Spotting the patterns of terrorist financing

Banks must recognise weak points and likely signs of Isis funding

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Keeping track of the flow of money used to finance terrorist groups is highly resource-intensive and difficult to achieve. An ever-growing problem, it is the source of much unease within the anti-money laundering (AML) community.

A recent poll of 1,500 members of Acams, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, at its US conference, found that 63% of AML professionals do not believe current AML controls are suited to identifying the financing of terrorism, demonstrating a

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