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.


Interview with Ray Blake: financial crime and cost of compliance

Ray Blake talks about the financial crime landscape in the UK, emerging regulatory changes, and how much it costs fir…


Best KYC software and tools

The right KYC software can be a game changer for your business. What technology, software, and tools can make your li…


The year of collaborative crime-fighting (in review)

Taavi Tamkivi looks back on 2022 and explores what the future may bring for Salv.


Creating our values, part 1: why culture isn’t just a buzzword

The stronger the culture, the less corporate processes a company needs. Our core values guide us in all our decisions.


Augmented compliance: interview with Baptiste Forestier (LinkCy)

Baptiste Forestier, chief compliance officer at LinkCy, on finding the best balance between compliance and business.


The complete guide to sanctions screening

With sanctions screening, you can identify and mitigate sanctions exposure and support your compliance team.


AML Bridge celebrates its 1 year anniversary

AML Bridge made fincrime intelligence sharing not only possible, but fully operational.


Working at Salv: Kairi, the voice of people

Kairi Pauskar helped build Salv’s unique company culture, and made sure that everyone onboard shares the same values.


Reflections from Money20/20 Europe

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


Good old 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…


A guide to effective transaction monitoring

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


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 …


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…


Biggest fintech events in Europe

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


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.


What is financial crime?

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


AML Bridge end-of-pilot write ups

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


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.


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.


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.


The next big trend in AML: counterparty monitoring

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


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.


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.


Best AML software

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


To hack or not to hack? Security hackathon at Salv

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


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.


AML Bridge: celebrating 100 investigative collaborations

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


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…


Happy 3rd birthday, Salv!

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


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…


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…


Salv engineering key principles

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


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.


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.


Best AML news from 2020

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


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?


AML Bridge pilot update – December 2020

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


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…


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.


Working at Salv: Rando, product engineer

Meet Rando, a product engineer at Salv. Read how Salv’s mission and clear vision helps Rando solve customer issues.


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…


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.


Building Salv’s identity, part 3: developing the brand identity

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


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.


Building Salv’s identity, part 1: history, mission & name

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


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…


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.


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 …


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….


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…


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 …


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.


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.


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…


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.


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?


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 …


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 …


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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 …


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 …