NCB Capital is the investment arm of National Commercial Bank, the first Saudi Arabian bank. As NCB Capital is the largest capital holdings bank in the Arab world, it is not surprising that the names in their customer databases number in the millions
In looking for a practical and cost-effective way to comply with Know Your Customer regulatory standards, NCB Capital chose to integrate Rosette Name Translator into its compliance process to match Arabic names against English language Watch Lists. Rosette enables NCB Capital to automatically translate names from Arabic into English with high accuracy to reduce the number of false positives when matching against watch lists.
Rosette Name Translator is a fully-automatic translation engine for names of people, places, and organizations. Currently Rosette translates names between English and Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Urdu, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian.
“We’re really impressed with Rosette Name Translator’s capabilities and how it has improved our OFAC name checking process,” said Peter Wilkinson, VP of Application Development at NCB Capital. “It translated 330,000 Arabic names into Roman script very quickly, consistently, and accurately.”