Economic crime

The Economic crime team is responsible for leading the industry’s collective fight against economic crime in the UK, encompassing fraud, anti-money laundering (AML), sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption, law enforcement collaboration and information and intelligence sharing.

At UK Finance we seek to ensure that the UK is the safest and most transparent country in the world from and in which to do financial business. We do this by:

  • tackling economic crime in partnership with the public sector and other industries 
  • protecting customers and members from fraud 
  • highlighting the societal cost and impact of financial crime
  • supporting solutions in areas such as modern slavery, human trafficking and terrorism.

We represent our members by providing an authoritative voice to influence regulatory and political change, in the UK and internationally. We act as advocates on behalf of members to both media and customers, articulating the industry’s achievements and building its reputation. 

The team covers all aspects of economic crime, encompassing not just policy and project work but uniquely, operational delivery, demonstrating tangible savings for members.

UK Finance is considered the definitive source of industry fraud data and statistics. Our Information and Intelligence Unit is the central information sharing hub for fraud within the financial sector. 

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