Author: Tony Machin
September 21, 2021
Regardless of your industry, you shouldn’t see KYC checks as a luxury. Money laundering alone costs the UK more than £100 billion every year, and affects all kinds of companies of all sizes.
July 5, 2021
In 2020, HMRC issued a record fine of nearly £24 million to a money service business called MT Global for breaching money laundering rules. One of the offences committed was failing to conduct ‘fundamental’ due diligence which involves verifying a customer’s identity and, where appropriate, their line of business.
July 1, 2021
I recently wrote an article which appeared in ‘The Accountant online’ looking how accountants can conveniently comply with Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML) requirements in a fast-moving business environment. Read on for a summary of the article.
June 22, 2021
Could a digital Right to Work (RtW) solution make RtW checks faster, more convenient and more secure? In a recent article in HR Director (published June 2021), I looked at Right to Work (RtW) checks and considered this question. Here are some of my thoughts… Why do we need a digital Right to Work? Under […]
June 14, 2021
What is a digital Know Your Customer (KYC) check and is it important? We are living in a digital age. Smart phones, smart speakers and connected devices are everywhere, and connected to all aspects of our lives. So, if you are working in a profession that requires you to comply with UK anti-money laundering (AML) […]
June 8, 2021
As an Independent Financial Advisor, you’re legally required to perform Know Your Customer (KYC) checks as part of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance. But, even without the legal imperative, there are compelling reasons to follow due diligence. Properly conducted KYC checks can not only guard against money laundering, but also prevent corruption and fraud. All these […]
May 3, 2021
If you’re an estate agent supervised by HMRC for anti-money laundering purposes, you will need to meet the approval requirements and perform robust Know Your Customer checks (KYC) as part of your Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance. But the steady rise in property fraud over recent years, combined with a noticeable spike in cases during the […]
March 10, 2021
For most ‘office-based’ employers, the last year has brought many unique challenges and has meant rapidly adapting to a new world of compliance with remote working and legislative uncertainty. But, as has been said, ‘adversity breeds creativity’. New and innovative technology, designed to overcome the problems of remote recruitment, can bring advantages to employers and help smooth uncertainty over post-Brexit employment checks.
March 8, 2021
With identity and financial fraud risks growing in an increasingly online, remote world, no business is safe from financial fraud. A recent poll from major accountancy firm BDO found that six in ten mid-sized businesses in the UK were hit by fraud in 2020, with an average loss totalling £245,000.
February 16, 2021
As you may know, at TrustID we are constantly monitoring data gathered across our customer base, to help guard against the ever-present risk of identity fraud and spot any relevant trends. In this blog, we analyse the data we collected in 2020.