Author Archives: Natalie Davies

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The FCA’s latest ‘Dear CEO’ letter to firms and how to implement the recommendations

In the UK, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) plays an important role in safeguarding the integrity of the nation’s financial system. Last week, the FCA issued a ‘Dear CEO’ letter addressed to leaders of regulated firms, outlining their findings from … Read More

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AI tops the list of biggest threats to regulated firms this year

55 percent of regulated businesses surveyed see AI as their biggest threat this year Over half of regulated companies in the UK see the deployment of AI as their biggest threat this year, while the evolving regulatory landscape and economic … Read More

Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill

The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act: A guide to identity verification

In this article, we take a look at what this landmark legislation entails, the changes it will bring about, and its implications for accountancy firms in the UK.  … Read More

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The role of tech in improving AML processes: overcoming 5 key challenges

At a time when AML regulations are evolving on a near weekly basis, the importance of ensuring complete compliance with this legislation remains paramount for regulated firms in the UK.  While manual compliance processes have been the norm for many … Read More

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The three biggest challenges facing AML compliance teams in 2024

Amid increasing pressure from the regulators and ever-evolving legislation, modern financial institutions and regulated firms have bigger obligations than ever to ensure compliance and combat financial crime. We embarked on a comprehensive research journey towards the end of 2023 to … Read More

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Infographic: Compliance trends in 2024

As the ever-present threat of money laundering, fraud, and financial crime continues to cast a dark shadow over entire financial systems, compliance and AML professionals continue to play a pivotal role in the war against financial crime.  Did you know … Read More

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3 AML compliance priorities for 2024

In 2023, professionals dealing with financial crime and AML compliance were busy handling geopolitical unrest, economic fluctuations, and evolving criminal tactics. In 2024, experts expect more regulatory changes, increased use of technology, and new methods to fight financial crime.  As … Read More

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State of compliance trends report 2024

Data from over 130 compliance professionals from across the country. Insights and predictions on everything from AI and automation to cybersecurity risks and priorities for the year ahead. … Read More

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What can AML professionals learn from Inventing Anna?

Inventing Anna, the 2022 Netflix series, takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride through the world of financial fraud and deception. While the show is undoubtedly entertaining, it also serves as a rich source of insights for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance … Read More


Unravelling financial crime in the remittance industry: The crucial role of ID&V in AML compliance

In the ever-evolving landscape of financial services, the remittance industry stands out as one that is vital for global transactions, fostering economic ties, and facilitating the flow of funds across borders.  And yet, the AML risks associated with the sector … Read More