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  • Three months on from Consumer Duty; where are with the initiative to protect vulnerable customers?

    By Jonathan Barrett, CEO of Comentis Consumer Duty, the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) initiative to protect customers including those who are vulnerable, has been in place for a little over three months now. Jonathan Barrett, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Comentis evaluates how firms are coping so far with their vulnerability assessments and what the…

  • 2024 fraud trends

    By Andrew Doyle, CEO, AML compliance software, NorthRow There’s no escaping the fact that incidents of fraud are growing, and at an alarming rate. In fact some of the statistics make for pretty grim reading. According to a report from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, up to five percent of corporate revenue is currently…

  • Liam J. Ryan’s Expertise in Property Development Shines in Maidenhead

    By Anne Schulze 20 November 2023 In Maidenhead, Assets For Life champions a transformative development project on the High Street. The company’s venture is set to foster community and economic growth, creating a revitalized urban business landscape and aligning with its blueprint for success in property investment. Assets For Life’s latest project is the company’s…

  • Innovation Meets Tradition: A Closer Look at Bri-Steel’s Process in Seamless Pipe Manufacturing

    From the primitive hammer and anvil to modern, computerized machining, the march of technological progress has left no industry untouched – least of all the steel industry. Once dominated by labor-intensive, energy-consuming methods, the industry—particularly within the seamless pipe manufacturing sector—has found itself on the cusp of a new era, driven by the constant pursuit…

  • Sleek, the Web3 Social Network, Raises US$5m to Power the Ownership Economy

    Hong Kong, Hong Kong, November 15th, 2023, Chainwire Sleek, a Web3 social network, today announces they have successfully raised US$5 million in a seed round, enabling them to power the ownership economy and bring blockchain-powered social media to the masses.  Officially launched in April 2023, the company aims to revolutionize human connection by making networking…

  • Are Resin Floors Durable?

    Resin flooring can be an excellent option for commercial and industrial settings and it is also gaining in popularity as a residential flooring material. Many people and companies appreciate the aesthetics associated with resin flooring – it has a remarkably smooth finish and a wide variety of colour options. Its durability, however, can often be…

  • What is composite fencing?

    If you’re looking for fencing materials for your property, you might have come across the term ‘composite fencing’. You might have found yourself wondering what composite fencing really is, and whether it’s worth investing in for your property. With tips from Fence Forge here’s what you need to know. What is composite fencing? Composite fencing…

  • Links Between Your Oral Health And Heart Disease

    Can Bad Teeth Cause Heart Problems? The relationship between oral health and heart disease is rooted in the transmission of bacteria and germs from the mouth to other parts of the body through the bloodstream. These microorganisms, upon reaching the heart, can attach to damaged areas, potentially causing inflammation and leading to conditions like endocarditis—an…

  • Maximal Minimalism? 10 Tips for Seamlessly Combining Two Design Styles

    Are you team minimalism or maximalism? In reality, there’s no need to pick sides. You can seamlessly blend both styles within your home. Rather than committing to a single style, consider the art of mixing and matching to craft an engaging and unique aesthetic. Explore the maximal minimalism tips to experience the home you’ve always…

  • The convergence of AML and KYC functions is critical for effective sanctions compliance

    By Elizabeth Callan Does your institution’s sanctions compliance program rely solely on customer screening and transaction filtering? If so, based on guidance from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), your program may be vulnerable to breaches. The convergence of sanctions compliance, AML investigations, and customer due diligence can minimize those risks, however. OFAC…

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