Alpian, Switzerland’s first private digital bank, selects Napier for financial crime compliance

Alpian, Switzerland’s first digital private bank, and Napier, provider of advanced financial crime compliance solutions, announce their partnership to implement a robust, end-to-end risk management platform for the bank. Napier will supply Alpian with its full suite of financial crime compliance tech through its intelligent compliance platform, Napier Continuum, offering full AI-enhanced risk management capabilities across the entire risk profile of Alpian clients.

What does Napier’s solution bring to Alpian?

Alpian caters to banking needs, combining everyday banking with personalised investment services through its mobile app. Napier Continuum will bring together core AML functions, including transaction monitoring, customer and transaction screening, and advanced risk assessment tools, ongoing AI-enhanced reviews, and intuitive reporting functionalities.

Prior to its public launch in October 2022, the Swiss bank raised a CHF 19 million Series B+ funding, and recently announced a partnership with Visa to offer its premium metal debit card across Switzerland. As Alpian continues to flourish, the private bank will reap the benefits of Napier’s artificial intelligence-powered risk management solutions that will scale with its requirements, allowing it to respond nimbly to any evolving client or regulatory requirements.

Commenting on the partnership, Schuyler Weiss​​, CEO and Co-Founder at Alpian, said: “Switzerland has some of the strictest banking regulations and, as its first digital private bank ensuring we’re fully compliant is critical. But for us, it’s also about delivering the highest possible level of security for our customers and ensuring a seamless user experience.”

Schuyler Weiss​​, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Alpian

“Partnering with Napier arms Alpian with the most advanced compliance tech, enabling us to exceed the benchmark of the regulators, as well as deliver a trusted service to our clients.”

What does the partnership mean for Napier?

Greg Watson, Napier’s CEO, said: “We’re delighted to partner with Alpian to build its financial crime risk management strategy. Alpian are one of those organisations that we get excited to work with because we share that ethos of championing technological innovation. This partnership will help them futureproof their operations and support their global growth.”

Napier’s international footprint sees its advanced anti-money laundering (AML) and financial crime compliance solutions trusted by banks, payment providers, asset management firms, FX, crypto exchanges and other regulated and financial organizations around the world.