Innovative Startup Cable Tech Inc. Automates Financial Crime Control Testing
In the world of financial services, where money laundering and illicit activities lurk in the shadows, the need for robust automated controls is critical. Meet Cable Tech Inc., a startup that is changing the financial industry by automating the painstaking process of testing these crucial controls.
Automating financial crime control testing
In the complex world of financial services, banks have long relied on automated software controls to detect financial crimes, particularly money laundering. However, ensuring that these controls are functioning effectively has traditionally been a manual and time-consuming process. This inefficiency led to the birth of Cable, a startup that has secured $11 million in funding, as reported by SiliconANGLE.
“In a previous life, [Vernier and fellow Cable co-founder Katie Savitz] worked at Monzo Bank in the U.K., building financial crime controls, including identity verification, fraud detection and transaction monitoring,” Vernier said. “We had engineers and data analysts to automate processes, but we noticed a significant gap in automating the testing of controls.”
This gap prompted Vernier and Savitz to start Cable, with a mission to automate control effectiveness testing. A related regulation is the need to test whether these automation controls work. This regulatory requirement, often overlooked, highlights the need for solutions, such as Cable’s, to assess the efficiency of financial crime controls comprehensively.
Empowering remote work and adapting to market dynamics
The COVID-19 pandemic significantly influenced Cable’s operational strategy, according to Vernier. Cable’s adaptable approach to remote work and its focus on different time zones for team collaboration has allowed it to expand its reach across regions.
In addition, Cable has made efforts to bridge the gap between traditional financial institutions and the cryptocurrency sector. The company’s solution helps crypto companies achieve the same level of financial crime control standards as their counterparts in the U.K. This transition is driven by regulatory scrutiny and the growing importance of compliance in the cryptocurrency space.
“What we’ve seen is a power shift,” Vernier said. “It used to be … that the fintechs, the unregulated entities, the crypto companies had the power. Now, what we’re seeing is the banks are able to be much more considerate. The banks are now turning away more fintechs and crypto companies than they are actually onboarding because of that power shift.”
Cable Tech Inc. is revolutionizing the financial industry by automating the testing of crucial controls for financial crime detection. With their innovative solution, they are empowering remote work and bridging the gap between traditional financial institutions and the cryptocurrency sector. As the market dynamics continue to evolve, Cable is at the forefront of compliance and security in the financial sector.