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Lost time is never found again

OPINION: A recent LinkedIn post from Jim Richards, the Founder of RegTech Consulting LLC explored the clear disconnect between the length of time regulators think it takes regulated entities to complete money laundering risk assessments and maintain compliant AML programs and the actual time that it takes them.  Jim ran the numbers and it clearly…

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August 2020 Note from CEO

In the last month or so there was so much media coverage of financial crime issues that I can’t recall a busier month this year. It is clear from the mainstream and social media coverage that there is growing public interest in financial crime and the important role that regulated financial and gaming companies have…

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Is your AML/CTF compliance program up to scratch?

OPINION: On June 4th, Westpac released its 48-page response to AUSTRAC’s statement of claim following the conclusion of the Promontory led Advisory Panel tasked with identifying the primary causes for the well documented AML/CTF failings. The findings in this report are by no means exclusive to Westpac.  Many of these issues can be commonly found…

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PayPal Australia ordered by AUSTRAC to have AML audit

AUSTRAC has ordered an external auditor be appointed by PayPal Australia to examine ongoing concerns regarding PayPal Australia’s compliance with the AML/CTF Act. In the next 120 days, the appointed external auditor must report on PayPal Australia’s compliance with  Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terorrism Financing (AML/CTF) Program obligations  International Funds Transfer Instruction (IFTI) reporting obligations Record keeping obligations…

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Is Excel really fit for purpose to run risk and compliance assessments?

Author: Anthony Quinn, CEO and Founder, Arctic Intelligence I am often asked by prospective banking and consulting clients to help them justify why they should adopt RegTech and not continue using spreadsheets for managing risk and compliance engagements. So it got me thinking and here are my top 15 reasons why RegTech beats Excel hands…

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Fintelekt Podcast with Anthony Quinn

Arctic Intelligence CEO and founder, Anthony Quinn, speaks with Shirish Pathak, Managing Director of Fintelekt, about the need for conducting comprehensive AML risk assessments by financial institutions. https://soundcloud.com/user-936602606/fintelekt-podcast-anthony-quinn

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What does an anti-money laundering (AML) analyst do?

An anti-money laundering (AML) analyst or officer basically investigates, monitors and manages suspicious financial activity. They are key personnel within a business to ensure all AML requirements are strictly followed, and to prevent businesses, companies, entities, or institutions from being subject to regulatory compliance issues from governing bodies. What is AML? ‘Anti-money laundering’ refers to…

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