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Fighting financial crime

Our experts on issues, events and trends linked to the global fight against financial crime

21 articles

Helping track the traffickers

Tackling people trafficking is one of the world’s toughest challenges. By following the money, we can help the authorities identify…

Tackling people trafficking is one of the world’s toughest challenges. By following the money, we can help the authorities identify…

Explore our world | 30 Sep 2021

The anatomy of an investigation: How we fight financial crime

How do we investigate allegations of bribery, corruption or money laundering? The i3 team explain how we handle our caseload.

How do we investigate allegations of bribery, corruption or money laundering? The i3 team explain how we handle our caseload.

Explore our world | 2 Jul 2021

Keeping children safe: Our work with ICMEC on cryptocurrency

We’re working with the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children to understand the role cryptocurrency may play in financing…

We’re working with the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children to understand the role cryptocurrency may play in financing…

Explore our world | 31 Mar 2021

Could fraudsters exploit the COVID-19 vaccine?

Countries around the world have begun vaccinating people against COVID-19 but will demand for the jab open the door to…

Countries around the world have begun vaccinating people against COVID-19 but will demand for the jab open the door to…

Explore our world | 20 Jan 2021

Are you in danger of becoming a money mule?

COVID-19 has seen a rise in scammers recruiting vulnerable people as money mules but what are the warning signs? And…

COVID-19 has seen a rise in scammers recruiting vulnerable people as money mules but what are the warning signs? And…

Explore our world | 27 Nov 2020

Are terrorist groups profiting from the pandemic?

Is COVID-19 giving terrorists an opportunity to defraud the public and what role can banks play in preventing it?

Is COVID-19 giving terrorists an opportunity to defraud the public and what role can banks play in preventing it?

Explore our world | 29 Oct 2020

COVID-19 has highlighted the resource sector’s vulnerabilities

Now might be the time for the natural resource sector to think seriously about sustainability

Now might be the time for the natural resource sector to think seriously about sustainability

Navigate the future | 23 Jul 2020

Cybersecurity threats are much closer than you think

Cheri McGuire, our Group Chief Information Security Officer, and cyberpsychologist Dr Mary Aiken, on the evolution of cybersecurity and how…

Cheri McGuire, our Group Chief Information Security Officer, and cyberpsychologist Dr Mary Aiken, on the evolution of cybersecurity and how…

Navigate the future | 17 Jun 2019

To fight the illegal wildlife trade, we must disrupt its business model

We can help prevent wildlife trafficking by targeting the heart of the industry: the money

We can help prevent wildlife trafficking by targeting the heart of the industry: the money

Trade beyond borders | 10 Oct 2018

Illegal wildlife trafficking: it will take a network to defeat the networks

Illegal wildlife traffickers rely on financial systems just like other profit-chasing criminals, which means we can trace their activities

Illegal wildlife traffickers rely on financial systems just like other profit-chasing criminals, which means we can trace their activities

Explore our world | 6 Aug 2018

Fighting financial crime: why 2018 must be a breakthrough year

Our CEO Bill Winters explains how digital banking has created openings for criminals and why lenders must fight back

Our CEO Bill Winters explains how digital banking has created openings for criminals and why lenders must fight back

Explore our world | 14 May 2018

Tackling human trafficking in the supply chain

Two teams, one mission: tackling modern-day slavery

Two teams, one mission: tackling modern-day slavery

Explore our world | 1 Apr 2018

Standing on the frontline of the fight against financial crime

How we're transforming our approach to tackling some of today's most dangerous financial crimes

How we're transforming our approach to tackling some of today's most dangerous financial crimes

Explore our world | 1 Apr 2018

Cracking the remittance challenge

Safeguarding financial inclusion and protecting the integrity of the financial system

Safeguarding financial inclusion and protecting the integrity of the financial system

Explore our world | 5 Mar 2018

We can’t let the threat of terrorism halt the flow of aid money

Some banks are withdrawing support for charities because a minority have had ties to terrorism, but not banking them could…

Some banks are withdrawing support for charities because a minority have had ties to terrorism, but not banking them could…

Explore our world | 14 Nov 2017

Cyber financial crime: the evolving challenge

How the 'as-a-service' model is providing tools to cybercriminals and what we can do about it

How the 'as-a-service' model is providing tools to cybercriminals and what we can do about it

Explore our world | 5 Aug 2017

Blockchain: a game-changer in the fight against financial crime?

How blockchain can help us break down silos

How blockchain can help us break down silos

Explore our world | 1 Aug 2017

De-risking through education: a powerful tool for raising industry standards

How we're meeting the dual challenge of keeping the global economy safe and inclusive

How we're meeting the dual challenge of keeping the global economy safe and inclusive

Explore our world | 1 Aug 2017

Fighting financial crime: you can’t be half-hearted

The former Director of GCHQ on what it takes to tackle financial crime

The former Director of GCHQ on what it takes to tackle financial crime

Explore our world | 24 Feb 2017

How to beat the money launderers

Banks must work with governments to stop financial crime being the world’s most profitable industry

Banks must work with governments to stop financial crime being the world’s most profitable industry

Explore our world | 24 Nov 2016