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A Year in Review: 2020 AML & Anti-Financial Crime Highlights As we close the books on 2020, we look back on an intense year of sanctions, designations, money laundering, cyber crime, fraud and the key trends in AML & anti-financial […]

Customer Screening: Maximizing Effectiveness and Efficiency A Balancing Act If companies aren’t strategic in their approach to customer screening and monitoring, they risk being overwhelmed with alerts. Those companies face high operational costs, a nearly-impossible-to-clear backlog of alerts, longer remediation […]

A Guide to the 6th Anti-Money Laundering Directive Since 1991, the EU’s strategy for tackling money laundering has centered on the transposition of a succession of Anti-Money Laundering Directives into the national laws of the member states. 5AMLD extended existing AML […]

A Guide to KYC Solution Providers Celent 2020 – Analyst Report Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance is attracting increasing scrutiny from regulators, making it one of the most complex and fast-growing fields in the AML compliance value chain. This report […]

Canada has a history of underperformance with respect to following Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Anti-Terrorist Financing (ATF) best practices, but the country has consistently improved to close the gap. Based on the findings of FATF’s most recent mutual evaluation, it […]

The Challenges of Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) A Guide to PEPs FATF explicitly emphasizes that its politically exposed persons (PEPs) requirements should not be interpreted in any way as an effort aimed at stigmatizing PEPs. Given the tens of thousands […]

Keywords in adverse media are simple, but they just don’t work very well. Adverse media (AKA “negative news” or sometimes “special interest persons”) is a growing concern for financial institutions. The ability to pre-empt financial crime based on relevant information […]

When elected to prominent political positions or assigned high-profile public roles, individuals should be categorized as politically exposed persons (PEPs) to reflect their increased risk of involvement in money laundering or terrorism financing. Global regulators require financial institutions (FIs) to […]

Technology, regulation and the future of financial crimeIn our annual industry report here at ComplyAdvantage, we explore how technology and politics are set to shape financial crime compliance. We identify key AML Compliance trends and issues you need to watch out for in 2020.