STB Systems and 192.com Working Together to Combat Money Laundering

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STB Systems (STB) and 192.com integrate their technologies in order to provide financial institutions with comprehensive software tools to guard against money laundering.

192.com is a proven market leader in the on-line directories business and in recent years has combined multiple data sets such as the electoral roll and directory enquiries information to provide a comprehensive person search facility.

STB Systems has built its reputation as a world leader in financial compliance and reporting solutions, delivering success for many leading international institutions from offices in London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore

There are many things that financial services firms are required to do to comply with the anti money laundering (AML) regulations; identity verification figures high on the list. When it comes to Know Your Customer checks there is a need for more robust identification procedures, where identities can be confirmed as well as verified. 192.com offers a range of knowledge-based data such as historical Electoral Roll information that can provide previous address information and length of residency checks

192.com delivers KYC solutions using a number of definitive data sets, such as the Electoral Roll, both current and historical, and Directory Enquiries data. In addition detailed UK street maps overlaid with both aerial photographs and places of interest can allow location-based questions which can further confirm identities.

As a part of a comprehensive Risk and Compliance solution, STB-Detector and 192.com provide a tightly integrated solution to a firms' AML procedures in the area of KYC. The solution addresses the growing needs of financial institutions to better control and manage their risk exposure to opening an account with inadequate customer verification and to be able to record the checks made to verify and confirm identity. The verification checks made can be recalled within STB-Detector and detailed data recorded as necessary.

STB-Detector, STB's anti money laundering system, provides a comprehensive addition to the defences of any financial institution. The system has four modules:

Suspicious Activity Monitoring Account Opening Due Diligence Watch List Monitor Investigations

These modules provide extensive coverage of all the key areas of compliance the MLRO (Money Laundering Reporting Officer) requires. Account movements can be checked against historical and peer group patterns, and against a variety of absolute and flexible thresholds. Account opening "Know-Your-Customer" procedures are enhanced and documentation renewal reminders can be generated. Customer databases and payments may be checked against any number of internal and external sanctions lists.

STB-Detector is fast establishing itself as a global solution to money laundering controls, with installations in New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Commenting on the agreement, Michael Thomas, Group CEO, STB Systems, said, "We are confident that this will deliver an effective AML solution for all types of financial institutions and are very pleased to be working with 192.com. With increased pressure to verify and confirm identity and the attractive pricing of both STB-Detector and 192.com's service, this is a must have solution for the financial services industry".

About 192.com

Corporate 192 is a division of i-CD Publishing (UK) Ltd. publishers of the UK-Info Disk Range of CD ROMs and the leading directory site in the UK, 192.com.

Founded in 1997, i-CD Publishing Ltd. has been a leading innovator in the development of advanced directory services. A keen exponent of the de-regulation of directory enquiries, i-CD lobbied OFTEL extensively and in January 1999, the first step to complete de-regulation was taken when the Telecommunications Charter was changed; obliging BT to licence the OSIS data to competitors.

i-CD was the first licensee of the OSIS database and in January 2000 the website 192.com, as it is today, was launched. Providing access to over 60 million residential and business listings, as opposed to only 17 million directory enquiry listings, 192.com has become one of the top three people finders in the world. With over 3 million registered users, the site handles over 4 million searches a month.

I-CD now commands over 85% of the CD ROM directory market and is the predominant directory site in the UK.

Voted one of the sites that changed the web forever, 192.com has been a leading innovator in the development of next generation directory enquiries, through the aggregation of a number of complementary data sets together with proprietary search engine technology developed over the last five years.

Corporate 192 offers the same depth of data and search technology but provides customised directory and verification solutions for multiple users in large organisations.

Corporate 192 now serves a large number of blue chip and government clients across almost every vertical market.

http://www.192.com

About STB Systems

STB is one of the world's leading vendors of automated compliance reporting solutions for the financial markets. Founded in 1984, STB has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong & Singapore.

STB's solutions are designed to automate the critical controls that protect financial institutions, handling internal & external reporting to satisfy the relevant regulatory bodies and assist in compliance with anti money laundering procedures.

The company is one of just six recognised by the Bank of England for electronic reporting output and works closely with many other respected industry bodies. STB's core competence puts them at the forefront of regulatory & compliance technologies, offering best of breed solutions for their customers.

http://www.stbsystems.com

Media contacts

STB Systems

India House

45 Curlew Street

London

SE1 2ND

Tel: +44 (0)20 7403 2188

Fax: +44 (0)20 7403 4425

info@stbsystems.com

192.com

Quayside Lodge

William Morris Way

London

SW6 2UZ

Tel: +44 (0)20 7909 2200

Fax: +44 (0)20

info@192.com

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