What Are AML Checks?

Money laundering poses a significant threat to the integrity of the global financial system. To combat this illicit activity, financial institutions and businesses must implement robust Anti-Money Laundering (AML) measures. In this article, we will delve into the importance of AML checks, their significance in preventing money laundering, and how W2 can assist you in …

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Ultimate Beneficial Ownership: The Next Compliance Challenge

In our last blog, we discussed the recent trend for paying with cryptocurrencies, currently growing at around 30% per month. These payment instruments offer lower costs and much faster settlement compared with traditional cards and digital wallets. However, those very advantages – speed and immediacy – are proving a real headache for regulators looking to …

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W2 fights compliance false positives with improved matching logic

In any compliance program in any financial institution or corporation, everything must be pivoted on having strong controls. At risk of hefty fines, businesses need to understand what their sanction risks are, where there are risks and how are they managing those risks. However, keeping up with ever-changing Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) and Sanctions lists …

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W2 Secures Cyber Essentials certification

W2, the leading provider of real-time digital solutions for global regulatory compliance, has secured a UK Cyber Essentials certification; the UK Government-backed scheme designed to protect organisations and their data against a wide range of cyberattacks. Alex Loane, W2’s Information Security Manager, said: “This certification marks another important milestone for W2’s information security program which …

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The Information Sharing Challenge

Businesses, regulators and enforcement agencies continue to work together to identify new money laundering and fraud threats, tackling them on a collective and global basis however meaningful and effective sharing of information remains elusive. Information sharing is viewed universally as the critical determinant of success and yet, privacy and data protection concerns prevail. Balancing these …

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