Monthly Archives: July 2014

Will that be cash, sir?

About three weeks ago Singapore announced that it is going to stop issuing its $10,000 notes because of “the risks associated with large value cash transactions and high-value notes”, according to the Monetary Authority of Singapore.  However, the notes already … Continue reading

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Dedicated followers of fashion

As regular readers will know, I have been working in AML for several hundred years.  I wish I could claim oracular levels of prescience in my selection of career, but the truth is that I chose to devote myself to … Continue reading

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Getting away with it – but no longer

I am just coming to the end of my month-long writing retreat, working on the sequel to last year’s historical financial crime novel “Fatal Forgery” – first draft completed, so big hurrah!  (BTW, I’m still dithering about the title for the … Continue reading

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Tipping point for tipping off?

I work regularly in five jurisdictions (Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man, Gibraltar and the UK) and occasionally in others (Cayman Islands, Luxembourg, Ireland), and for me an absolute prerequisite is a good understand of the local AML legislation.  Thankfully, as … Continue reading

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Fanfare for the FATF

When I started working in AML – back when the world was in black and white – I didn’t have my own computer.  Instead, I would go into the University Library in Cambridge, and use their computer to find and … Continue reading

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Charlie, Audrey – and Gulnara

As I am currently hiding away in Switzerland, I thought a Swiss-themed blog was in order.  This part of Switzerland – picture Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) like an upside-down banana, and I’m just off the far eastern tip of it, … Continue reading

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