B2B Payments Company SendFriend Acquires Compliance Provider DigiPli
New York, Feb. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — B2B Payments Company SendFriend Acquires Compliance Provider DigiPli
One of the first companies to settle payments on the blockchain, SendFriend is a financial services and technology company focused on providing a seamless business to business (B2B) payments solution for banks and financial institutions needing access to the US market.
DigiPli’s technology boasts the ‘next generation’ AML model, where a single, trusted partner provides a bundled package of all the systems, staffing, tools and data a financial institution needs to design, implement and manage an efficient and robust customer onboarding program from start to finish. Now, this innovative technology will enable SendFriend to add a number of additional compliance-related features to expand its existing platform to deliver a more comprehensive payments-as-a-service offering.
SendFriend recognizes that many non-US companies face challenges sending and receiving international payments in a cost-effective and timely manner due to “complexity and risk.” This acquisition will enable SendFriend to embed additional compliance controls into its offering and assist in not only streamlining its cross-border payments business but also reducing risk.
“This acquisition brings another level of automation and technology to our sanctions screening and AML controls,” said David Lighton, SendFriend CEO and co-founder. “Our clients and sponsor banks will take comfort in our enhanced technology offering as we continue to scale our platform in 2023.”
“DigiPli was informed by decades of experience in compliance and international regulation. We developed our tech specifically to make it easier for fintechs to meet their compliance obligations and are excited it’ll be incorporated into SendFriend’s cutting edge payment infrastructure,” said Jeff Horvath, CEO of DigiPli, who will stay on as an advisor.
SendFriend is a global payments-as-a-service platform, enabling seamless and compliant payments for banks and financial institutions. The company has offered on-chain settlement products in addition to its traditional payment channel offerings. SendFriend was founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to reinvent the cross-border payments industry. The company is backed by leading partners and investors such as the European Union, Techstars, the Barclays Accelerator, and others and led by a team of subject matter experts and technologists. To learn more, visit https://sendfriend.io/.
DigiPli is a RegTech firm whose Onboarding-as-a-Service offering is redefining how both fintechs and traditional financial institutions meet their Anti-Money Laundering challenges. By leveraging cutting-edge technology and a SaaS-based delivery model, DigiPli’s end-to-end solution for AML systems, staffing and data delivers exceptional results at a fraction of the cost of a traditional AML program. Visit www.digipli.com to learn more.
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