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Reviewing the UK’s AML/CTF regulatory and supervisory regime

UK regulatory system review

Global financial systems are under significant threat from money laundering and terrorist financing, with the United Nations estimating that the amount of money laundered worldwide annually is between 2% to 5% of global GDP, equating between USD$800 million and USD$2 trillion. However, given the illicit nature of money laundering it is virtually impossible to estimate…

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The three most common challenges compliance professionals face conducting their enterprise-wide financial crime risk assessments

Are you interested in digitising or automating your financial crime risk assessment? We speak to a lot of risk and compliance professionals who are responsible for conducting their enterprise-wide financial crime risk assessments. The three most common challenges we hear are: We have unpacked each of these three common challenges and explain how our solutions…

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The importance of conducting risk assessments to identify and evaluate potential money laundering and terrorism financing risks.

In an increasingly interconnected world, the fight against money laundering (ML) and terrorism financing (TF) has become a top priority for governments, regulatory bodies, and financial institutions. Conducting effective money laundering and terrorism risk assessments is a crucial step in identifying and evaluating potential risks associated with these illicit activities. By understanding the vulnerabilities and…

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Enhancing Risk Assessment Activities: A Strategic Approach for Competent Authorities

Effective risk management is not only good practice; it helps organisations to identify and mitigate risks that could negatively impact their business. But it also relies on supervision and oversight to be effective. The European Banking Authority (EBA) is an independent authority ensuring effective and consistent regulation and supervision across the European banking sector. One…

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Assessing the impact of money laundering and terrorism financing on your business: a guide

Money laundering and terrorism financing (ML/TF) have far-reaching consequences, posing significant risks to economies, businesses, and societies worldwide. Financial institutions, gaming organisations and other regulated industry sectors may experience various detrimental effects, including harmful media exposure, reputational damage, regulatory fines, and customer doubts regarding regulatory effectiveness, if their organisations are used by organised criminal networks…

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Arctic Intelligence teams up with Fintelekt to bring enhanced risk assessment capabilities to the Asia pacific region

Arctic Intelligence has partnered with Fintelekt Advisory Services in a move designed to build a stronger and safer financial ecosystem. Fintelekt is a specialist provider of AML/CTF training and advisory services. Its goal is to equip banks, institutions, regulators, law enforcers, governments, and stakeholders with the skills required to be more effective and efficient in…

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6 reasons why you need a robust enterprise-wide AML/CTF risk assessment

6 reasons why you need a robust enterprise-wide AML/CTF risk assessment In the dynamic landscape of global business, organisations face escalating compliance regulations. As a result, enterprise-wide money laundering risk assessments are more important than ever for regulated businesses, regardless of their size, industry sector or geographic location. Why your business must prioritise enterprise-wide money…

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Financial crime risk and compliance trends in 2023

Financial Crime Risk and Compliance Trends in 2023 Blog Post

The rapid increase in the number of compliance failures related to financial crime risk management has highlighted the importance that regulated businesses place on managing these risks more effectively. Against this backdrop of increased regulatory scrutiny is a constantly evolving threat and risk landscape, with organised criminal networks using more innovative techniques to launder the…

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Lawyers, Accountants, Real estate agents in scope of new AML/CTF laws

An announcement about Australia’s Tranche 2 anti-money laundering laws is likely at the end of this month. This will be in response to recommendations from the Senate AML/CTF enquiry and will outline the government’s position on Tranche 2 laws, a beneficial ownership register, and a consultation timetable with AML/CTF ‘gatekeeper’ professions. Australian anti-money laundering and…

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