TONBELLER AG and RA Computer support Italian organizations in their fight against financial crime
Anti money laundering, prevention of terrorism financing and know your customer principles initiatives on top of agendas
Milano, Italy, Bensheim, Germany, April 5th, 2011 – TONBELLER AG has joint forces with their partner RA Computer and has intensified their successful partnership to support Italian organizations to deal with developments and impacts of the national anti money laundering (AML) and counter terrorism financing (CTF) legislations.
TONBELLER will join and support the 4th annual conference of RA Computer on AML and CTF which will take place on the 13th of April 2011 in Milano, Italy (conference details: www.racomputer.it )
Laws and legislations
In late 2007 the 3rd EU Money-Laundering Directive was implemented into national Italian law as Legislative Decrees 231/2007 and 109/2007.
Since 2008 TONBELLER and RA Computer partner successfully in Italy to support banks, insurances, financial service providers and other organizations to comply with Italian regulatory requirements in the area of financial crime prevention. Both partners offer innovative services such as Software as a Service (SaaS) as well as the Siron Compliance Solutions portfolio from TONBELLER including modular, integrated software for anti-money laundering, counter terrorism financing, fraud detection as well as managing the initial risk rating during customer acceptance (Know Your Customer - KYC principle).
Local language availability
TONBELLERS Siron Compliance Solutions are available in Italian which supports customers to drive more value from TONBELLER products in their fight against financial crime.
Latest Developments in Italy
Until now the fight against money laundering and counter terrorism financing has expanded and evolved as financial institutes, financial intermediaries and other entities have to proof that they have to be compliant with the regulations and report suspicious transactions to the Financial Intelligence Unit (Unità di informazione finanziaria) at the bank of Italy.
Organizations and their responsible compliance departments that are affected by the legislation often find themselves confronted with high workloads, initiatives for cost-saving while in the recent past the AML and CTF provisions were strictly enforced by the bank of Italy and the ISVAP (Istituto per la Vigilanza sulle Assicurazioni Private e di Interesse Collettivo) and numerous sanctions have been put in place in case of non-compliance.
Organizations have to act now
Banks, insurance companies, financial intermediaries and other entities such as stockbrokers, financial traders will have to put a concrete solution in place that shows compliance with AML and CTF provisions. Therefore, an efficient and integrated strategy is now becoming a crucial competitive factor. Apart from the obligation to comply with legal requirements, organizations are able to avoid damage of their reputation and therefore prevent customer and business loss as well as economic damage of other customers and shareholders by putting a resilient solution into place.
TONBELLERs compliance solutions portfolio and international experience, with over 1000 installations in 50 countries paired with the broad national experience of RA Computer offering consulting and services, leverages high synergies.
This gives Italian customers and all interested parties the possibility to quickly put a reliable, cost-effective and highly automated solution in place that complies with the regulations, provides protection from sanctions and frees the responsible departments and employees from manual work. It enables companies to effectively counter new developments in money laundering and other financial crimes. TONBELLERs and RA Computers specialists provide detailed experience, knowledge and best practices to help reach these targets.
Annual conference for all interested parties
TONBELLER will join the 4th annual conference of RA Computer on AML and CTF which will take place on the 13th of April 2011 in the Atrium of SIA-SSB, in Milano. The conference will give all interested parties an insight on the latest developments, business cases and updates from the respective authorities.
Torsten Mayer, managing director of TONBELLER will speak about TONBELLERs strategy, solutions and best practices to address the financial crime prevention, especially in the areas of AML, CTF, KYC and many more.
Cristina Astore, CEO RA Computer S.p.A. – SIA SSB Group comments: “We have partnered with TONBELLER to support the Italian organizations in their fight against financial crime. We have broad experience and detailed knowledge about the Italian market to help customers improve their compliance processes. The goal of our partnership is to provide best in class solutions, which can be put into place in a minimal timeframe. Both elements allow us to react immediately to all markets requirements.
Torsten Mayer , managing director of TONBELLER AG, adds: “Siron Compliance Solutions support the organizations in streamlining processes, lower operating expenses, and − most important of all − in complying with the national laws and regulations quickly. Leveraging from our long-term experience including successful projects in Italy we empower RA Computer, our regional partner who will work directly with customers and will carefully weigh Italian compliance requirements and IT needs to integrate Siron Compliance Solutions to the customers business.
For further information on the 4th annual conference of RA Computer on AML and CTF please go here
For further information on Siron Compliance solutions, please visit http://www.tonbeller.com/
About RA Computer
RA Computer (part of the SIA-SSB-Group) is specialized in the development of software solutions, web applications as well as consulting and projects to satisfy the payment processing requirements of banks, corporates and public bodies. With a staff of more than 300 professionals working at its three offices in Milan, Rome and Macerata, RA Computer can boast a presence in all the major Italian banks. For further information, visit www.racomputer.it
TONBELLER is an international software and consulting company that supports over 1000 clients in 50 countries. In close cooperation with its global partner network TONBELLER meets regional needs regarding know-how and customer expectations. TONBELLERs cross-platform solutions consist of specialized consulting, applications for the fight against financial crime, and tools to manage complex and dynamic decision processes. Sustainability in leadership and software development is an integral part of the company culture, founds the basis for a long-term customer relationship and protects investments. TONBELLER solutions help to manage complex and dynamic data, minimize risk and comply with legal requirements. Through innovative technology and consulting, TONBELLER over 100 highly qualified and specialized employees secure productive deployment and operation of the solutions. TONBELLER is located in Bensheim, Germany. For further information, visit www.tonbeller.com
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