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What we are hearing – May 2021

Arctic Intelligence | What we're hearing - May 2021

It’s been another big month of financial crime news… In Europe, the largest mafia trial in 30 years is under way with 350 defendants including politicians and public officials.  The Italian mafia’s estimated annual turnover is around £44bn (larger than Deutsche Bank and McDonalds combined!), making them one of the richest criminal organisations in the…

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EU update – April 2021

Arctic Intelligence | EU Update - April 2021

ABN AMRO fined (again!) OPINION: The Dutch bank will pay a total of €480 million for violating the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Act (AML/CTF Act). These violations include failing to spot accounts involved in money laundering, failing to end relations with suspicious clients and failing to report these transactions to authorities. This is…

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Arctic Intelligence’s enterprise risk assessment software adopted by PwC

Arctic Intelligence | Risk Assessment Platform (RAP) Enhancements June 2022

Arctic Intelligence recognised as a leading regulatory technology provider by one of the top 4 consultancies in the world PRESS RELEASE: Arctic Intelligence was chosen by PwC UK to enhance their Risk Assurance offering. The combination of PwC’s consultancy expertise and Arctic Intelligence’s award-winning technology aims to deliver a comprehensive enterprise view of PwC’s client’s…

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EU update – March 2021

Arctic Intelligence | AML insights that help set global standards in compliance

UK regulator has launched criminal proceedings against NatWest in a £365millon money laundering scandal. It is alleged that £365million was paid into a NatWest customer account over a period of 5 years, and that “controls failed to adequately monitor and scrutinise this activity”. The real headline though is that £264 million of those funds were…

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What we are hearing – March 2021

Arctic Intelligence | AML/CTF regulation for lawyers

The deadline for filing AUSTRAC’s annual compliance report for the 2020 calendar year will expire 31st March for the estimated 14,000 reporting entities that are subject to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) obligations in Australia. The annual compliance report is a mandatory requirement and AUSTRAC may impose penalties on regulated entities that fail to…

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EU update – February 2021

Arctic Intelligence | What we're hearing - May 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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