Tagged: Financial Crime


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...


Understanding Financial Crime, its Implications & How to Combat it

Financial crime is a serious criminal offense that is escalating at an alarming rate. Worldwide losses due to financial crime have been estimated to have crossed 3 Trillion USD. Banks worldwide have been struggling to identify and combat financial crime in order to minimize risks. Let’s have a look at the most common kinds of financial crime prevalent today and their magnitude of threat:- Account Takeover: Account...

Bank Compliance and Cost!

Bank Compliance and Cost!

Who expected that one terrorist attack will bring in a humongous change in the way financial institutions were functioning. Even in the past, financial institutions have been accused of being used as a medium for anti-social activities; however, this attack in particular changed many things. It was found that the September 11, 2001 hijackers used U.S. and foreign financial institutions to hold, move, and retrieve their money....