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Owlin Launches Owlin for Banks, a comprehensive solution for Third-Party Validation and Due Diligence

February 27, 2024, 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (Press Release) – Following the successful launch of Owlin’s end-to-end Know Your Customer (KYC) solution tailored for Payment Service...

How to Solve for the Hidden Battle for the User’s Desktop

This white paper discovers why businesses struggle with complex application landscapes and how to navigate through the chaos. Also, within this white paper you will explore innovative strategies to...

Strengthening Risk Teams: How Owlin’s ‘Cases’ Feature Fosters Collaborative Risk Management

Let's explore how Owlin's innovative 'Cases' feature serves as a catalyst for fostering collaboration within risk teams and driving collective risk management efforts.

Consumer Reviews as Leading Indicator for Merchant Risk

This whitepaper explores the challenges of risk management for acquiring banks and payment facilitators in the growing digital payments landscape.  Focusing on merchant credit risk and non-delivery...

Empowering Risk Analysts: A Use Case Perspective on Owlin’s Cases Feature

In the high-stakes world of risk management, every decision and action can have far-reaching consequences. Owlin's newly introduced Cases feature is poised to revolutionize the way risk analysts...

Enhancing Risk Management Collaboration: Understanding Owlin’s New Cases Feature

In the fast-paced world of risk management, staying on top of potential threats and effectively managing them is crucial for businesses and organizations. Owlin, in acknowledgment of this growing...

Product Release Update Q4 2023

Curious how Owlin improved the platform to make your worklife easier? Read more about it in our Product Release Update of Q4 2023!

Enhancing Third-Party Risk Management through Partnerships: The Success of Venminder – Owlin Partnership in Adverse Media Monitoring

This white paper delves into the challenges organizations face when monitoring third-party risk continuously. Additionally, we explore how these challenges can be minimized and investigate how...

Financial Excellence: Why Monitoring the CFPBs Consumer Complaint Database is essential for Navigating Third-Party Risks for Financial Services.

Uncover the importance of banks keeping a close eye on the CFPB's Consumer Complaint Database, and learn how Owlins' Consumer Review Monitoring can aid in effectively managing this process.

Yannick Visbeek about Backend Engineering at Owlin  

Learn more about Yannick Visbeek, Backend Engineer at Owlin. Read about the reflection on his role, innovations and some advice for aspiring professionals.

Owlin adds Consumer Sentiment & Review Data to its offering in its journey to transform risk management for Payment Service Providers

Today, Owlin, a global leader in merchant and third-party risk solutions, proudly announces its next big step in advancing the fintech industry: a new Consumer Review Data feature, specifically...

Product Release Update Q3 2023

Curious how Owlin improved the platform to make your work easier? Read more about it in our Product Release Update of Q3!

Adverse media check? Why a Google Search isn’t enough

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes We live in an interconnected world where millions of news articles are published daily in official and unofficial sources; it can take just a single one to cause...

Adverse Media Examples

This blog delves into adverse media monitoring, typical adverse media examples, its significance for businesses, and how cutting-edge technology, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural...

Sjoerd Leemhuis about being the CEO of Owlin

In this interview, Sjoerd Leemhuis, CEO of Owlin, opens up about his drive to revolutionize Third Party Risk Management and create an innovative, scalable product. From the company’s inception to...

How do PSPs mitigate risk with adverse media and consumer reviews?

In this blog we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about how PSPs can mitigate risk with adverse media and reviews.

How Owlin helps PSPs monitor merchants

Discover why Owlin for KYC is the perfect tool for Payment Service providers to monitor their merchant portfolio to comply with regulators while mitigating the risk they run into by underwriting...

To ChatGPT or Not to ChatGPT

Exploring the advantages and drawbacks of harnessing OpenAI's ChatGPT and the rationale behind Owlin's adoption of a hybrid approach when it comes to utilizing ChatGPT as a powerful Large Language...

Eduardo about being a Product and Customer Success Manager at Owlin

Step into the world of Eduardo Zajbert Peña, Product and Customer Success Manager at Owlin. Learn about his dynamic work environment and the importance of effective teamwork.

To ChatGPT or Not to ChatGPT

The pros and cons of leveraging OpenAI’s ChatGPT and why Owlin chooses to employ a hybrid strategy concerning using ChatGPT as a Large Language Model (for now).

What is adverse media monitoring?

What is adverse media monitoring? And why is it critical in getting ahead of negative events? In this blog we answer the most asked questions about adverse media monitoring.

Lars Kuijlenburg about Software Engineering at Owlin

Step into the world of software engineering at Owlin with Lars Kuijlenburg. Discover the dynamic work environment, unique challenges, and witness the thrill of problem-solving.

The Benefits of Adverse Media Monitoring for KYB 

Discover how continuous adverse media monitoring revolutionizes KYB, enhancing risk assessment and ensuring regulatory compliance. Owlin's AI platform analyzes millions of sources in real-time,...

How Technology Can Help PSPs Build Their pKYC Frameworks

In this whitepaper, we dive deeper into the differences between KYC and pKYC, the advantages of pKYC for PSPs, and how technology can help PSPs build their pKYC frameworks. Fill out the form and...

What is Perpetual KYC?

PSD3 will affect PSPs' KYC strategies. In this blog, we dive into how PSPs can navigate the expected regulatory challenges with Owlin's solutions for KYC & Compliance.

Dragana Knezevic about Sales Strategies and Cultural Adaption

In this blog, get valuable insights from Dragana Knezevic, Account Manager at Owlin. Let's dive into our conversation with Dragana and learn more about sales strategies and cultural adaption.

Revolutionizing Risk Management: Consumer Review Monitoring for PSPs

In this whitepaper, we dive deeper into how PSPs can leverage technology to overcome the challenges they face when monitoring consumer reviews. We also explore how Owlin’s solutions allow PSPs to...

Navigating PSD3: Owlin’s Solutions for KYC & Compliance  

PSD3 will affect PSPs' KYC strategies. In this blog, we dive into how PSPs can navigate the expected regulatory challenges with Owlin's solutions for KYC & Compliance.

How Will PSD3 Impact PSPs’ KYC  Strategies?

As the European Commission published its proposal for PSD3 on June 28th, examining the potential changes and their implications becomes crucial. In this blog, we dive deeper into how PSD3 will likely...

Stefan Peekel about driving growth at Owlin

In this blog, get valuable insights from Stefan Peekel, Chief Growth Officer at Owlin. Let's dive into our conversation with Stefan and learn more about his journey and the company's growth strategy.

Navigating the Future – PSD3 and the Evolving Regulatory KYC Landscape for PSPs

As the European Commission recently published its proposal for PSD3, examining the potential changes and their implications becomes crucial. In this whitepaper, we dive deeper into the possible...

DORA’s Enhanced Vendor Risk Management Requirements – How Financial Institutions Can Leverage Technology for Their DORA Compliance Frameworks

Under DORA, financial institutions must demonstrate robust controls around third-party risk management. While the law focuses on contractual controls, there is much more to TPRM than just having the...

Leveraging Technology for Continuous Vendor Risk Monitoring

Under DORA, financial institutions must demonstrate robust controls around TPRM. Check out our latest blog about how financial institutions can leverage technology for continuous vendor risk...

DORA, Vendor Risk Monitoring, and Adverse Media

Under DORA, financial institutions must demonstrate robust controls around third-party risk management (TPRM). While the law focuses on contractual controls, there is much more to TPRM than just...

Judith Landstra – de Graaf about Marketing for Owlin

Check out our latest blog in which Judith Landstra – de Graaf shares her experiences working for Owlin. Discover her approach to developing marketing strategies in the fast-paced world of...

Consumer Review Monitoring for Payment Service Providers

Learn about Owlin's Customer Review Monitoring Feature for Payment Service Providers (PSPs), which helps PSPs monitor merchant performance.

PSP merchant monitoring to reduce chargeback risk

What challenges do merchant risk managers face when monitoring chargeback risk? And how can Owlin help to minimize losses? Check out our latest blog!

Sarah Lane, Chief Commercial Officer, Talks About joining Owlin, Owlin’s Commercial Focus and the Use of Generative AI

Check out our latest blog in which Sarah Lane, our Chief Commercial Officer, tells us about joining Owlin, Owlin's Commercial Focus, and the use of Generative AI.

Owlin launches end-to-end KYC solution for Payment Service Providers

January 30th, 2023 - Today, AI platform Owlin announced the launch of Owlin for KYC, offering Payment Service Providers (PSPs) a single solution for onboarding, monitoring, and offboarding merchants.

Monitoring the Financial Health of Counterparties in 2023

Keeping up with the financial health of your counterparties is a challenge, but it doesn't have to be. Find out what roll adverse media monitoring can play!

Ralf Niewenhuijsen about how Owlin can analyze a million articles in real-time

Ralf Nieuwenhuijsen, one of our Software Engineers, tells us about working for Owlin and how Owlin can analyze a million articles in real-time.

Regulation Monitoring For Payment Service Providers

With the Owlin Regulation Monitor, you are the first to know about new and upcoming regulations, regulatory news, and other actions from regulators.

Five reasons why Payment Service Providers choose Owlin for KYC

Owlin for KYC offers PSP’s the option to combine complying with rules set out by regulators while minimizing risk. Want to know more about how we do that? This blog shares five reasons Payment...

The complexity of assessing sentiment in text: Owlin’s approach

Owlin’s natural language processing (NLP) technology assesses risk across multiple articles, calculating one risk score for each, before calculating an overall aggregated risk score, which can then...

Floris Hermsen about the long, winding road to data & AI maturity

Floris Hermsen, our Head of Data Science, tells us about the role of the data science team and the goals they are working towards.

ChatGPT, Bard and Language Models at Owlin

February 14, 2023 - It’s been impossible to miss: AI has gone mainstream! But did you know that the language models that power them have already been around for quite a while?

How to solve for the hidden battle for the user’s desktop

Why businesses don't always pick best-in-class solutions? What issues does this cause, and how can API integration resolve these issues?

The relevance of nowcasting in times of inflation

Owlin’s technology helps companies with nowcasting-techniques. New blog about obtaining economic indicators that reflect present realities in times of inflation.

Ensuring complete coverage of counter parties and risk assessment through forward-looking indicators

By curating a list of forward-looking indicators, Owlin ensures a timely warning system that identifies any potential risks or instabilities in an extensive network of banks and brokers.

From static outdated credit-rating reports to timely detection of looming risks and emerging trends

Find out how Owlin helps multiple KPMG departments get ahead of the latest developments in various industries within the European and American markets.

Transparent credit risk and counterparty monitoring for first-class regulatory compliance

Fitch Solutions’ cooperation with Owlin allowed the company to ensure the adequate and timely informational coverage of an extensive portfolio of private and foreign entities.

Owlin and ApeVue Form Data Partnership to Increase Transparency in Private Equity Markets

August 18, 2022 07:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK & AMSTERDAM – Owlin, the acclaimed AI-based news analytics platform, and ApeVue, the global leader in market-based pricing data...

Does NLP do a better job than the human alternative?

In this blog we answer the question (that we get a lot): are NLP technologies doing a better job than the human alternative?

Creating a risk scoring framework leveraging NLP

Blog about how the Owlin platform helps organizations create a risk-scoring framework. 

Stakeholder insights: challenges organizations face

Being knowledgeable about various stakeholders is of crucial importance in today’s business environment. However, for many businesses, this may be challenging.

August Product Release Update

We are excited to share the August Product Release Update with you. Find out what's new and how you will benefit.

Owlin white paper: What challenges does high inflation pose for Third Party Risk Management?

With inflation (still) on the rise, it’s more important than ever that companies know if their suppliers are at risk of going under. Firms need to know if their invoices are going to be paid, or if...

Physicist Willem Westra about how he applies physics in his daily work for Owlin

Willem Westra, one of our Data Scientists, tells us what the product of Owlin has to do with the Theory of Relativity. Apparently, quite a lot!

Continuous Vendor Risk Management Requires Improvement

By: Danny Haydon, Chief Commercial Officer, Owlin Inc. – In furthering my knowledge of the TPRM space, I recently came across a survey conducted by Venminder, indicating that over 40% of...

Why do insurance companies need TPRM frameworks?

By Dragana Knežević, Sales Development Representative – Insurance companies, like other financial services firms, need to comply with strict standards and regulations. They are required to...

Simplifying TPRM: leverage risk intelligence scoring to cut through complexity

We believe in transparency and building trust in the technology our clients adopt. Therefore this white paper shares our views on how sentiment scoring can add value in the third party risk domain...

Adverse Media Monitoring with AI: Features our Clients Love

With an AI solution like Owlin, companies can gather information from diverse internal and external sources for adverse media monitoring. Of course, gathering information is just the first step...

Negative News Monitoring: why AI is Crucial

Millions of news articles are published daily in official and unofficial sources; it can take just one to destabilize your organization. Therefore, negative news monitoring is crucial for companies...

Expert View: Is Continuous Monitoring the Holy Grail of Third Party Risk Management?

Recent observations of the Third Party Risk Management (TPRM) landscape from industry conferences, surveys, and independent research have raised the question of whether continuous monitoring of...

TPRM Challenge: Integrating Alternative Datasets

This blog series discusses four key third-party risk management challenges for 2022. Last week we investigated the underestimation of requirements to execute Sound TPRM. This week: integrating...

TPRM Challenge: Underestimation of Requirements to Execute Sound TPRM

This blog series discusses four key third-party risk management challenges for 2022. Last week we discussed the evolution to full scope continuous monitoring. This week: the underestimation of...

TPRM challenge: Evolution to Full Scope Continuous Monitoring

In this blog series, we discuss four key third-party risk management challenges for 2022. Last week we talked about the increasing impact of third-party incidents. This week: the evolution to full...

TPRM Challenge: Increasing Impact of Third-Party Incidents

In this blog series, we discuss four key third-party risk management challenges for 2022. This first blog is about the increasing impact of third-party incidents. Authors: Stefan Peekel & Danny...


The role of technology & data in addressing 2022’s TPRM Challenges Major events over the past few years like Brexit, the Covid-19 Pandemic, disruptions due to the Suez Canal blockage and...

Danny Haydon joins Owlin as US Chief Commercial Officer

After opening office in New York in 2021 and with the recent hiring of Stefan Peekel as Chief Growth Officer, we today are proud to announce Danny Haydon as the Chief Commercial...

A Coffee Talk with Sjoerd Leemhuis, CEO and Co-founder of Owlin

“The data universe is growing, and we are determined to cover the entire landscape” Few would argue that there is a better spot for a morning coffee in our beloved Amsterdam than somewhere with a...

A Glimpse In the Rearview and Ahead – the Story of Owlin

We believe that, every once in a while, companies need to look in the mirror. Not only to measure the effect of time on themselves but also to understand how they have affected others – their...

Owlin named as ‘Category Leader’ for three key management segments in Chartis’ Latest Survey

Owlin, the leading provider of AI-powered text and news analytics  solutions for financial institutions, has been recognized as a market leader ‘Third Party Risk Management’, ‘Governance...

Owlin names Stefan Peekel Chief Growth Officer

To drive the growth for 2021 and beyond New York, USA, August 2, 2021, Owlin Inc., a leading provider of an AI & NLP platform that provides real-time insights and control for the financial...

Owlin helps Investment firm NN Investment Partners Enhance ESG-Scoring for Sustainable Investment Portfolios

Learn how Owlin helps NN Investment Partners, one of the leading investment firms in the EU, navigate the dynamic ESG and alternative investments niche.

Voices in Payments Podcast

In the second episode of PaymentGenes’ “Voices in Payments” podcast series season 2, Sjoerd Leemhuis, CEO & Co-founder at Owlin joined host Diederik Klopper. Together, they dive into the...

Augmenting ESG Ratings With NLP for Better Investments

With the increased focus on ESG, over the next couple of years financial institutions will be pressured to incorporate more and better data. Relying on ESG-ratings alone won’t be enough to convince...

Ohm Research & Owlin – A Practical Example of How to Make the Most Out of Emerging Market Opportunities

A multi-billion market for innovation and start-ups; a self-reinventing financial market system; a booming engineering and tech talent pool; an improving healthcare system; a flourishing insurance...

Empowering Leading Payments Companies With Adverse News Monitoring

The size of the e-commerce sector had tripled during the last five years. For the next 5 to 7 years, different research groups estimate its CAGR at between 14% and 20%. This opens the door for...

How multinational payment and transactional services company Worldline uses Owlin for Adverse News Monitoring

Owlin helps Worldline, a global leader in payment services, avoid significant financial losses and remain in adequate control of non-financial risks like reputational harm & compliance issues.

How Adverse News Monitoring Benefits Companies With Large Client Portfolios

Financial crimes today are not only alive and kicking but at all-time highs. The reason is companies’ inability to timely monitor the micro-level activity within their client portfolios due to...

How Payments Company Adyen Leverages Owlin for Merchant Risk Management

Owlin continues to streamline Adyen’s merchant risk monitoring processes. Adyen’s risk team daily uses Owlin to zoom in on what’s happening with its vendors all across the world.

Building Resilient Supply Chains Through Technology

Today’s interconnected world is heavily reliant on the seamless operation of supply chains. Under the influence of globalization, they have evolved to complex multi-tiered webs of nodes. ...

Financial Markets Outlook – Opportunities, Trends, and Challenges in 2021

The Owlin team curated a list with the top trends and challenges we believe will be shaping the industry throughout the next 12 months. The past year was challenging. It changed the way we live,...

COVID-19 Impact Monitor

Find more about our real-time dashboard that clarifies how COVID-19 is impacting industries and markets.

Panel Discussion: Schroders & Owlin

A panel discussion between Emmanuelle Mathey and Bob Koster on how NLP enables Risk Management to anticipate on emerging risk.

Interview: Fintech TV & Owlin

In an episode of Fintech Focus TV, Toby is joined Sjoerd Leemhuis, Managing Director and co-founder of Owlin.

How Schroders is Bypassing the Noise in News Sentiment to Identify Credit Risk

A Waterstechnology article on Schroders using Owlin.

An Owlin employee explaining the origins of Quantum Mechanics

Willem Westra, PhD, co-owner of Owlin, recently presented a possibly groundbreaking paper on theoretical physics.

A renewed relationship with Fitch Solutions

Owlin is happy to announce that it has renewed its partnership with Fitch Solutions.

Podcast: Owlin & New Business Radio

“The best way to learn, is being confronted with it everyday”

Why the use of real-time news analytics increases during turbulent economic times

How NLP improves your performance during the Corona Crisis by optimizing insights in emerging risk in your investment portfolio.

The Wisdom Of The Crowd: what does it tell us in times of market disruption?

The world is confused and panicked about COVID-19. We don’t know how this will play out, but a pandemic of this magnitude is not unprecedented. In the early twentieth century the Spanish Flu...

How To Incorporate Real-Time Data Analytics In Economic Volatile Times

In March 2020, we published a paper touching upon the importance of data analytics during times of high market volatility. Since then, the global pandemic resulted in an economic crisis, followed by...

How to Remove Informational Barriers From Non-Transparent or Emerging Markets

Zoomlion is the world’s sixth-largest and China’s leading construction machinery enterprise. Considering the boom in the local construction sector and the increased demand and export of...

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