Perpetual Know Your Customer (pKYC) - also known as continual KYC - is the ongoing process by which businesses continuously update customer information as a part of their risk management strategy and is a step on from a standard Know Your Customer (KYC) process. The latest concept within customer due diligence, pKYC is gaining traction because, not only does it offer a much more dynamic and secure risk management solution now but will automatically evolve as clients’ circumstances change thereby reducing risk and the level of period work required by regulated firms, which is why it is fast establishing itself as the future of KYC.
As a member of the European Union (EU), the UK’s anti-money laundering (AML) laws were dictated by the European Parliament’s Money Laundering Directives. But, on 31 December 2020 - four years after the Brexit vote - the UK finally left the EU. So, the question is, what happens to the UK’s regulatory environment now that it is no longer governed by the EU?
This whitepaper sets out to uncover the impact of Brexit upon the UK’s AML laws and what these changes mean for regulated businesses in the UK.
By taking an in depth look into the history of Money Laundering law and the influence of both the EU and global regulators this paper looks at the UK’s position current position and how UK firms can best meet their AML obligations post-Brexit.