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Customer Insights – February 2021

Arctic Intelligence | Custom Insights Feb 2021

In this month’s newsletter, we take a look at two new features in the latest release of AML Accelerate, recap some key features from the recent Risk Assessment Platform v1.8 release, and share the latest answers to questions from our community of users. AML Accelerate v0.53 is now available! With new features and improvements designed…

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What we are hearing – February 2021

Arctic Intelligence | What we are hearing - Feb 2021

On the 9th of February, following an 18 month public inquiry by the NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) into the suitability of Crown Resorts to hold a gaming license at the $2.2 billion newly constructed site at Barangaroo following ongoing allegations that the casino facilitated large scale money laundering activities. The inquiry led…

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EU Update – February 2021

Arctic Intelligence | EU Update Feb 2021

As Fraud in the UK is seen as a “Threat to National Security”, Judges limit Serious Fraud Office’s powers to investigate foreign companies. 2019/20 saw 3.7 million reported incidents related to fraud, with even more going unreported due to victim’s lack of trust in the system and policing around it. This is not helped by…

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News in brief – February 2021

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AMERICAS Trump’s impeachment sparks claims that anonymous hedge funds, anonymous trusts, and anonymous real estate purchases are examples of anonymous money finding its way to he American political sector. Australian born US national, 37 year old math whiz and BitMEX’s first employee Greg Dwyer is now at the centre of one of the biggest scandals…

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EU Update – January 2021

Arctic Intelligence | EU Update

HMRC issues record £24million fine to MSB for anti-money laundering failures. Whilst this may not be significant when compared with fines issued by the likes of the FCA and FinCEN, this fine demonstrates the power that Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has to issue penalties to firms falling under their supervision for failing to…

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What we are hearing – January 2021

Arctic Intelligence | Financial Crime News - January 2021

Happy New Year everyone… As we closed the chapter in 2020 and opened a new one for 2021, organisations are faced with trying to manage their businesses in possibly the highest risk and uncertain economic, political and financial environment of our generation – the time for resilience and strong governance, risk management and control has…

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News in brief – January 2021

Arctic Intelligence | Financial Crime News

AMERICAS US Federal Agencies, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) warns of emerging fraud schemes related to COVID-19 vaccines The Bahamas has been removed from the money laundering watchlist. FATF claimed that “the Bahamas has strengthened the…

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Customer Insights – January 2021

Arctic Intelligence | Customer Insights

Goodbye, 2020! Hello, 2021!  We kicked off the year with a major update to the Risk Assessment Platform; our largest to-date. And work is underway on new features and enhancements for AML Accelerate. These updates reflect our continued focus on transforming risk assessment and compliance to be fast, easy, and comprehensive. Risk Assessment Platform v1.8…

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Customer Insights – December 2020

Arctic Intelligence | Customer Insights

Have you created your 2020 AML/CTF Program? If you have not yet reviewed and updated your AML/CTF Programs and ML/TF Risk Assessments for 2020, there is still time. With AML Accelerate it is very quick and easy to copy your last year’s AML Program to create your 2020 AML Program documents. Please see the easy-to-follow…

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EU Update – December 2020

Arctic Intelligence | Financial Crime News

Vatican to revamp AML unit following the latest in a long line of scandals. The renamed Supervisory and Financial Information Authority (ASIF) functions include “supervision aimed at the prevention and countering of money laundering and the financing of terrorism,” Though the Vatican has had a history with allegations and cases of corruption, the changes made…

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