News round-up: Insights from the AML regulators

We’re just beginning the long, steady process of coming out of lockdown, just as the cheery signs of nature emerging from its own annual winter ‘lockdown’ begin to appear around us. The past twelve months have doubtless taught us a …

Special edition: Cryptocurrency in focus

Wham! In just a few short weeks cryptocurrencies have taken centre stage and grabbed the headlines. This begs a big question for many banks and other financial institutions, ‘can we afford to sit on the side-lines and ignore them?’ Probably …

Money Laundering Exposed: The Evolving Money Laundering Landscape

On the frontline: The UK’s fight against money laundering The latest research report in our Money Laundering Exposed initiative has now been launched. ‘On the Frontline: The UK’s Fight Against Money Laundering’, asks Money Laundering Reporting Officers (MLROs) and equivalent from regulated …

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 …

News round-up: FATF evaluates Cayman islands; Sanctions fatigue; App to combat modern slavery

As the clocks go forward, the days draw out and our daily dose of sunshine gets longer, our thoughts naturally turn to summer and, in turn, holidays. But where to go? Perhaps the Cayman Islands and some Caribbean sunshine? Well …