Key clients collapsing is one of the most common ways for businesses to become insolvent. In some industries putting up considerable amounts of money before getting paid is standard, and in most industries there is some degree of investment before getting paid. Creating sensible credit limits for clients is essential for every business.
Consumers are being given never before seen digital rights. They must also consent to the use of their data and request access to the data held on them. The fines for non-compliance are considerable (up to 4% of turnover or €20 million). These steps will set you on the right track towards ensuring compliance.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is going to put individuals in charge of their data and give them power to decide when companies can use their data. In this blog we look at this in more detail here (link to - How can companies prepare efficiently for GDPR).
If a business interacts with ‘gig economy’ platforms like Uber, Handy or Airbnb they open up a number of compliance risks. These risks are manageable but you need to be aware of their many forms; here is a quick guide so you can start to assess the risk profile of your business.
Serious concerns have been raised that a regulatory loophole could be enabling international money launderers to register their businesses with Companies House in the UK as part of their criminal activities.
Big Data has the potential to revolutionise how financial institutions conduct their KYC (‘Know Your Client’) due diligence. Internal data collation is not serving most companies, data sets are incomplete and large decentralised systems used by organisations mean that information on a customer can be spread across multiple internal systems.
AML4D has been drafted to ensure that companies are more accountable for any connection to money laundering or terrorist financing. This will make life harder for compliance professionals as non-compliance can lead to sanctions and reputational damage.