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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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10 FinCrime podcasts to strengthen your AML game

A lot of us at Salv are true podcasts fans. No matter the topic, podcasts are a great way to up your knowledge and sk…

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Meet 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 turns 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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Our biggest customer is 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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Part 3: The domain, 3 lines, and 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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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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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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Meet 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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Working towards a mission changes everything.

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

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Creating the environment we want to work in

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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Meet 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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Should you 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 probably 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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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 regulations

“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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Criminals are fast. Your AML must be faster.

Financial criminals these days are fast. But if you’re in compliance, then you have to be faster. Here’s why. And how.

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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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How I survive isolation with kids at home

Long before the pandemic, I started perfecting my work from home techniques. You might be surprised some of them are …

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This is our new normal.

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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Scooters are fun. But.

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

Building your own AML compliance from the ground up isn’t easy. I know, because I’ve done it for a fast-growing globa…