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How banks can turn the KYC compliance challenge into a competitive advantage

From stricter due diligence in the on-boarding phase to expanding BSA legislation, firms of all sizes are struggling to keep up with the rising cost of compliance.

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10 key tips to help law enforcement and financial institutions work together more effectively

AML/KYC leaders discuss the importance of public and private organizations joining forces to limit criminal financing. Here are their top 10 tips.

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CLEAR case study: Detroit Amber Alert

How Thomson Reuters CLEAR helped Detroit police find an abducted child within hours of receiving the call.

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Creating a culture of compliance in financial services

The policy shifts signaled by a 2015 Department of Justice memo, titled “Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing,” have elevated compliance concerns for financial institutions.

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Customer Due Diligence Rule: The Financial Industry’s New Role of Law Enforcement

In early May, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the final publication of a rule which requires the financial industry to identify client companies' "beneficial owners."

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CLEAR Case Study: Detroit Amber Alert

Ask any police officer: they’ll tell you that speed means everything in an investigation where you’re racing against the clock. The more hours spent chasing dead-end leads, the more dangerous a life-or-death situation becomes.

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Sinaloa Cartel money laundering and the capture of El Chapo

Learn about the unique challenges of stopping the Sinaloa's expansive, lucrative drug trade and money laundering efforts, and hear the story of El Chapo's capture from those directly involved.

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Money-laundering methods of drug cartels and the capture of El Chapo

During his 13-year reign as the head of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman transformed his business from a modest marijuana operation into one of the richest, most powerful organizations in the world – legal or otherwise.

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Five Geographic Targeting Orders (GTO) Best Practices

Back in January of 2016, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs); orders that imposed new identification and record-keeping requirements relating to real estate transactions occurring within defined geographic areas, namely Manhattan and Miami-Dade County.

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How banks can turn the KYC compliance challenge into a competitive advantage

The complex regulatory reforms inspired by the financial crisis in 2008 and ongoing headline-grabbing money laundering and corruption scandals have disrupted compliance operations for financial institutions, forcing them to adopt more rigorous Know Your Customer (KYC) rules.

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How Can Banks & Regulators Address Emerging Mobile Transaction Fraud Risks?

An October 2015 report from British market research firm, Juniper Research, estimates that the mobile banking ecosystem exceeds 1 billion users worldwide, and its growing. Learn more about Regtech and how to stay compliant with BSA regulations.

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How to Work With Law Enforcement on Suspicious Activity Reports

In today’s regulatory environment, financial institutions must be increasingly vigilant in the fight against money laundering. Learn techniques on how to prepare SARs and CTRs to enforce AML policies.

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How to Minimize Personal Liability as a Compliance Officer

Since the financial crash of 2007-2008, there has been a palpable public clamoring for regulators and enforcement agencies to hold individuals accountable for wrongdoing, rather than only penalizing corporations.

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How to Score Risk and Assess Third-Party Vendors

Outsourcing certain services to third-party entities may provide financial institutions with convenience, efficiency and cost-savings, yet increasing regulatory reform demands stricter controls for the management of external KYC risks.

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How to Turn the Beneficial Ownership Rule into a Competitive Advantage

For many institutions, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN) 2016 Final Rules may feel adversarial, forcing them to divert more internal resources towards compliance and the discovery of beneficial owners.

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How CLEAR helps steer the trucking industry straight.

Outsource Financial Services Inc. (OFS) is a Denver-based company that provides a variety of business-to-business services to the trucking industry.

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Public record podcasts

Leveraging online public record data aggregation tools is an important first step to a thorough due diligence investigation.

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CLEAR Case Study: San Bernardino Mass Shooting

How Thomson Reuters CLEAR online investigation software helped San Bernardino police locate the shooter and reduce casualties

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San Bernardino Police Department stops a tragedy in their community.

Sgt. Gary Schuelke and Daani Svonkin of the San Bernardino Police Department talk about the events on December 2, 2015, when their department neutralized a mass shooter.

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The Cost of Compliance for Banks: Preparing for FinCEN’s Customer Due Diligence Rule

Last May, the Treasury Department issued new anti-money laundering requirements for U.S. banks and – with the clock ticking – banks are scrambling to ensure they comply.

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The Face of Fraud - How to Spot a Money Launderer

Money laundering has always been a serious concern for U.S. financial institutions. As companies become more global in their reach, it is becoming increasingly difficult for organizations to properly and efficiently monitor business dealings for signs of financial misconduct.

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The Fifth Pillar: Best Practices for Implementing FinCEN’s Final Rules

The global regulatory response to last April’s Panama Papers leak has disrupted customer due diligence (CDD) conventions for banks worldwide.

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Training millennials on the culture of compliance

Generational shifts in the workforce are an inevitable consequence of the passage of time: As one generation of workers ages and retires, another enters the workforce to replace them.

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Top 10 Reasons Users Trust CLEAR

Thomson Reuters CLEAR is the investigative tool that discovers data other resources miss.

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Understanding Debt Collection Regulations

Collecting a debt is often more complicated than it may appear, especially with the glut of state and federal regulations impacting the debt collection industry.

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Due Diligence Business Investigations Checklist

Are you conducting a thorough due diligence business investigation? Don’t be caught off guard and know the unknown. Review this simple checklist provided by Cynthia Hetherington.

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Why It’s More Important Than Ever for Businesses to Accurately Confirm Identities (And How You Can Make It Easier to Make That Happen)

Electronic identity verification has always been critical to a number of industries, including financial services, retail, government, and e-commerce.

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Building an RIA Compliance Program

The Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) market has swelled to 12,000 firms, posting a rapid 17 percent increase over the last two years1 and attracting the undesired attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission along the way.

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Building a Gaming Compliance Program: The Stakes Have Never Been Higher for Casinos

Despite the exhaustive vetting processes used by gaming regulators to determine the suitability of casino operators, casinos themselves have remained vulnerable to money laundering and terrorism financing.

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Building a Credit Union Compliance Program

Heightened Bank Secrecy Act scrutiny over large financial institutions has disrupted money-laundering logistics, redirecting criminal deposits into credit unions and smaller banks.

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Building a Community Banking Compliance Program

Recent anti-money-laundering (AML) enforcement actions against community banks highlight the sector’s need to modernize and leverage regulatory technology, or regtech, more effectively1 and add a banking compliance program.

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Building a Broker Dealer Compliance Program

Broker-dealers (BDs) recently caught a break, with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission extending its “no-action relief” for BD customer identification obligations, according to a memo.

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Beneficial Ownership Rule 101

Under FinCEN’s Customer Due Diligence Requirements for Financial Institutions (the “CDD Rule”), the regulatory pressures on financial institutions to identify and verify their customers are the greatest they have ever been.

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The state of financial crime and the fight to stop it

AML/KYC leaders discuss the importance of public and private organizations working together to limit criminal financing.

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5 Questions That Can Help Reduce the Regulatory Burden on Compliance Officers

Today’s regulatory environment is stricter than nearly any other time in recent history.

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What will have the most impact on AML/KYC in 2017?

We asked leading professionals in the anti-money laundering industry about what they believe the top trends will be next year.

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10 Key Tips

10 Key Tips to Help Law Enforcement and Financial Institutions Work Together More Effectively

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