Mobile money providers like M-Pesa have disrupted traditional financial systems in many countries in ways conventional banks could only dream of.
Between “Baba Go Slow” and “the Bulldozer”: wrestling with corruption, poverty and business in Nigeria and Tanzania
Human and economic development in Nigeria and Tanzania have each been constrained by systemic corruption. In 2015, each country elected a president who campaigned on an anti-corruption manifesto. How successful have they been in fighting corruption – and why should businesses care anyway? Vivian Jones, Senior Associate in the global Fraud & Investigations Group of Eversheds, examines the two presidents’ styles and achievements to date.
Payments to non-existent employees had been costing the government more than $2m (£1.4m) a month, according to the prime minister’s office.
The government can earn more trust from the citizens and investors if it succeeds in eradicating corruption within its entities, say members of diplomatic corps.
Former Taxman Harry Kitilya and two ex-senior officers of Stanbic Bank were yesterday charged at the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court
As regulatory compliance initiatives move toward utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), what effect might the increased efficacy of AML programs have on developing nations and small financial players without large compliance budgets? More ...
In a cover story for Dawn, Pakistan's leading English-language newspaper, journalist Khurram Husain writes that money laundering has become central to the normal functioning of the country's economy. Speaking to Amos Wittenberg, Khurram explains how this came ...
Scrapping the Serious Fraud Office is a huge step backwards in the UK’s fight against financial crime
In its manifesto, released yesterday, the Conservative Party pledged to abolish the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) as an independent agency, instead merging it with the much larger National Crime Agency (NCA): 'We will strengthen Britain’s response ...
On 3rd April 2017, the UK Treasury gained access to new penalties for individuals and firms that breach UK financial sanctions. Under the new rules, any persons deemed to have been involved in serious breaches after the ...
Barrister & leading financial crime investigator Tom Devlin offers practical guidance on creating a watertight and cost effective compliance regime. He looks at systems, employee training and continuing professional development, and the critical but often overlooked issue of corporate ...
The US Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy in Sudan cannot say how the Trump administration will deal with the decision
FinTech has no doubt changed the face of the financial services industry in the U.S., but experts are beginning to
The Monetary Authority of Macao announced on Friday the establishment of a “Financial Security Expert Alliance”, in collaboration with the
The White House moved Friday to calm an exasperated world after a close adviser to President Donald Trump suggested the