Banks explore new data techniques to tackle money laundering

Artificial intelligence in tandem with human analysis seen as effective for know-your-customer

It pays to know your customers. Just ask US Bank, smarting from a $600 million fine for anti-money laundering violations in February. Or Deutsche Bank, fined $630 million for similar failings last year.

Authorities around the world are keen for lenders to develop strong know-your-customer (KYC) procedures, and are prepared to levy big penalties on banks that fall short.

As a result, firms are looking to new data-based technologies to sharpen up their compliance and help avoid regulatory punish

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