Sanctions compliance for banks in the age of crypto-assets

Cryptocurrencies are increasingly becoming part of modern day society. However, the characteristics of cryptocurrencies offer a level of anonymity that makes them particularly attractive to criminals. Sanctioned actors are known to be using crypto-assets to evade and by-pass sanctions. As …

Webcast: Can money laundering regulation help the crypto sector grow?

Cryptoassets are increasingly being adopted into mainstream financial services, but they must be subject to the same anti-money laundering (AML) standards as fiat currencies. This is all the more important given the relative anonymity and speed crypto transactions offer, which …

News round-up: How is RegTech helping to fight financial crime?

Will regulatory technology deliver a Utopia that frees AML compliance from inefficiency, increasing costs and limited money laundering detection rates? ‘Regtech’, as it is fondly known, has come a long way – but is it delivering? If the investment figures reported …

News round-up: Controls for Crypto-assets, North Korean sanctions, FCA innovation

Solving the financial crime riddle; more questions than answers? It certainly feels that way as I compile and write this blog. We seem to see an ever-increasing series of challenges for the financial crime compliance community, yet truly innovative solutions …