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Entries in United Kingdom (126)


TI: UK AML supervision is an unworkable mish-mash

Transparency International released a report Monday calling for a radical overhaul of the UK’s anti-money laundering system.

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U.S. and UK risk assessments differ on real estate-related AML

The United States and United Kingdom recently published comprehensive money laundering risk assessments through the UK’s National Risk Assessment and the U.S.’s National Money Laundering Risk Assessment.

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Terrorists and their money: UK money-laundering risk assessment finds big enforcement gaps

Last month the UK’s Treasury and Home Office published the first national risk assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing in the UK.

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Compliance alert: The UK Modern Slavery Act is here

If you're a compliance practitioner seeking to design an anti-corruption program consistent with all laws that apply to your company, you probably recognize the phrase "carries on a business, or part of a business, in any part of the United Kingdom."

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UK releases new whistleblower rules for banks and insurance companies

The Financial Conduct Authority released new rules Tuesday for the UK  banking and insurance sector to protect whistleblowers and encourage them to come forward.

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After first Libor trial, UK jails convicted trader 14 years

The first defendant to go on trial in the UK as part of the Serious Fraud Office's criminal investigation into the manipulation of Libor was convicted and sentenced Monday at Southwark Crown Court.

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SFO launches probe of Soma Oil and Gas

Somali Minister of National Resources Abdirizak Omar Mohamed and Lord Howard of Lympne, chairman of SOMA, on August 6, 2013 (Image courtesy of Soma)The UK Serious Fraud Office confirmed Friday that it has opened a criminal investigation into Soma Oil and Gas Holdings Ltd and allegations of corruption in Somalia.

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Ethics leader Lord Sewel resigns after snorting cocaine off prostitute's breasts

The British peer in charge of parliamentary ethics quit the House of Lords Tuesday after photos showed him apparently wearing an orange bra and snorting cocaine off a prostitute's breasts.

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A third of UK SMEs still haven't heard of the Bribery Act

The UK Ministry of Justice and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) surveyed small and medium sized businesses to find out how many know about the 2010 Bribery Act.

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SFO: DPAs are a chance to live your corporate values

Ben Morgan, joint head of bribery and corruption at the UK Serious Fraud Office, spoke at this year's Global Anti-Corruption and Compliance in Mining Conference in London. He talked about the benefits of cooperation (sound familiar?).

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