institution’s IT environment both in terms of online monitoring and periodic processes.
PS AML has been developed for years. It has successfully passed inspections of supervisory institutions on several occasions. It allows for efficient auditing and demonstrating that the institution meets the requirements of the Act on Counteracting Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing, thereby protecting the company in the event of an inspection and minimizing the risk of penalties.
FULL AML RISK ASSESSMENT PROCESS
PS AML provides support for the full AML risk assessment process – from assessing a new customer, through meeting the requirements for increased customer identification and verificaƁon, handling sanction lists and PEP (politically exposed persons), cyclical customer assessment, and transaction monitoring.
FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE 4TH AML DIRECTIVE
The system allows for the fulfillment of requirements of the AML Directive to the extent of the requirements of the Act of 1 March 2018 on counteracting money laundering and terrorism financing in the area of AML risk assessment calculation and management.
INTEGRATION OF EDD SURVEYS INTO THE KYC PROCESS
Automatic adjustment of the content of KYC surveys according to online AML risk assessment. Access to surveys for persons conducting the customer’s onboarding process from the level of the supported CRM system. Survey results are available for AML o1cers directly in the case handling module.
HIGH-PERFORMANCE SOLUTION ARCHITECTURE
The technologies used to allow the system to be deployed in a high-performance environment. This allows for safe integration with operating systems in organizations. As a result, the risk assessment of a new customer and transaction monitoring is completed in milliseconds.
MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT
An integral part of the environment is the alert management module dedicated to the AML team working in compliance departments. It allows for handling cases indicating a higher risk of money laundering, so that alerts are adequate to the type of the case (new customer, EDD, existing customer, transaction monitoring, EDD)
READY-MADE RISK ASSESSMENT MODELS
The system has implemented risk assessment models adequate to the stage of cooperation with customers, including those based on a behavioral assessment of customers.
The software can be customized to suit your organization’s needs. it is possible to add and remove rules, patterns, risk models, use one’s own and external blacklists or configure alerts.
RISK ASSESSMENT OF A NEW CUSTOMER
PS AML provides comprehensive support for automatic risk assessment for new customers. It is based on appropriately calibrated, ready-to-use risk assessment models taking account of, among others, the following product, geographic, and industry risk factors. Both basic and enhanced customer identification and verification are ensured.
REAL-TIME ASSESSMENT CALCULATION
Using appropriate technologies, the risk assessment is calculated in real-time, with a properly secure and high-performance architecture provided.
HANDLING OF SANCTION LISTS AND PEPS
The system supports a wide range of sanction and PEP lists available on the market. Appropriate access interfaces to different data formats are provided. Each of the implemented risk assessment models takes account of the rules related to the presence of persons and entities on the sanction lists.
The requirements of enhanced customer identificaƁon and verificaƁon are ensured by automatically triggering risk level- and customer type-dependent EDD surveys. Integration with external systems has been minimized by the use of dynamic authorization technology. This reduces the cost of adjusting the front-end systems.
MANAGING USER’S OWN BLACKLISTS
PS AML provides the functionality to manage and maintain the user’s own blacklists, allowing flexible supplementation of the imperfections visible on the lists available on the market.
PERIODIC CUSTOMER ASSESSMENT
PS AML provides automatic customer risk assessment based on extensive rules and benchmarks. The automatic analysis includes detection of events and changes that may affect customer risk assessment, including STIR risk assessment. The effect of the cyclical assessment is proper risk-based transaction monitoring.
CALCULATION OF BEHAVIORAL FACTORS
As part of the cyclical evaluation of customers, patterns catching suspicious behaviors of customers are very strongly developed. The system implements a number of templates that can be freely adapted to the particular industry and activity
Based on the periodical customer assessment, the system performs adequate verificaƁon of customer transactions, and the scope, detail, and frequency of monitoring depend on the risk assessment: customers, products, and realization channels (risk-based approach).
CALCULATION OF TYPICAL BEHAVIOR PROFILES
The system implements rules calculating the level of deviation from typical customer behavior profiles based on transactional data. For high-risk customers, a respective small deviation from typical behavior can result in additional alerts being sent to the AML team.
PERIODICAL CUSTOMER REVIEW
The system supports periodical customer reviews. Their level and manner of implementation depend on the customer risk level. Information collected by means of dedicated surveys is archived in PS AML.
VERIFICATION OF INCREMENTS ON THE SANCTION
LISTS AND PEP LISTS
Persons and entities on sanction and PEP lists are monitored daily, fully automatically in the system. It is possible to enable the fuzzy matching algorithm, which allows for a controlled margin of deviation from the record being compared.
VERIFICATION OF INACTIVE PEPS
The relevant algorithms automatically check whether the status of the identified PEP should not be changed to inactive. The system provides all the information and details of a person suspected of becoming an inactive PEP, which facilitates decision-making.
MONITORING OF FOREIGN TRANSACTIONS
The system is adapted to the online monitoring of foreign transactions through SWIFT/SEPA channels. Suspicious transactions are put aside for in-depth analysis.
ALERT MANAGEMENT, AML CASE MANAGEMENT
PS AML has an extensive case management system, tailored to AML needs, integrated with analytical engines and external systems. It allows for providing information to persons verifying cases, returning risk assessment results, managing the process of further case handling and archiving.
MANAGEMENT OF NOTIFICATIONS TO GIIF
The system provides the functionality of recording reports of suspicious and related transactions to GIIF. This facilitates the management and control of the sent cases and the list of reported entities is used as a factor in risk assessment.
MANAGEMENT OF INQUIRIES FROM GIIF AND THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE
PS AML enables the collection of queries from GIIF and the Public Prosecutor’s Office. This function is useful for checking the process of preparing responses. Queries can be entered in manual or batch mode.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION ON REFUSALS TO COOPERATE
The system supports the management of refusals to start cooperation by the ability to collect information on refusals. A dedicated interface allows the user to browse and search for information conveniently, and the information collected is included in the periodical risk assessment.
The reporting area implemented in the system ensures quick and convenient preparation of management reports. There is a possibility of using a number of predefined reports related to case handling in different AML areas and a possibility of generating the user’s own “ad-hoc” reports, depending on preferences and needs.
FLEXIBLE ADAPTATION TO INDIVIDUAL REQUIREMENTS
The applied technologies allow for quick adjustment of the system to the individual needs of customers. From the ability to easily change ETL structures to the ease of expansion and calibration of AML/CFT risk models, to the customization of the processes handled in the case handling module.
INTEGRATION WITH SYSTEMS
PS AML has implemented a wide range of integration options with external systems, from integration through WebServices/REST, to efficient file gateways or data-based integration.
The system is adapted for use within a wide range of industries, with particular emphasis on the banking sector, including specialist mortgage, leasing, factoring, brokerage, and insurance banking.
PREDICTIVE AND NETWORK STUDIES
The system implements the options of performing advanced studies using segmentation, prediction, or sequential algorithms and network analyses. The first three can be very effecƁve in identifying new areas of abuse and increasing the effectiveness of risk models. The latter allows for the analysis of bonds and more in-depth investigative analysis.
REPORTING SUPRATHRESHOLD TRANSACTIONS TO GIIF
Through the PS REJESTR AML module, the system ensures compliance with new requirements related to the registration of suprathreshold transactions at GIIF and keeping the register in the obliged institution.
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