Acuris Risk Intelligence Joins Forces With New Channel Partner HooYu

08 September 2017 - 12:29 pm UTC

Acuris Risk Intelligence joins forces with new channel partner HooYu London, 08 September 2017: Acuris Risk Intelligence (ARI), leading provider of customer due diligence data including KYC, On-Going Monitoring, and Enhanced Due Diligence, has announced a new partnership with identity confirmation platform, HooYu. The new partnership will add the Acuris Risk Intelligence PEPS and Sanctions and adverse media data to the HooYu identity platform further helping companies to comply with anti-money laundering regulations through a single platform. HooYu is designed to help firms to verify and on-board customers using a unique blend of identity technologies including digital footprint analysis, identity document authentication, facial biometrics, database verification, and PEPs and Sanctions checks. David Pope, Director of Marketing at HooYu commented: “HooYu is the first identity platform to combine and blend different kinds of identity verification technology. Our clients include banks, money transfer businesses, prepaid card issuers, and lenders and they use HooYu as an integrated identity solution to cross-reference and compare identity attributes from multiple sources. We have added Acuris Risk Intelligence to the HooYu platform as they have the most comprehensive database of actionable intelligence. Our clients will value the Acuris Risk Intelligence adverse media insight in addition to the PEPS and Sanctions data.” HooYu extracts and verifies data from ID documents at the same time as authenticating the ID document and conducting a biometric facial check comparing a selfie of the customer with the facial image on their ID document. HooYu also cross-references and analyses data from a person’s digital footprint to confirm their real-world identity. Emma Mills, COO at Acuris Risk Intelligence commented: “We are excited to be included in the HooYu identity confirmation platform. The addition of Acuris Risk Intelligence’s unique adverse media, PEPs and Sanctions data furthers the pursuit of ensuring that regulated firms know who their customers are before they transact with them. The need to comply with anti-money laundering regulations can now conveniently be completed through HooYu in a single platform. A definite 1+1 = 3 partnership!” About Acuris Risk Intelligence: Since 2004, Acuris Risk Intelligence, an Acuris company, has been gathering the most comprehensive database of actionable intelligence relating to Politically Exposed Persons (Pep’s) and Sanctioned Individuals, Companies and Jurisdictions. During this time Acuris Risk Intelligence has identified the most relevant local and global sources allowing us to create a unique process of gathering timely, accurate and relevant Adverse Media relating to the FATF predicated crimes list. All of this information is verified by human intelligence and has led to the development of our new Adverse Media managed service. Our database covers over 200 jurisdiction with over 40 languages, allowing us to pinpoint risks associated with forming new business relationships. Our suite of KYC search and monitoring data solutions, which access our unique and expanding database, provides you with an accurate risk intelligence data results and a reduced false positives. For more information, please visit us at www.AcurisRiskIntelligence.com or call us on +44 (0) 203 742 1200. About HooYu: HooYu is a global identity confirmation service used not only by businesses that need to check their customers are who they say they are, but also by consumers who want to check another person’s identity before they proceed with an important or sensitive transaction. HooYu's approach is to blend and combine multiple identity technologies including social media and digital footprint analysis, identity document authentication, facial biometrics, database checks and PEPS and Sanctions watchlist checks to confirm identity. HooYu cross-references and analyses data from a person’s digital footprint to confirm their real-world identity. HooYu also extracts and verifies data from ID documents at the same time as authenticating the ID document and conducting a biometric facial check comparing a selfie of the customer with the facial image on their ID document. For more information visit https://business.hooyu.com/ or email david.pope@hooyu.com