AI Case Study

HSBC to implement Quantexa's AI software to aid with compliance in identifying illegal and fraudulent customer profiles

HSBC is "planning to integrate the AI software of Quantexa, a UK-based start-up, to screen the vast amounts of data it holds on customers and their transactions against publicly available data, in the search for suspicious activity. "

Industry

Financial Services

Banking

Project Overview

HSBC states it is "harnessing technology and data . . . to get to a place in the future where we understand and can see criminal behaviour in as near real time as possible”.

Reported Results

Planned; results not yet available

Technology

Quantexa "software scans structured and unstructured data on transactions from different sources, such as phone numbers, addresses, company directors and news reports, to look for suspicious connections."

Function

Legal And Compliance

Compliance

Background

"Stung by multibillion-dollar fines in the past decade for failing to stop illegal finance flowing through their accounts, many large banks are partnering with AI specialists... Using AI to sift through vast amounts of data also offers the opportunity to save money — banks spend £5bn a year on combating financial crime in the UK alone, according to the Financial Conduct Authority."

Benefits

Data

Various sources of structured and unstructured data, including "phone numbers, addresses, company directors and news reports"