Have we forgotten what KYC is for?

KYC (know your customer) needs no introduction. We all think we know why it’s done and what it’s for.  Keeping bad apples out of the barrel might be one line of thinking.  Name screening checks are therefore performed on potential new customers to ensure they have no terrorist or criminal links. A myriad of vendors […]


A brief guide to AML and KYC

What is money laundering and terrorist financing? Money laundering is the process by which criminals attempt to hide and disguise the true origin and ownership of the proceeds of their criminal activities and thereby have these funds enter the normal economy to make it seem as if they have been obtained legitimately. The thinking is […]


A brief guide to FATF

FATF (Financial Action Task Force) was established in 1989 by the G7 to develop policies to counter money laundering which was increasingly being seen as a major international problem. Not only was crime going global, but it also had the potential to destabilise the global economy. Understanding underlying money laundering trends and more importantly, combatting […]

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