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Money laundering

The ICAEW Library & Information Service provides a range of anti-money laundering information, services and resources which can be accessed through the links on this page.

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  • Special topics
  • Online articles
  • Guidance
  • Further resources

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Featured guide

Money Laundering Regulations 2017
ICAEW (2017)
Guidance from ICAEW's technical team on the new regulations and how practitioners should implement the 4th Anti Money Laundering Directive.

Featured ebook

Anti-money laundering
Introduction to the UK's anti-money laundering regime for businesses and employees.

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Special topics

Online articles

The library provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. Access to articles is provided to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

OPBAS and UK anti-money laundering

A look at the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (OPBAS), which will operate in 2018 and will be hosted by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). OPBAS is being created to address differences in how anti-money laundering guidelines are applied. The article looks at AML terms under the current system, and other legislative efforts being taken by the UK.

Is Scotland a safe haven for fraud?

Recent months have seen an increasing prevalence of Scottish Limited Partnerships in fraudulent activity. Reportedly, 20 SLPs were involved in a Moldovan bank fraud with losses estimated at $1 billion. This article discusses the sudden popularity of SLPs and their potential role in money laundering operations.

How to... avoid money laundering scams

Money laundering is a growing problem - experts tell Director magazine how businesses can avoid getting caught out by four common scams.

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Member helpline
Free advice for ICAEW members on general and specific AML issues, which can be discussed anonymously.

Money Laundering Regulations 2017
Overview of the new regulations.

Money Laundering: Supplementary guidance for the tax practitioner (TAXGUIDE 4/09)
Appendix to the CCAB anti-money laundering guidance, published in June 2009 following Treasury approval.

Further advice
Collection of ICAEW helpsheets, webinars and other resources on money laundering.

Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB)

Draft AML guidance for the accountancy sector
Revised guidance published in draft form in August 2017.

Accountants and Counter-Terrorist Financing
Brief introduction to terrorist financing and AML countermeasures. Published June 2015.

Staying safe within the money laundering regulations
Summarises best practices for accountants trying to fulfil their obligations under the AML regime. Published June 2015.

Anti-Money Laundering Guidance for the Accountancy Sector
Provides an interpretation of the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 and the relevant primary legislation. Also offers practical guidance for matters not prescribed in law. Published August 2008

For further sources of guidance, see our page on UK guidance issuing bodies.

Articles and Books in the Library collection

Selected works

Money laundering officer's practical handbook
Annual publication from Money Laundering Resource. Includes forms, checklists and step-by-step guides to compliance.

Money Laundering Bulletin
The Library subscribes to the Money Laundering Bulletin published by Informa. We hold a complete run from December 2005 onwards.

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