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7 November 2018 - Accuity Insights

How is Iceland solving the PEP problem?

The Ministry of Justice in Iceland has been preparing a new Anti-Money Laundering bill to submit to Parliament, which is expected to be approved before the end of 2018.
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13 April 2018 - Accuity Insights

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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2 March 2018 - Accuity Insights

Real Estate Spotlight Series: Tackling money laundering in Canada

The suspicion that runaway property prices in major Canadian cities are driven, at least in part, by illicit international investment won’t go away. According to a report by Transparency International, almost half of the most valuable residences in Greater Vancouver area are held through corporate structures that hide their ultimate owner, including a third that […]
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11 May 2017 - Accuity Insights

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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2 June 2016 - Accuity Insights

The Future of Compliance in Africa: How to satisfy local and regional needs while meeting international standards

The Future of Compliance in Africa was the theme of a roundtable discussion jointly convened by Ernest Honya, President of the Association of Certified Compliance Professionals in Africa (ACCPA), and Hugh Jones, President and CEO of Accuity. 19 people attended from organisations which included commercial banks, GIABA, central banks, FIUs and universities to discuss four […]
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13 May 2016 - Accuity Insights

The Future of Compliance in Africa – How the notion of ‘PEP’ in Africa differs from that in the West

Round Table Discussion on the Future of Compliance in Africa Part 2 of 4 – How the notion of ‘PEP’ in Africa differs from that in the West The Future of Compliance in Africa was the theme of a roundtable discussion jointly convened by Ernest Honya, President of the Association of Certified Compliance Professionals in […]
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16 September 2015 - Accuity Insights

The AML and Racketeering Case Against FIFA Continues to Build

In May 2015, fourteen people from the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) were indicted following a wire fraud, racketeering and money-laundering investigation led by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the US Internal Revenue Services, Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI). On Monday, September 14, 2015, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch and her Swiss […]
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30 July 2015 - Accuity Insights

Amendments to the Swedish Money Laundering Act Come Into Force

Amendments to the the Act on Measures against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (2009:62) concerning Politically Exposed Persons, will enter into force in Sweden on 1st August 2015. At the same time, the Financial Supervisory Authority’s regulations and general guidelines (FFFS 2009:1) will lapse.1 The Act was created in response to the threat that terrorist […]
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29 July 2015 - Accuity Insights

Identity Matching: What is the Value of Screening Hubs?

Screening hubs are now an established and business-critical feature of any modern day financial institution. They are an integral part of the operational structure of organisations, crunching the numbers infinitely faster than us humans ever could. What’s important is that screening solutions offer real time business benefits. Financial institutions need access to instant, accurate results. […]
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22 July 2015 - Accuity Insights

Identity Matching: Keeping On Top of High Data Volumes – What Are the Options?

Considering the huge amount of data that organisations now have to process for name screening, it is imperative that they have sophisticated filtering systems in place. Otherwise, they risk being overwhelmed by the data, either suffering multiple false positive alerts or worse still, missing relevant hits. There are various different approaches that organisations can use, […]
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