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Bank fraud & compliance teams face aftershocks from Equifax breach
The recent massive Equifax data breach is in a class of its own. In the new issue of Fraud Watch we ask industry experts about the repercussions for those of you working in fraud, compliance and AML. What new attacks and threats are your organisation likely to face, and what preventive actions must you take?
We are here to help you navigate this challenging environment.
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Final agreement on Fifth AML Directive proposals

- Consensus on anti-money laundering amendments including prepaid cards and virtual currencies
- The major provisions affecting banks
- Patchy adoption of Fourth AML Directive across EU
- Timeline for adoption of AMLD5



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article thumbnail Features - Data securityThursday, 30 November 2017

Banks must change data policies post-Equifax
The Equifax data breach is in a class of its own. It compromised the personal data of 145 million people, equivalent to half the US population. The seriousness is exacerbated by the breadth of information stolen including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, some driver’s licence numbers and 209,000 credit card numbers.

Why does Equifax hold so much data? Read more ...

Features - ComplianceWednesday, 15 November 2017

Articles in the latest printed edition of Fraud Watch

– Equifax: Fraud and AML professionals face aftershocks from massive hack
– Financial regulators under pressure. How can they preserve their independence?
– The latest Trojan cyber-threats
– Russian courts used to block foreign corruption allegations - analysis
– The six criminal types that drive money laundering

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article thumbnail Features - RiskFriday, 21 July 2017

De-risking threat to financial integrity
FATF and G7 call for more balance to resolve contentious issue that threatens both inclusion and security of the financial system
Faced with increasing AML penalties and compliance costs in business areas such as remittances and charities, some banks have chosen to stop offering services to clients in these sectors. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - ComplianceThursday, 30 March 2017

AML requirements: Are the stakes increasing?
Financial controls for AML continue to rise up the agenda for regulators on both sides of the Atlantic. Financial institutions in Europe must soon comply with the EU’s Fourth AML Directive, and new US regulations mean firms are increasingly required to put in place an ongoing review and improvement approach to AML monitoring.

Colin Bristow of SAS examines what the future holds for financial controls.
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article thumbnail Features - ComplianceMonday, 23 January 2017

Rolls-Royce: Finally some bragging rights for the SFO?
The £671m deferred prosecution agreement with the aero engine maker marks a successful end to the Serious Fraud Office’s  biggest ever investigation, argue Kelly Hagedorn and Jessica Veitch of legal firm Jenner & Block. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - ComplianceFriday, 16 December 2016

2017 Predictions: The year ahead in fraud, compliance & security
The experts tells us about the major risks, threats and challenges for the next 12 months:
- Ransomware, IoT Risks, AML fines, The rise of the SWIFT-heist middlemen, Vigilante hackers, AML5, Nation state hacks Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - ComplianceThursday, 15 December 2016

Regulation rollback under Trump
The impact of the new presidency on:

- Dodd-Frank Act
- Sarbanes-Oxley
- Basel IV capital rules
- US extra-territoriality
- Alternative lenders
- Bank stress tests
- Compliance staff levels Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - CybercrimeFriday, 02 December 2016

Global cyberattack report
- Where to report attacks: Country-by country details
- The Regional Picture: Asia-Pacific, European Union reporting requirements
- Mixed messages on business response to cyberattacks
- Tech and customer facing functions often at adds Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Cards and PaymentsFriday, 11 November 2016

What we need to learn from the Tesco Bank hack
Calls for data sharing like the baddies do

One third of Tesco Bank's customers were hacked last weekend. This much we know. What has still to come out, is how the baddies got in and whether or not there was an insider.

Even without this information, it raises questions that should be addressed by every financial services firm. Read more ...

Features - ComplianceThursday, 03 November 2016

What worries compliance officers?
PSD2, Open Banking API, 4AMLD and the Data Protection Act 2017 are all concerns for FPOs and MLROs. There is also the threat of a five year prison sentence for non-reporting, major cybercrime threats, unwieldy legacy systems, the enemy within, and of course Brexit Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Data securityThursday, 30 November 2017

Banks must change data policies post-Equifax
The Equifax data breach is in a class of its own. It compromised the personal data of 145 million people, equivalent to half the US population. The seriousness is exacerbated by the breadth of information stolen including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, some driver’s licence numbers and 209,000 credit card numbers.

Why does Equifax hold so much data? Read more ...

Features - ComplianceWednesday, 15 November 2017

Articles in the latest printed edition of Fraud Watch

– Equifax: Fraud and AML professionals face aftershocks from massive hack
– Financial regulators under pressure. How can they preserve their independence?
– The latest Trojan cyber-threats
– Russian courts used to block foreign corruption allegations - analysis
– The six criminal types that drive money laundering

Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - RiskFriday, 21 July 2017

De-risking threat to financial integrity
FATF and G7 call for more balance to resolve contentious issue that threatens both inclusion and security of the financial system
Faced with increasing AML penalties and compliance costs in business areas such as remittances and charities, some banks have chosen to stop offering services to clients in these sectors. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - ComplianceThursday, 30 March 2017

AML requirements: Are the stakes increasing?
Financial controls for AML continue to rise up the agenda for regulators on both sides of the Atlantic. Financial institutions in Europe must soon comply with the EU’s Fourth AML Directive, and new US regulations mean firms are increasingly required to put in place an ongoing review and improvement approach to AML monitoring.

Colin Bristow of SAS examines what the future holds for financial controls.
Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - ComplianceMonday, 23 January 2017

Rolls-Royce: Finally some bragging rights for the SFO?
The £671m deferred prosecution agreement with the aero engine maker marks a successful end to the Serious Fraud Office’s  biggest ever investigation, argue Kelly Hagedorn and Jessica Veitch of legal firm Jenner & Block. Read more ...

 
     
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