EastNets announces partnership with Refinitiv to provide industry-leading AML, compliance solution

BRUSSELS and LONDON; 19 November 2019 – EastNets, the leading provider of automated compliance and payment solutions and Refinitiv,  one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, today announced a partnership to offer enhanced automated access to software and data, that enables real-time risk management and enhanced compliance capabilities.

The partnership will deliver an enhanced integration of Refinitiv’s Risk Intelligence data within EastNets’ cutting-edge technology, including the en.SafeWatch Filtering (SWF) solution. EastNet’s SWF solution utilizes machine learning and powerful analytics to perform sophisticated watchlist screening and AML detection in real-time.

According to a recent report1 from Refinitiv, 72% of global companies have fallen prey to financial crimes such as money-laundering. In response, many of these companies intend to ramp-up innovation and adopt technology-driven solutions as they seek to plug compliance gaps more quickly and efficiently.

The close partnership between EastNets and Refinitiv will see the two organisations pursue a coordinated approach to delivering joint services to both new and existing customers in over 190 countries.

EastNets’ innovative SWF screening  technology works with Refinitiv’s industry leading API technology to integrate the company’s data including its proprietary and highly trusted World-Check Risk Intelligence data. As a result,  it will help customers to securely manage risk and meet regulatory obligations by utilizing Refinitiv’s comprehensive data  alongside en.SafeWatch Filtering from EastNets.

According to EastNets CEO, Hazem Mulhim: “The agreement between EastNets and Refinitiv allows our clients to obtain the most effective AML, anti-fraud and compliance coverage on the market. Combining the strengths of EastNets’ en.SafeWatch Filtering with a connectivity to World-Check from Refinitiv delivers heightened protection against contemporary fraud and regulatory risks”.

Phil Cotter, Managing Director of the Risk business at Refinitiv said; “We’re pleased to welcome EastNets to our partnership network which aims to offer customers innovative solutions to help streamline compliance processes and meet their regulatory obligations around the world. Businesses exposed to financial crime threats must maximize their use of technology and collaborations such as this could prove key to realizing the potential of innovation to uncover criminal activity.”

1 The Innovation and the fight against financial crime: How data and technology can turn the tide report is based on research commissioned by Refinitiv that was conducted online by an independent third party in March 2019. A total of 3,138 managers with compliance-related responsibilities at large global organizations completed the survey, from across 24 geographies.



Dalia Massad, Group Marketing Manager, EastNets on +971 (0)43912888

Paul Sandell, Director Communications, Refinitiv on +44 (0)207 542 8616 or

About EastNets

For over 35 years EastNets has served as a leading global provider of compliance and payment solutions for the financial services sector. With regional offices in major cities, EastNets supports over 750 organisations including some of the biggest financial institutions in the world. Solutions including en.SafeWatch deliver automated, industry-leading AML and fraud protection that helps organisations stay ahead of a changing fraud, compliance and regulatory landscape.

About Refinitiv

Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, serving over 40,000 institutions in approximately 190 countries. It provides leading data and insights, trading platforms, and open data and technology platforms that connect a thriving global financial markets community – driving performance in trading, investment, wealth management, regulatory compliance, market data management, enterprise risk and fighting financial crime. For more information visit: