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20 June 2018 - Accuity Insights

Asia’s complex compliance environment: who has the answers? 

Banks and non-banking financial institutions now need to ensure that they are on top of their compliance requirements – and able to demonstrate this to regulators. Asia’s diversity of geography, legal systems and cultures poses challenges for businesses operating intra-regionally and globally which are required to ensure their activities don’t enable money laundering and the many crimes it facilitates.
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30 May 2018 - Accuity Insights

Shipping technology is making trade finance more transparent

Versions of this article originally published in Global Banking & Finance Review and Trade Financing Matters. In the twelve months from January to December 2017, over 4,500 vessels in the container, bulker and tanker fleet completed 30,000 visits to OFAC sanctioned terminals (Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Sudan, Syria and the Crimea). Whilst not every vessel visit […]
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7 May 2018 - Accuity Insights

The future of air cargo compliance screening

Recent news that a Maersk company carried arms components from North Korea to Egypt, in a violation of international sanctions, acts as a fresh warning for those facilitating global trade to be diligent in monitoring and reporting suspicious activity. The transportation of electrical components by a Maersk subsidiary, which had the potential to be used […]
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Real Estate Spotlight Series: The UK cracks down on money laundering through property and estate agents join the battle – like it or not

The UK government has announced new plans to crack down on money laundering as part of its response to a consultation on the billions of pounds of high-end UK property owned by overseas shell companies.[1] This is the latest in a series of measures designed to prevent criminals from exploiting the property market and, according […]
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Bankers Almanac delivers the data-enabled tools you need to validate payment codes, improve the certainty of a settlement, compress processing cycles, and reduce settlement risk for better rates of straight-through processing.
10 April 2018 - Accuity Insights

How tighter compliance can boost the reputation and value of ICOs

At the latest Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting, 35 countries, the European Commission and the Gulf Co-operation Council urged the international body to improve understanding of money laundering risk related to cryptocurrencies. In light of this, Michael LaScola, Business Solution Specialist at Accuity, discusses some AML best practices for ICOs and why they should […]
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Partially legalised marijuana businesses – how can banks perform their due diligence and protect themselves?

While there is a conflict between US state and federal legislation on marijuana trading, financial institutions need to protect themselves from penalties that could result from onboarding marijuana businesses as customers.
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Real Estate Spotlight Series: A promising step forward for Asia in the fight against money laundering

As 2017 drew to a close, newspaper reports emerged in Singapore of charges filed against two real estate professionals, Kang Bee Leng, the managing director of Sterling Law Corporation, and Tan Yen Hsi, senior marketing director of CBRE Realty Associates[1]. The charges should send a shock wave through the real estate profession worldwide, as the […]
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Brazil: Is international collaboration the solution in the fight against corruption?

By Carolina Lessa, Director, Government Affairs – Latin America, RELX Successive corruption scandals coupled with a debilitating economic crisis have crippled and discredited Brazil. Every single day, there is news of yet another conviction, like the recent sentencing of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva[1]. However, there is a positive story to be told that […]
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Trade finance: is your screening up to scratch? Survey findings from our recent webinar with UK Finance

In June, the fight against nuclear proliferation in rogue states took an interesting turn when China’s Bank of Dandong was blacklisted by the US for ‘facilitating financing’ for companies linked to North Korea’s nuclear programme. This signalled firmly that regulators aren’t only chasing organisations that breach sanctions – those financing the trade will be held equally responsible.
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Odebrecht: Can the Largest Foreign Bribery Case in History Lead to More Compliance?

Odebrecht probably sounds familiar to the majority of us, either as a great example of internationalization or for its infamous financial crime allegations. This colossal bribery scandal has been running in the headlines of major newspapers in Latin America for years, bringing to light several related corruption cases. But, let’s take a step back and […]
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