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The Bahamas Leaks are breaking - where to begin

Following the Panama Papers leaks, 1.3 million documents from the commercial register in the Bahamas have been obtained by Suddeutsche Zeitung, the same newspaper which received the Panama Papers from Mossack Fonseca: the Panamanian firm have also created 15,915 entities in the Bahamas. Whilst...

Behind the Paywall: SSM & 1MDB of Malaysia

After enjoying a reputation for several years as an open, middle income economy, Malaysia has been the subject of numerous scandals related to the divestment of public funds into shell companies.

US Citizen takes injunction against French government over trust secrecy ...and wins

On May 10th, the French tax administration passed a law which would enable public access to the national register of trusts, on the constitutionality of the ‘Decree’. Subsequently, public access to the Trust register was suspended on 22nd July 2016 by the highest court in France, the Conseil...

From Safe Harbour to Privacy Shield: What has changed for data compliance?

2016 has been a fruitful year for changes to EU legislation, but this is not set to end anytime soon. Governance on the content is in a tremendous state of flux. In October 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union made an unprecedented declaration to throw out Safe Harbor, as a framework...

EU proposes urgent updates to 4MLD & interconnected business registries for 2017

The EU has begun fast-tracking amendments to the Fourth Money-Laundering directive in the wake of the Panama Papers revelations and London’s Anti-Corruption summit. The recent atrocities in the intervening months between the amendment and the original drafting have also brought about some...

UK ultimate beneficial ownership data is now available with Arachnys

Our developers have successfully integrated the new beneficial ownership data in the Companies House API from the Developer hub into Arachnys. Whilst this required additional efforts to attain full-integration, the approach paid off as the data is updated live and in real-time.

Can your compliance process drive revenue? Yes it can.

A company's existence is strongly tied in its ability to generate money. Departments within the company are working cylinders, all contributing in some way or another to maximizing profits. That's not the case when it comes to compliance though.

Compliance in the FinTech industry: The challenges

For the past 5 years, Finance and Technology have been the hottest couple of the startup world. FinTech is a match made in heaven with technology grabbing finance's hand, introducing it to the miracles of the electronic world.

Panama Papers integration into Arachnys: Behind the Screens

After the biggest data leak in history, we were pleased to announce (only 48 hours later) that we had successfully integrated a source into our Arachnys platform which searches over 200,000 offshore entities and associated individuals which were listed in the ICIJ’s Panama Papers database. This...