MCB Bank, the fourth largest bank in Pakistan, has implemented Logica’s payments filtering solution, HotScan. The bank is now using HotScan to monitor and filter its SWIFT messages in Pakistan in adherence to anti-money laundering regulations.
HotScan enables MCB to comply with new regulations and allows operations and compliance employees to focus on addressing other potential threats – significantly reducing operational costs. It integrates with SWIFT prime messaging interface, Alliance Access, and scans all incoming and outgoing SWIFT messages.
MCB is now benefiting from automated checking of all its cross-border payments and immediate alerts of sanction entities. The bank is compliant with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) sanctions regulations. With growing international pressure to combat terrorist and remove the financial benefits of crime, the bank can scan transactions in real-time, to ensure that every payment has received the highest level of compliance verification and achieve end-of-day payments deadlines.
The implementation was completed in five months and is currently used by compliance and operations units. Logica implemented HotScan in partnership with IBM Pakistan.
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