Category Archives: AML

Confession is good for the soul

Today’s question: in what way is an AML trainer like a Catholic priest?  Let me set the scene (which I shall keep deliberately vague, for reasons that shall become obvious).  Some time ago I was invited in to see a … Continue reading

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Turn and face the strange

I am in reflective mood.  Over a recent wet weekend my husband and I tidied out our loft.  (I know: not for us a glamorous mini-break in San Tropez.)  And amongst the usual broken suitcases, comically out-of-date clothes and half … Continue reading

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The world is your lobster, Terence my son

One of the main challenges I face in AML training – which I have been doing since Abraham was a lad, it seems – is making people care about it.  I am quite immune to the groans and slumps that … Continue reading

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Facing up to laundering

In my last post I sang the praises of a Twitter-bot (I still don’t know what that means) which sends out an alert every time a plane associated with an autocratic regime visits Geneva airport, which strikes me as a … Continue reading

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Plane addictive

I sign up for all sorts of informational updates – sanctions alerts, Google search alerts, blog posts, RSS feeds – to make sure that I am reading widely about money laundering (and AML).  Some I try for a while and … Continue reading

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The sands of time

I know everyone laughs about jargon – business bingo, anyone? – but I think we’re all guilty of it to some extent.  I know I expect everyone to understand me when I talk about AML, MLROs and the regulated sector, … Continue reading

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Stick, or big, fat, juicy carrot?

I’ve been thinking quite a bit recently about personal accountability for AML failings, and whether or not it is a good idea.  This has been prompted in part by the FCA’s extension of its Senior Managers and Certification Regime, and … Continue reading

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Is evidence self-evident?

I’m in a lather of indecision, and I am hoping that you will be able to help.  As regular readers will know, I do love a consultation, and at the moment my very own government is running one that is … Continue reading

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Well, I know I’m working for you

My husband runs a children’s cycle training programme in tandem (tee hee!) with the Department for Transport, and so he likes to know whenever cycling is discussed in the corridors of power.  To this end, he subscribes to updates from … Continue reading

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Ring ring

Don’t you just hate cold calls?  It’s a rare day when the media does not report on some new fraud being hawked by cold callers, usually in a foreign country so you can’t block their calls without blocking all overseas … Continue reading

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