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18 NOVEMBER 2017
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Fraud Watch is the premier title reporting on fraud and money laundering in financial services. Providing a daily news service, it publishes contributed articles from industry experts; it reports extensively on the latest compliance requirements, laws and regulatory changes, and gives very wide coverage of the latest court cases, ongoing investigations and fraud threats. It reports on security issues, including data, PCI requirements, systems security, diagnostics and forensics including the cyber threat.

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article thumbnail Monday, 23 January 2017

Rolls-Royce: Finally some bragging rights for the SFO?
The £671m deferred prosecution agreement with the aero engine maker marks a successful end to the Serious Fraud Office’s  biggest ever investigation, argue Kelly Hagedorn and Jessica Veitch of legal firm Jenner & Block. Read more ...

 
     

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Articles planned for the next printed edition of Fraud Watch


– Equifax: Fraud and AML professionals face aftershocks from massive hack
– Financial regulators under pressure. How can they preserve their independence
– The latest Trojan cyber-threats
– Russian courts used to block foreign corruption allegations - analysis
– The six criminal types that drive money laundering


 
     
 
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article thumbnail Features - RiskFriday, 21 July 2017

De-risking threat to financial integrity
FATF and G7 call for more balance to resolve contentious issue that threatens both inclusion and security of the financial system
Faced with increasing AML penalties and compliance costs in business areas such as remittances and charities, some banks have chosen to stop offering services to clients in these sectors. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - ComplianceThursday, 30 March 2017

AML requirements: Are the stakes increasing?
Financial controls for AML continue to rise up the agenda for regulators on both sides of the Atlantic. Financial institutions in Europe must soon comply with the EU’s Fourth AML Directive, and new US regulations mean firms are increasingly required to put in place an ongoing review and improvement approach to AML monitoring.

Colin Bristow of SAS examines what the future holds for financial controls.
Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - ComplianceFriday, 16 December 2016

2017 Predictions: The year ahead in fraud, compliance & security
The experts tells us about the major risks, threats and challenges for the next 12 months:
- Ransomware, IoT Risks, AML fines, The rise of the SWIFT-heist middlemen, Vigilante hackers, AML5, Nation state hacks Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - ComplianceThursday, 15 December 2016

Regulation rollback under Trump
The impact of the new presidency on:

- Dodd-Frank Act
- Sarbanes-Oxley
- Basel IV capital rules
- US extra-territoriality
- Alternative lenders
- Bank stress tests
- Compliance staff levels Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - CybercrimeFriday, 02 December 2016

Global cyberattack report
- Where to report attacks: Country-by country details
- The Regional Picture: Asia-Pacific, European Union reporting requirements
- Mixed messages on business response to cyberattacks
- Tech and customer facing functions often at adds Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Cards and PaymentsFriday, 11 November 2016

What we need to learn from the Tesco Bank hack
Calls for data sharing like the baddies do

One third of Tesco Bank's customers were hacked last weekend. This much we know. What has still to come out, is how the baddies got in and whether or not there was an insider.

Even without this information, it raises questions that should be addressed by every financial services firm. Read more ...

Features - ComplianceThursday, 03 November 2016

What worries compliance officers?
PSD2, Open Banking API, 4AMLD and the Data Protection Act 2017 are all concerns for FPOs and MLROs. There is also the threat of a five year prison sentence for non-reporting, major cybercrime threats, unwieldy legacy systems, the enemy within, and of course Brexit Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Financial fraudFriday, 16 September 2016

Public-private initiative to improve asset recovery
The new 2-year pilot scheme by City of London Police to help individuals recover assets lost to fraudsters is a welcome move, says William Christopher of legal firm Kingsley Napley. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - ComplianceWednesday, 27 July 2016

Financial services needs a compliance re-think
Need to target areas of greatest risk as economic crime against FS firms continues to rise

The number of financial services providers experiencing economic crime in 2015 increased to 46%, from 45% in the previous year. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - ComplianceMonday, 18 July 2016

UK tipped to keep regulation pre-eminence
Country is an early adopter of Beneficial Ownership registers

The UK has been at the forefront of international efforts to improve financial conduct and transparency both before and after the Panama Papers revelations. Read more ...

Features - Compliance
Articles planned for the next printed edition of Fraud Watch
Maxine Wernick - Wednesday, 15 November 2017

article thumbnail Features - RiskFriday, 21 July 2017

De-risking threat to financial integrity
FATF and G7 call for more balance to resolve contentious issue that threatens both inclusion and security of the financial system
Faced with increasing AML penalties and compliance costs in business areas such as remittances and charities, some banks have chosen to stop offering services to clients in these sectors. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - ComplianceThursday, 30 March 2017

AML requirements: Are the stakes increasing?
Financial controls for AML continue to rise up the agenda for regulators on both sides of the Atlantic. Financial institutions in Europe must soon comply with the EU’s Fourth AML Directive, and new US regulations mean firms are increasingly required to put in place an ongoing review and improvement approach to AML monitoring.

Colin Bristow of SAS examines what the future holds for financial controls.
Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - ComplianceFriday, 16 December 2016

2017 Predictions: The year ahead in fraud, compliance & security
The experts tells us about the major risks, threats and challenges for the next 12 months:
- Ransomware, IoT Risks, AML fines, The rise of the SWIFT-heist middlemen, Vigilante hackers, AML5, Nation state hacks Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - ComplianceThursday, 15 December 2016

Regulation rollback under Trump
The impact of the new presidency on:

- Dodd-Frank Act
- Sarbanes-Oxley
- Basel IV capital rules
- US extra-territoriality
- Alternative lenders
- Bank stress tests
- Compliance staff levels Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - CybercrimeFriday, 02 December 2016

Global cyberattack report
- Where to report attacks: Country-by country details
- The Regional Picture: Asia-Pacific, European Union reporting requirements
- Mixed messages on business response to cyberattacks
- Tech and customer facing functions often at adds Read more ...

 
     
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