Tagged: AML

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New Department: Financial Crimes Department

If you have ever shopped on Amazon.com or ordered a movie on Netflix, you most likely have experienced “Predictive Analytics”. The accuracy and the speed of predictions and recommendations are very impressive. Amazon knows that buying one item makes it more likely that you will buy another item or rent one movie makes it more likely that you may rent another, similar, movie.  This is done through...

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Defending Against Financial Crime in MENA: Insights & Recommendations

Alarming revelations on money laundering and banking frauds have emerged in recent reports by Deloitte, Thomson Reuters and PwC, who comprehensively surveyed MENA (Middle East & North Africa) nations. While the findings have helped financial institutions in improving resourcing, benchmarking and streamlining regulatory compliance, it has also highlighted certain pertinent concerns. Here are the top five takeaways from these reports. 1.    From blame game to action Prominent...

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Financial Mecca Tightening The Screws On Anti-Money Laundering!

“Breaking News: Singapore to use data tracking against money-laundering”. What bearing does this headline have on a safer and more secure banking system? The 1MDB fiasco Let’s rewind to 2015 and 1Malaysian Development Berhad – a Malaysian fund set up in 2009 by the Prime Minister of Malaysia,  with the intention of turning Kuala Lumpur into a financial hub, much like its neighbour, through strategic investments, to...