Corona and new regulations have challenged Compliance in 2020. A summary of the TOP topics
While AI can have great contributions to the fight of financial crime, one of the biggest problems with AI at present is the comprehension of the decision-making process. Explainable AI serves as a transparency technique by providing an explanation of the output, while maintaining a high level of prediction accuracy. This helps banks and financial institutions to tread the fine line of decision making in compliance.
Cross-border payment transactions promote international trade and services. However, foreign transactions entail an increased risk of financial crime. Credit institutions prevent this risk with effective correspondent bank monitoring and systematic analysis of payment messages.
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) payments are increasingly popular for their simplicity, speed, and global reach. Unfortunately, this also attracts financial crime. But often the responsibilities to fight crime is vaguely split between banks and payment intermediaries. However, both parties are under constant pressure to improve. Not just to keep up with the criminals, but also to keep up with regulators. Overall, the use of P2P payments will most likely increase in the future and therefore trust is crucial for its success.
While Germany, Spain and Greece were popular vacation destinations in 2018, bookings for North Africa and Turkey are on the rise this year. No matter where to: more and more trips are not booked through a travel agency, but by tourists themselves on online travel platforms. In Germany, 40 percent of bookings already in 2017 – trend rising. The Internet
The art market is confronted with a new law, which comes with additional requirements. The 5th EU money laundering directive has been converted into national law on January 10. Now, art dealers and art brokers are obliged to identify clients and to assess risks. Affected are transactions with a value of 10,000 euros or more – not only the cash business, but all other transactions.
Stronger controls on traditional financial transactions and more effective systems to identify fraud and money laundering forces criminals to look for new ways to launder money. Often, digital channels and online platforms offer loopholes, especially for small payments. Microtransactions happen often below the radar of law enforcement and regulatory agencies. However, thousands of such small electronic payments can accumulate fast to significant amounts.
The 6th EU Money Laundering Directive aims to harmonize the criminal liability and the procedural requirements for the prosecution of money laundering in the EU countries and for international cooperation. What does that mean?
In order to protect the financial system from abuse, measures to comply with national and international embargo regulations are required. Filter software systems and their rule sets are of great importance there. However, these must be analyzed regularly to guarantee optimal hit quality.