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Are all Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) high-risk?

Why are PEPs high-risk, or are they not all that bad?

In the regulation of financial services, a politically exposed person (commonly known as a PEP) is one who has been appointed to a prominent public function. These individuals may have been entrusted with a high-position by a community institution, an international body or state, within the last 12 months.  … Read More

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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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How to Deliver Your KYC Remediation Project

How to Deliver Your KYC Remediation Project

The importance of KYC remediation cannot be underestimated. With regulation continuing apace many firms are sitting on outdated client data that can expose their business to reputational damage and commercial risk. Whilst KYC remediation is a necessary evil, it has traditionally been a compliance headache. In this blog, we explore how best to equip your business to deliver efficient KYC remediation projects that support compliance, sales and the business as a whole. … Read More