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2021 Financial crime Outlook series

Senior management and boards are increasingly acknowledging the threat of financial crime as a critical risk to their business that must be addressed. This has been exacerbated in the last 12 months through the impact of the pandemic as well as rising domestic and international tensions. Our financial crime compliance

Throughout 2020 and 2021, financial services firms have had to respond and adapt to a number of regulatory challenges in an unprecedented fashion. Firms now have to navigate a diverging regulatory landscape as a result of Brexit, at the same time as continuing to respond to an array of pandemic-related risks that have arisen. Nevertheless,

On 31 March 2021, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a Policy Statement which expands the scope of its annual financial crime data return (REP-CRIM) to almost three times as many firms from circa 2,500 to circa 7,000. New firms will be obliged to participate in REP-CRIM from 30 March

On 24 March 2021, HM Treasury published an updated advisory notice concerning money laundering and terrorist financing controls in higher risk jurisdictions.

The advisory notice notes that Regulation 33(3) of the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019 provides that a high-risk third country means a country which has been identified by the European

2021 Financial Crime Outlook Series

Senior management and boards are increasingly acknowledging the threat of financial crime as a critical risk to their business that must be addressed. This has been exacerbated in the last 12 months through the impact of the pandemic as well as rising domestic and international tensions. Our financial crime compliance

2021 Financial crime Outlook series

Senior management and boards are increasingly acknowledging the threat of financial crime as a critical risk to their business that must be addressed. This has been exacerbated in the last 12 months through the impact of the pandemic as well as rising domestic and international tensions. Our financial crime compliance

Senior management and boards are increasingly acknowledging the threat of financial crime as a critical risk to their business that must be addressed. This has been exacerbated in the last 12 months through the impact of the pandemic as well as rising domestic and international tensions. Our financial crime compliance specialists, located in the UK,

AML as a focus area and point of discussion for many companies will never fade. If anything, the increasing pressure on companies and the  expanding list of companies which are caught or impacted by global legislative AML changes means that many will need to continually assess if their AML frameworks are not only adequate but

On 16 December 2020, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published a paper providing entities with additional information on COVID-19 related money laundering and terrorist financing risks. The paper covers both changes in predicate offences and changes in money laundering and terrorist financing activity. It provides selected case studies, displaying criminal activity that

The FCA has established a Temporary Registration Regime to allow existing cryptoasset firms, who have applied to be registered with the FCA before 16 Dec, to continue trading after 9 January 2021 until 9 July 2021, pending the FCA’s determination of their application.

Firms that did not submit an application by 15 December 2020 will