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PSPs: Know your AML vulnerabilities!

With payments increasingly becoming available at the click of a button, money launderers are turning to online payments in order to wash their illicit funds. As a result, it has never been so important for PSPs to identify their AML vulnerabilities and mitigate the growing risk.

The challenge of onboarding complex client structures

The challenge of onboarding complex client structures

Customer and supplier onboarding is challenging at the best of times, but onboarding corporate, fund and trust entities is especially difficult due to the complex nature of underlying business structures.

Insurers: Know your AML vulnerabilities!

Insurers are coming under increasing pressure from regulators to take all the steps necessary to ensure they don’t provide criminals with the means to launder illicit money.

The Credit Suisse scandal 2022: What went wrong this time?

The Swiss banking giant has a long history of making the news and mostly for the wrong reasons. This blog reviews the many scandals to have hit Credit Suisse over the last four decades, culminating in the latest revelations that have resulted in huge fines, the layoff of thousands of employees, and its stock to fall by 60%.

TCSPs: Know your AML vulnerabilities!

As regulators increase their scrutiny of TCSPs not only does this raise the risk of punitive fines and reputational damage to the business, but directors and senior managers can be held personally liable for prosecution

Five steps to help you more accurately screen for PEP risk

In order to navigate and monitor increasingly complex, interconnected, and often opaque global business and financial transactions, these five steps will help you to more easily identify and mitigate the risks carried by PEPs

AML asset management

How Asset Managers can harness technology to reduce money laundering risks

The financial industry is unfortunately blemished by dirty money circulating within the system. And while asset managers have traditionally swerved the money laundering impact faced by their banking counterparts, progressive capabilities from financial criminals are forcing the sector to notice glaring flaws in their AML processes.

PEP risk

When screening for PEP risk keep it T-I-G-H-T

How should compliance professionals manage PEP risk in light of the Pandora Papers? Robert Mitchell at RiskScreen defines five stages that will help you to more easily identify and mitigate the risks carried by PEPs.

AML talkshow

AML Talk Show Episode 28: Robert Mazur

Robert Mazur is one of the world’s leading authorities on money laundering techniques, internationally recognized as an expert by private and public sector leaders, and of course author of “The Betrayal”.

A Sanctions Compliance Emergency

As war rages in Ukraine, how should businesses react to the emergency in order to guarantee compliance and protect their reputation?

Seychelles AML

Seychelles: reclaiming paradise from corruption

Seychelles has a long history intertwined with corruption. However, despite another scandal breaking earlier this year, not all hope is lost as the nation pushes to move on from its troubled past.

Is London the capital of kleptocracy?

Amber Rudd vowed to “stem the flow of dirty money” into London over five years ago but the city remains steeped in financial crime. David Prosser investigates why the UK is faltering behind the rest of the world.

Luxury Goods Sanctions

The High Life II: luxury goods and sanctions

In a follow up to our recent post on Luxury Goods and Financial Crime, Dev Odedra takes a deeper look at how luxury goods still change hands in various countries despite sanctions being in place.

FATF Pakistan

Is FATF Playing Politics with Pakistan?

When FATF disclosed that Pakistan would remain on its grey list, critics of the decision responded with a question: is the watchdog’s criticism of Pakistan largely political?

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