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?
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.