Our qualifications help compliance professionals develop relevant knowledge and best practice for operating within the fields of governance, risk and compliance, financial crime prevention and anti money laundering (AML). Awarded in conjunction with the Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, you can be assured that you are studying for a worthwhile qualification that is the benchmark of excellence.

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The Importance of Customer Due Diligence

The financial system processes millions of transactions every day so it is vital for your firm to ‘Know Your Customer’. KYC or Customer Due Diligence (CDD) collates information about your customers to assess the extent of any risk they pose to the firm. This doesn’t simply mean taking a copy of a passport to prove identity, it means analysing the customer lifecycle from onboarding through to recognising key changes over time and undertaking regular reviews. Understanding your customer makes great business sense as you respond to their needs, but it is also a hugely effective tool in the battle to prevent money launderers, terrorist financiers and other criminals exploiting your organisation and the wider financial system.

Studying CDD / KYC with the ICA

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