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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! ...

What is tax evasion?

Tax evasion, tax avoidance, tax efficiency, tax arbitrage, tax rationalisation, tax management – these are all terms used to describe the various methods of reducing the tax bill of a legal or natural person. But how do you distinguish between them?  What is allowed and what is not allowed?  W...

Chatterbox Newsletter - Edition 3

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Read more about the very latest risk and compliance legal and regulatory international developments in this edition of ‘Chatterbox’. In this edition we provide details and links to news and regulatory information that we hope proves useful in monitoring risk and compliance trends. View

What is money laundering?

Much has been written about money laundering and what it actually is – in terms of the concept itself and the offences of money laundering. It seems simple – it has been drilled into employees, in financial services particularly, that money laundering is placement, layering and integration, a ...
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