The UK is among the world’s largest and most open economies, whose strength is based on extensive and productive relationships around the world. Government Ministers have the responsibility for national security and financial services, so they want the UK to continue to be a desirable country for legitimate business and a leading global financial centre. But they also recognise that the UK’s openness and standing as a global financial centre exposes it to the risk of illicit financial flows.
The UK is one of the world’s largest and most open economies, whose strength is built on extensive and productive relationships across the globe. Ministers have the responsibility for national security and financial services, so they want the UK to continue to be an attractive country for legitimate business and a leading global financial centre. But they also recognise that the UK’s openness and status as a global financial centre exposes it to the risk of illicit financial flows.
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Blockchain technology is probably one of the most impactful discoveries in the recent history. After all, it has a massive potential to change how we handle online transactions. Despite some skeptics, the majority of experts agree that blockchain has the potential to disrupt the banking and financial industry, and many other ones! But what is […]
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Are Their Important Changes That Weaken The UK NRA In Advance Of Brexit? The UK’s original 2015 National Risk Assessment on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (NRA) presented an honest, if quite broad and superficial, idea of the ML and TF risks in the UK, in an attempt to ‘inform the efficient allocation of resources […]
MiFID II finally comes into effect on 3 January 2018 Although there may still be some grey areas, it is time to make sure you have your compliance arrangements in place or being progressed so that there are no nasty surprises. Get a PDF of this post from this link (right click and “download as…”) […]
As you know, the 26 June 2017 saw the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (“MLR 2017”) came into force, having been made, laid before Parliament and approved all on 22 June 2017. Regulated businesses are now faced with the inestimable task of ensuring both their firm-wide […]
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