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May
2017

THE LAUNDROMAT SAGA: THE FCA AND MONEY LAUNDERING RISKS 4 min read
By Azizur Rahman May 10, 2017
The news that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has contacted up to 17 banks in relation to a Russian money laundering scheme dubbed “the Laundromat” will leave many in finance with questions to answer. Read more

Apr
2017

PAYMENT REGULATIONS AND COMPLIANCE 3 min read
April 6, 2017
Regulations have been laid before parliament to extend criminal law to help improve smaller businesses’ cash flow by putting new obligations on larger companies. Read more

Apr
2017

MONEY LAUNDERING OBLIGATIONS AND PROPERTY PROFESSIONALS 4 min read
By Azizur Rahman April 6, 2017
A new watchdog to oversee the UK’s Anti Money Laundering (AML) regulations is to be created, placing more responsibilities on many working in property. Read more

Apr
2017

THE FUTURE FOR CORPORATE LIABILITY 3 min read
By Azizur Rahman April 6, 2017
At the start of the year, the UK government announced consultations on the possible reform of corporate criminal liability. The reason for this was the difficulties faced when looking to prosecute companies in England and Wales. Read more

Apr
2017

TRADING ABROAD AND MONEY LAUNDERING RISKS 4 min read
By Azizur Rahman April 6, 2017
Money laundering is only possible if the person wanting to commit the offence can find a means of carrying it out. Read more

Mar
2017

POLICE SURVEILLANCE & HUMAN RIGHTS 4 min read
March 28, 2017
Surveillance across the UK has reached such a point that the authorities can now gain access to personal data without any evidence to support their investigation. This is in line with the recent Investigatory Powers Act 2016, which came into power at the end of last year. Read more

Mar
2017

CORPORATE FRAUD AND WHISTLEBLOWING 5 min read
March 24, 2017
Deciding to report fraudulent behaviour in the workplace is not a decision to be taken lightly. The employee who does report it faces possible alienation from fellow colleagues, and may worry about the effect that any involvement may have on their professional career and reputation. Often, many turn a ‘blind eye’ in favour of a quiet life. Read more

Feb
2017

UNAUTHORISED INVESTMENT SCHEMES AND THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS ACT 3 min read
By Nicola Sharp, Syedur Rahman February 27, 2017
The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) created new obligations on everyone working in banking, insurance and investments. It is a valuable tool for the authorities that regulate the financial sector and gives the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considerable powers to enforce these obligations. Read more

Feb
2017

CARBON CREDIT FRAUD – AVOIDING THE PITFALLS 3 min read
By Azizur Rahman, Neil Williams February 27, 2017
A good number of years ago, Rahman Ravelli was asked to write about carbon credits for an environmental magazine. It was a piece about how carbon credits were a well-intentioned idea that had become a vehicle for fraud. Unfortunately, the situation remains far from perfect. Read more

Feb
2017

DEFENDING SFO ACCUSATIONS 5 min read
By Azizur Rahman February 27, 2017
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has had its critics. But it remains the major agency for investigating the most serious and complex allegations of fraud and business crime and is the lead agency for investigating and prosecuting serious bribery and corruption cases. It is also the lead agency for dealing with so-called ‘Deferred Prosecution Agreements’. Read more

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