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HMRC Guidance on the supervised business register

Only businesses registered for supervision by HMRC will appear. The name a business is registered under may be different from the name you’re familiar with if, e.g., they’re included under the registration of another business...
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BVI premier Andrew Fahie replaced after drugs arrest

British Virgin Isles replace premier, Andrew Fahie, following arrest on drug smuggling and ML charges. A no-confidence motion in Andrew Fahie, was backed by the overseas territory's assembly...
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Abacha millions recovered by NCA

NCA recovers almost $23.5m diverted out of Nigeria in the 1990s by the associates and family of former Nigerian Head of State, General Sani Abacha. The funds form part of a larger pool of monies identified by the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ)...
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FCA on challenger banks’ financial crime controls

A review by the FCA has found that challenger banks need to improve how they assess financial crime risk, with some failing to adequately check their customers’ income and occupation. In some instances, challenger banks did not have financial crime risk assessments in place...
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HMRC webinars on money laundering supervision

HMRC updates recorded webinars on money laundering supervision - information on businesses, Accountancy service providers, Estate agency businesses, High value dealers, Money service businesses...

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Home Office on Joint Fraud Taskforce meetings

The Home Office presented an overview of the draft Plan. It has identified key pillars to strengthen leadership and cooperation across the public and private sectors. The UK Intelligence Community are also doing work to prevent frauds from reaching...
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NCA releases March edition of SARs in Action

The scale of money laundering impacting the UK is in excess of £100bn a year. This is through abuse of UK financial institutions, UK company structures, markets and property. A significant portion is linked to corrupt elites...
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UK ML/TF (High-Risk Countries) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (No. 393)

On the new list, Zimbabwe is no longer classed as a high-risk third country for the purposes of enhanced customer due diligence requirements in regulation 33(3). United Arab Emirates is now classed as a high-risk third country...

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HMT approves JMLSG final guidance on trade finance

HMT approves revisions of JMLSG Guidance relating to monitoring customer activity and correspondent relationships including revisions to its guidance relating to trade finance and syndicated lending...
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House of Commons briefing on Economic Crime Act 2022 

The Act introduces a beneficial ownership register of Overseas Entities owning UK property, and to reform the UK Unexplained Wealth Order and Sanctions regimes. It was introduced in the House of Commons as part...
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FCA Notice to regulated firms with exposure to cryptoassets

The FCA is reminding all regulated firms of their existing obligations when they are interacting with or exposed to cryptoassets. They present risks to market integrity and consumers, particularly when used as a speculative investment...
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NCA detains superyacht owned by Russia national

NCA's Combating Kleptocracy Cell have served a detention notice on a superyacht owned by a Russian national. The ownership of the yacht was deliberately well hidden. The company the ship is registered to is based in the islands of St Kitts and Nevis and it carried Maltese...
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