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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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12 September 2019 - Accuity Insights

Gambling on Compliance Always a Risky Bet

In any gambling establishment, the house always has the edge, or statistical advantage.
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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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8 October 2018 - Accuity Insights

FinCEN Customer Due Diligence Rule: the challenge of increasing transparency

The identification of legal entities’ beneficial owners has been part of FATF Recommendations since 2003. It is a cornerstone of Customer Due Diligence measures for the international standard setter in the field of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML-CTF) matters. The latest Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) rule on Customer Due Diligence (CDD Rule) is […]
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17 September 2018 - Accuity Insights

Blockchain in practice – a present for the future of the financial industry

Blockchain is best known, for now at least, as the technology that underpins Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. It is ironic, then, that the uncertainty and lack of regulation around virtual currencies risks tainting the reputation of blockchain, as the technology has enormous potential to transform full parts of economy and society, from helping the […]
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7 August 2018 - Accuity Insights

Building robust regulations for virtual currencies

On 7 January 2018, the value (in terms of market capitalisation) of virtual currencies globally hit a high point of just over $800 billion – that’s equivalent to 7% of the liquid money supply in the US and Eurozone combined. For all the concern and skepticism expressed about virtual currencies, what is clear is that […]
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