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Compliance Training Blog

Best practice, expert opinions, industry insights, news and key trends in regulatory compliance training, digital learning, EdTech and RegTech.

10 Ways to Prevent Insider Trading

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has voiced concerns about insider trading given the rise in traders working from home. We have a few tips to hel...

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Tax Evasion Consequences, Cases & Convictions

In many developed countries, tax evasion is a crime, punishable by financial penalties and even prison time - showing just how seriously it is taken.

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8 Ways to Protect your Firm from Money Laundering

Even though new anti-money laundering rules appear every year, the basic building blocks remain the same. We've got eight simple tips for how you can ...

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Financial Sanctions Fines & How to Avoid Them

Are you compliant with sanctions laws? We have tips on how to stay up-to-date with financial sanctions and avoid any hefty fines for your company.

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Top 20 MLRO Responsibilities

A lot of confusion remains over the role of a Money-laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO). To help we've reviewed mainstream practices to identify the k...

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The Biggest Financial Crime Fines

Monetary fines are the most common punishment for financial crimes. They serve as a powerful tool for encouraging companies to apply best practices to...

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Top 10 Compliance Challenges in 2020 and Beyond

In an increasingly regulated world, organisations are facing greater scrutiny than ever. And in 2020 the focus on compliance is expected to continue t...

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Are Offshore Financial Services Legal or Illegal?

It is important to realise that there is nothing illegal about opening and operating an offshore bank account. The reasons behind it may be illegal, b...

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Tax Avoidance & Tax Evasion - What's The Difference?

The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion essentially comes down to legality. Avoiding tax is perfectly legal, but it is remarkable easy fo...

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5MLD: Threat or Opportunity?

Many cryptocurrency firms will feel that more money-laundering regulations are a hindrance to their agile business models, but perhaps they should try...

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5MLD Key Requirements You Need to Know

Just when you finished complying with the fourth money laundering directive (4MLD), along comes 5MLD! So, I've created a quick guide to what's changin...

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5 Steps You Should Take To Avoid Facilitating Tax Evasion

Tax evasion? That's for all those off-shore guys, no? Your company has nothing to do with taxes other than payroll, so why would you need to worry abo...

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Are UK Lawyers & Accountants Ignoring Money Laundering Risk?

The UK police national lead on economic crime has said that accountants are turning a blind eye to organised crime gangs making millions from fraud.

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UK Criminal Finances Act - It's Not Just About Tax!

When the UK Criminal Finances Act came into effect by far and away the biggest change was the introduction of the criminal offence of failing to preve...

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Bitcoin Money Laundering & Compliance Risk

HM Treasury in the UK and EU institutions seem be waking from their slumber and have announced a crackdown on crypto-currencies, such as Bitcoin to pr...

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4MLD Key Requirements You Need to Know

The Fourth Money Laundering Directive (4MLD), aims to bring a more robust risk-based approach to tackling money laundering and counter terrorist finan...

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