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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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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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ACCPA: Rethinking Compliance in Africa

Compliance is both a global and local phenomenon. All over the world, compliance professionals are constantly seeking local expertise to solve their most challenging problems. The Association of Certified Compliance Professionals in Africa (ACCPA) plans to address these challenges by becoming a repository of ideas, expertise, and knowledge on compliance solutions specifically designed for Africa. In the ACCPA’s latest […]
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Monetary Authority of Singapore Issues Guidance for Trade Finance Screening of Dual Use Goods

The MAS recently issued guidance for Singapore-based financial institutions relating to countering terrorism financing within the trade finance and correspondent banking businesses. The MAS joins the UK FCA in highlighting the risks associated with money laundering specifically in trade. Trade Based Money Laundering (TBML) is becoming an increasingly great concern for countries that are heavily […]
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Accuity Launches Next Generation of Dual-Use Goods Screening Solution

Accuity, the leading global provider of Risk and Compliance, Payments and Know Your Customer solutions, has launched a new screening solution to help companies tackle the emerging requirement to identify dual-use and controlled goods in trade. Accuity launched the first version of its market-leading screening solution in 2012, which is currently being used by banks […]
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China Systems and Accuity Partner on Trade Finance and Supply Chain Solution

China Systems and Accuity partner on trade finance and supply chain solution as 8/10 firms cite compliance and regulatory issues a “chief” obstacle to trade finance. Accuity, the leading global provider of Payments, KYC, Risk and Compliance solutions has partnered with China Systems, the leading trade finance solutions vendor, integrating Accuity’s Compliance Link solution with […]
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Anti-Money Laundering – A Worst Case Scenario

International trade between the likes of Latin America and China in the South is rising while the big banks in the North are still reluctant to lend. What are the implications for anti-money laundering efforts? Henry Balani offers an intriguing scenario… Arms dealers and drug traffickers once cleaned their dirty money at the casino. Now […]
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Identity Matching: What is Name Screening And Why Do We Need It?

When electronic name screening was introduced in the nineties, it only involved a few hundred names. Now, however, millions of names are screened worldwide all the time and against an increasingly complex backdrop. Every time an individual makes a simple transaction – such as booking a flight, opening a bank account or even just buying […]
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