Author Archives for Imogen Nash


10 August 2016 - Accuity Insights

Why financial institutions based in Africa should have robust compliance systems in place

Alfred Pobi, Key Account Manager at Accuity, presented on the challenges facing African banks and the importance of having the right Anti Money Laundering (AML) system in place within those banks during the GIABA Commission (Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa) at Praia, Cape Verde where 17 countries from Africa were represented. […]
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2 August 2016 - Accuity Insights

Worldwide Implications of New York AML Regulations

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) released new Anti-Money Laundering (AML) requirements effective April 15, 2017. These aim to close gaps in the battle against money laundering through drug trafficking, human trafficking, terrorism, and similar illicit activities. While the NYDFS is tasked with overseeing the regulations of different types of institutions in New […]
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21 July 2016 - Accuity Insights

A Growing Threat: Are large global corporations safe from cross border payments fraud and errors?

In February 2016, the Bangladesh bank heist sent a massive wave of anxiety through the world’s commercial banking sector. The industry continues to ponder how this could have happened to the banking network when it is protected by highly sophisticated procedures and systems to manage their complex web of global payments. In March 2015 another […]
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8 July 2016 - Accuity Insights

Migrant smuggling and money laundering: does Europe appreciate the threat?

Pascal Aerens, Head of Innovation at Accuity, discusses the lucrative migrant smuggling business and its links to terrorist financing and money laundering. Originally published on GT News. A recent joint Europol/Interpol report on migrant smuggling networks stated that human trafficking was the second most profitable criminal activity after drug trafficking, with an average turnover of US$4.8bn. In […]
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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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26 April 2016 - Accuity Insights

The Future of Compliance in Africa – How major sanctions lists affect African banks

Round Table Discussion on the Future of Compliance in Africa Part 1 of 4 – How major sanctions lists affect African banks 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 […]
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18 February 2016 - Accuity Insights

Soaring real estate prices and money laundering – a possible connection?

Money laundering comes in various guises – from the simple, where bags of ill-gotten cash are passed around, to the complex, where large sums of cash are laundered through complex trade finance instruments. Somewhere along this spectrum is money laundering through the buying and selling of real estate, particularly through all-cash transactions.  This phenomenon seems to […]
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20 January 2016 - Accuity Insights

Iran Sanctions: Challenges and Opportunities

U.S. and European Union sanctions on Iran were finally lifted on Saturday, restoring the country’s access to world markets. So how can banks and businesses which were previously prohibited from dealing with Iranian entities, now take advantage of Iran’s re-entry to the global economy? Henry Balani, Head of Innovation at Accuity, was interviewed at the end of […]
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21 December 2015 - Accuity Insights

Hugh Jones: Combining Data and Software for Sanctions Screening Success

Insights on why an integrated Accuity/Fircosoft solution was selected by Standard Chartered Bank.
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