EastNets Partners with the Association of Russian Banks to Host Payment and Compliance Forum

Moscow, Russia – June 10, 2019 – In partnership with the Association of Russian Banks, EastNets – one of the world’s leading providers of payment and compliance solutions for the financial sector – is hosting a forum on the latest trends and challenges facing banks today. This one-day event, titled, “New challenges and trends in Payments and Financial Crime - Time to Act”,” will be held on Thursday, June 20, at the Lotte Hotel Moscow.

The event will bring together a number of financial experts and industry leaders in order to tackle some of the most critical issues facing banks today, both in the Russian Federation and worldwide. In addition to a series of talks led by EastNets executives, the forum will include a panel discussion with some of the country’s foremost authorities on the financial sector. The conference will also kick off with a keynote address given by the President of the Association of Russian Banks, Garegin Tosunyan. Topics covered during the event include anti-money laundering trends and challenges, online and offline transaction monitoring, know-your-customer (KYC) procedures and requirements, the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), and compliance in a world of instant payments, among others.

Discussing the upcoming conference, EastNets CEO Hazem Mulhim said, “With financial crimes reaching an all-time high in 2018, financial institutions the world over are keenly aware of just how critical – and complex – compliance-related issues can be. Navigating the compliance landscape – from ever-changing and overlapping regulations to evolving payment technologies – can be a minefield, which is why we at EastNets are proud to be able to lend our insights to helping elevate Russia’s financial sector. By joining forces with our esteemed partners at the Association of Russian Banks, we hope to deliver a forum that adds real value to the country’s banking industry.”

This event is one of the many forums, conferences, and seminars hosted by EastNets across the globe. With more than 750 financial institutions worldwide already relying on the company’s solutions and professional services, EastNets employs its wide-reaching experience in order to help enhance the knowledge, skills, and capacities of banking professionals everywhere.

About the Association of Russian Banks
Established in 1991, the Association of Russian Banks is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization committed to promoting and advocating for the interests of the Russian banking community. To date, the association boasts 248 members, including both banks and credit unions, and cooperates closely with regional banking associations across 23 regions of the Russian Federation.

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