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Why are employees working at home a security risk?

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Working at home became the norm for thousands of employees who would usually have adhered to strict guidelines and security measures when in their usual work place. However, these security measures were not applicable, or not enforceable, when working remotely from home. Employees were often usin...

Financial Crime Compliance (AML) Learning for AFB Members

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Great Chatwell Academy of Learning has, once again, been confirmed as the preferred partner to provide structured financial crime compliance learning for AFB members in 2020 and 2021. We are delighted that the Association of Foreign Banks (AFB) has renewed and extended their partnership with G...

Director of Cyber Security Joins GCAL

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We are pleased to welcome Paula Thomas to our team today. Paula joins us as Director of Technology and Service Delivery from her role as director of the Institute of Cyber Security & Risk Assessment at the University of Gloucestershire and is tasked with managing the development of our univer...
GCAL Chatterbox - April 2020

Chatterbox - Edition 3 Volume 1

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Welcome to the latest edition of our Chatterbox Newsletter – the first edition published on our new website. “With finite resources, and nearly 60,000 firms to regulate, we’ve always had to make hard choices.” This was taken from the opening line of the recent FCA Business Plan 2020/2021 an...

Great Chatwell Academy and the Law Society of Scotland – a winning combination!

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We continue to enjoy the trust that our clients place upon us and in the support services we provide. During 2019 we have had the pleasure of working with some very well-known and trusted businesses and have taken immense pride in the feedback in our customised design and delivery.   I...

Great Chatwell Academy invests in technology to enhance interaction and deliver results!

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"At GCAL we are taking classroom engagement and experiential learning to the next level" In 2019 our goal was to go that extra mile for our clients, bringing something different and innovative to the classroom. That was when we discovered the intuitive audience response system, combining speed...

Great Chatwell Academy continues to go from strength to strength with our loyal customers

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Watch an update from our founder and MD of the Academy, Lee Byrne - reflecting on the past 12 months but looking forward to exciting new products and services coming in 2020 and beyond.

How often is AML training required?

The recommended frequency of AML training organised by an MLRO (Money Laundering Report Officer) is dependent upon several factors that we will cover below – but it is recommended by the Academy that training takes part at least annually. The objective of AML Training The objective of AML tra...

Another year older but are we any wiser and what have we learned over the past 12 months?

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Well, there is no doubt that we wouldn’t have achieved our continued growth and success without the generous help and support from our associates and loyal clients, who are such an important part of the Great Chatwell Academy of Learning story. So, on behalf of everyone at Great Chatwell, let ...

Be Amazed with Great Chatwell Academy of Learning

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Great Chatwell Academy of Learning is delighted to announce that we are collaborating with the Amaze Training to bring you a new and exciting set of skills to enhance and transform your workforce into confident, results-driven and customer-focused teams, who are open to change and new opportu...

What is Customer Due Diligence?

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What is Customer Due Diligence (CDD)? Do you know your SDD from your EDD?  Do you understand the significance of 25% beneficial ownership?  Can you differentiate between passive ownership and effective control?  Do you know the difference between a bare trust and a discretionary trust? Why doe...

What are Crypto Assets?

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What are Crypto Assets? Crypto Assets? What are they? That’s easy – you’re talking about a fancy new term for Bitcoin, aren’t you? A bit like when we stopped talking about KYC and started talking about CDD. It used to be a virtual currency and now it’s a “crypto asset”. Well - yes and no! ...
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