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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 ...

What is trade based money laundering

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Trade, the global economy of import/export, has been described as a ‘readymade vehicle for laundering’. So what is it and how does trade based laundering work? Trade based laundering aims to move value through the use of the financial sector.  It requires collusion by the parties to the tra...

What is Bribery and Corruption

Often spoken about as partners in crime (pun intended), bribery and corruption are not the same.   Corruption is the umbrella term for various activities conducted by those in positions of power, quite often those with political power, by abuse of those powers entrusted to them.  Bribery is, p...

What is Terrorist Financing?

What is terrorist financing? Terrorist financing, as a concept, is concerned with the provision of funding or resources to proscribed terrorist organisations.  The devil, however, is in the detail, e.g.: There is no internationally agreed upon definition of terrorism with different jurisd...

Crypto News - Volume 3

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We continue to work closely with leading cryptocurrency technology... View

Happy Birthday to Bitcoin, but what will we see in the next ten years?

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“Commerce on the Internet has come to rely almost exclusively on financial institutions serving as trusted third parties to process electronic payments. While the system works well enough for most transactions, it still suffers from the inherent weaknesses of the trust based model. What is needed...

Winning support for training spending in 2019, a case study to warm your heart!

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Obtaining the resource and budget that is required to train and educate staff on their financial crime management responsibility is sometimes challenging, because how do you measure the return on investment if this investment is designed to deter illicit activity ever happening? Here is a very ti...

Island conference 'perfect fit' for dynamic economy

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More than 50 risk and compliance professionals have attended a prestigious compliance conference held to raise awareness of the risks of conducting business in the digital world. Accounting and audit company Grant Thornton sponsored the event, brought to the Island for the first time via a par...

Great Chatwell is delighted to provide CPD accredited training for the financial services sector

The Academy provides a range of risk and financial crime compliance solutions for businesses and individuals that are designed to engage, inform and inspire enhanced business and compliance performance. During the past year we have continued to solicit helpful feedback from our clients on how we...

A perfect regulatory storm is brewing

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The British are obsessed with the weather, it dominates our conversation, our lives and recently the news headlines. Apocalyptic weather has been reported in Central America, the Caribbean Islands and across the state of Florida, whilst in Asia devastating rains and flooding have killed and displ...
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