Tag Archives: banking

Free download of financial crime novel

Some of you may know that my obsession with financial crime spreads into my personal life, and that my hobby is writing historical financial crime novels.  My first series is narrated by a magistrates’ constable in London in the 1820s, … Continue reading

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Going to pot

There is much in the news at the moment about marijuana – legalisation, therapeutic benefits, different strains (Tom Cruise Purple, or Sour Diesel, anyone?).  I have never come within puff of any drug, as I grew up in Singapore where … Continue reading

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Biting the hand that steals?

Please note that as I fade slightly from view for my summer writing retreat (the fourth Sam Plank novel is nearing completion), for the next month I will blog once a week only, instead of the usual twice.  Back to … Continue reading

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Sweaty palms in Latvia

Thanks to the Panama Papers, a great deal of focus recently has been on the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.  However, working in a similar field we have the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project which, according to their website, … Continue reading

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Boom-diddy-boom

Just a quickie today, as I wasn’t planning to post anything, but a story on the radio this morning made me prick up my little AML ears.  Apparently the Halifax bank here in the UK is trying out some new … Continue reading

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Reckless, feckless and maybe jobless

Can you hear that scurrying sound emanating from Cambridge?  That’s me still trying to catch up with everything I’ve missed while on holiday, and I am painfully aware that (a) it’s old news to you, and (b) I’m tackling it … Continue reading

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What remains is bestial

Born in 1966, I was taught as a toddler to recite my name and address and instructed most strictly that, should I ever be lost, I was to repeat this vital information to a policeman or in a bank.  Yes: … Continue reading

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