Preventing, Detecting and Investigating Financial Crime Training Course

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Course Language

This course is delivered in Polish or English.

Course Code


Duration Duration

14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)

Overview Overview


The course should be attended by staff handling all financial transactions, particularly the receipt and transfer of client funds and should include Managers and staff in:

  • Operational and Processing areas
  • Financial and Product Control
  • Sales, Marketing and Business Development
  • Treasury and Risk Management
  • Audit, Internal Control and Compliance
  • …as well as all Senior / Middle Management concerned about Financial Crime

Format of the course

A combination of:

  • Facilitated Discussions
  • Slide Presentations
  • Case Studies Examples

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the latest legislative and regulatory developments, at the national and international levels, on Financial Crime
  • Assess the impact of these developments on a bank’s strategy, regulatory-risk management, and client relations
  • Recognise “red flags” for new, rapidly changing, and forms of Financial Crime – and be able to react to them
  • Devise appropriate risk controls, compliance strategies, and early-detection mechanisms.

Course Outline Course Outline

Understanding Money Laundering

  • What is Money Laundering?
  • Why does the international community need to combat Money Laundering?
  • The Criminalisation of Money Laundering – and how more crimes are now interpreted as Money Laundering
  • The expansion of Money Laundering: from drugs to corruption to terrorism

The Stages of Money Laundering

  • Types of products and services used by Money Launderers
  • Money Laundering techniques explained:
    • Placement
    • Layering
    • Integration

The International Community’s response to Money Laundering post-9/11

  • Combating Terrorist Financing (CTF)
  • OFAC: the Office of Foreign Assets Control – which has global reach
  • The US Patriot Act – which also has global reach
  • International Sanctions

Compliance with Anti-Money Laundering Legislation

  • The International Anti-Money Laundering Effort
  • The Financial Action Task Force (FATF):
    • FATF’s membership categories
    • FATF’s 40 Recommendations on Money Laundering
    • FATF’s guidance on CTF
  • UK Regulations and Legislation and how they have become the template for many countries’ legislation
  • The Problem of Offshore Finance and Tax Havens

Individual Banks’ / Companies’ Compliance Strategies

  • Internal Controls, Procedures and Policies
  • Arrangements required to combat Money Laundering
  • Compliance Monitoring
  • Cooperation with the Authorities and the Regulators
  • “Know Your Customer” Rules
  • Identification and Verification (ID&V)
  • Impact on Strategy, Client Relations and Human Resources

Recognising and Reporting Suspicious Transactions

  • Statutory Obligations
  • Internal reporting of suspicious transactions
  • External reporting procedures
  • Record-keeping
  • Document retention
  • Document retrieval

Money Laundering Detection Techniques

  • Prevention, Detection and Due Diligence
  • “Red Flags” on client transactions
  • Suspicious transactions
  • Early-Warning Mechanisms

Financial Intelligence

  • Profiling a company’s clients
  • Using the information companies have about their clients to try to predict who might be involved in Financial Crime

Bribery & Corruption

  • What are Bribery & Corruption?
  • The UK’s Bribery & Corruption Act 2010
    • N.B Although this is a piece of UK legislation its impact is truly global: it “catches” all UK companies’ overseas offices and all UK nationals working for companies outside the UK
  • Its offences and protections

Dealing with Financial Fraud

  • Recognising those clients most likely to become involved in Fraud
  • Recognising Types of Fraud
  • Detection, Red Flags and Early-Warning Mechanisms

Major Fraud Types

  • Payment Fraud
  • Plastic Card Fraud
  • International Trade Fraud – especially in Documentary Letters of Credit
  • Prime Bank Instrument Fraud and Ghost Money
  • …and, of course, fraud that is perpetrated by bank staff: Internal Fraud

Other Financial Crimes

  • Identity Theft and “Phishing”

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The instructor and the participants are in two different physical locations and communicate via the Internet
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