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Five key points of the upcoming Fifth Anti Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD)


What is the 5AMLD? 5AMLD is a bit of misnomer, as it is in fact a set of proposed amendments to the Fourth Anti Money Laundering Directive (4AMLD) which is to be transposed on 26th June 2017. These proposed amendments were published in July 2016 as a way of strengthening the 4AMLD in light of recent terrorist attacks in Europe.....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

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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.

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.....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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