30th November 2016
On 21 November 2016 the FCA issued a booklet aimed at consumer credit firms setting out good and bad practice on compliance with obligations under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 (MLR). Read More
30th November 2016
Due to conveyancing transactions usually being of high value as well as their ability to take place without raising suspicion, they are a favoured method of laundering money. Read More
28th November 2016
The Financial Crime & Operational Security report brings together Financial Crime Directors, Chief Security, Chief Information, Chief Risk and cyber-crime professionals to examine and debate initiatives that could give them competitive advantage in the fight against financial crime. Read More
24th November 2016
A series of recent news events have highlighted the continued focus of global regulators on money laundering and compliance failures at international financial institutions. Read More
22nd November 2016
Tom Devlin, partner at Stephen Platt & Associates LLP, considers the limitations of the traditional AML model and why it undermines efforts by financial institutions to guard against the facilitation of crime. Read More
14th November 2016
The European Council has endorsed a proposal to grant tax authorities access to information held by authorities responsible for the prevention of money laundering. Read More
14th November 2016
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s former wartime interior minister was among more than a dozen people detained over the weekend on allegations of being part of a group involved in crimes including real estate fraud and money laundering. Read More
10th November 2016
Recent anti-money laundering enforcement actions against major U.S. financial institutions have placed boards of directors front and center in the management and oversight of their institutions’ Bank Secrecy Act and other anti-money laundering (“BSA/AML”) programs. Read More
20th October 2016
The London head of the UK’s biggest house builder has been arrested on suspicion of bribery. FTSE 100 builder Barratt Developments confirmed in a regulatory statement on Wednesday that Alastair Baird had been suspended and arrested by London’s Metropolitan Police. Another, unnamed former Barratt employee has also been arrested. The… Read More
20th October 2016
The government has published details of the Criminal Finances Bill with prime central London property used for purposes of money laundering in the spotlight. Unexplained Wealth Orders are a key component of the Bill in a bid to end the UK’s role as a safe haven for corrupt property deals;… Read More