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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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Salver Spotlight: Rando

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 Turned 2!

In July we hit a pretty big milestone. Well, for a startup, that is. We turned 2!Sadly, one out of five startups neve…

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Why our first customer at Salv was completely fake

Once upon the summer of 2019, we had a problem. And no, it wasn’t just that our name was still the far nerdier “Datam…

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Salv’s Identity Part 3: The Domain, 3 lines, & What’s Next

This post is part of a series on how we developed Salv identity. Also read the other posts in the series: Part 1: Hi…

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Salv’s Identity Part 2: Producing The Design

This post is part of a series on how we developed Salv identity. Also read the other posts in the series: Part 1: Hi…

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Salv’s Identity Part 1: History, Mission, & Name

This post is part of a series on how we developed Salv identity. Also read the other posts in the series: Part 1: Hi…

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Salver Spotlight: Raido

Raido Türk joined our engineering team at the end of March. And, yes, if you’re running those numbers, he joined afte…

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5 Ways to Beat the Criminals at Their Own Game

If you’ve ever worked in AML or Compliance you’ve probably at some point have felt an utter feeling of powerlessness….

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Mission-Driven Culture Is The Best Way to Go

Isn’t work something everyone does just to make a living? An obligation. Something you begrudgingly do? Something tha…

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Great Company Culture Is No Accident

I’m Kairi. In 2014, I joined a tiny, fledgling startup called TransferWise. There were only 60 people then, with more…

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Salver Spotlight: Tarmo

Tarmo Kalling is Salv’s newest product engineer. While we really like him, what makes him extra special is that he ap…

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How to Decide if You Should Dive Into AML Machine Learning

Many companies are coming to the realization that their custom-built in-house AML (anti-money laundering) solutions a…

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About AML Machine Learning

It’s easy to assume, with incredible new technologies and data modelling like Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial In…

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How AML Crises Can Make Our Future Brighter

We’re all painfully aware the power a crisis has to fundamentally change our future. But, I want to take a pause from…

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Measuring Your AML Part 4: Compliance

In the world of compliance, it’s pretty easy to think your day job is mostly about following a bunch of rules so you …

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Time to Get off the Compliance Ferris Wheel

“My life’s dream has always been to follow loads of rules. That’s why I joined the compliance industry.”Said no one. …

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Is your AML fast enough?

Criminals are fast — we’ve all seen how quickly they’ve rushed in to take advantage of the current world crisis. But,…

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Measuring Your AML Part 3: Costs

If you’ve already read Part 1 around measuring crime fighting and Part 2 on measuring customer impact, then I’m glad …

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Can Machine Learning Save AML?

When we talk to potential customers here at Salv, many of them quickly ask about Salv’s machine-learning (ML) and Art…

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Measuring Your AML Part 2: Customer Impact

If you’ve already read Part 1, measuring your team’s crime-fighting ability, then welcome back! If this is your first…

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How I survive isolation with kids at home

Long before the current crisis, I had already designed my life and work such that, luckily, fully remote working hasn…

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This is our new normal.

Dear Salv family,I went for a run this morning in the countryside near my home. I met 3 goats, 1 fox, some geese like…

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Measuring Your AML Part 1: Crime-fighting Effectiveness

If you’ve worked in anti-Fraud, setting your KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) or measurable goals could feel like a …

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Why we couldn’t ignore AML

“Anti-Money Laundering (AML) is a boring problem.” -Me, one year ago.Of all the problems in the world to focus on, wh…

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Scooters are fun. But do something important.

SourceFinding a company to work for today is way different than it was 20 years ago. These days, we want a job that’s…

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To build or not to build? That is the AML question.

If you’re losing sleep at night, wishing you could do more to stop the bad guys, worried about protecting your compan…