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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 is Coming: 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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    8 Ways to Protect Your Firm From Money Laundering

    New money-laundering rules continue to appear at an alarming rate. According to HM Treasury, serious and organised crime is costing the UK a staggerin...

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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?

    Karen Baxter, the police national lead on economic crime, has said that accountants are turning a blind eye to organised crime gangs making millions f...

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    The Serious Consequences of Tax Evasion

    Avoiding taxes is one thing, but tax evasion is quite another. In many developed countries, tax evasion is a crime, punishable by both financial penal...

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

    When the Criminal Finances Act came into effect on 30 September 2017, there were a number of key changes introduced, but by far and away the biggest o...

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    Is Bitcoin bad? Risk and virtual currencies

    The Treasury and EU plan to regulate crypto-currencies, such as Bitcoin, from early next year amid growing concerns that they are being used for money...

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    Crackdown on Bitcoin to prevent money laundering and tax evasion

    The vertiginous rise of Bitcoin is only partly explained by bubble/mania theories. As the FT puts it: "While there are no legitimate, non-speculative ...

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    What  You Need To Know - The Fourth Money Laundering Directive

    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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    Why Tax Evasion Is Bad For Business

    We all know that tax evasion is illegal, but the UK Parliament has gone one step further by introducing legislation to criminalise failure to prevent ...

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    How to Stay Compliant with Sanctions Laws

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

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