The last edition of Chatterbox of 2020 comes at the end of an interesting and challenging year for us all. With the opportunity to reflect on what were the highlights and lowlights in the financial crime compliance calendar, now is a good time to take stock and plan ahead for next year.
It is clear that COVID-19 may have disrupted some crimes, such as cash placement in retail cash-intensive businesses but it has also provided the ingredients for fraudsters to commit new crimes. In this new edition of Chatterbox, we look at the latest news developments and trends at home and abroad, curating stories on crime awareness that you may have missed as well as predicting what we can expect to see in 2021.
In this issue we also look at regulatory responses to financial crime in Europe and further afield, providing you with a useful insight into reports and legislation. It is also helpful to see how legislation has been enforced. We regularly report on this in our daily LinkedIn posts, and hopefully, you’ve enjoyed testing your knowledge in our Advent calendar!
December is also the time of year when we often take the time to consider how we can do more to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Maybe the best new year resolution for FCC professionals is for us to redouble our efforts to investigate and identify increasingly complex and transnational crimes. This will help funds to be recovered and repatriated to people who need them most for food, housing, education, healthcare and to bring hope for a better future.
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