The crackdowns begin: governments and regulators wage war on dirty money and crypto abuse

Newly-elected FATF president T. Raja Kumar spoke in the summer about the need for G20 countries to step up implementation of regulation in the crypto-asset sector or ‘allow criminals to profit from these gaps, at the expense of governments and …

What does the NCA’s Red Alert notice on sanctions evasion tactics mean?

The National Crime Agency (NCA) recently took the unusual step of issuing a Red ALERT notice covering its concerns in detail around financial sanctions evasion tactics being employed by ‘Russian Elites and Enablers’. It’s a stark warning to all firms …

Financial Crime in Focus
News round-up: After years of regulation and guidance, are AML processes any more effective? 

A sensible approach or a missed opportunity? As we go to press, the UK Government has just published three key reports. One is a detailed response to the consultation launched last year seeking industry views as to how the UK’s …

Adverse Information Screening: Ep1 – The Smoking Gun

Financial Crime Compliance expert Nina Kerkez of LexisNexis Risk Solutions, talks to John Davies of Kompli Group about the latest Wolfsberg guidance on Adverse Media Screening and asks what companies should really be doing – and not doing – to …

Sanctions Pulse Ep.1: Russian Credit Cards, Location Spoofing and the Rise of Crypto 

In this special series, AML expert, Kat Pranjic, reports on the changing sanctions landscape and uses intelligence from the LexisNexis® Digital Identity Network to throw light on the tactics being deployed to circumvent them.  In Episode One – Consumer Behaviour, …