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Iran Sanctions: The AML Policy Implications of the Deal

There are going to be some interesting grey areas for financial institutions regarding Iranian sanctions in the near future. The differences in scope between the regulators (in particular the US regulators compared to all the other regulators) could present certain dilemmas for banks – such as whether or not to trade with an Iranian related […]
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Faster Payments: The Challenges

Our previous blog posts in the Faster Payments series have established that the general will is there for faster payments and momentum is growing. In this, the final post in our series, we look at what has prevented it from becoming a reality for all transactions, across all borders. There are several challenges that still need to be […]
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Iran Sanctions: Differences in Scope Between the Regulators

We know that many of the sanctions against Iran are being lifted. We also know that not all regulators are lifting the same sanctions. The EU, the UK’s HMT and the UN are lifting a much broader scope of sanctions than the US’s OFAC (the Office of Foreign Assets Control) is going to lift. This […]
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Iran Sanctions: Which Sanctions Will Be Lifted?

Sanctions against Iran are to be lifted. Not all of them, but most of them, according to the negotiations so far. At this point in time, nobody knows exactly what changes will take place and won’t do until the sanctions are actually lifted. Who will decide? The definitive list will come from the regulators, including […]
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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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