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Edition: April 2015


  • Surveying The Risk
    Since the start of the 2014-15 financial year, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been responsible for monitoring the risk of money laundering among estate agents. Which is why estate agents have to take precautions.
  • Wise Advisers
    Independent financial advisers (IFA’s) as well as their clients were among the many hit by an illegal £50M property investment scheme…which shows the dangers such schemes can pose to anyone.
  • Don't Go For Broke
    Why mortgage brokers have to be more careful than ever about the risk of fraud.
  • Interest Rates
    Why HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is finding it pays to take a closer than usual look at property investors.
  • Rate Of Change
    The forex scandal has prompted calls for change. It should also be seen as a call for compliance.
  • Counter Productive
    Why the Bank of England’s investigation by the Serious Fraud Office could prove a costly reminder of the value of anti-fraud measures.

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Edition: February - March 2015


  • Signing On
    From this month, ten of Britain’s banks will voluntarily give the National Crime Agency the account and transaction details of those suspected of money laundering.
  • Seeking Disclosure
    A number of high-profile investigations have seen some of the best known commercial institutions placed under intense scrutiny.
  • Extra For Forex
    Plans for tighter restrictions on Forex mean that the value of compliance can only rise in this sector, argues Aziz Rahman.
  • The Price Of Advice
    Major pension changes are coming. And they will place a special responsibility on pension brokers and independent financial advisers
  • A Little Local Trouble Big Tax Avoidance Problems At HSBC
    HSBC has called itself the world’s local bank.

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Edition: January 2015


  • The First Of Many
    The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has secured its first convictions under the Bribery Act; four years after the legislation came into effect. Is this a sign of things to come?
  • Does It Do What It Says
    The dangers of being lured into tax avoidance schemes. Aziz Rahman examines the legal pitfalls that can accompany attempts to minimise the tax that individuals and companies pay.
  • Payback Time
    The mortgage industry is in a healthy state. But mortgage fraud is still very common.
  • The Law And Libya
    In 2011, we predicted that bribery prosecutions could follow the collapse of the Gaddafi regime in Libya.
  • Paying Attention To Pensions
    In next month’s newsletter, we will examine major pensions issues facing independent financial advisors (IFA's).

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