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What is the meaning of Screening term for Compliance activities ?
Are you familiar with the term "screening" or are you wondering what does it mean? For compliance professionals, it refers to an essential step of their customer identification and verification process of their financial institution.

How is screening research defined ?

The process of screening is simple to understand. And it might sound familiar.
Think of a search box that could find any information on anything. Yes, search engines. The objective is to compare an (extensive) list of sources of information against specific research or terms to return the matches that were found.
Returned results are analysed and ranked to provide the best potential information before being displayed to the operator for interference.
How to build a KYC- AML Screening Solution ?

What is the basis for developing a screening tool ?

How to build an AML KYC Screening System ?
The list of sources of any screening platform is the root that will potentially contain the information the end-user seeks. The highest importance shall be given to the implementation of a well-defined (and constantly updated) scheme of desirable and relevant sources of data according to your domain.
A clear goal vision and close collaboration with business operators are mandatory to anticipate future obsolete results.

A first step to building such engines is to define the model of the solution.
Beginning with the obvious, what do we search? Depending on the scale of the context, the complexity of the screening methodology can vary from plain to advanced.
At this point it seems enough, but that's without considering the amount of data that must be analysed to return potential true positive information.

Should the screening process be entirely automated ?

The short answer is no.
Well, one should say it depends on the type of sources of information. If you are considering the use of an automated screening methodology in your operations it's because you want to process a considerable amount of data, link multiple unstructured sources of data and reconcile the results.
Simple balances are more comfortable to handle manually, and structured sources of information are fine.
Automate Screening Results Analysis Compliance

In the previous context, will a customised algorithm narrow the list of results to precisely what you are looking for? In that context again, the automation of screening results will never be 100% reliable (not even close) and will always require an analyst's interaction to validate the findings. The most straightforward proof is Google. As performant as the most used research algorithm of the planet is, it might also return unwanted results, making you wonder why are they there?

The main reason is the variety, amount, and duplication of data that you capture in your unstructured sources. These generate false-positive results due to the non-categorized root information that falsely leads the algorithm to classify them as potential matches.

Businesses and financial institutions continuously face risks and obligations: business growth, regulatory expectations, etc. The level of responsibility is growing in the prevention of financial crime. It goes without saying for companies and financial institutions to be vigilant about the collection and preparation of data and the solving of problems.
Pideeco can help you set up an automation technique when filtering. By adding an innovative solution to meet your specific needs while respecting the regulation, you will have an advantage that will save you time.

How can Pideeco help you with Screening?

Financial organizations struggle with screening because it necessitates analyzing massive amounts of data and staying current with risk profiles and rules that are continuously changing. Pideeco's decade-long experience in compliance and screening can help your company to:

- Analyze your current screening methods and tools to develop a gap analysis and a mitigating action plan

- Draft or improve your current screening policies and procedures

- Perform screening of clients on your behalf, including PEP screening and blacklist screening

- Tweak your screening tools to improve their performance

- Choose the best screening tool and lists

- Validate the accuracy of the screening lists provided by the vendor
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