AML Compliance: How Tookitaki Can Help Banks and Fintechs in Brazil

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Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance is a critical aspect for banks and fintechs operating in Brazil. With an increasing number of financial frauds and money laundering activities, the regulatory authorities have imposed stringent rules and regulations to ensure the safety and security of the financial system. However, these regulations come with several challenges that banks and fintechs need to overcome. In this blog, we will explore the AML compliance challenges faced by banks and fintechs in Brazil and how Tookitaki's software can help overcome these challenges. Tookitaki's software is a cutting-edge solution that leverages advanced technologies like machine learning and AI to provide a comprehensive and effective solution for AML compliance.

Compliance Challenges in Brazil 

Brazil has a mature money laundering framework with an established institutional infrastructure for gathering and sharing financial intelligence among federal and state agencies. However, implementation of this framework may sometimes be lagging in actual practice. The estimated size of money laundering in Brazil is between USD 25.8 billion and USD 64.4 billion. 

Despite established laws and regulations, there are several weaknesses in the current system in Brazil. One of the main challenges is the lack of independent reporting mechanisms for financial crime. This makes it difficult for law enforcement and regulatory bodies to detect and prosecute financial crime, as they often rely on whistleblowers or other external sources to uncover criminal activity. Furthermore, the decentralized public procurement system in Brazil also creates vulnerabilities in tackling crime and corruption.

Additionally, banks and fintechs in Brazil have a pressing need to keep the existing compliance program functioning effectively. This requires constant attention to well-known predicate offenses such as fraud. Legacy technology has also played a role in obstructing effective AML compliance by hindering the ability of financial institutions to better identify and alleviate risks. Traditional rules-based AML systems may not be able to keep up with the new compliance regulations that focuses on a risk-based approach. Financial institutions that are attempting to enhance existing, legacy systems to become compliant may come across several challenges, such as longer onboarding times, inefficient monitoring of financial crime scenarios, excessive case workloads and the inability to generate a holistic risk view for each customer.

Overcoming AML Compliance Challenges with Tookitaki's Innovative Software

Tookitaki is a leading provider of RegTech solutions for AML compliance in the financial industry. Its Anti-Money Laundering Suite (AMLS) is a comprehensive solution that helps financial institutions meet their AML compliance obligations and minimize the risk of financial crimes. The software can address the AML compliance challenges in Brazil by providing an end-to-end and automated solution that streamlines various compliance processes. With Tookitaki's software, financial institutions can make more accurate decisions and detect suspicious transactions at a granular level

The AMLS includes four modules:

  • Transaction Monitoring: The module is designed to detect suspicious patterns of financial transactions that may indicate money laundering or other financial crimes. It includes built-in simulation modes and sandbox environment for automated threshold tuning and testing new typologies.
  • Smart Screening: It is designed to detect potential matches against sanctions lists, PEPs, and other watchlists, includes 50+ name matching techniques and supports multiple attributes such as name, address, gender, date of birth, and date of incorporation.
  • Customer Risk Scoring: It creates a dynamic, 360-degree risk profile of customers, enabling financial institutions to uncover hidden risks and create new business opportunities.
  • Case Manager: It is a platform for compliance teams to collaborate on cases and work seamlessly across teams, comes with automations to empower investigators and allows configuration of case creation, allocation, data gathering, and more.

Tookitaki's solutions make it easier for financial institutions to meet their AML compliance obligations throughout the customer journey from onboarding to offboarding. They help financial institutions detect and prevent AML risk, utilizing shared insights from an industry-first AFC Ecosystem. 

The AFC Ecosystem is designed to work alongside Tookitaki's AMLS to provide a comprehensive solution for financial institutions. It is a community-based platform that allows financial institutions to share information and best practices in the fight against financial crime. The main output of the AFC ecosystem is the Typology Repository, a repository of risk scenarios guided by regulators and fin crime experts. This is a database of money laundering techniques and schemes that have been identified by FI's, fincrime experts and regulators around the world. FI's contribute to the repository by sharing their own specialized experience and knowledge of money laundering. This ensures a secured, communal approach to fighting financial crime instead of a siloed-manner.

Transform Your AML Compliance Efforts with Tookitaki

With its advanced features and ability to address the specific needs of banks and fintechs in Brazil, Tookitaki's software is the solution that organizations have been looking for.

If you're looking to improve your AML compliance efforts and stay ahead of the curve, consider reaching out to Tookitaki for a demo. By experiencing the software first-hand, you'll be able to see the benefits it can bring to your organization and how it can help you overcome the challenges of AML compliance in Brazil. Request a demo today and take the first step towards a more secure and compliant future!