A 360-degree approach to crypto assets

In recent years, the crypto asset landscape has expanded rapidly, and firms and regulators alike are struggling to keep up with the ramifications of this fast-moving industry. As leading Financial…

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About football and financial crime

By the time you receive this last Trend Letter of 2022, the world footbal championship in Qatar is almost finished but let’s look at some of the Financial Crime Compliance related topics that emerged…

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AML and Modern Slavery

Anti money laundering is important for many reasons but crucial is that dirty money is usually generated from ‘dirty’ economic activities. The underlying reason for many ‘financial economic crime…

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Compliance training, time and the law

Every year, compliance training costs organisations hundreds of hours in lost productivity. As regulations and fines for breaches continue to grow, so does the volume of training that staff are…

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New Course Release – Cybersecurity

  i-KYC is proud to collaborate with GRC Solutions.Through this partnership we are widening the range of eLearnings availalble. The Cybersecurity course is already available on our platform…

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How Hard is Negative News Screening?

Negative News Screening (NNS) or what used to be called Adverse Media Screening or Bad Press Searches is an important part of Customer Due Diligence (CDD). Facts are key in CDD and what is written…

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Observations from the MAS on name screening practices in midsized and small FIs

MAS recently published this report < https://www.mas.gov.sg/-/media/MAS-Media-Library/publications/monographs-or-information-paper/IMD/2022/Strengthening-AML-CFT-Name-Screening-Practices.pdf >…

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Russia sanctions are on the front page but there is more

The war that Russia wages on Ukraine is on top of the news and as a consequence the world of compliance is focusing on the sanctions imposed on Russia. Rightly so, because that’s where new rules and…

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Financial Warfare

The traditional way nations settle disputes with each other when diplomatic efforts fail is to mobilise their armies and fight it out. While, sadly, this is still far too often the conflict…

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Sanctions: a matter of going up and down the escalation ladder

Economic sanctions are political instruments applied by the international community or individual countries to adjust or punish the acts of a government, a group of persons, entities or individuals.…

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