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ICA Specialist Certificate in Financial Crime Risk in Mobile Financial Services


Over the last decade, mobile financial services (MFS) have been instrumental in increasing financial inclusion in developing markets. Those who previously sat outside of the traditional banking environment are now accessing financial services through mobile phones and networks of agents acting as representatives of financial service providers. This, of course, has many benefits for stakeholders - but also presents risks in terms of criminal abuse.

This course is designed to give those involved with MFS (both providers and other stakeholders) an understanding of the financial crime risks and vulnerabilities and the controls and actions that should be in place to combat these risks. The Specialist Certificate will provide the understanding and tools to manage financial crime within mobile financial services.

Who is the course suitable for:

  • Heads of Mobile Money
  • MFS AML Analyst
  • MFS Auditors
  • MFS Compliance Analysts
  • Regulatory staff that oversee MFS
  • MFS Product Managers
  • MFS Risk Management
  • Anyone wishing to expand their financial crime knowledge in this rapidly growing sector

What will you learn?

  • Essential financial crime concepts

  • Fundamentals of mobile financial services

  • Mobile financial services in practise

  • Mobile financial services and the risk-based approach

  • Mobile financial services and customer due diligence

  • The future of mobile financial services- advances and regulations

Entry requirements

The course is specifically designed to be detailed yet accessible. Prior subject matter knowledge will be useful, but is not essential.

To get the most from the course, a good standard of English is required.

How and where can you study?

The course is fully online so can be studied at any time, wherever you are in the world. You will have 3 months to complete the course.

How will you be assessed?

At the end of the online course, you will take a one-hour multiple choice closed book examination.

Specialist certificate courses count as 15 hours of ICA CPD credit.

Membership of ICA

In order to study any ICA course you will need to become a member of ICA

What does it cost?

ICA Membership Fee £30
Course Fee** £595 (+VAT)





All costs are (+ VAT or local taxes if applicable). 

**Students currently residing in certain low GDP countries receive a 15% discount on this fee. View list of applicable countries here. This price may differ in countries where the course is priced in local currency. These fees include a printable certificate once you have completed the course.

This course appears on the approved training providers for the Oil & Gas Transition Training Fund in Scotland. Interested applicants should contact Skills Development Scotland www.transitiontrainingfund.co.uk


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When and where can I study?

Visit International Compliance Training's website, our dedicated training partner, for information on the locations and dates for this course. 

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Alternatively contact us on +44(0)121 362 7534 / studentservices@int-comp.org (Qualifications)
or +44(0)121 362 7747 / membership@int-comp.org (Membership)