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5 May 2020 - Accuity Insights

ISO 20022 and Evolving Payment Infrastructures: Where Are We Now?

As barriers continue to fall and international trade increases, the need for fast, accurate and efficient cross-border payments will continue to escalate. Meeting this need can only be accomplished with initiatives like ISO 20022.
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1 May 2020 - Accuity Insights

The 5th AML Directive – Are You Compliant?

The 5th Anti-money Laundering Directive came into force in January, but it seems as though many organisations – law firms included – are lagging behind in their compliance. This blog as first seen on the Law Society of England and Wales website explains what changes and requirements the directive introduces, and what you need to […]
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28 April 2020 - Accuity Insights

Enforcing Sanctions During a Global Pandemic

As the current humanitarian crisis unfolds, how are governments adapting their sanctions regimes – and how can organisations keep up?
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24 April 2020 - Accuity Insights

How COVID-19 is Changing KYC and AML Technology in APAC

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the world in ways that will linger long after the virus has been brought under control.
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22 April 2020 - Accuity Insights

Ask the Expert: Q&A with Lawyer and Sanctions Blogger Nicholas Turner

As part of our ‘Ask the Expert’ series, we ask Nicholas Turner, Of Counsel with Steptoe & Johnson in Hong Kong and author of the weekly Sanctions Top-5 blog, about the trends he’s seeing across the global sanctions landscape.
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10 March 2020 - Accuity Insights

Economic Crime Prevention: Going Above and Beyond Compliance

Money laundering, terrorism financing, and financial crime are growing problems – the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime believes that between 2% and 5% of global GDP is laundered every year (that’s between €715 billion and €1.87 trillion).
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4 March 2020 - Accuity Insights

Cargo Compliance: A Competitive Move

In the cargo sector, better compliance isn’t only about protecting your business; it’s also about improved competitive advantage for carriers.
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19 February 2020 - Accuity Insights

Be OFAC Ready in 2020: Ensure Your Sanctions Program Meets Official Guidelines

Last year the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a new Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments, outlining the five essential components of a sanctions compliance program and the root causes of compliance violations. Do you have these in place?
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14 February 2020 - Accuity Insights

Accuity Celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated mid-February, is a day implemented by UNESCO and UN-Women to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. At present, less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. According to UNESCO data (2014 – 2016), around 30% of all female […]
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10 February 2020 - Accuity Insights

AML & OFAC Compliance – An Uphill Battle for Insurance

Increased regulatory scrutiny as evidenced by recent OFAC enforcement actions against insurance providers is a growing concern across the board. It is sending insurance and reinsurance companies a clear message that they need to strengthen compliance. Companies that are still doing AML checks manually – which is not uncommon – are now looking to automate this process.
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