The Campaign Crisis: MPs and their Mishaps

As election day looms, we look back at what has been a tumultuous campaign for MP candidates from all parties. As is becoming the norm in British politics, online blunders and revelations have once again ended several political careers. In a previous blog post we...

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Sharing is Caring. Right?

The emergence of sharing economy companies, such as Uber, Airbnb, and Bolt has brought a question mark around the level of due diligence conducted on service providers. Does the very nature of the sharing economy, which has called into question the regulatory system...

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Assurance for the Insurance Sector: SMCR and beyond

Today the Bank of England tells insurance companies to improve their working cultures after revelations about sexual harassment and bullying in the industry. The Prudential Regulation Authority has flagged recent instances of alleged abuse as of “deep concern” and...

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Neotas gets grant for screening system

Neotas – a leading provider of online due diligence for the financial services sector - is joining forces with artificial intelligence (AI) experts at the University of Essex to develop a next-generation screening system. The London-based company has been awarded a...

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5 minutes with Ian Howard, Neotas

In the latest instalment of our HR executive interview series, we talk to Neotas Director Ian Howard about his company, industry trends and careers advice… Tell us about your company, products and services. Neotas is a technology led company, focused on providing pre...

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PwC Midlands Event – Birmingham

Yesterday our CEO Vipul was delighted to speak at an event run in the Midlands. We were invited to come along and share the Neotas story in front of an audience of senior professionals and practitioners at PwC....

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MLROs.com Conference Two

On 12 June 2019, we attended and sponsored the MLROs.com Conference Two, hosted at Winckworth Sherwood in London. Rapid enhancements to technology, particularly around face and voice recognition, are set to change the way we interact with the financial system. Our CEO...

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A Stewards Enquiry for Investment Due Diligence?

On Wednesday 22 May, Neotas hosted a networking evening with clients, peers and partners from across the Investment and M&A world. The evening began with an engaging panel discussion led by guest panellists, Dr. Mike Hicks of Catalysis Advisory, Carrie Osman of Cruxy...

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Political Parties & Public Faux Pas

One of the longest standing traditions in British politics is public faux pas, often in the form of controversial, ignorant or downright outrageous statements made by Members of Parliament. In the past, apart from the most egregious of quotes, MPs only had to survive...

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People shouldn’t be bought & sold…

Modern Slavery and human trafficking are some of the most widespread crimes in the world. An estimated 40.3 million people are victims of human trafficking, with 24.9m of these estimated to have been exploited for labour and 15.4m in forced marriage (according to the...

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Is it time to get your act together online?

Recent news has covered a string of incidents involving public figures in relation to their activity online. Yesterday, an actress was fired by a TV soap series due to historic and offensive tweets. What she had shared on a computer screen led to the producers taking...

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Part 3: How do we measure Culture?

In PART 2 of the Courage, Culture and Conduct series, Patrick Butler shared his views on courage as the foundation of a value-focused culture  >> READ HERE The question we are most often asked at the Conduct and Culture Academy (CCA) is, “how do you measure behaviour,...

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Seaborne Freight: the deal fraught with red flags

At the end of 2018, a £13.8m contract was awarded to a ferry company, Seaborne Freight, in preparation for the potential consequences of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. The company is expected to run ferry services between Ramsgate and Ostend from March onwards. However, in a...

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Is it time to PEP up your Due Diligence Process?

In 2017, Parliament passed the Money Laundering Regulations (MLRs) on the back of the EU’s Fourth Money Laundering Directive (4AMLD). With the aim of tackling terrorist financing and money laundering, the MLRs represented the government’s push to encourage businesses...

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Part 1: Fear as an Impediment to Success

The behavioural theories that underpin the regulators’ approach to mitigate misconduct, are also fundamental to driving success. If we focus on the behaviours that drive value in the long term, this will align interests of employees, managers, boards and shareholders...

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The Bigger Picture for Banks: OSINT meets AML

Between 2-5% of the global GDP is laundered globally in one year, amounting to approximately $2 trillion in current US dollars, according to an estimate by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. In the UK alone it is estimated that British banks spend £5bn each...

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