ICAS renews partnership with Amiqus
ICAS has renewed its partnership with Amiqus to help Members protect client data, reduce risk and meet their anti-money laundering requirements.
In the three years since ICAS first partnered with the technology firm Amiqus, the push from regulators for accountancy firms to conduct regular due diligence on clients and key members of staff has combined with changing client expectations to accelerate the uptake of software that reduces administrative burdens.
Now ICAS has renewed its three-year partnership with Amiqus to ensure that Members will continue to have access to just such software, helping them protect client data, reduce risk and save time and money.
Commenting on the renewed partnership, Jeremy Clarke, Assistant Director of Practice, ICAS, said: “It’s great news for ICAS Members that we have extended our three-year strategic partnership with Amiqus. With the move to increased remote and hybrid working, accountancy firms need, more than ever, to be able to facilitate secure, digital compliance checks.
“Amiqus can make it easier for firms to meet regulatory requirements for anti-money laundering and Know Your Customer (KYC) by bringing client and staff compliance checks and onboarding into one secure online account.”
Keep transactions moving
Natalie Ferguson, a business development manager at Amiqus, who worked with ICAS on the latest partnership, said: “As more and more essential financial and governmental services are moved online to enable remote access - from your council tax to renewing your passport - we all expect a swift and secure onboarding experience to keep our transactions moving.
“No one wants to provide their personal documents in person or even by email for verification, when they know there’s a better remote alternative.”
Gregor Angus, senior business development manager at Amiqus, said: “Partnering with regulators like ICAS, and speaking with their membership, enables us to understand the challenges accountancy firms are facing."
Discover Amiqus for ICAS Members
The ICAS partnership with Amiqus provides Members with a single point of access to the upfront and ongoing compliance checks required for clients and staff. ICAS member firms can benefit from discounted price plans, ICAS-approved risk-assessment forms, training materials, ongoing support, and more.