Financial crime compliance for non-financial companies: the
expanding regulatory perimeter

By Rachel Wolcott, Nathan Lynch & Brett Wolf.

Editors: Alexander Robson & Randall Mikkelson

As former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty puts it: “If you think compliance is expensive, try non-compliance.”
Financial crime risk has been a top priority for banks and other financial services firms over the past two decades. Regulators are tightening the penalties on both financial and non-financial institutions to prevent criminals and terrorists from exploiting the financial system. From professional football clubs and car dealerships to construction and retail companies, criminals are finding clever ways to layer their money into the legitimate economy, which means any business can be compromised by such activity. 
This inaugural report explores why penalties for money laundering violations are becoming more commonplace for non-financial firms and suggests solutions and recommendations for business as they try to remain compliant. The report covers the following key topics:
  • Corporate vulnerabilities
  • Laundering risks for companies
  • The role of technology in identifying and eradicating financial crime
  • Synthetic identity: why it's harder than ever to know-your-client (KYC)

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Webinar: Financial crime: expanding regulations and the role of technology

Financial crime has always been a hot topic, however, the expanding regulatory perimeter, an increasing awareness within sanction regimes, and more regulators and law enforcement agencies looking at corporate vulnerability to money launderers is in the spotlight now more than ever before. Access our on-demand webinar to listen to the authors of the report as they discuss their findings.
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