Firms must stay vigilant on transations amid Middle East unrest

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Financial institutions must study "the risk that is hiding in relationships", says Andrew Yuille, head of global marketing for risk consultancy World-Check in response to the continuing civil unrest in the Middle East and north Africa.

"It's not who you think you're doing business with, but who you're really doing business with," he says.

Last week, the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) published a reminder to financial institutions of their obligations on transaction monitoring, particularl