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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 …

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…
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