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Financial crime technology

The challenge

The risks of financial crime are ever present for financial services organisations. Changes in the market, enabled by new technology, have opened up growing opportunities for criminal activity. Market and technology developments have also augmented the scale and level of risk, while dramatically increasing the potential rewards to the more professional and well-organised of criminals.

At all levels penalties for failure have become ever more significant – share price, brand, dividends and long-term profitability can all be eroded.

Firms are having to analyse vast quantities of data at speed, making real time decisions on everything from customer suitability to whether a claim or transaction is fraudulent.

The right solutions, configured in the right way, with the right supporting teams, will enable organisations to:

  • ensure regulatory compliance;
  • reduce internal and external risk of fraud, AML, market abuse or unauthorised trading;
    reduce operational costs;
  • more effectively identify financial crime in all its forms; and
  • provide a better customer experience.

Our services

We use the latest tools, techniques and technology to support the investigation, remediation and transformation of financial crime, and work with clients to ensure optimal effectiveness, reducing their costs and focusing resource on the areas of highest risk:

Investigative analytics

  • Reactive, technology-enabled investigations including proactive fraud detection and the development of internal software to support this

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Financial crime technology transformation

  • Vendor capability assessment, selection and management, including the optimisation and implementation of vendor software around AML, ABC, Fraud, Market Abuse and Unauthorised Trading Surveillance and Sanctions

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Remediation technology including Know your Customer (KYC), conduct redress and remediation

  • Design, build and management of remediation workflow and case management solutions, including data quality, lineage and governance, and the deployment of text and voice analytics solutions to support MI, forecasting and reporting

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Contact us

Graham  Ure

Graham Ure

Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7889 644672

Scott Samme

Scott Samme

Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7753 605698

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