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How is real estate used for money laundering?

In February of 2022, Transparency International revealed that Russians linked to the Kremlin or with corruption charges had invested £1.5 billion in the UK property market, mostly through companies held in Britain’s overseas territories and crown dependencies. The findings exposed Great Br...

GDPR: inspiring data protection worldwide

Since its inception, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been deemed by experts as the world’s strongest collection of data protection rules. As our online presence increases through social media, digital banking, and other means, nations around the globe have come to re...

Dawn of disruption: predicting AML in the next decade

The exponential growth of technology is leading to the disruption of numerous sectors including telecommunications, robotics, science, and finance. As banks are slowly adapting to high-tech innovations, the world of compliance and AML will face unprecedented changes and challenges in the near ...

How to write the perfect SAR?

Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) drafted by financial institutions contain some of the most valuable information available to law enforcement agencies in the fight against financial crime. Yet, the FinCEN Files scandal of 2020 has shown that major banks have consistently failed to write and s...

Why do most AML programs fail?

Despite the consistent efforts adopted by banks to fight money laundering and financial crime, fines for AML breaches have hit an all-time high. In 2020, financial institutions were fined a grand total of $15.13 billion (€12.79 billion) worldwide, a 51.3% increase compared to 2019, with U...

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AML Transaction Monitoring & Detection Scenarios

AML, Transaction Monitoring, Due Diligence, Risk Management, KYC, Financial firms, Anti Money Laundering, Detection Scenarios, RegTech, Risk Based Approach, Compliance expert, Red Flags,

Efficiently fine-tuning AML Transaction Monitoring can help financial firm's compliance teams to increase productivity while carefully avoiding pointless investigations by reducing the amount of false-positive alerts. The revision of AML detect...

How and why to embed AML Lookbacks within financial firms?

Money Laundering, AML, Audit, Audit Findings, Financial operations, Due Diligence, Financial firms,

In recent years, regulators have begun to scrutinize more closely financial institutions regarding the soundness of their AML/CTF program, dissecting the nuts and bolts of their procedures and controls. But the current set-up isn’t what they are s...

How is BMR changing the landscape of benchmarks?

Compliance, European Commission, Europe, BMR, Benchmark Regulation, Euribor, , Eonia,

The recent creation of Benchmark Regulation has been the catalyst for a major transition from the old regime of benchmarks towards new and alternative reference rates set to transform the world of finance. In the past years, a global benchmark refor...