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Enhancing Financial Inclusion: Telecoms and AML in Nigeria

The rapid development of mobile money is creating unprecedented opportunities for poor people in developing countries to more actively participate in the economy. For millions of underserved individuals around the world, a mobile phone represents more than just a tool for communication; it’s a payment terminal in the pocket. Every… Read More

Using anti-money laundering measures to curb pension fraud in Nigeria

Anti-money laundering author Ehi Eric Esoimeme devles into the issues surrounding pension fraud in Nigeria. Of interest is a revised approach to the processing of death benefits in one of Africa’s most populous states. Will the new measures prove effective, or can more be done?… Read More


On 4 May 2016, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) decided to discontinue the production and issuance of the EUR 500 banknote. Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol, considers whether this decision represents good news for the fight against organised crime and terrorism. Read More
As scrutiny around governments’ investments increases following the 1MDB saga and the release of the Panama Papers, will SWFs, governments, or national regulators be persuaded of the need for a wide-ranging drive towards greater transparency? Read More
Following last month’s research paper expanding on AML expert Anu Ratan’s analysis of FCA/FSA enforcement actions, KYC360 brings you a further exclusive paper, building on Anu Ratan’s analysis of common themes found in US regulatory actions over the past decade. Click here to see the special report… Read More
In this landmark analysis, expert U.S. regulatory lawyer Bruce Zagaris poses the question: 'has the United Sates abused its dominant position in global financial markets to impose higher regulatory requirements on competing jurisdictions than on itself?' Read More
This exclusive KYC360 research paper expands upon the landmark analysis of FCA/FSA enforcement actions undertaken by AML expert Anu Ratan. Click here to view the special report. Read More
An analysis of UK FCA fines for AML between 2002-2015 and common recurring themes by expert practitioner Anu Ratan. Read More
In this paper, Stephen Platt considers the limitations of the traditional money laundering model and proposes a new Enable, Distance, Disguise model of AML prevention. Read More
Specialist financial crime barrister Daniel O'Donoghue considers the context of the FCA's controversial decision to abandon its review of banking culture and practices Read More
Renowned expert and author of 'Asset Forfeiture Law in the United States' Stefan Cassella provides a comprehensive overview of U.S. anti-money laundering statute and caselaw Read More