Hoowla adds free AML check with every conveyancing case

Hoowla has partnered with SmartSearch, specialists in the provision of Anti-Money Laundering Verification Services and Fraud Prevention Solutions, to deliver an integrated AML checking solution within their case management software.

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Hoowla’s latest update assists solicitors in complying with their anti-money laundering (AML) obligations. An electronic AML check can be effortlessly performed on any client providing a clear “PASS or REFER” result within seconds. An AML certificate detailing the result is produced automatically and saved against the client’s record, providing piece of mind that satisfactory Know Your Customer (KYC) and Customer Due Diligence (CDD) is being carried out.

Customers of Hoowla will benefit from one free AML check with each case run through their conveyancing software. Each subsequent check will be charged at £3.70. No annual licenses or minimum spend are required. Hoowla operates a cost per case charging model where the average cost of a conveyancing case is £14.

The Law Society identify that compliance with money laundering obligations is one of the greatest challenges facing solicitors in the UK today. The timely launch of Hoowla’s integrated AML service arrives amid growing concern of complicity in the property industry, with professionals also failing to fulfil obligations to report suspicious transactions. The recent airing of Channel 4’s Dispatches ‘From Russia with Cash’ helps to fuel the public’s perception that areas of the UK’s property market, particularly London, are considered a haven for money laundering.

Adam Curtis, Hoowla CEO says “At Hoowla we are always looking to help solicitors. Our latest integration around AML is further proof of our intent. We don’t lock our customers into using Hoowla and this makes us motivated to always give a 100% to retain every firm on a case by case basis.”

Martin Cheek MD of SmartSearch says “We see Hoowla as a leading provider in the conveyancing market and are very pleased that they are partnering with us for their AML checks. We know that they will taking a great deal of market share, and the automation of the AML checks through Hoowla will be a great time saving advantage to their clients”.

SmartSearch is the leading supplier of Electronic Verification services into the legal sector dealing with over 500 firms of all sizes. SmartSearch has access to over one billion data items to carry out it’s individual ID verification, data resources include the Experian Credit Reference Database, Full Electoral Roll, Fraud Checks. There are many secondary data sources added to this including full Sanction and PEP screening and ongoing monitoring from Dow Jones. SmartSearch are winners of numerous technology awards including Modern Law Awards for Best Use of Technology.

Hoowla, the recognised alternative to the Law Society’s Veyo platform, is modernising conveyancing for law firms and is a growing software provider for the legal industry.

Developed in the UK and using the latest cloud technology, Hoowla promotes a modern approach to conveyancing case management software that includes full accounts and invoicing, precedents and letters, search ordering, online SDLT submissions, Land Registry Integration, practice performance reporting and more. Hoowla offers 24 hour support and works closely with customers, quickly integrating feature requests into the system at no extra cost.

For more details call 01792 687146 or email tom@hoowla.com

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