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31 October 2019 - Accuity Insights

Ask the Expert: Q&A with Sanctions Specialist Saskia Rietbroek

In the first part of our ‘Ask the Expert’ series, we ask Saskia Rietbroek, Executive Director of the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS), about the complexity of navigating the 2019 sanctions landscape.
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sanctions screening explainability
30 October 2019 - Accuity Insights

Excellence in Sanctions Compliance: Moving from Transparency to Explainability

Transparency in sanctions screening is a first step, but today, explainability is a critical goal. Organisations must be able to explain the entire chain from strategy and risk assessment to policies and procedures.
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17 October 2019 - Accuity Insights

Excellence in Sanctions Compliance: Efficiency – Opportunity is Knocking

Efficiency in sanctions compliance is all about allocating the right resources, while optimising results and maintaining effectiveness. It is critical in reducing costs and mitigating the risk of fines and reputational damage.
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9 October 2019 - Accuity Insights

Excellence in Sanctions Compliance: The Role of Effectiveness

Effectiveness, efficiency and explainability – “the three E’s” – are the interdependent foundational girders for building a sound sanctions compliance program. In the first of this three-part blog series, we’ll look at the role of effectiveness in sanctions compliance.
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19 August 2019 - Accuity Insights

Overcoming KYC and AML Obstacles in the Middle East

This article was originally published by PaymentsSource. In the global fight against financial crime, each world region faces unique challenges, and those faced by the Middle East are, arguably, some of the most complex. Geographical proximity to less stable countries inevitably makes members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) vulnerable to money laundering and terrorist […]
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25 July 2019 - Accuity Insights

Beyond Reasonable Doubt: 80% of Law Firms Find Process-Oriented AML Screening Challenging

A survey conducted by Accuity, in connection with the Law Society of England and Wales, reveals firms’ challenges as the sector tightens up on financial crime.
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23 July 2019 - Accuity Insights

Instant Payments Need Instant Screening

The trend towards instant payments is accelerating – but so too are incidences of financial crime. Innovation in payments screening must keep pace with the sector’s transformation if the goal of safe, secure real-time payments is to be achieved.
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5 July 2019 - Accuity Insights

Keeping Up With Export Administration Regulations

In the current regulatory landscape, trade companies that facilitate the movement of goods don’t have it easy. Regulations dictate how trade should be conducted, the measures that must be taken to ensure security during transportation, and who firms can do business with.
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1 July 2019 - Accuity Insights

Implications of Facebook’s Libra on Payments and Compliance

Facebook’s launch of its global digital currency, Libra, is a clear indication that virtual or crypto currencies are entering the mainstream of global finance. Facebook has the user base and technology foundation to create a cryptocurrency, but it must overcome its own challenges of trust, security and privacy with consumers, and strict AML/CFT compliance considerations with regulators from around the world.
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7 May 2019 - Accuity Insights

Lessons Learnt from the Nordic Region’s Financial Crime Challenges

Financial institutions in the Nordic region have recently made headlines concerning a series of significant money laundering lapses. News stories on this topic have focused on fines but, in the background, firms are making organisational changes, shifting mind-sets and enhancing their systems and processes for the better.
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