Crime-fighting blog

From time to time, we blog about our crime-fighting journey—our motivation, our path forward, and what we do to help you stop financial crime. Come join the discussion.

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Reflections from Money20/20 Europe

Money20/20 Europe is a global event that brings together great fintech startups, investors, and established companies.

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Good ol’ startup culture doesn’t last forever — does it?

Companies don’t really change for the better. But Salv’s unique startup culture sets us apart from others. What makes…

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A guide to effective transaction monitoring

You can turn transaction monitoring into a powerful tool to maintain compliance and fight financial crime. Learn how.

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Screening alert search engine: a better way to access alerts

Follow the evolution of our screening alert backlog into a powerful screening alert search engine: search and access …

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What is fincrime intelligence sharing?

How can we better respond to the threats of terrorism and money laundering, and fight financial crime with cross-bord…

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Biggest fintech events in Europe

Some of the biggest fintech events in Europe include Money20/20 Europe, MoneyLIVE Summit, and Fintech World Forum.

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Public-private and private-private information sharing to combat financial crime

We look into ways to detect and disrupt financial crime through public-private and private-private information sharing.

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What is financial crime

The most common financial crimes are money laundering, terrorist financing, fraud, bribery, and corruption.

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AML Bridge end-of-pilot write ups

Salv’s AML Bridge opens a new chapter in collaborative investigations of fraud, money laundering, and sanctions.

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Feature development at Salv: data upload case study

Feature development is a big part of product engineering at Salv. Now you can learn how it works.

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Working at Salv: Stiven, business development wizard

Stiven shares his journey to a career in business development and sales. His philosophy is simple: take action.

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How to ensure effectiveness of sanctions with sanctions screening

In the light of new sanctions imposed on Russia, we try to understand what sanctions are, and how Salv can help.

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The next big trend in AML: counterparty monitoring

Monitoring, detecting, and investigating money laundering and fraud just got easier with counterparty monitoring.

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Working at Salv: Artjom, product engineer

What does it mean to work for a startup? Artjom Vassiljev shares his experience of product engineering at Salv.

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Top movies and TV shows about money laundering and fraud

We created a list of the top TV shows and movies to advance your knowledge of money laundering and fraud.

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Best AML software in 2022

What software does AML use? Have a look at our selection of top AML software for banks and fintechs in 2022.

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To hack or not to hack? Security hackathon at Salv

Salv hosted a security hackathon based on OWASP Top Ten Web Application Security Risks.

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100 million reasons to celebrate – AML Platform’s big 2021

In 2021, our clients chose Salv’s KYC, sanctions screening, transaction monitoring and risk assessment functions.

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AML Bridge: celebrating 100 investigative collaborations

AML Bridge has enabled 100 investigative collaborations to stop financial crime. Banks report significant loss reduct…

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The key to battling FinCrime? Collaboration and speed

Tiina Hiller shares key takeaways from the FinCrime Experts Meetup that Salv hosted jointly with Lithuanian AML Centr…

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Happy 3rd birthday, Salv!

In just three years, Salv developed state-of-art screening, monitoring and customer risk assessment tools and launche…

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Why haven’t we solved money laundering yet?

Money laundering is a curse of the digital age. Criminals launder an estimated €4tn every year, much of which goes to…

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Heading towards a new standard in AML/CTF

AML Bridge white paper covers the pilot progress and key milestones, as well as detail the next even more ambitious s…

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Salv engineering key principles

Salv’s engineering key principles, as outlined by our co-founder Sergei Rumjantsev.

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AML Bridge pilot update - March 2021

AML Bridge pilot is up and running. Our advisory bodies DPI, FIU, EFSA confirm that Salv is on the right track.

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Data Protection Day. What does it mean for AML?

GDPR regulation can actively help us meet AML/CFT goals, and our AML Bridge project plays a major part too.

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Best AML news from 2020

Criminals, unfortunately, never stop, and during the biggest pandemic of our lifetime, they figured out new ways to c…

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AML Bridge to improve data sharing between banks

Salv launched AML Bridge pilot with the four largest banks in Estonia. How does it facilitate data sharing?

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AML Bridge pilot update - December 2020

Salv is building a decentralised network for sharing anti-money laundering (AML) intelligence between the banks.

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19 surprising ways to help beat the winter blues

We live in a country renowned for its dark winters. Which is why we’ve developed a long list of coping mechanisms ove…

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Best financial crime podcasts to strengthen your AML game

Get a glimpse of the shady world of financial crime through the stories of seasoned crime-fighters.

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Working at Salv: Rando, product engineer

Rando, how would others describe you?An enthusiast. A positive person. Someone with hobbies — at least that’s how the…

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Salv celebrates 2nd birthday

Despite COVID-19 infections going up, our life moves at the same pace. Salv won a startup award and developed an ambi…

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Our biggest customer is fake

We needed a dataset to test real-life transaction monitoring scenarios. Our team of data scientists had to get creative.

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Part 3: Developing Salv’s brand identity

Jaanus Kase, our head of design, describes his experience developing Salv’s brand identity.

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Building Salv’s identity, Part 2: Producing the design

Jaanus Kase talks about visual aspects, including logo design, that helped develop Salv’s unique brand identity.

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Part 1: history, mission & name

Our purpose at Salv is to stop financial crime. How did it help us develop our mission and identity?

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Working at Salv: Raido, product engineer

Meet Raido Türk, a product engineer at Salv. Read how Salv’s great company culture helps Raido grow and follow his dr…

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5 ways to beat financial criminals at their own game

To stay ahead of financial criminals, we must adjust our technology and stay on track with the mission.

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Working towards a mission changes everything

Money laundering is a massive issue. Our dream at Salv is to stop it once and for all. What helps us stay focused on …

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Creating the environment we want to work in

Salv’s company culture is built on our mission and values. We fight financial crime to make the world a better place….

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Working at Salv: Tarmo, product engineer

Meet Tarmo Kalling, a product engineer at Salv. Read how Salv’s great company culture helps Tarmo achieve new heights…

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Should you dive into AML machine learning?

Jeff McClelland answers popular questions about AI/ML in anti-money laundering (AML) to help you decide whether it’s …

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6 things you probably didn’t know about AML machine learning

We explain how you can use machine learning and AI for anti-money laundering (AML), and how Salv can help.

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How AML crises can make our future brighter

How Danske bank scandal strengthened the anti-money laundering (AML) community and what we can learn from it.

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Pillar 4: How to measure your compliance effectiveness

Struggling to set your AML metrics, especially when it comes to how effective your compliance is? It’s not as hard as…

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There’s a reason you can’t keep up with AML regulations

Increasing regulations doesn’t reduce the number of anti-money laundering (AML) scandals. But we know what does.

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Criminals are fast. Your AML must be faster

Technology enables financial criminals to get ahead of the law. How can compliance teams keep up and beat the bad guys?

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Pillar 3: How to measure your AML costs

Struggling to set your AML metrics, especially when it comes to how much your AML is costing your business? It’s not …

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Can machine learning save AML?

Machine learning and AI have been hailed as the saviors of anti-money laundering technology. But not so fast. It can …

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Pillar 2: How to measure your customer impact

Struggling to set your AML metrics, especially when it comes to how your AML impacts your customers? It’s not as hard…

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Surprisingly easy tips for working from home with kids

Jaanus Kase developed his work from home technique long before the pandemic. Working from home with kids is easier th…

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Why Salv will survive COVID-19

It seems COVID-19 won’t leave any business unscathed. But it’ll take way more than a pandemic to stray us from our mi…

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Pillar 1: How to measure your crime-fighting effectiveness

Struggling to set your AML metrics, especially when it comes to how well your company actually fights crime? It’s not…

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Why we couldn’t ignore AML

Compliance, at first, sounded both intimidating and dry. But when I began to learn about AML, I discovered it was any…

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Why you should choose a job that makes a difference

If you’re looking for a startup job, you might be tempted to choose the trendiest company. Instead, opt for one that …

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Building your own AML compliance? This is what you can do differently

Building your own Anti Money Laundering (AML) Compliance from the ground up isn’t easy. I know, because I’ve done it …