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Anti-money laundering - the essentials

Anti-money laundering - the essentials is a newsletter produced by ICAEW's professional standards team to help you keep up-to-date on the key changes in the money laundering regime and help inform your risk assessment, policies and procedures. We email ICAEW money laundering reporting officers when a new issue of Anti-money laundering – the essentials is available. Anti-money laundering – the essentials' is also available to all ICAEW members – please select the anti-money laundering topic from your list of preferences and we will notify you by email when a new issue is available.

Issue 21 June 2021

30-06-2021

AML the essentials, issue 21 contains an invitation to our next live webinar, guidance on court orders (in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police) and an update on improvements to the SARs online portal.

Issue 20 March 2021

25-03-2021

AML the essentials, issue 20 contains guidance on how to submit good quality SARs, red flag indicators shared by the Metropolitan Police and an invitation to attend an upcoming SARs webinar (which is being jointly hosted by the National Crime Agency). We have also summarised ICAEW guidance issued so far in 2021.

Issue 19 January 2021

11-01-2021

This issue contains information on changes to sanctions list and legistaltion following the end of the transition period, as well as Suspicious Activity Reporting resources and money laundering risk alerts from the National Crime Agency.

Issue 18 October 2020

23-10-2020

AML the essentials, issue 18 contains updated CCAB guidance and explanatory notes, a reminder on furlough fraud, and clarification on reporting discrepancies on the People of Significant Control register.

Issue 17 July 2020

14-07-2020

AML the essentials, issue 17 contains our summary of the National Crime Agency’s assessment of serious organised crime and the key factors accountants should be aware of. The issue also contains advice on what to do if you suspect your client of COVID-19 fraud and our 2020 AML monitoring report, particularly useful if you have an upcoming monitoring review.

Issue 16 - April 2020

30-03-2020

Issue 16 of our Anti-Money Laundering update includes a Guide to client due diligence during the Coronavirus outbreak, a new Source of wealth factsheet and a reminder of the recent changes to the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Regulations.

Issue 15 - November 2019

28-11-2019

Issue 15 of our Anti-Money Laundering update includes an update on the Fifth Money Laundering directive and two new pieces of supplementary anti-money laundering guidance from CCAB.

Issue 14 - August 2019

28-08-2019

Issue 14 of our Anti-Money Laundering update includes a new electronic due diligence helpsheet and reports and resources from the Government, HM Treasury and the Law Commission.

Issue 13 - June 2019

25-06-2019

This issue of our Anti-Money Laundering update includes new crypto-asset guidance, new helpsheets and highlights the Government’s consultation on corporate transparency and register reform.

Issue 12 - March 2019

13-03-2019

This issue of AML – the essentials covers new Suspicious Activity Reporting resources, the legal status of cannabis and the Government’s new economic crime task force.

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