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Hawk AI partners with Nikulipe, further enhancing AML Transaction Monitoring for Local Payment Methods in Fast-Growing and Emerging Markets

Hawk AI x Nikulipe

Munich/Vilnius, February 2, 2023 – Hawk AI, Germany’s leading provider of anti-money laundering surveillance technology for banks, payment companies, and fintechs, today announced a new partnership with Nikulipe, a Fintech company specializing in Local Payment Methods (LPMs) in Fast-Growing and Emerging Markets.

With this partnership, Hawk AI’s leading Transaction Monitoring to combat Money Laundering and other forms of financial crime will further strengthen Nikulipe’s objective to offer their clients best-in-class AML security both for existing and new services. Matching the needs of a fast-growing fintech, Hawk AI’s modular software and flexible APIs allow frictionless integration into Nikulipe’s systems. 

For Nikulipe, this partnership will add another layer of security when expanding their portfolio of Local Payment Methods and to allow their clients – PSPs & their merchants – to expand their reach into more Fast-growing and Emerging markets.

“Providing Local Payment Methods in Emerging Markets to some of the largest PSPs and merchants globally is a matter of trust. Nikulipe strives to adhere to the highest level of AML and fraud prevention standards and is proud to work with a reputable and experienced partner like Hawk.AI, who cares about innovation and excellence as much as we do, said Frank Breuss, CEO at Nikulipe.

“While compliance is often seen as a roadblock to growth, companies who treat it as a priority can actually promote innovation, reduce time-to-market and scale more effectively,” said Tobias Schweiger, CEO & Co-Founder at Hawk AI. “We’re excited to support Nikulipe in their journey as an innovative connector of local payment methods to enhance financial inclusion across emerging markets.”

According to the UN, money laundering is an economic and societal problem, with up to $2 trillion being laundered annually, equivalent to 2-5% of the global GDP. Banks, Payment Service Providers, and Fintechs are constantly searching for platforms to improve their AML/Fraud transaction monitoring, screening, and customer risk initiatives to remain compliant and avoid financial losses.

The global e-commerce market volume is expected to reach US$1,396bn in 2023, with significant growth especially generated in Emerging markets. Many merchants, who would like to participate in these growth opportunities, worry about the unknown risks when dealing with new, complex markets. Nikulipe is specialized in helping PSPs and their merchants to avoid these complexities and mitigate risks when entering Fast-growing and emerging markets. Highest AML standards are a crucial component in this, ensuring clients have the best-possible protection from financial crimes, exceeding regulatory requirements where possible. The partnership with Hawk AI is a vital step in ensuring this.

Hawk AI recently won the Fintech Germany award and has continued successful international expansion into 2023. The US represents a significant portion of Hawk AI’s business, and the company recently launched APAC operations to service Southeast Asia. 


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