‘Give us tools to finish the job’, say finance’s crime fighters

UK’s economic crime agency calls for public, private sectors to seize moment following Ukraine invasion

Protecting finance

The head of the UK watchdog tasked with clamping down on financial crime has said the authorities and the private sector must seize on “the signal event” of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and ensure that the resulting momentum to fight money laundering and sanctions busting is not lost.

“Everywhere I go, I am told the information sharing in the UK isn’t what it should be,” said Rob Jones, director-general of the National Crime Agency’s National Economic Crime Centre (NECC), on 26 April during a

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