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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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SmartSearch continues growth with three senior appointments

Leading UK anti-money laundering (AML) firm SmartSearch expanded its senior team with three new appointments in November. The recruitment reflects the continuing growth of the Ilkley-based business which has also broken into new international markets this year.

The roles of vice president of customer success, head of sales and enterprise development manager have been created in response to the increasing demand for the award-winning solution.

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