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What are the 6 benefits of studying for an ICA qualification?


Whether you’re new to the industry or taking the next step in your career, it’s important to choose the best compliance training possible. We have put together the top benefits of studying for an ICA qualification & advancing your career.....More

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Understanding complex company structures – solving the puzzle


When it comes to customer due diligence (CDD) - what challenges do AML professionals in financial institutions face?

What is a KYC analyst?


What exactly is required of a KYC analyst? What are the specific duties and responsibilities that make up this key compliance function?....More

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Why KYC is like building a house


Whilst the CDD process can be considered as a process with inputs and outputs I would like to put forward another way to think about this subject area. As my students know, I love a good analogy and the parallels I would like to draw with CDD is the building of a house.

The importance of knowing your customer


Through the advent period, International Compliance Association will be publishing an insight on each Advent Sunday to focus on the topic of KYC – Know Your Customer. You have a copy of their passport, you have verified where they live and have checked their birthday against their driving licence (questionable photo and all), but do you really know your customer?....More

Do you really know your customer?


Do you know your customer? Do you? Really? If someone asked you to “sum up the financial crime risks posed by the relationship”, would you be able to do it?

EBA proposed guidelines on the risk based approach and CDD risk factors


New EU Guidelines on Risk Factors and Simplified and Enhanced CDD: It’s all about the risk-based approach so get ahead with the ICA.....More

Threat of “KYCC” highlights need for joined-up approach to financial inclusion and financial integri ...


“There is a risk of setting a ‘know your customer’s customer’ standard for the whole global system,” Anders Borg, former Swedish Finance Minister, has warned.

The importance of effective and meaningful customer due diligence (CDD)


The profile of money laundering and terrorist financing risk has seen exponential growth, and the stakes have never been higher.....More

MTOs in the Pacific rising to the de-risking challenge


Remittance streams from family members living overseas form an essential source of money for many people living in the Pacific region, and a significant proportion of the GDP of many Pacific islands. However, recently these flows of money have come under threat as many global banks have ceased providing banking services for money transfer operators (MTOs) in the region, due to heightened sensitivity to AML and CFT requirements.

After the hype fades, follow through. You have been warned: bribery & corruption


So the UK FSA has published their Thematic Review of Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC). The lesson is clear. After a new law is enacted or a financial crime theme becomes the focus of regulators due to a scandal, there is a huge response and hype. When the dust settles firms must ensure that control frameworks are properly implemented, and they finish the job. We know the regulators will be watching.....More

Enhanced Due Diligence – CDD on Steroids?


But could it generate career opportunities in compliance roles in Jersey? Or, as John Harris, Director General of the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) quoted in his speech at the November 2011 Jersey Economic and Financial Crime Symposium:“Client Due Diligence (CDD) Plus Plus”

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