How do you know if you are complying with your Money Laundering Regulations (MLR) obligations?
Why Use an AML Compliance Checklist?
The rules in the MLR are extensive and when added to those of AML Supervisory Authorities, such as the HMRC and FCA, the scope is even broader. You want to be sure you are meeting all the requirements and can effectively evidence your AML policies and controls. The use of an AML audit checklist, whether it’s your own or a purchased one, will save you time and money in the long run.
Having the rules, legislation, standards and expectations set out in writing means you can assess your AML compliance program. The correct checklist format can also reveal non-compliance patterns and provide valuable management information.
AML Checklist Questions
There is no standard format for the assessment criteria that should appear on a anti money laundering compliance checklist. However, by reviewing the MLR and additional guidance published by the HMRC, FCA, JMLSG and FATF, you can define questions in a structured manner. You can also read our article on which AML documents you might need to satisfy your Supervisory Authority.
The aim of the questions defined in your checklist are to identify areas of non-compliance with regards to your anti money laundering obligations. These also extend to supporting areas such as due diligence, risk assessments and client onboarding.
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