Sanctions and Export Controls

Leveraging sanctions expertise and positive engagement as the most well-connected industry body, recognised in promoting global sanctions compliance and providing a collective voice for industry-government dialogue.

At UK Finance we work with a vast array of different industry sectors, advisory firms, government, regulators and international bodies to ensure our members are put first in identifying good practice and ultimately improving the effectiveness of global sanctions compliance.

In the UK, we regularly engage with:

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Department for Business and Trade

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Meet the Team

Neil oversees the UK Finance sanctions programme and has worked in financial services for over 20 years, specialising in sanctions compliance since 2009. Prior to joining UK Finance, Neil had worked within sanctions remediation at a number of banks. Working closely with industry, government, regulators and educators Neil aims to make sanctions requirements clear and easier to understand. Neil regularly promotes CPD and diversity & inclusion.

 


 

Anila is a qualified Barrister at Law with exposure to a variety different legal specialisms, responsible for advancing all work in respect to the breadth of sanctions regimes and implementation, monitoring the application of sanctions laws and regulations. Founder of Women in Sanctions and Co-host of the UK Finance Sanctions School podcast, Anila regularly promotes diversity & inclusion as a generation leader for Women and Ethnic Minority groups.

 


 

Ed brings a deep understanding of government institutions, the Parliamentary process, and public policy to the Sanctions and Export Controls team. At UK Finance he previously worked with Public Affairs to advocate on behalf of the sector with senior political stakeholders during the passage of bills such as the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act. 

Prior to joining UK Finance, Ed achieved a BSc in Politics at the London School of Economics (LSE) and was a policy researcher to Chris Philp MP, developing Philp's Ministerial policy portfolio for the Home Office and Department of Justice, as well as during his time as the Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy.

 


 

About Us

Staying ahead of the enforcement curve, our sanctions team provide first-hand updates and communications on sanctions developments as well as horizon scanning for political, regulatory, and legal changes that impact the sanctions arena, by:

  • Representing over 300 Financial Institution, our Members receive updates from government and industry at our dedicated monthly Members Panel.
  • Representing over 200 cross-industry sectors ran on a similar model to our Members Panel, our Associate Members also receive updates from government and industry at our dedicated monthly Associate Members Panel.
  • Enabling Members to deep dive on individual sanctions priorities in our Thematic Working Groups.
  • Leveraging sanctions knowledge amongst our members we work in partnership with universities and course providers to ensure everyone is up to speed via our sanctions Education stream, offering our Sanctions School podcast as a key resource.
     
  • With a vast array of seniority levels and over 400 women, our Women in Sanctions Forum is open and free for all to join at quarterly meetings.
     
  • Hosting a number of events throughout the year:
    - Numerous Technical Briefings
    Two Sanctions Conferences
    - Annual Economic Crime Congress
  • Members also receive Insights with key policy updates, briefings, papers, blogs and weekly newsletters.

Contact Us

For further enquiries, please contact us via sanctions@ukfinance.org.uk.

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Certificate in Managing Sanctions Risk

On-going

01.01.23

ICA courses

Certificate in Managing Sanctions Risk

Sanctions can be a complex topic and dealing with sanctioned parties can be a risky business. National or international sanctions may be issued against individuals, entities, groups or nations; or even trading activities/particular sectors. Those bodies charged with enforcing sanctions compliance are particularly active at the moment, with multiple fines for firms in recent years stretching into billions of dollars. Suitable for those working financial crime and regulatory compliance. Understand the threat and learn to mitigate the risk with the ICA certificate suite.
International Diploma in Managing Sanctions Risk

On-going

25.09.23

ICA courses

International Diploma in Managing Sanctions Risk

Sanctions are a crucial instrument in the international battle against financial crime and human rights abuses. The rules are complex, but this diploma-level course will equip you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to make reasoned decisions and demonstrate your professional credibility in managing sanctions risk. This course is awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester. ECC Delegates can get a 10% discount on the Sanctions Diploma Courses - USE DISCOUNT CODE: UKFIN10 at checkout. 
Advanced Certificate in Managing Sanctions Risk

On-going

16.10.23

ICA courses

Advanced Certificate in Managing Sanctions Risk

Sanctions are a key tool in the armoury of the global fight against financial crime. Understanding sanctions remains a complex yet fascinating topic and is crucial for the development of well-rounded strategy in combating financial crime. The ICA Advanced Certificate in Managing Sanctions Risk explores the intricacies and challenges of meeting sanctions obligations.  You will learn about the latest sanctions challenges and best practice and you will review case studies so you understand the risks sanctions present to firms and the frameworks used to manage these risks.
Specialist Certificate in Money Laundering Risk in Correspondent Banking

On-going

01.01.23

ICA courses

Specialist Certificate in Money Laundering Risk in Correspondent Banking

In this course, you will analyse the fundamentals of correspondent banking and the opportunities for money launderers. You will explore the risk assessment and management approaches and the importance of robust due diligence as a risk control. This on demand course is awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester. UK Finance members can get a 5% discount on all ICA courses - USE DISCOUNT CODE: UKFIN5 at checkout.  Learning Outcomes
Specialist Certificate in Anti-Corruption

On-going

01.01.23

ICA courses

Specialist Certificate in Anti-Corruption

Manage the bribery and corruption risk exposure at your firm more effectively with this accessible, online course. You will evaluate key areas such as PEPs, third parties and geographical/sectoral risk, the global anti-corruption framework and controls.  This on demand course is awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester. UK Finance members can get a 5% discount on all ICA courses - USE DISCOUNT CODE: UKFIN5 at checkout.  Learning Outcomes
International Diploma in Financial Crime Prevention

Ongoing

01.01.23

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International Diploma in Financial Crime Prevention

This advanced level course will better equip you to meet the many challenges associated with identifying, understanding and mitigating financial crime risks including fraud, cybercrime, corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing. It will deepen your understanding and enhance your professional credibility.   This course is awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester. UK Finance members can get a 5% discount on all ICA courses - USE DISCOUNT CODE: UKFIN5 at checkout. 
Specialist Certificate in Trade Based Money Laundering

On-going

01.01.23

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Specialist Certificate in Trade Based Money Laundering

Trade based money laundering is a highly effective way to launder the proceeds of crime or finance terrorism. By exploiting the complexities of international trade, criminals can transmit huge amounts of value across borders with little chance of detection.  This course will enable you to compare and contrast the trade-based money laundering typologies such as variable pricing and goods. It will also provide an understanding of how financial crime risk can manifest and be mitigated in this huge global marketplace. 
Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention

On-going

01.01.23

ICA courses

Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention

A practical, introductory course that will give you a solid understanding of core financial crime, fraud, bribery and corruption risks. This on demand course is awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester. UK Finance members can get a 5% discount on all ICA courses - USE DISCOUNT CODE: UKFIN5 at checkout.  Learning Outcomes
Certificate in Anti Money Laundering

On-going

01.01.23

ICA courses

Certificate in Anti Money Laundering

A practical, introductory-level course that will give you a solid understanding of core money laundering and terrorist financing risks. Suitable for operational or front-line staff as well as those considering embarking on a new career in AML as a stepping-stone for study at a higher level. This on demand course is awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester. UK Finance members can get a 5% discount on all ICA courses - USE DISCOUNT CODE: UKFIN5 at checkout.