With money laundering, terrorist financing and the integrity of the UK’s financial services sector high on the agenda, the Economic Crime Congress will deliver timely updates on the key economic crime topics of 2018, as well as spotlighting other topical issues such as fraud in an increasingly digital world.

The Congress is a one-day, multi-stream event that will focus on anti-money laundering, financial sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption, terrorism financing and fraud prevention. 

The evolution and culmination of the hugely popular annual Financial Crimes & Sanctions conference, the Congress will bring together top international and UK experts and practitioners who will benefit from on-site seminars, exhibitions, and private networking available to delegates throughout the day.

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Stream One: Anti-Money Laundering:

SARs Reform > Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive > International Trends > The Law Commission Review > The FATF Review > The Impact of Brexit > Financial Crime Compliance > FinTech AML Solutions > Counter-Terrorism Sanctions

Stream Two: Financial Sanctions:

Geopolitical Developments > Anti-Corruption Compliance > Post-Brexit Sanctions > Enhanced Sanctions > Counter Measures > Enhanced Sanctions Risks > North Korean Sanctions > Terrorism Financing

Stream Three: Anti-Bribery & Corruption:

Building Intelligence Pictures > Tainted Money > International Integrity > The Role of Non-Financial Professions > Unexplained Wealth Orders > Corrupt Elites > Tools to Tackle Corruption > International Cooperation

Stream Four: Fraud Prevention:

Future Threat Landscapes > Authorised Push Payment Scams > Take Five to Stop Fraud > Tackling Money Mules > Contingent Reimbursement Models > Cybercrime > Banking Protocols > Data Sharing > Economic Crime Reform > Repatriating Funds > Interventions & Protections > Tackling Volume Fraud > Liabilities



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Delegates from across the UK Finance membership and wider economic crime industry will include:

  • Financial Crime representatives
  • Government bodies: Home Office, DWP, Cabinet Office
  • Regulatory bodies: PSR, FCA, HMT, International delegates
  • International peers & stakeholders: Banks, Trade associations, Regulators, LEA
  • Law Enforcement Agencies: NCA, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) , City of London Police (CoLP)
  • Fintechs: Third party providers
  • Telcos: TUFF, Ofcom, Network Providers
  • Academics

Previous attendees have included: Directors of Financial Crime, Heads of Anti Money Laundering, Financial Crime Prevention Advisors, Heads of Financial Crime Policy, General Counsels, Barristers, Fraud Prevention Managers.


Headline Sponsor

In association with LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions provides customers with solutions to assist them in evaluating and predicting risk and enhancing operational efficiency.

We use the power of data and analytics to help our customers make better, timelier decisions. Our innovative solutions enable organisations to manage risks like identity theft, fraud, money laundering and bribery and corruption.

By bringing clarity to information, we ultimately help make communities safer, commerce more transparent, business decisions easier and processes more efficient.

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for business.


Content Partner: PA Consulting





PA Consulting is an innovation and transformation consultancy, we believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

We help financial services firms understand, evolve, and meet the disruptive forces of regulation, technology and changing customer expectations.

Our teams of experts combine deep knowledge of banking, insurance, financial crime, asset management, pensions and private equity with expertise in strategy, technology and innovation. This enables us to help our clients adapt, transform and succeed. We work with both regulators and regulated firms so we have unique insight which differentiates us from other consultancies globally.

Content Partner: EY

When the financial services industry works well, it creates growth, prosperity and peace of mind for hundreds of millions of people. No other industry touches so many lives or shapes so many futures.

At EY Financial Services, we share a single focus — to build a better financial services industry, not just for now, but for the future.

We train and nurture our inclusive teams to develop minds that can transform, shape and innovate financial services. Our professionals come together from different backgrounds and walks of life to apply their skills and insights to ask better questions. It’s these better questions that lead to better answers, benefiting our clients, their clients and the wider community. Our minds are made to protect a better financial services industry. It’s how we play our part in building a better working world.


We are delighted to be joined by the following exhibitors:

Bureau Van Dijk

When you need to understand the companies in your ecosystem, you’ll benefit from a certain approach. With comprehensive global coverage, the richest source of beneficial ownership data available, plus information on PEPs and sanctions, we are the resource for compliance and onboarding checks.

Orbis is the world’s most powerful comparable data resource on private companies. It contains information on around 300 million companies; including directors, company structures, beneficial owners, PEPs and sanctions and adverse news. Orbis feeds into Compliance Catalyst – a platform that turns risk assessment into a series of simple steps.

Register for a free trial at www.bvdinfo.com


Nuix (www.nuix.com) understands the DNA of data at enormous scale. Our software pinpoints the critical information organisations need to anticipate, detect and act on cybersecurity, risk and compliance threats.

Our intuitive platform identifies hidden connections between people, objects, locations and events – providing real-time clarity, control and efficiency to uncover the key facts and their context.

Nuix and our partners deliver solutions that incorporate our global expertise in cybersecurity, law enforcement, digital forensics, investigation, intelligence, legal discovery and information governance. We continually innovate to solve the complex challenges our customers face today and build their capacity to anticipate what’s next.

  • Sphonic
  • Synectics
  • Unicorn

Synectics Solutions

Financial crime is causing harm to companies and organisations across the globe, which is why we’re proud to offer truly expert and leading-edge data-driven solutions which empower our customers to detect, analyse and then prevent financial crime and fraud across a variety of leading industries.

For almost a quarter of a century we’ve led the technological revolution in and around sharing data and data syndication, and we’ve given data-led intelligence to our global customers to allow them to make informed decisions and ultimately take back control, saving significant amounts of revenue, time and reputational harm.


In a landscape of challenging and sophisticated criminal activity, the UK Finance Learning Hub meets the ongoing need for robust regulatory compliance and financial crime training.

The hub’s comprehensive training suite focuses on compliance obligations and highlights practical applications for all staff. From the Basics of Financial Crime, Fighting Fraud and Preventing Money Laundering to Combatting Market Abuse, Complying with Sanctions and undertaking Customer Due Diligence – UK Finance’s Learning Hub has it all covered!

Courses feature interactive, immersive just-in-time content with practical examples and case studies showing how the learning can be applied in real-life situations.

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If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring, please contact: events@ukfinance.org.uk

Economic Crime Congress
Event Details

Central London

Start Date: 12th December 2018
End Date: 12th December 2018

9 am  – 5 pm

£385 + VAT for Members and Associate Members
£885 + VAT for non-members

PLEASE NOTE: This event is Chatham House and not open to media. For more information about the event, please email press@ukfinance.org.uk