Accenture + Ripjar = real value at scale

Financial services compliance leaders face an immense challenge: preventing financial crime and money laundering. No easy task when up to 5 percent of the world’s GDP is laundered each year.1

Financial firms spend millions to fight crime and comply with regulations, using cobbled-together solutions from multiple vendors plus time-intensive manual searches for suspicious activity. Many only catch a small percentage of criminal activity.

The cost of financial crime includes damaged reputation, lost customers and possibly significant fines.

Accenture and Ripjar can help you change that.

Together, we offer more. Accenture brings deep, global industry knowledge and experience. Ripjar brings leading-edge, innovative technology for screening Sanctions, Politically Exposed Persons and Adverse Media. Our partnership can help your business identify and stop risky behavior while reducing costs, significantly reducing false positives and allowing your teams to focus on risk, not data gathering.

1 United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Money-Laundering and Globalization: (Accessed June 17, 2019.)

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Fighting financial crime can be a costly endeavor


Between $800 billion and $2 trillion is laundered annually, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.2


Financial firms are spending an average of $60 million annually to meet AML requirements and prevent crime. Larger firms spend up to $500M to comply with AML, KYC and CDD.3


The past decade has seen a collective $26 billion in fines imposed on financial firms for AML and KYC non-compliance. That number is rising.4

How can Accenture and Ripjar help you fight financial crime?

Our relationship combines Ripjar’s innovative solutions for combating financial crime with Accenture’s extensive experience in delivering large-scale transformations in Financial Crime Risk Management and Security. We can help improve your capabilities in monitoring for:

  • Adverse media: Negative news or broadcasts associated with an individual or firm, found in public and third-party data sources
  • Sanctions: Regulatory, governmental or quasi-governmental orders prohibiting a firm from carrying out transactions with a sanctioned person or organization
  • Politically Exposed Persons: Individuals who are, or have been, entrusted with prominent public functions either domestically or abroad such as, for example, a head of state or senior politician

Save time and money fighting financial crime

We make your function more efficient and scalable:

  • We can streamline the data review process—for one global bank a single analyst can now cover 50,000 clients, representing a 75 percent decrease in number of analysts required.
  • We can reduce false positives by up to 93 percent compared to standard fuzzy search-based tools.
  • With our intuitive design and configurable workflows, more efficient searches can be conducted contributing to a reduction in average alert closure time of up to 75 percent.
  • Operating entirely within the perimeter of a client's secure data center or cloud infrastructure, Ripjar’s powerful technology deploys advanced artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically monitor the risk profiles of millions of clients in real time, in dozens of global languages. This helps analysts working in KYC, AML and adverse news screening scale their approach and save manual effort.

    Accenture and Ripjar replace your multiple tools and processes with our multi-purpose, data agnostic, sustainable and scalable solution. Depending on your current state, we may help you save up to 75 percent of your overall compliance operating costs over the next five years.

    Our one solution can handle it all.

    Identify, monitor and mitigate financial crime risk

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