UK FSA eases ID checking

Financial Crime

In a report, ID – defusing the issue: a progress report, published in October, the FSA changed its stance on several key ID issues. Ian Mullen, chief executive of the British Bankers Association, speaking at an FSA conference on money laundering and fraud in late October, said it was important that the FSA recognised that the "fear factor" created by its supervisory approach and enforcement actions had "caused firms to take a more rigid approach towards ID than the [Joint Money Laundering

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