Global KYC regtech company, First AML and Convera, the largest non-bank B2B cross-border payments company in the world, have announced a strategic alliance.
Convera and First AML announced the alliance this week in light of the evolving regulatory landscape and mounting pressure this is placing on financial institutions both internally, on resource, and externally from compliance risks.
First AML is an AML regtech company founded in Auckland, New Zealand. The business offers customers a global pre-verified complex entity ecosystem accessed using proprietary, cloud-based technology to streamline and reduce the cost of the Know Your Customer (KYC), Know Your Business (KYB) and Customer Due Diligence (CDD) regulatory requirements. Helping make an otherwise complex and manual onboarding process simple for end users and cost effective for businesses.
First AML’s strategic alliance with Convera will involve Convera introducing its clients to First AML who may have a need to use its services.
“Our strategic alliance with First AML offers an opportunity to our clients who may want support managing KYC to their services.”
Sam Fitzpatrick, Convera’s Regional Vice President of APAC, said: “Companies can be hesitant to offer international payment and foreign exchange services due to the complexities of navigating global compliance requirements. At Convera we make moving money so easy that any company in the world can grow with confidence. Our strategic alliance with First AML offers an opportunity to our clients who may want support managing KYC to their services.”
The strategic alliance also follows closely behind First AML’s UK launch in April and their recent win at the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards. The company also completed a NZ$30 million Series B funding round at the end of 2021.
“We’re both in the market to make it easier for people to participate in the financial market but also want to limit the onerous, risk prone and costly process for more of the banks.”
“The market for AML has grown nearly 20% in the past year to US$214 billion, and with groundbreaking investigations around tax havens and money laundering across multiple countries, our strategic alliance with Convera could not have happened at a more suitable time. We’re both in the market to make it easier for people to participate in the financial market but also want to limit the onerous, risk prone and costly process for more of the banks.” CEO and Co-Founder Milan Cooper adds.
From March 2022, Western Union Business Solutions (WUBS) is becoming Convera, a global leader in providing payment services and foreign exchange products.
Convera is a business-to-business payments company, enabling companies of all sizes to send and receive cross-border payments. With expertise in managing foreign exchange and moving funds around the globe, Convera provides access to over 140 currencies and a financial network spanning more than 200 countries and territories. Providing technology-led payment solutions to 30K+ customers – from small business owners to enterprise treasurers across a range of industries. Convera’s purpose is to make moving money so easy, that any company in the world can grow with confidence.
Over the coming months, Convera’s local affiliates will adopt the Convera name and brands.
For more information, visit: www.convera.com/en-nz
About First AML
First AML streamlines the entire anti-money laundering onboarding and compliance process. Backed by real expertise, its cloud-based KYC Passport allows complex entities to share their verification across multiple companies and geographies, at their discretion.
Making an otherwise complex and manual onboarding process simple for clients and cost effective and compliant for businesses, First AML delivers efficiency and time savings, protecting reputations, and enabling companies to be on the right side of history in the face of global threats.