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Iran Sanctions: Why Banks Still Need a Comprehensive Sanctions Programme

When world leaders struck a nuclear deal with Iran back in July, it really hit the headlines. And quite rightly so. Under the deal, Iran agreed to limit its nuclear activity and in return, international sanctions would be lifted. Opinion has been divided over whether or not it was a good deal and whether or not […]
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Faster Payments: The American Dream

At the moment, the United States is lagging behind other countries when it comes to the processing speed of its payments; there are already countries in Europe and Asia that are able to make instant payments. Despite the 24/7 culture that is so prevalent in the U.S., 24/7 payments are not yet an American reality. That […]
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Faster Payments: Establishing Standards

Faster payments are on their way, albeit more slowly than many of us would like. By faster payments we mean real-time payments across the globe for all payments, be they large or small, corporate or non-corporate. Although the momentum for faster payments is building, there is still quite a lot behind the scenes that needs […]
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Accuity Opens New Frankfurt Office

Accuity, the leading global provider of Payments, KYC, Risk and Compliance solutions, has just opened a new office in Frankfurt to serve its rapidly expanding client base in the Deutschland, Austria & Switzerland region. The team is led by Regional Director Thilo Schreyer and will focus on servicing existing client accounts, as well as developing new […]
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The Risks Posing the Greatest Threat to Financial Institutions

In an article published by The Asset, Hugh Jones, Accuity’s President and CEO, asserts that there are two major risks which keep senior executives of financial institutions awake at night: the threat of a criminal hack and the discovery of a serious breach of law or industry regulations at their firm. While the former could be […]
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Faster Payments: Making Real Time a Reality

What’s the really hot topic at all the payments conferences at the moment? Faster payments. It is the topic of conversation everywhere and some countries are doing more than just talking– they are making moves to turn it into a reality. The UK has the Faster Payments service, Singapore has G3 and Australia the New […]
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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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Caesars Palace Fined for Breaching AML Regulations

It has been widely reported that Caesars Entertainment Corp. has been fined a total $9.5 million dollars for its failure to enforce anti-money laundering controls at its Las Vegas casino, Caesars Palace. The casino company admitted to openly permitting wealthy customers to gamble anonymously in private rooms at the casino and also confessed it had repeatedly […]
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Identity Matching: the Need for Ongoing Investment in Technology

In the 20 years that electronic identity matching has been in existence, there has been a massive increase in demand and a massive amount of change. And that’s by no means the end of it. Demand will continue to grow and changes will keep happening. Financial institutions need to be ready for any changes and […]
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UK Business Secretary Reviews AML Complexity

It was recently reported by the Financial Times that many companies and banks in the UK had lodged complaints to ministers regarding anti-money laundering rules. These complaints claim that the rules that are intended to keep dirty money out of the UK impose excessive extra costs and time burdens on innocent companies and individuals. As […]
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