Partnership creates end-to-end solution for enabling and ensuring FATCA compliance, including: data consolidation, indicia identification, additional KYC data/document capture, alerts/notifications and dashboards to monitor compliance, withholding calculations and remittance, and tax reporting.
New York, 06 May 2014. Banking analytics, risk and compliance pioneer, iCreate, today announced a strategic partnership with tax information reporting leader, Convey Compliance Systems, Inc., to help global banks accelerate their FATCA compliance initiatives. iCreate’s 8-year track record in banking data aggregation providing analytics, risk and compliance solutions has teamed up with Convey’s 28-year track record in tax information reporting to bring the global marketplace a solution that is end-to-end and best-in-class for helping financial institutions identify FATCA-impacted accounts and seamlessly manage their reporting and withholding obligations.
iCreate’s recently launched Fintellix FATCA Compliance system integrates seamlessly with core banking systems. Fintellix has the ability to run business regulations on consolidated enterprise data and extract reports, analytics and regulatory formats to determine FATCA-impacted accounts. Convey’s Taxport platform then applies the appropriate FATCA rules, generates the returns, and transmits the data from the bank to the submitting authority or to the IRS, depending on the bank location and current IGA status. This seamless “end-to-end” data solution also provides tools to manage the withholding and remittance of payments on recalcitrant accounts. With the combined solution, banks can rest assured that they have the tools they need to efficiently deliver timely and accurate FATCA compliance reporting.
Speaking on the occasion, Anup Pai, COO, iCreate, said, “We are delighted to partner with a category leader such as Convey with their close to 3 decades of specialised expertise in compliance reporting. This partnership would be of tremendous benefit to global Financial Institutions, as well as to regional Financial Institutions that have a substantial US/OECD customer portfolio as they prepare for FATCA compliance as well as the looming CRS guidelines.”
Jon Paradis, Vice President of Alliances at Convey added, “We are equally delighted to partner with iCreate who has a deep understanding of banking compliance and a robust compliance platform. Merging these capabilities with Convey’s knowledge and expertise of US tax information reporting and withholding provides a compelling solution for global banks to address their current and future tax compliance challenges.”
With an impressive joint list of clients, iCreate and Convey have already helped to improve compliance challenges for a significant number of the largest and most influential banking organizations in North America, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa, Philippines, UK, Indonesia, Mauritius, Singapore, Hong Kong and India. Given the broad-sweeping impact of the new FATCA reporting requirements and the combined best-in-class capabilities of each firm, partnering to deliver a seamless FATCA solution was a natural fit.
Headquartered in Bangalore, India, with offices in Mumbai, New York, Hanoi, Manila, South Africa and Dubai, iCreate is a global banking analytics, risk & compliance specialist that works with banks worldwide to enable faster and better decision making. iCreate’s enterprise-grade Analytics, Risk and Compliance Management solutions integrate seamlessly with banking systems and delivers a fully functional decision enablement and reporting system. iCreate’s solutions run in a fifth of the time when compared to conventional alternatives, at the lowest TCO and with advanced solutions in areas such as retail banking, corporate banking, Analytics 360, etc. iCreate customers make up over 35 progressive financial services institutions across 11 nations. iCreate is funded by venture capital majors Sequoia Capital and IDG Ventures to accelerate market expansion and boost product innovation efforts. iCreate is also a recipient of premier industry recognitions including IDC, Deloitte, Frost & Sullivan, NASSCOM and Gartner. www.icreate.in
With nearly 30 years of compliance expertise, Convey has been at the forefront of the industry in providing third-party information reporting technology and services to over 2,200 clients, including 10 of the top 15 commercial banks in the United States. Convey’s flexible, scalable software and the guidance and focused experience of our compliance experts have helped small companies and nearly half of the Fortune 500 companies comply with regulatory obligations and reporting, efficiently and correctly, irrespective of the requirement or jurisdiction. Convey helps organizations reduce risk, improve operational efficiency and ensure client satisfaction by providing the clearest path to tax information reporting compliance. www.convey.com
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