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SmartSearch warns against rushing AML to beat SDLT

Leading UK RegTech specialist SmartSearch has warned against the dangers of rushing through anti-money laundering checks, in a bid to beat the upcoming stamp duty holiday deadline at the end of June    

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Manual verification checks vs electronic verification - why make the switch?

Under anti-money laundering law, all regulated businesses in the UK - which includes financial institutions and those working in other at-risk sectors including legal, property and investment – and all financial institutions in the US, must complete due diligence on all new customers before they embark on a business relationship. 

This is a hugely important part of the customer onboarding process; firstly, it is a legal requirement and businesses that do not complete the proper checks can get fined, suspended or even face legal action, and secondly, money laundering is not only a crime in itself, but an enabler for more serious crime, including terrorism, drug and people trafficking and modern slavery. 

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How to prevent compliance risks during customer onboarding

  In our increasingly online world, the risk of fraud and money laundering has never been higher meaning it has never been more important for financial institutions to ensure their customer identification programs get the job done. But this is easier said than done, as despite the increasing need for highly comprehensive identification and verification checks on new customers at onboarding stage, potential new clients still expect a smooth, streamlined, and quick onboarding experience  

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AML and identity checks: Lessons learned from the NatWest case

NatWest’s landmark money-laundering case has dealt a huge blow to consumer trust in online banking; an industry that more than three quarters (76%) of UK consumers already admit they don’t fully trust, according to research from anti-money laundering specialists, SmartSearch.

The ongoing lawsuit being faced by the high street bank has put others on high alert to the threats and scale of money laundering in the UK, but experts warn this case is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to financial crime in the UK.

So, what can businesses learn from NatWest to avoid the same costly pitfalls?

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Regulatory AML requirements in the financial sector

After the September 11 terrorist attacks, numerous initiatives were introduced to increase national security and combat terrorist activities, the most significant being the introduction of the USA PATRIOT Act (commonly known as the Patriot Act), which was signed into law on October 26, 2001.

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Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (AMLA) - what are the changes and what do they mean?

On January 1 2021, the United States Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (the NDAA) which includes the most significant reforms to US Anti-Money Laundering (AML) laws in almost 20 years.

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