Anti-money-laundering (AML) software provider SmartSearch has been named in the Sunday Times Sage ‘Tech Track 100’ for a second year.

The list recognises Britain’s 100 private technology companies with the fastest growing sales over a three-year period.

Earlier in the year, the Yorkshire-based firm also reached 15th position in the Sunday Times Profit Track list, which focuses on profits rather than revenues.

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John Dobson (pictured), CEO at SmartSearch, said: “We have achieved significant year-on-year growth ever since we started SmartSearch in 2011.

“This is testament to the hard work of the whole team, and it is wonderful to see this recognised in these prestigious listings.

“Never before has electronic verification and anti-money-laundering software been more important.

“Criminals are developing ever more sophisticated techniques, and global watchdogs have warned that fraudulent activity is on the rise in the wake of COVID-19.

“The restrictions put in place due to coronavirus have made it more important than ever that the wide range of financial and professional services firms likely to be targeted by money-launderers, have access to the very best technology to combat this threat.

“We have created a solution that is quick, affordable and almost instantaneous – as well as being significantly more reliable than manual document checks.

“A fully digital AML solution is the only way for firms to stay compliant while working remotely.”