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City of London Police marks International Fraud Awareness week by celebrating force’s top achievements of 2023

The force recognises and celebrates notable accomplishments in the ongoing battle against fraud and financial crimes highlighting the City of London Police’s efforts to raise awareness and combat fraudulent activities…

ICAEW Thematic Review of the role of the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO)

The report likely provides insights into the responsibilities and challenges faced by MLROs in the context of AML efforts discussing the regulatory framework surrounding the role of MLROs and the expectations placed on them…

FinCEN joins Harvard Kennedy School event on the role of cryptocurrency in financing terrorism

Participants discussed the analytical tools and anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism authorities available to prevent the use of cryptocurrency for illicit purposes

Guardian/ICIJ investigates offshore services provided by Cyprus

Casinos and schools fill with Russians in the island’s Turkish-occupied north, which offers a sanctions-free life for those seeking to move their money after a clampdown in the south

Beyond FS publishes article on ‘The tipping point: It’s time for banks to act on AML and financial crime breaches’

The article discusses a tipping point, suggesting a critical moment for banks to proactively tackle AML challenges. It likely outlines key insights into the escalating risks and consequences associated with financial crime breaches in the banking sector…

Ankura insights on ‘The Evolution of KYC: Exploring Perpetual Know Your Customer (PKYC)’

KYC is a crucial process for financial institutions, aiming to prevent money laundering and fraud. The tension arises between obtaining sufficient customer information for risk management and ensuring a smooth customer experience during transactions…

47 Countries adopt new CARF framework on automatic exchange of information between tax authorities

The new framework is expected to help these countries ensure that recent progress in global tax transparency is not undermined and to strengthen efforts to combat tax evasion…


The Nuts and Bolts of AML Whistleblower Laws – hosted within the House of Commons, join Stephen Kohn for a conversation explaining the nuts and bolts of blowing the whistle on money laundering

Join Stephen Kohn, world-renowned expert on whistleblowing, financial crime, and international law for a conversation explaining the nuts and bolts of blowing the whistle on money laundering. Kohn helped draft the US AML Whistleblower Improvement Act…

UK Cabinet Office announces £311m taxpayer saving from counter fraud schemes designed to prevent and identify fraud across the public sector

These savings were identified through several activities led by the Public Sector Fraud Authority and working with other public bodies that helped prevent, identify and recover public money lost to criminals.

France imposes restrictive measures upon two Hamas leaders

These measures were taken in accordance with Articles L. 562-2 of the Monetary and Financial Code, which authorizes the freezing of assets and prohibits making funds available to those who engage in certain financial crimes, including the financing of terrorist activities…

The White House issues Notice on the continuation of the national emergency with respect to Iran

This renewal, distinct from a previous one on March 10, 2023, ensures that measures taken in response to the Iran-related emergency declared in 1979 remain in effect for an additional year, with the notice to be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to Congress…

Diligencia insights on how to accelerate customer onboarding in the Middle East & Africa

Diligencia recognises that onboarding corporate customers and third parties in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) poses significant challenges, especially for regulated entities offering discretionary services like legal advice or private wealth management…