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Transaction monitoring is a cornerstone of compliance and plays an essential role in the global fight against money laundering.
Banks appeal for laws to share information amongst themselves, criminals launder relief money and FinCEN looks to monitor more crypto transactions.
If you didn't catch our webinar which looked at current challenges in fighting money laundering, and ways to improve the current system, you can do so here.
AUSTRAC is buried in junk reports, whilst regulators in Paraguay and Singapore take steps towards upping the ante in the fight against financial crime.
Deutsche Bank looks to cut Trump ties; Goldman Sachs holds leaders responsible for the 1MDB scandal and the art world remains a loophole for financial crime
If there was ever a good time to take a step back and look at the effectiveness of transaction monitoring, then that time is now.
Officials seek a 6-month minimum sentence for SARs leak, U.S banks look to onboard the cannabis industry and Dutch police seize $33 million in Bitcoin
Julian Dixon
October 29, 2020
In October we spoke to Peter Coleman of Aegis. Peter is, as he describes, on the pointy edge of compliance. Discover AML insights from our AMA with him.
Goldman Sachs pays a record penalty for 1MDB ties, the EU takes legal action on “golden passports” and compliance officers seek answers for the FinCEN leak
Mariola Marzouk
October 21, 2020
The infamous FinCEN leak overshadowed a very insightful compliance survey report by the US Government Accountability Office - Here is our summary.
The impact of the FinCEN files leaks – Insights from our recent webinar with RAW Compliance.
It is our pleasure to announce that Mariola Marzouk joins Napier as our new Head of Product!
We are proud to announce that we have placed 4th on the Great Place to Work’s UK’s Best Workplaces™ in Tech, Small Organisation list!
Hill & Associates Singapore and Napier have come together to make Napier’s cutting-edge compliance technology available to their clients in the APAC region
The FinCEN files have brought to light huge gaps in global systems that regulate dirty money.
Julian Dixon
October 1, 2020
During our ‘Ask Me Anything’ sessions, the entire Napier team gets to spend an hour with a heavyweight in the world of AML, compliance or enforcement.
Julian Dixon
September 25, 2020
FinCEN leaks have exposed huge faults in global AML systems whilst laying blame almost squarely on banks. Find out why we believe it shouldn't be that way.
The need to do AML better is not just a social responsibility case, it’s a business case too. Learn how Predictive Analytics can improve AML systems here.
Criminals have been taking advantage of crypto assets as they are largely under regulated in comparison to traditional institutions.
High levels of AML related regulatory fines and the tiny proportion of illicit funds that are recovered - despite the amount spent on financial crime compliance - show that the current methods for detecting financial crime are falling short. Find out why in this blog.
Standard Chartered is fined 1 billion rupees, Deutsche Bank receives a slap on the wrist and EU watchdogs suggest a single set of AML rules for the region.
Regardless of how you feel, despite massive digital advances, cash remains firmly rooted in our society. There are currently over 70 billion pounds worth of notes in circulation, which is perhaps surprisingly roughly twice as much as 10 years ago.
Germany will begin questioning officials on the Wirecard scandal, while China finally takes steps towards improving their AML measures and the UK pays snitches to catch out tax evaders.
Cyprus is in the spotlight in the week’s headlines, whilst the FCA broadens financial crime reporting obligations to include crypto assets.
Napier’s 1.12 platform update brings new and exciting features to help companies manage and improve their AML processes.
Each week the entire Napier team is honoured to spend a virtual hour in an ‘Ask Me Anything’ session with a heavyweight in the world of AML, compliance or enforcement.
The property sector gets a pummeling this week as online estate agent Purplebricks was recently fined by the HMRC for beaching AML regulations, and banks look towards job cuts in compliance departments to deal with financial losses.
Wirecard continues to show flaws in financial crime investagtion processes and Singpoares new S$250 million investment in fintech all in this weeks news roudup.
Napier recently spent the day at our currently empty office doing some socially distanced filming with ITN productions.
The worldwide popularity of prepaid cards is growing all the time, but if this market is not monitored effectively it could lead to criminal organisations using it to launder their dirty money.
Monzo sends a warning over its financial crime review, Lithuania’s new anti-money laundering compliance centre and Wells Fargo tries to cut its massive compliance costs.
Napier’s Head of Product Development, Nick Portalski, tells us more about the Risk-based Scorecard and how it fits into an AML system.
Money muling is an ongoing money laundering headache in the fight against financial crime. We explain how intuitions can identify money mules in this blog.
Money laundering in the art world, job cuts from Nordic banks and updates on the Wirecard scandal, in this week's weekly roundup.
Each week the entire Napier team is honoured to spend a virtual hour in an ‘Ask Me Anything’ session with a heavyweight in the world of AML, compliance and enforcement.
Along with being a certified Great Place to Work, Napier has been honored with Excellence in Wellbeing.
The UK's new financial crime levy, Germany raids their own financial intelligence authority and institutions facing the consequence of not being AML compliant.
Julian Dixon
July 24, 2020
Recently, I joined fellow industry experts to discuss a holistic approach to anti money-laundering (AML), the associated challenges and what technology can (and can’t) do to help.
I know how tough it is to initiate change – especially in a global organisation. Unfortunately, the challenge becomes even greater when the changes you’re implementing relate to compliance.
The threat of unregulated stablecoins, countries struggling to keep up with EU AML directives; and Deutsche Bank executives involved in Epstein case are named in this week’s headlines
Julian Dixon
July 13, 2020
Current AML systems are slow, outdated and frequently allow financial crime to go unnoticed. So what does the future look like, and how does it affect your compliance processes?
Discover the challenges associated with implementing machine learning for in your AML programme.
Recently our CEO, Julian Dixon, sat down with Richard Doherty for a 30-minute podcast, talking about Napier’s business journey and how we solve financial industry regulatory problems.
Find out how utilising both agile rule building and AI brings newfound efficiency to transaction monitoring.
Commerzbank is the latest bank to be slapped with a fine from the FCA for non-compliance.
Whether you’re looking to improve or completely replace your transaction monitoring system, the choice and decisions can quite frankly be overwhelming.  
Julian Dixon
June 18, 2020
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is to expand its AML visits to all high-risk firms on a three-year rolling basis, along with visiting a sample of lower risk firms.
Julian Dixon
June 12, 2020
Since the beginning of April, co-incidentally as the world locked down, every Thursday morning the Napier team has gathered via a Teams meeting for an ‘Ask Me Anything’ session to learn more from individuals in the world of compliance, regulation ....
As countries around the world attempt to pick their economies back up from the shock of Covid-19, the headlines this month are much more forward looking.
The FCA’s Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (OPBAS) has released its latest report on the progress that professional body supervisors (PBSs) have made in tackling money laundering.
According to a new report published this month by global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog, FATF, the Covid-19 pandemic is impacting the abilities of the government ...
2020 has proven to be an unthinkable year. As the unrelenting Covid-19 continues to tear communities apart and claim lives, the related coverage in the media has been almost blinding.
The news this month has again been dominated by the traumatic impact Covid-19 is having on our lives.
Covid-19 has taken, and is still taking, tens of thousands of precious lives. As the world continues to battle the virus, everything about the way we live and work has changed.
Coronavirus has changed our lives this month in ways we couldn’t imagine just a few weeks ago. It has dominated the headlines, and our thoughts and sympathy are with those people that have paid the ultimate price.
We are delighted to announce that Robin Lee has joined Napier from Refinitiv to drive growth in the Asian, Pacific and Chinese markets.
Who regulates me? This blog updates an earlier version in which we list the relevant supervisory and regulatory bodies responsible for ensuring the UK's anti-money laundering regulations are upheld. Find out who regulates your industry.
As we enter 2020, with the newly established 5MLD threatening to straighten out anti money laundering controls in the EU and UK, we are confronted with yet more headlines crying corruption.
Julian Dixon
January 6, 2020
How does The Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) affect prepaid cards?
It is not long now until the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) becomes the anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CTF) supervisor of UK cryptoasset businesses.
We’re just weeks away from the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) being implemented into national law on 10 January 2020.
In today’s blog, I will talk about two further observations made that can have costly consequences for businesses.
Sanctions breaches are a tough lesson. They can cost you thousands (even millions), destroy hard-earned reputations and possibly land you in prison.
Trade compliance means operating within the many global regulations that surround trading activities and the import and export of products, services and technology.
Facebook is creating its own currency. A global cryptocurrency called Libra.
The Economic Crime Plan was a key theme in this week’s speech from Solicitor General at Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime 2019.
We are pleased to announce that Napier has partnered with Refinitiv, one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure ...
Money laundering in the UK is out of control. An estimated £100bn plus flows through the UK each year.
Whatever relationship you’re in, it can take time to get to know someone very well. More importantly, attitudes and behaviours can change over time.
Last month’s Board Adviser appointment of compliance heavyweight, Mike Melia, brings a whole new strength to our team.
The global sanctions landscape is currently seeing two key trends: the use of targeted sanctions to achieve geopolitical goals ...
If you’re plagued with the problem of high levels of false positives, you’ll know they are a big and costly problem.
In its 2017/18 annual report, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) claims it is currently investigating around 75 firms and individuals for AML issue ...
The anonymous haven that cryptocurrencies offer has long been known to criminals and terrorists.
The financial regulatory landscape for businesses at risk of being involved in money laundering or terrorist financing is one that’s changing on an increasingly rapid basis.
Time is of the essence, especially when it comes to the fight against money laundering.
How do you detect unethical activities with a complex supply chain and silent workforce? The answer lies in automatic screening.
There’s no single anti-money laundering (AML) strategy that’ll protect your organisation from criminals and terrorists. The level of sophistication they use to launder money is frightening. 
There has been talk for a long time about the potential for abuse of a system that allows firms to easily secure a defence against money laundering charges.
There’s nothing so gratifying about the way democracies are run as when national politics influences public policy because of an outburst of public anger.
Blockchain isn’t just going to make a big difference to the war on money laundering - everything is about to change.
Today it remains a costly burden for financial firms... and an opportunity for those of us who don’t just want to sell starfruit.