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20 March 2019

SARs in Action

Message from the Ian Mynot, head of the UKFIU

Welcome to the very first edition of SARs In Action, the new magazine from the UKFIU for all SARs regime stakeholders. Each publication will focus on aspecific issue relevant to the exploitation of financial intelligence to assist in preventing and detecting crime. For our inaugural publication we are looking at SARs which identify vulnerable people.

Although the SARs regime is for reporting knowledge or suspicions of money laundering/terrorist financing, one of the consequences of closer partnership working across agencies has been the identification of members of the public who are vulnerable or likely to become vulnerable to financial crime.

We’ll be lifting the lid on how the UKFIU identifies vulnerable members of the public and how we fast-track such SARs to law enforcement for them to take action.

Case studies illustrate the value of such SARs, which frequently prevent crime occurring or thwarting further losses.

There will also be key issues pertinent to reporters on submitting better quality SARs, as well as tips for law enforcement to ensure SARs data is exploited to its fullest potential.



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