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Connected Fintech by Talle and HSBC MENAT Compliance as an innovation enabler with Azakaw

Empowering the compliance world! Fifth episode! Let’s meet Azakaw, a fintech that is bringing together information systems to help business leaders make decisions that drive innovation while also managing risk at compliance world. HSBC Regional Head of Innovation, Pam Attebery sat down with co-founder Jehanzeb Awan who shares his vision of transforming compliance from a burden to an enabler of innovation. She is also joined by Nicola Hobson-Langley, Head of Data & Analytics for Retail Banking and Wealth Management EMEA, to share her perspective on the role of compliance and regulation in providing new services to customers while ensuring data safety. Connected Fintech is produced by Talle in partnership with HSBC MENAT. The series is profiling 10 ventures from the DIFC Fintech Hive Accelerator and highlight some HSBCerswho are connecting this work back to the impact on the bank, sharing their perspectives of this emerging future state.

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How we describe ourselves: azakaw is translating regulations into code, delivering tools to digitize information and providing AI driven workflow tools to drive effective and efficient decision making that results in compliance with regulations, improvement in profitability and enhancement in customer experience.

How we describe our product/innovation: Globally compliant customer on-boarding and  AML risk management solution providing digital on-boarding for individual and corporate customers that is customized for each business unit and jurisdiction.

Key features include – ID verification, facial recognition, liveness test, OCR, investment risk assessment, classification assessment, FATCA/CRS capture, customer data renewal and management, regulatory reporting, real time analytics, AML risk escalation, initial and ongoing sanctions, PEP and negative news media screening, STR and management reporting.

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