Tag Archives: HM Treasury

Less than super-vision

I assume most of you know how I feel about the theory of OPBAS – i.e. that the solution to the fragmented and conflicting AML/CFT supervision arrangements in the UK is not to rationalise the number of supervisors but rather … Continue reading

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A new chapter for financial crime

When you live in a country with a Prime Minister who is alleged to have said in April 2021 that he would rather see “bodies pile high in their thousands” than order a third lockdown, and who now confirms that “we … Continue reading

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I have my fingers in my ears and am chanting “la la la” to myself, as I refuse to listen to any more corona-chatter.  For today’s blog I am going to pretend that nothing untoward is happening and have a … Continue reading

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Taking task forces to task

May I be honest with you?  I have worked alone for more than twenty years and I like it, I really do.  As an only child I became used to not having to compromise, and I also have a visceral … Continue reading

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Turned out fine again

The UK Chancellor’s budget is rarely a cause for much celebration, while the obligatory leaks in the days beforehand suck every element of surprise out of his announcements, but one little gem might have passed you by on 22 November … Continue reading

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I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want

Regular readers will know that when it comes to consultations, I am Pavlov’s respondent: tell me you want my opinion and I’m slavering to give it.  Indeed, so regular is my participation that I have a whole email folder entitled … Continue reading

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Just fancy window-dressing?

In a training session today, someone asked me a question that I have not been asked before – I do love it when that happens.  (And before you rush off to your “Big Book of Fiendishly Difficult University Challenge Physics … Continue reading

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Setting a good example

A while ago I read an interesting book called “Nudge” by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein – it’s all about improving your decision-making skills, which appealed to me (as someone who has turned dithering into an art form).  Regular readers … Continue reading

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Measuring money laundering

One of the trickiest things about money laundering is knowing how much of it goes on.  We know it’s a LOT, but with most of those who are required to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations (or their equivalent) working … Continue reading

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Which law to break? Decisions, decisions…

Although I am not a lawyer, I enjoy the limited exposure I have to the law – it’s like trying to unpick a puzzle, making sure that you have completely understood all the requirements, down to the last sub-clause and … Continue reading

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