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