Transforming Financial Crime Risk

We help businesses manage regulatory and financial crime risks, that counterparty relationships expose them to over their lifecycle, by digitally transforming complex compliance processes.

Proactive approach to compliance


Manual solutions to fight financial crime are costly. Additional resource investment, longer timescales, poor customer service, higher abandonment rates and exposure to fines and penalties are all real dangers.

Recognising the challenges businesses face, NorthRow have developed a single powerful API platform. Focussed on regulated companies with complex IT infrastructure and compliance requirements, the platform enables businesses to transact quicker and more cost-effectively, thus ensuring higher productivity with a consistent and auditable process.


Client Onboarding


Improve customer experience and meet your compliance requirements with our client onboarding solutions.

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Client Monitoring


Continually monitor your customer risk-status to ensure you remain compliant and reduce your business risk.

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KYC Remediation


Efficiently remediate inaccurate or out-dated data with our API-driven solution to help ensure compliance.

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Client Suitability


Automate classification, suitability and appropriateness assessments on your clients.

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NorthRow’s mission

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Continuous technology innovation is vital for your business, enabling you to play your part in stopping criminals in their tracks, and we are here to sustain that.

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NorthRow’s shared values

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Freedom: to challenge and innovate; to come up with ideas and to be heard.

Integrity: trusted to do the right thing and to do things right, always acting ethically.

Responsibility: for individual results and for working together towards our shared goals.

Supportive: of our clients, of each other, and of our well-being.

Transparent: we are as open as constraints allow and always honest.

Where it all began…


Adrian, motivated by experiencing the corrosive effect of fraud on a family business, embraced the opportunity to use his background in software, data and business, to found a venture that is now a partner of choice for many regulated businesses. Rebranding from Contego to NorthRow, with the support of Angel funding and RegTech investors, Adrian has led the team in delivering digital transformation for client onboarding and monitoring processes, helping prevent fraud and ensuring regulatory compliance. 

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NorthRow was founded by Adrian Black to enable organisations to combat fraud and financial crime. NorthRow wasn’t just a business opportunity for Adrian, but a chance to make more of a difference to the devastating effects that fraud and other forms of financial crime can have on individuals and companies.

Through seed funding NorthRow grew quickly developing onboarding solutions for clients across multiple industries including Fintech, Serviced Offices and the Property Sector.

We partnered with Regus Plc as a result of working with law enforcement and being a preferred supplier to the Business Centre Association. Delivering a range of regulatory services to Regus started our evolution into a RegTech business.

One of the first companies in the UK to achieve certification to the new ISO27001:2013 standards. High security and guaranteed compliance come as standard with NorthRow.

NorthRow was selected for the highly competitive 12-week program that helps early to growth-stage enterprise technology companies refine and test their value proposition with the support of the world’s leading financial service firms.

NorthRow achieved the Cyber Essential Plus certification, a government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against the increasing threat of cyber-attacks.

After NorthRow successfully delivered client onboarding solutions for Regus UK, it was then rolled out internationally to chosen countries.

One of the UK’s leading private equity houses, Maven, led a £3.5 million Series A investment in NorthRow, to support the continued growth, expanding product development, adding commercial resources, and entering new markets.

Open Banking chose NorthRow to deliver their onboarding processes, as they set the standard for securely managing customer financial data.

We launched a fully managed service to provide identity verification to government best practice standards.

All employers are legally required to perform Right to Work verification on their employees, before the employee starts work, to ensure they are eligible to work in the UK. NorthRow created an easy to use app to help.

We launched international company data and monitoring functionality allowing clients to onboard to expand their global business reach, whilst maintaining compliance.

We made it our mission to reduce ‘Amber’ inconclusive compliance checks for our customers, so that they can more quickly just get on with doing what they do best.

We developed RemoteVerify so that clients could be signed up and verified from anywhere at anytime, whilst delivering regulatory compliance.

We upgraded our API architecture to bring better automation and allow more efficient access to client information which will allow you to improve your customer experience.

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