UK anti-money laundering (AML) – hot topics for 2018

 

After an eventful 2017, the year ahead will unlikely be dull on the United Kingdom’s anti-money laundering (AML) scene.

The past 12 months ushered in key reforms, including the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, the UK’s designs for its own AML and sanctions legislation post-Brexit, a shake-up of main financial crime bodies such as the Serious Fraud Office and its new relationship with the National Crime Agency, the launch of a new umbrella anti-money laundering body, just to mention a few.

Some of what lies ahead in 2018 is set to build upon these and other key developments, planned and unplanned, that will emerge.

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