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Financial crime costs global economy $2.4trn each year

By: Pedro Goncalves | 15 Oct 2018

Over 49% of businesses in Asia-Pacific had been victims of financial crime over the past 12 months according to a report by Refinitiv as financial crime costs…

UK and Cayman resume crime-fighting cooperation after row

By: Pedro Goncalves | 10 Oct 2018

The UK and the Cayman Islands have reached an agreement that will allow the continued cooperation in the fight against money laundering and other crime after complaints…

Fraudsters steal £500m from UK bank customers

By: Pedro Goncalves | 25 Sep 2018

Fraudsters have stolen more than £500m from British bank customers during the first half of 2018. A total of £145m of that was lost through authorised push…

Woodbrook CEO warns against unregulated consultants in Cyprus

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 03 Sep 2018

British and Irish expatriates living in Cyprus are being targeted by several unlicensed and unregulated international financial advisory companies, the CEO of an international wealth management company…

Adviser trade body co-launches platform to fight financial crime in the UK

By: Pedro Goncalves | 29 Aug 2018

PIMFA, which represents 1,000 wealth managers and financial advisers in the UK, has co-launched a new intelligence sharing platform to prevent financial crime. The Personal Investment Management…

Thomson Reuters harnesses AI to combat financial crime

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 16 May 2018

Thomson Reuters has announced changes to its World-Check One platform with the launch of Media Check, a media screening and processing feature powered by artificial intelligence (AI)…

Offshore sector clashes with media over Paradise Papers fallout

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 19 Apr 2018

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has come under renewed attack from members of the offshore finance industry following its role in the publication of law…

People Moves: Stonehage Fleming, Vanguard, C5 Capital

By: International Investment Staff | 10 Apr 2018

Stonehage Fleming Stonehage Fleming, the London-based multi-family office, has expanded its Jersey office with the appointment of Rudi Bodenstein as a director. Bodenstein comes to Stonehage from…

Major insurers cautiously offer cryptocurrency theft protection

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 02 Feb 2018

Major global insurers are tentatively starting to offer protection against cryptocurrency theft. The first steps herald an acknowledgement that, despite the enormous risks involved within the volatile…

FCA warns of increased risks of online investment fraud

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 29 Jan 2018

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is urging investors to be alert to the growing threat of online fraud. Fraudsters are increasingly reaching would-be targets via social…

Cyber attacks displace theft of physical assets ‘for first time’: Kroll report

By: Helen Burggraf | 22 Jan 2018

Fraud, cyber, and security risks are at an all-time high, according to an annual report on global fraud and risk carried out by Kroll, a US-based corporate…

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