Money Laundering Detection System MLDS

Classify risks, detect and prevent money-laundering 

Money Laundering Detection System MLDS

Risk-based Approach for Anti-Money Laundering

The Money Laundering Detection System (MLDS) is a module of our Compliance Suite which detects and prevents money laundering. It monitors all payments of an institute for indicators of money laundering. Business rules modeled with ACTICO Rules are used for the monitoring. MLDS covers current national legal requirements and also individual regulations of an institute. Besides transaction monitoring MLDS also covers compliance risk classification and know-your-customer (KYC) profiling. MLDS is used by financial institutes to fulfill regulatory requirements regarding anti-money laundering (AML). MLDS reduces the cost and effort spent on AML using tailored rules and sophisticated clarification workflows.

Screenshot showing ACTICO's Money Laundering Detection System

Key Features

KYC Profiles

In the Know Your Customer (KYC) profile, all relevant customer facts can be recorded: information on the person, sources of assets, actions concerning the relationship or the profile history. Thus, you comply with Customer Due Diligence (CDD).

Risk Classification

Data in the KYC profile and other customer or payment data is used by a risk classification model to determine compliance risk for clients. The model is graphically modeled with ACTICO Rules.

Continuous Optimization

The patterns for risk classification and monitoring are rules that can be adjusted. Individual risk classifications and limits for monitoring can be defined for clients with justified exceptional behaviour. Defining an exception happens via a monitored workflow. 

Risk-Based Clarifications

Detected abnormalities are examined in clarifications for evidence of money laundering. Depending on recognizable risk, detailed checklists, short clarifications or notes are available.

Monitored Workflows

Clarifications are carried out and approved in workflows and if signs of money laundering solidify, an escalation will take place. All workflows are monitored so that they are processed promptly and executed according to their relation to the risk.

Compliance Journal

The Compliance Journal documents reported abnormalities and clarifications for each business relationship. Thus, you can demonstrate your commitment to prevent money laundering.

Enhanced Evaluations

Numerous evaluations of payments, customers and countries allow ad-hoc research beyond automatic tests.

Transaction Monitoring

Transaction Monitoring checks payments and customer behavior abnormalities, with abnormal patterns modeled as rules.


Regulatory Compliance

MLDS complies with regulatory requirements related to anti-money laundering, such as the Money Laundering Act AMLA.

Visual Traceability

All rules for risk classification or transaction monitoring are modeled graphically and can be reviewed visually by a compliance officer.


All investigations and procedures are documented audit-proof. Thus, all measures taken can be demonstrated at all times.

Reduced Efforts

Risk classification and transaction monitoring can be automated and done without manual intervention. Remaining manual processes like clarifications focus on crucial cases.

Accelerated Workflows

Investigation workflows are supported with comprehensive explanations for the investigation reasons and with a clear representation of the facts. Thus, you accelerate your investigation workflows.

Seamless Integration

The Money Laundering Detection System seamlessly integrates with other modules of our Compliance Suite. This enables a fast expansion of your application scenarios.

Avoid Money Laundering.

Financial institutions use our software and expertise in compliance to monitor transaction data. Using our ACTICO Rules technology to define rules, they’re able to automate the decision-making process for risk-exposed persons or financial transactions.