What might Brexit mean for the fight against money laundering?
With the UK’s chaotic exit of the European Union fast approaching, it provides the perfect opportunity for money launderers to take full advantage of potential loopholes and the uncertainty shrouding agreements.
Looking at the past year, it’s evident that 2018 saw some incredibly high-profile cases of money laundering. For offenders to operate successfully in organised criminal circles, ‘dirty’ money needs to be cleaned before it can be used. This poses a real threat to not only businesses but also to the general public, as criminal activity such as people trafficking, terrorist financing and drug dealing is funded and supported by laundered money.
Read the full article in The Spectator.