Nassau, Bahamas, 18 August 2020 – International Private Banking Systems, the specialist provider of wealth management software for the private banking sector, today announces its latest partnership with Liquidus, a Regtech identity solutions provider to the financial services sector. The agreement covers the Caribbean region and opens up the possibility for IPBS customers to benefit from an estimated 75% reduction in onboarding time and cost with improved AML and KYC compliance.
Liquidus is a Bahamas based technology company that delivers innovative digital identity onboarding and compliance solutions. Their technology creates a ‘master digital identity’ of end users on Liquidus’ proprietary Hyperledger Fabric blockchain which keeps them in a ‘constant state of compliance’. This can automate the KYC and AML validation process, and open up the end users to the burgeoning market of digital assets and payments.
With private banking and wealth management being driven towards the digital realm by both customers and regulatory bodies, IPBS sees huge potential in the partnership. Royal Fidelity is the first customer to pilot the solution across The Bahamas, Barbados and The Cayman Islands. Michael Anderson, President and CEO to the RF Group, states, “IPBS has been providing us with wealth management and banking services since its inception in 1997. In addition to helping expedite and manage the ongoing KYC process for our existing clients, the ability to safely and effectively remote onboard clients from across the Caribbean region is a key benefit of this latest offering. Beyond KYC and AML, Liquidus’ solution is helping us to provide custody services for digital securities, as well as integrate digital currency solutions with our core banking services. This dramatically changes our strategic offering to our customers.”
The Liquidus solution integrates with the IPBS private banking and wealth management software and will allow IPBS customers to benefit from:
- Digital onboarding capabilities to meet the growing demand from customers to open accounts via simple online web forms.
- Up to 75% reduction in onboarding time & compliance cost by digitising the process.
- Automation of one-off and ongoing KYC and AML validation checks including international sanction screening.
- Automation of the compliance process to meet regulatory requirements.
- A master digital identity of each customer on the Liquidus blockchain that enables greater control for individual customers over their data.
- Customer ‘wallets” attached to each master digital identity, opening up the possibility of managing digital currency as easily as mainstream currencies.
- A payment service provider license to offer financial institutions multiple payment mechanisms.
Matt Hinkley, Founder and CEO of Liquidus, commented, “Financial institutions and asset management companies face a competitive environment due to the increased utilisation of technology and are being driven to increase customer satisfaction, improve compliance and offer new products and services. A 75% reduction in onboarding time and compliance costs is revolutionary and this is just the initial advantage of using a blockchain based infrastructure. Reducing onboarding barriers can result in scaling a financial institution into new markets and the ability to manage a lot more clients with the same internal staff. Our technology will change the way financial institutions work, offering early adopters the opportunity to take significant market share. We’re really excited about the road ahead with IPBS, their experience together with our onboarding solution; we believe enormous value can be generated within the Caribbean markets.”
Bruce Raine, Founder and President of IPBS says, “Our customers are keen to embrace digital onboarding especially in light of the Covid pandemic which is driving new contactless and digital processes. By working with Liquidus, we will make it much easier for our customers to do business with new clients. There is a lot of synergy between the two companies and we think this could be the beginning of something really progressive for the industry.”
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About International Private Banking Systems
International Private Banking Systems is a specialist provider of wealth management software for the private banking sector. The company began operations in 1993 and the flagship product is IPBS – a fully integrated accounting and management information system that provides all of the front, middle and back office support services required by international private banks, trust companies, mutual fund administrators and wealth management professionals. International Private Banking Systems now serves clients across the globe, including the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, the Turks & Caicos Islands, the United States and Vanuatu. For further information, please visit www.ipbs.com
Liquidus is a RegTech identity company that provides comprehensive digital identity onboarding, KYC and AML compliance solutions. The Liquidus approach is used to improve regulatory processes and reduce costs as well as risks within the financial services and professional services sector. In the emerging global digital economy, Liquidus is leveraging blockchain technology to provide organizations with an efficient and compliant process for digitizing and managing their business and assets. For further information, please visit https://liquidus.io/.
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