AML Health Check
Uncover strengths, weaknesses and opportunities in your end-to-end AML and Compliance Risk processes, systems and models
With the support of our experts, our clients use our Applied Intelligence AML Health Check to uncover their strengths and weaknesses within their processes and procedures and challenges them to strategically evaluate and create opportunities for development and growth.
With a clearer understanding of what is going, we are able to support our clients to uncover potential areas for remediation and optimisation across their end-to-end AML compliance programs.
AML/CTF Program Governance Assessment
Governance is the set of rules and practices that direct the relationship between all business stakeholders. AML Governance is based on a three-line of defence approach: First line is responsible for the implementation of AML/CTF procedures and controls, as well as for a comprehensive ML/TF Risk Assessment and risk management. Second line responsibility rests with Group Compliance in line with the Instruction for Compliance. Third line responsibility rests with Group Internal Audit being responsible for independent control and evaluation.
AML/CTF Risk Assessment
Underpinning the entire AML process, it is essential to undertake thorough risk identification in order to comply with regulatory standards and ensure financial institutions are following governance best practice.
Data Quality & Completeness Assessment
Regulations require financial institutions to put in place a robust process for AML program. Data quality should be a fundamental part of any financial institution’s strategy, including financial crime risk management. Data quality gaps may lead to AML regulatory breaches and result in financial institutions reputational damage, fines, loss of consumer confidence, and even personal accountability.
Know Your Customer (KYC) Assessment
A robust KYC program helps companies avoid becoming embroiled in economic crime. Money laundering, corruption and fraud are issues that can affect any company, either directly or indirectly. Businesses must therefore ensure that they put effective AML measures in place. Failure to do so can result in financial penalties and reputational damage.
Sanction Screening Assessment
Complying with Sanction Screening regulations and transaction filtering are key requirements for all regulated institutions. Screening transactions and clients for possible sanction violations is an essential component of an effective compliance program. Robust sanction screening processes help financial institutions keep ahead of regulatory changes and eliminate the risk of fines and reputational exposure.
AML/CTF Transaction Monitoring (TM) Assessment
End-to-end TM processes should be regularly appraised as part of a risk-focused transformation, from the initial identification of relevant risks faced by the client, to the final act of filing suspicious activity reports (SARs) with the authorities. By understanding where you are now, we support you to continually develop more robust compliance processes.
Regulatory Reporting Assessment
Suspicious activity monitoring and reporting is critical to enhance systems and combat financial crime and ensure financial institutions are remaining compliant, while still managing their own resources.