Anti-Money Laundering


What is a SAR (Suspicious Activity Report)?

In this article, we take a look at what a SAR is, why they are important and what is involved in submitting one. … Read More


What is an MLRO?

Money Laundering Reporting Officers (MLRO) oversee a firm’s compliance with anti-money laundering and terrorist financing requirements. … Read More

Anti-Money Laundering Verification and Shell Corporations

Anti-Money Laundering Verification and Shell Corporations

Anti-money laundering verification of shell companies is a challenge. Read our latest blog for best practice AML & CDD processes. Learn more. … Read More


Amber Management to Safeguard Compliance Risk

Protect Your Regulated Business with Amber Management to Safeguard Compliance Risk KYC monitoring and remediation KYC Monitoring and Remediation has become the ‘bete noire’ of many a compliance team. This is particularly the case with traditional regulated firms, who most … Read More

How Exposed is Your Regulated Business to Periodic Review Risk?

How Exposed is Your Regulated Business to Periodic Review Risk?

It now appears inevitable that the global spread of COVID-19 will cause a severe, if hopefully short-lived, recession. All economic downturns prompt greater levels of fraud and money laundering activity. Compliance Officers will need to be on the lookout for warning signs of criminal activity and ensure that the undoubted pressures of the current crisis does not weaken their focus on compliance and proper risk management. In this blog, we discuss the issues facing compliance professionals and how, in the current environment, a compliance team can be more efficient. … Read More

6th Anti-Money Laundering Directive 6AMLD

6th Anti-Money Laundering Directive 6AMLD

Despite the ongoing pandemic and Brexit negotiations, the European Union’s (EU) 6th Money Laundering Directive (6AMLD) comes into effect on the 3rd December 2020. The new directive is designed to invigorate the anti-money laundering efforts of financial institutions by incentivising good practice throughout sectors open to abuse by money launderers. It offers broader liability and more clarity on the regulation, whilst increasing the severity of punishments for money laundering offences. With these tougher rules business leaders will have to take it seriously. Read our latest piece to ensure you are up-to-speed on the Directive’s requirements.
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Will Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Still Apply After Brexit?

On the 31st December 2020, the UK will no longer be a part of the European Union, with or without a trade deal agreement in place. Whilst we anticipate that Brexit will affect regulatory compliance for many sectors, the full extent of the impact is somewhat unclear until negotiations have been finalised. In this article, we discuss the potential influence of Brexit on AML compliance and the 5th and 6th Money Laundering Directive. … Read More