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CRB Monitor and PayQwick Form Partnership to Expand Payment Solutions
Published on September 9, 2021

New Alliance to Enhance CRB Onboarding and Compliance Monitoring Capabilities for Clients

Nashville, TN and Los Angeles, CA, September 9, 2021 --- Today, CRB Monitor, the nation’s leading cannabis corporate intelligence provider, and PayQwick, the leading payments and financial services platform for the emerging cannabis industry, announced a new partnership. Collectively, the firms will bring best-in-class cannabis payment solutions to clients by expanding the tools and infrastructure needed by banks and financial institutions to manage CRB portfolio risk exposure and meet regulatory expectations effectively.

The new alliance will combine industry-leading technology, data, and cannabis expertise to give clients greater capabilities to reduce cannabis-related risks through more efficient on-boarding via CRB Monitor’s independent, third-party validation and monitoring database. In partnering with PayQwick, clients using CRB Monitor’s database will be able to verify that cannabis transactions are compliant with AML/BSA standards.

The new partnership increases PayQwick’s speed for due diligence and on-boarding of CRBs and enhances real-time individual transaction monitoring.  By combining CRB Monitor’s data and PayQwick’s treasury and payments platform, the new alliance will ensure greater confidence, security, and soundness for clients of cannabis and financial institutions.

“We are excited to help support PayQwick’s platform to facilitate faster and more complete financial services to CRBs and enhanced compliance monitoring for financial institutions,” said Steven Kemmerling, CEO, and founder of CRB Monitor. “In light of continued CRB industry and portfolio growth, we’re pleased to deepen our presence in supporting cannabis payments and banking and are confident that PayQwick’s clients will find our ability to more effectively and efficiently manage risk invaluable.”

“Our partnership with CRB Monitor extends PayQwick’s automation capabilities to determine the viability of cannabis transactions to meet the exacting federal and state BSA, AML, and KYC regulations,” said Bob Craig, PayQwick’s CEO “By integrating the CRB Monitor API into PayQwick’s platform, we can validate cannabis payments in real-time and scale our business across the United States.”  “The CRB Monitor integration extends our mission of delivering innovative solutions to help clients achieve normalized treasury and payment solutions through the PayQwick platform,” he said.

CRB Monitor has developed the largest database of cannabis-related businesses (CRBs), licenses, and ownership. Today, leading financial institutions rely upon CRB Monitor and its independent data as a regtech solution to effectively and efficiently diligence and monitor cannabis businesses to meet regulatory expectations and requirements.  As of September 2021, CRB Monitor’s clients had more than $15 trillion in assets under management.

About CRB Monitor
CRB Monitor empowers financial institutions to better manage cannabis-related risk and opportunity.  CRB Monitor is the leading information provider on the cannabis industry, tracking over 52,000 Cannabis-Related Businesses, 131,000 cannabis licenses, 74,000 beneficial owners, and 1,400 cannabis-linked securities.  CRB Monitor was founded in 2014 and is led by a team of banking and corporate intelligence veterans. CRB Monitor is based in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more about CRB Monitor at www.CRBMonitor.com. and on LinkedIn and Twitter

About PayQwick

Since 2015, PayQwick has provided compliant treasury and payment solutions for all types of cannabis businesses and financial institutions across the U.S. PayQwick delivers a seamless suite of services from cash pickups to receivables management, bill pay, electronic payments, real-time settlements, escrow services, and robust reporting through its proprietary platform. PayQwick has already processed over $1B in transactions for U.S. businesses in more than a dozen states. Learn more at www.payqwick.com.

Media contacts

For CRB Monitor: 
Daniel Delson
Daniel@magnitude-growth.com

For PayQwick:
Peter Bolognese
peter.bolognese@proforma.com

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