Riskscreen

Highly targeted screening to strengthen your compliance programme and ensure swift and efficient protection against risk and reputational damage.

Case Studies

Get a fresh perspective on FCP issues with regular infographics illustrating the mechanics behind a range of criminal abuses of financial services and products.

Case Studies

Transaction laundering

Transaction laundering is a catch-all term for a wide range of money laundering methodologies involving ecommerce sites.

Hawala

Hawala (Arabic for ‘transfer’ or ‘trust’), is an informal system of money transfer that predates the modern banking system by many centuries. It is defined by the Financial Action Task Force as an ‘alternative remittance system’ for transferring money from one location to another outside banking channels. Dating back to 8th Century Silk Road traders, or perhaps even earlier, it has had a significant influence on the development of modern financial systems, particularly on the legal principle of the ‘agent’.

Disguising the source of funds for an investment

As part of their recent, highly detailed investigation into Russian involvement in brutal deaths on British soil, BuzzFeed News described an interesting methodology for disguising the source of funds for investing in a legitimate venture.