Wolters Kluwer today announced that Canadian-based Equitable Bank has selected the company’s OneSumX® Finance, Risk and Reporting solution. The solution will help Equitable Bank manage regulatory and supervisory expectations for its credit and capital management processes, as well as automate its International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 9 requirements.
Additionally, as Equitable Bank seeks to become an Advanced Internal Ratings Based (A-IRB) bank under the Basel III framework, the solution will provide the necessary tools to help comply with Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institution’s (OSFI) Capital Adequacy Requirements guidelines and supporting Implementation Notes.
“As the ninth-largest independent Schedule I bank in Canada, our needs are continually evolving to support our continued growth and diversification. As we sought new and better ways to manage our regulatory processes, we selected Wolters Kluwer to help address these needs,” said Ron Tratch, vice president and chief risk officer for Equitable Bank. “The solution will enable us to have complete data transparency, using an integrated centralized data architecture, which will provide us with a consolidated view across all business lines and all types of risk. This will enhance our resource efficiencies, and better position us to deliver on our business strategies.”
The Finance, Risk and Reporting solution is part of the OneSumX solution suite, a complementary and comprehensive ecosystem of governance, finance, risk and compliance solutions and services that allows financial organizations to address a single risk or business issue, but in the context of a much larger and more holistic way. An organization’s finance, risk and compliance areas can work together with a common goal of helping to maintain profitability and find additional ways to safely grow the business.
“We’ve been very pleased to partner with Equitable Bank in its regulatory compliance journey,” said Bill Collette, general manager, Finance, Risk and Reporting for the Americas at Wolters Kluwer. “Our solution is one of the most intuitive systems available in the market when it comes to addressing IFRS 9 requirements. With OneSumX, Equitable Bank can now comprehensively address the specific methodologies and calculations of IFRS, particularly fair value and amortized cost, expected credit losses, and hedge accounting, which are continually evolving.”
For more information on Wolters Kluwer’ Finance, Risk and Reporting solution, please visit www.WoltersKluwerFS.com/OneSumX.
Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) is a division of Wolters Kluwer, which provides legal, finance, risk and compliance professionals and small business owners with a broad spectrum of solutions, services and expertise needed to help manage myriad governance, risk and compliance needs in dynamic markets and regulatory environments. The division’s prominent brands include: AuthenticWeb™, Bankers Systems®, BizFilings®, Capital Changes, CASH Suite™, CT Corporation, CT Lien Solutions, ComplianceOne®, Corsearch, Expere®, GainsKeeper®, LegalVIEW®, OneSumX®, Passport®, TyMetrix® 360, Uniform Forms™, VMP® Mortgage Solutions and Wiz®.
Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. Wolters Kluwer reported 2015 annual revenues of €4.2 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Equitable Group Inc. (TSX: EQB and EQB.PR.C), Equitable Bank is Canada's ninth largest independent Schedule I bank, serving Canadians coast to coast. It offers a diverse suite of residential lending, commercial lending and savings solutions, including high-interest savings products and GICs. Through its proven branchless approach and customer service focus, Equitable Bank has grown to approximately $19 billion in assets under management. Most recently, Equitable Bank launched a digital banking operation, EQ Bank, and introduced the EQ Bank Savings Plus Account. Equitable Bank currently employs over 500 employees across the country, and was named one of Canada's Best Employers for 2016 by Aon. For more information, visit www.equitablebank.ca.