Monthly Archives: February 2016

Joining the club

There is always plenty to consider after an FATF plenary meeting, and the most recent one is no exception.  At their end of their meeting in Paris on 19 February, the FATF announced two additions to their membership: Malaysia has … Continue reading

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Susan versus the Machine

Last week, while on holiday in Suffolk, I visited Southwold Pier.  One of the attractions there is a room of novelty machines – a mechanical dog that you can walk, an armchair for taking a three-minute holiday, a “bash the … Continue reading

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The deals from the bus

I have been away for a week in rural Suffolk; we stayed in a house built in 1460, and the whole county lives in about 1950, so we had no phone reception, no Internet access and therefore *gasp* no way … Continue reading

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When one egg is never un oeuf

Corruption has been much on my mind lately, not least because of the (fairly) recent publication of the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 2015.  I’ve been talking about corruption in training sessions, and musing on the accelerating levels of corruption … Continue reading

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Show and tell

A few days ago I had a phone call from a researcher from the BBC.  He was working on a programme, he said, about money laundering, and wanted to talk to “an expert in investigation”.  Ah well, I explained, I … Continue reading

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Don’t look – but must look

I’m going to state my position from the outset, so that if you don’t agree you can get your snarls over and done with now, rather than building up a head of steam and perhaps doing yourself a mischief.  I … Continue reading

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Plump and rumpled

I don’t know how many people rub their hands with glee when the FATF publishes a new report, but I’m one of them.  I find their “typologies” reports, as they used to be called – basically, money laundering and how … Continue reading

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