• Speaking a new financial language: ISO-20022

    Speaking a new financial language: ISO-20022

    4 August 2022: A common language and model for financial messages is now taking root around the world. Ben Princen spotlights ISO-20022, explaining why it is gaining traction and revealing how NetReveal® is ready for challenges it might generate.
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  • How a hybrid approach could help tackle the rise of money laundering in private banking

    How a hybrid approach could help tackle the rise of money laundering in private banking

    26 July 2022: As regulators begin to hone in on the private banking sector, Charmian Simmons, Financial Crime and Compliance Expert investigates how industry players can better manage financial and reputational risk without impacting their value proposition to high-net-worth clients.
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  • Taking a proactive approach to tackling financial crime

    Taking a proactive approach to tackling financial crime

    15 July 2022: Charmian Simmons, BAE Systems Digital Intelligence’s FinCrime and Compliance expert, discusses following the money, implementing a risk-based approach and AML/Fraud fusion
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  • Complying with sanctions in today’s landscape blog tile image

    Complying with sanctions in today’s landscape

    8 July 2022: As sanctions risks become ever more complex for the financial community to navigate, Charmian Simmons, our Financial Crime and Compliance Expert, revisits the foundations that make up sanctions in her latest blog
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  • How data leaks and whistleblowers can set the tone for culture shifts and AML controls tile image

    How data leaks and whistleblowers can set the tone for culture shifts and AML controls

    23 June 2022: What can the financial services industry learn from dataleaks? The importance of KYC, visibility, tech development and improved corporate culture, responds Charmian Simmons, Financial Crime and Compliance Expert, in her latest blog
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  • Moving to a Perpetual KYC Model – the Benefits and the Challenges

    Moving to a Perpetual KYC Model – the Benefits and the Challenges

    10 June 2022: With increasingly stringent KYC requirements meaning that financial institutions must periodically refresh information held about their customers, Charmian Simmons and Neil Isherwood examine the benefits and challenges of a perpetual KYC model
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  • On the global money trail – the state of company repositories tile

    On the global money trail – the state of company repositories

    7 June 2022: Charmian Simmons sits down with Dun & Bradstreet’s Neil Isherwood to discuss how data and company repositories can help address economic crime
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  • A day in the life Isabel van Dooren

    A Day in the Life of: Isabel van Dooren

    22 February 2022: Isabel van Dooren, Engineering Manager for our NetReveal® Compliance solutions, tells us about her working day and explains why she is so passionate about delivering productized solutions 
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  • NatWest AML evasion

    New money laundering typology alert: how Fowler Oldfield laundered £1million per week

    17 February 2022: What can the industry learn from the NatWest Fowler Oldfield case? Ben Tutt, FinCrime Threat Intelligence Lead investigates in his blog
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  • AML smooth private banking journey

    Money Matters: Getting Private Banking AML compliance right for a smooth customer journey

    18 January 2022: In her first blog of the year, Charmian Simmons explores the role of Anti-Money Laundering compliance in the world of private banking
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  • AML Compliance Year in Review – 2021

    AML Compliance Year in Review – 2021

    21 December 2021: How was 2021 from a compliance perspective? Here, Charmian Simmons considers the ups and downs of the past 12 months and reflects on all the key trends and changes we witnessed
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  • What’s next? 2022 Crypto FinCrime predictions

    What’s next? 2022 Crypto FinCrime predictions

    16 December 2021: Charmian Simmons and Mary Hall peek into their crystal ball and assess how the world of crypto is likely to shape up over the year ahead
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  • 2021 Crypto FinCrime trends in review

    2021 Crypto FinCrime trends in review

    6 December 2021: With the end of the year fast approaching, how did crypto financial crime evolve in 2021? Charmian Simmons and Mary Hall examine the trends and turbulence of the year
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  • Why we need a FinCrime feedback loop to help tackle anti-money laundering challenges

    Why we need a FinCrime feedback loop to help tackle anti-money laundering challenges

    12 November 2021: Enda Shirley says there is no doubt that the current anti-money laundering (AML) compliance framework isn’t working.  
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  • From Dear CEO letters to an increased Levy – more reasons for money laundering reporting officers to stay up at night

    From Dear CEO letters to an increased Levy – more reasons for money laundering reporting officers to stay up at night

    21 October 2021: Charmian Simmons casts her expert eye over recent developments which have been pummelling the anti-money laundering landscape
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  • Taking on the privacy paradox puzzle

    Taking on the ‘privacy paradox’ puzzle to evolve data strategies

    14 October 2021: Holly Armitage’s latest blog discusses the predicament the banking sector finds itself in balancing consumers’ privacy preferences and hesitation in sharing personal data, versus how they act online, and how this can be combatted with demonstrable data privacy strategies
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  • Combating money laundering requires a complex ecosystem of change

    Combating money laundering requires a complex ecosystem of change

    11 October 2021: Enda Shirley explores the human cost of money laundering and examines what can be done to strengthen anti-money laundering efforts worldwide
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  • County lines: How banks can spot vulnerable drug trafficking victims within transactional data

    County lines: How banks can spot vulnerable drug trafficking victims within transactional data

    24 August 2021: Nicola Eschenburg takes a look at how banks can spot vulnerable drug trafficking victims within transactional data in her latest blog
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  • The colour of (digital) money

    The colour of (digital) money

    12 August 2021: As the UK considers the potential adoption of Britcoin, a new virtual currency, Charmian Simmons says the speculation is currently causing more questions than answers
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  • Whiplash backlash on new reforms blog tile image

    Whiplash backlash on new reforms

    5 Aug 2021: How will the introduction of a new online portal in England and Wales impact personal injury claims fraud? Robert Harris, Fraud Product Manager investigates
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  • The three layers of data trust for financial services blog

    The three layers of data trust for financial services

    22 July 2021: How can the financial services sector generate greater trust when it comes to data? Nicola Eschenburg says it can be done, and the sooner the better in her latest blog
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  • A unified view of FinCrime blog tile image

    A unified view of FinCrime

    15 July 2021: Robert Harris’ latest blog discusses how we can expect unified FinCrime strategies to become common practice in the next five years and how this can be implemented by banks
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  • Financial services versus fraud – The battle continues

    Financial services versus fraud – The battle continues

    6 July 2021: Where there is money, cyber crime isn’t far behind, and this was exacerbated when financial institutions were knocked sideways by the pandemic. Simon Viney’s latest blog discusses the magnitude of the issue and the need for modern solutions to address modern fraud
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  • Calculating the cost of insurance fraud blog

    Calculating the cost of insurance fraud

    22 June 2021: Robert Harris’ latest blog covers how insurers need to harness data through intelligent analytics and machine learning in order to understand customers, both good and bad, and measure fraud for an intelligent view on risk, opportunity and ROI
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  • Information Fusion in Financial Crime

    Information fusion to fight financial crime

    10 June 2021: In a recent webinar with UK Finance, Nordea and Credit Agricole, we touched on a number of issues regarding the FS information sharing landscape. In his latest blog, David Nicholson recaps the webinar discussion and covers the key technical and operational barriers, the benefits and a flavour of the technology required
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  • Applying citizen data science to plug the banking data skills gap

    Applying citizen data science to plug the banking data skills gap

    8 June 2021: The burgeoning need for data science has created a banking skills gap. In his latest blog, David Nicholson discusses the use of ‘citizen data science’ as a means to mitigate this gap by empowering a wider pool of employees to engage with data science workflows
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  • The war on insurance fraud demands cross-border and cross-sector collaboration tile image

    The war on insurance fraud demands cross-border and cross-sector collaboration

    27 May 2021: Authored by Robert Harris, Insurance Fraud Global Product Manager, this blog explores how the war on insurance fraud demands cross-border and cross-sector collaboration, if it is to stand any chance of tackling the problem
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  • From financial crimes to fiscal footprints

    From financial crimes to fiscal footprints

    25 May 2021: Co-authored by Nicola Eschenburg and Harriet Shaw, this blog shares insights into our work with West Midlands police on ‘Operation Fort’, a landmark human trafficking case and shares insights into the modus operandi for organised crime groups
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  • What should data ethics mean to Financial Service providers?

    What should data ethics mean to Financial Service providers?

    13 May 2021: With the rise of new emerging technologies reliant on data, data ethics comes into play. Asking questions and guiding practical actions about the use of data. Read more in this blog co-authored by Holly Armitage, Principal Strategist and Chris Blood, Principal Data Strategist
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  • The COVID Crime Index tile

    The COVID Crime Index: A look at pandemic-related security and fraud trends

    29 April 2021: In his latest blog, Simon Viney discusses the challenges and opportunities the FS industry has faced since the start of the pandemic and how they can work to overcome these in the coming months and years, as highlighted in our new COVID Crime Index report
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  • Tackling Covid-19 bounce-back loan fraud

    Tackling COVID-19 bounce-back loan fraud

    15 April 2021: Around £50bn has been lent, double estimates when the Bounce Back Loan scheme launched in March 2020. It’s predicted the UK government now faces a loss of between £15 to £26bn with businesses unable to repay the loans or through fraud. Read our latest blog from Robert Harris on the scale of the problem and how it can be addressed
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  • Is 6AMLD a chance for us to agree what success in anti-money-laundering looks like?

    Is 6AMLD a chance for us to agree what success in anti-money-laundering looks like?

    13 April 2021: With 6AMLD putting the focus squarely on 22 predicate offenses – do we have an opportunity to re-evaluate how we measure AML detection success and effectively tackle organised crime? Harriet Shaw questions the measures we use today and examines the possibilities that 6AMLD presents
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  • Are you sure you want to park there?

    Are you sure you want to park there? 
    The future of insurance fraud prevention lies in understanding good customers

    1 April 2021: Leveraging customer data offers insurers the ability to better risk assess applicants and personalise offerings. The challenge lies in having the right data at the right time for the right customer says Robert Harris in his latest blog
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  • The ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Financial Services

    The ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Financial Services 

    30 March 2021: In his latest blog, David Nicholson takes a look at the reasons for bias in AI and the role of regulators, governments and big tech firms in strengthening the culture of responsibility and ethical behaviour within financial organisations, beyond data processing
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  • COVID-19 and money laundering one year on: the trifecta of change

    COVID-19 and money laundering one year on: the trifecta of change

    16 March 2021: The pandemic has generated ripple effects of changes across the FS sector. Our latest blog from Enda Shirley puts the world of money laundering under the microscope, looking at how a trio of 2021 challenges has impacted compliance teams
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  • Managing fraud in the global insurance industry

    Managing fraud in the global insurance industry

    2 March 2021: In his latest blog, Tyrone Cole discusses the concept of a counter fraud eco-system from an insurance industry perspective, and more specifically the three key disciplines of the system that help to create an effective counter fraud strategy – technology & data, people/organisations and process
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  • AML effectiveness; A proactive approach

    AML effectiveness; A proactive approach…

    19 February 2021: Almost every major financial institution is navigating a huge transformation programme aimed at improving their AML regime. Whether they are responding to regulatory pressure or to a new threat, they all face the same question… 'How effective are we at catching financial crime?'
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  • Insurance Insights: The state of telemedicine fraud ipad icon

    Telemedicine fraud: How COVID-19 has opened the door to an increase in remote healthcare scams

    17 February 2021: COVID-19 restrictions have led to surging numbers of remote medical appointments, and with them, increased attempts of various types of medical fraud. Dennis Toomey looks at the latest fraud trend and what insurers can do today
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  • Fixing fraud detection in car financing applications for banks

    Fixing fraud detection in car financing applications for banks

    2 February 2021: Car loan or auto financing fraud is a growing problem for financial institutions, driving financial, reputational and regulatory risk. David Nicholson and Harriet Brown explain how they helped a German client facing this challenge
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  • Banking on change: adapting for cryptocurrencies

    Banking on change: adapting for cryptocurrencies

    19 January 2021: In his guest blog, John Jefferies, Chief Financial Analyst at CipherTrace writes that financial institutions must take action to safeguard themselves from regulatory action
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  • Understanding money laundering techniques used to siphon funds from the system after a cyberattack

    Follow the money: investigating money laundering tactics

    8 December 2020: In his latest blog, Simon Viney discusses our recent report which highlights the ingenuity of money laundering tactics to obtain liquid financial assets and avoid any subsequent tracing of the funds
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  • Insurance fraud is evolving: so must our response

    Insurance fraud is evolving: so must our response

    26 November 2020: In his latest blog, Dennis Toomey explains why the industry must turn not only to sophisticated tools and technologies, but also unite around a strategy based on collaboration – in order to tackle insurance fraud
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  • The FinCEN fallout: what happens next for the banking industry?

    The FinCEN fallout: what happens next for the banking industry?

    29 October 2020: In his blog, Enda Shirley explores what will happen next to the banking industry after the FinCEN files controversy
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  • Industry report: the challenges and opportunities facing AML professionals

    Industry report: the challenges and opportunities facing AML professionals

    13 October 2020: We have polled thousands of FI professionals and their customers to better understand global attitudes towards money laundering and to compare current and possible future AML strategies from across the industry
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  • Lessons from the FinCEN files – using fintech and regtech to spot dirty money

    Lessons from the FinCEN files – using fintech and regtech to spot dirty money

    30 September 2020: With the relentless growth in tech-enabled financial services, Peter Fisher looks at the impact of the cloud on the compliance space
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  • Banking on customer due diligence: how intelligent technologies can streamline compliance

    Banking on customer due diligence: how intelligent technologies can streamline compliance

    15 September 2020: Enda Shirley explains how banks are currently facing what has been described as their biggest test since the 2008 financial crisis. In this environment, staying focused on activities like AML compliance has never been more important
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  • Defeating the digital fraudsters

    Crime predictions for a contactless society – and how to defeat the digital fraudsters

    18 August 2020: Robert Harris examines how digitalisation is impacting counter fraud departments particularly in today’s contactless society
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  • Five key trends for insurers

    Five key trends for insurers fighting fraud

    6 August 2020: Dennis Toomey looks at five key trends that insurers need to be aware of as they fight fraud
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  • Compliance in the cloud

    Five reasons why now’s the time for compliance in the cloud

    21 July 2020: Brian Ferro explores how the cloud can help organisations meet their compliance obligations and prepare for an uncertain future
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  • Financial crime compliance

    Financial crime compliance: mission impossible or tech-savvy super heroes? 

    7 July 2020: Mariola Marzouk investigates three key issues faced by financial crime compliance professionals – and asks what role technology can play in helping to overcome these challenges
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  • The next step in the fight against financial fraud and money laundering

    The next step in the fight against financial fraud and money laundering

    25 June 2020: Enda Shirley considers how banks can close the gap by evolving the role humans play in preventing financial crime
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