Gabriel Hopkins

Gabriel Hopkins

Chief Product Officer at Ripjar
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Artificial Intelligence and Financial Services

Adverse Media Screening: Shielding Reputations

03 Oct 2023

In different regulatory jurisdictions worldwide, adverse media screening is increasingly being used to protect banks and other financial service providers from risk and associated penalties. These systems screen for negative media stories, and flag potential risks to companies such as predicate crime which may be indicative of money laundering or ...

Exposing Financial Crime

Wirecard: Inside and Outside the Tsunami

13 Dec 2022

There’s no shortage of articles in the press this week and last about the start of the prosecution of Wirecard executives for fraud, but how is it possible that such a large-scale fraud took so long to emerge? I first came across Wirecard in 2002. As has been detailed in Dan McCrum’s excellent book – they were an intriguing set of individuals. I ...


Turning the tide: How AI can support the financial crime battle against modern slavery

21 Jun 2022

As recently as 2020, the Centre for Social Justice estimated that there were 100,000 or more modern slaves in the UK. And estimates suggest that globally indentured labour generates between $50-150bn. Criminal gangs use various sophisticated psychological, financial, and physical techniques to maintain control over their workforce. Often targeting...


Opportunities for UK Challenger Banks to address AML Compliance

06 Jun 2022

With their innovative products and services challenger banks have revolutionised the banking sector. They offer greater flexibility and choice to consumers, something that their legacy competitors are currently unable to match. Research shows that the value of the neo and challenger bank market will continue to grow rapidly, reaching an estimated ...