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Shield's purpose built compliance platform manages the risk, compliance and operational demands associated with banking in the legalized cannabis industry. With Shield's transactional and operational transparency tools, compliance officers are notified of non-compliant activity quickly. 

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As the list of states legalizing the use of marijuana grows, so are the number of financial institutions willing to provide banking services to businesses associated with the emerging industry.


In this piece published today in Crain's Chicago Business, Shield’s founder and CEO Noah Carey shares his thoughts on Illinois’ historic passage of a marijuana legalization bill and the urgent need for Cannabis Banking services in legal states.

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Shield Compliance joined over 250 NCIA members in Washington, D.C. to advocate for passage of the SAFE Banking Act and federal recognition of state cannabis laws.  Source: thecannabisindustry.org

Last month, Shield Compliance participated in NCIA Lobby Days in Washington, D.C. to demonstrate our support for passage of the SAFE Banking Act in Congress. Recognition of state cannabis laws at the federal level is a key imperat...

April 25, 2019

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The cannabis industry carries with it tremendous potential and opportunities for merchants, suppliers and backers. But for banks, the sector isn't so clear cut. What's legal in a growing number of states remains illegal on the federal level, and that places financial institutions at a tricky intersection.

Tony Repanich, president and chief operations officer for Shield Compliance, bre...

April 25, 2019

As a Blue Wave crashes on the shores of Congress and Democrats assert control of the House of Representatives, there’s reason to believe a Green Wave may soon follow. Democratic lawmakers in both chambers have introduced a slate of bills to align federal policy with state marijuana laws. Notably, a House congressional committee voted in late March to approve the SAFE (Secure and Fair Enforcement) Banking Act, a bill sponsored...

New executive leadership and funding will enable company to expand operations to all 33 states with legalized cannabis.

Seattle, WA – March 18, 2019 – Shield Compliance (https://www.shieldbanking.com/), the industry’s only purpose-built AML/BSA compliance management and payment integrator system for banking legal marijuana-related businesses (MRBs), today announced the availability of the Shield Data Hub, greatly improving the...

March 14, 2019

Seattle-based Shield Compliance is also seizing an opportunity. The company has created software that helps financial institutions that work with marijuana-related businesses manage myriad regulations and payments. The company plans to expand its services to 10 states in the next 18 months, says Chief Strategy Officer Shannon Vetto. 

August 13, 2018

Shield Compliance is proud to announce the successful completion of a SOC 2 Type 1 audit. Conducted by Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, a top 15 full-service accounting and advisory firm, the audit affirms that Shield Compliance’s information security practices, policies, procedures, and operations meet the SOC 2 standards for security, availability, and confidentiality.

The SOC2 Type 1 Independent Service Auditor’s Report focus...

August 13, 2018

Shield Compliance is happy to announce their new membership as a part of the National Cannabis Industry Association's Allied Associations Program!

The Allied Associations Program (“AAP”) was created as a way to facilitate formal cooperation between NCIA and Allied Associations and share resources for the mutual benefit of our respective memberships. The AAP is intended to provide the means for the leaders and staffs of NCIA and...

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