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From 1 July: CDDS becomes cleversoft

Luxembourg/Munich, 15th June 2022 - Munich-based cleversoft Group, RegTech provider for the financial services sector, announces 1 year after the acquisition of Luxembourg-based CDDS Group, that from 1 July 2022 both company divisions will operate jointly under the name cleversoft. The same applies to the Know-Your-Customer and Anti-Money Laundering solutions (now cleversoft AMLspotter and cleversoft BatchNameCheck).

René Blaschke
June 15, 2022

The new cleversoft division was founded in 2009 under the name Customer Due Diligence Solutions (CDDS), by Philippe Lassine and has become a market leader in the Luxembourg GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance) sector. The software specialist offers, now under the name cleversoft, anti-money laundering software  that automatically runs official sanctions lists and politically exposed persons (PEP) lists and checks media for negative reports on individual clients or databases . Automating these types of checks ensures compliance with various AML and KYC compliance regulations while providing risk classifications for each individual.    

In addition to its software solution, the new cleversoft unit (previously CDDS) maintains and updates a comprehensive database for conducting name checks and is therefore not dependent on a third-party vendor.  With the latest cloud solution "cleverKYC", all known CDDS functionalities are extended i.e. by an end customer portal. This allows KYC information to be captured digitally.

The unit currently serves over 700 clients in the financial services industry and related industries (e.g. banks, asset managers, trust service providers, etc.) in over 40 countries, including Luxembourg, Monaco, Switzerland, France and the Netherlands.  

Philippe Lassine, founder of (former) CDDS, explains:

"We are today completing our integration with the cleversoft Group and are very excited to be able to offer our clients an even broader range of innovative financial crime solutions. Our name change is a clear signal that together we will drive our strategy for further sustainable growth.”  

René Blaschke, Managing Director of cleversoft, adds:

"The name harmonisation is representative of the next stage of our company's development. As cleversoft, we want to focus on what we have been working on for the last 15 years: innovative technology that makes it easier for the financial industry to fulfil the constantly changing requirements of regulatory obligations."  

About cleversoft  

Founded in 2004, cleversoft Group is a leading cloud-based RegTech provider for financial services. The company is headquartered in Munich and has offices in Amsterdam, The Hague, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Luxembourg and Sofia. cleversoft provides digital solutions to more than 1.000 financial institutions worldwide to support business processes for regulatory documents, marketing materials as well as commission payments, including regulations such as MIFID II, 6AMLD, PIFI2, Solvency II, IFRS 17, PRIIPs and IORP. Another key area of focus is the Financial Crime Prevention division, which was expanded extensively through the acquisition of CDDS in July 2021.  

Press contact
Jessica Schreiner

Tel: 49 89 288511116
email: Jessica.Schreiner[at]clever-soft.com