Soneri Bank Uses SAS® to Manage Enterprise Risk and Compliance, Increase Profitability Leading Pakistani bank combats money laundering, enhances enterprise risk management Business Wire CARY, N.C. -- April 03, 2013 Soneri Bank Limited, one of Pakistan’s leading commercial banking institutions, is establishing a high-performance risk framework with software from business analytics leader SAS to better manage enterprise risk and strengthen fraud detection. Soneri Bank will use SAS Anti-Money Laundering and SAS Credit Risk Management for Banking to improve profitability, help meet Basel II requirements, boost ratings, lower finance costs, and combat money laundering. “We chose SAS for its proven expertise, its major presence within more than 3,400 financial institutions worldwide, and its local reputation for delivering highly customized solutions,” said Haider Devjianie, CIO of Soneri Bank. “Soneri Bank has ably positioned itself as a strong and growing bank. Using SAS, we have not only reinforced our operations but are now addressing key challenges, including internal data structure requirements. SAS gives us a big advantage by being uniquely flexible.” To better manage risk reporting and create timely cash leakage reports, Soneri will harness SAS’ cutting-edge analytics, sophisticated data management and reporting. Soneri Bank has integrated SAS for Enterprise Risk Management into procedures, which had previously been separated from the business lines, to lower its risk profile for Basel II. Alongside meeting Basel II requirements, the bank is looking into ways to increase the business benefits of a comprehensive risk strategy. “Choosing SAS underscores Soneri Bank’s strong commitment toward adapting to emerging trends and technologies in the financial segment,” said Amin Feerasta, Country Credit Head of Soneri Bank. “With the help of SAS, we will achieve our vision of becoming a leading financial institution within the region and help fulfill the promise of meeting banking customer needs.” With financial crimes growing every day, financial institutions and their boards are under increased regulatory scrutiny to ensure proper policies, controls and procedures. SAS Anti-Money Laundering automates the process of detecting, investigating and reporting on irregularities. The system’s cross-channel view of financial fraud risk speeds the investigative process and identifies unknown relationships. The solution analyzes transactional activity to spot anomalies that go undetected by manual review. The system’s advanced scoring and prioritization focus analysts on the most relevant financial risks, reducing wasted resources spent on false positives and helping institutions like Soneri Bank adapt quickly to new money risks as they emerge. Read about SAS Security Intelligence. ABOUT SONERI BANK Incorporated on Sept. 28, 1991, the first branch of Soneri Bank Limited formally opened doors for operations in Lahore on April 16, 1992, followed by the Karachi Branch on May 9, 1992. The bank now operates 123 branches spread across Pakistan, including the Northern Areas of the country where no other private bank has a presence. Expansion is based on a policy of maintaining a balance between urban and rural areas, with a view to offering services even in the remote areas of Pakistan. ABOUT SAS SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 60,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW^®. SAS and all other SAS Institute Inc. product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of SAS Institute Inc. in the USA and other countries. ® indicates USA registration. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Copyright © 2013 SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. Contact: SAS Kris Balic, 919-531-0624 Kris.Balic@sas.com sas.com/news or Victoria Norvall, + 9714 4487600 Victoria.Norvall@sas.com
Soneri Bank Uses SAS® to Manage Enterprise Risk and Compliance, Increase Profitability
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