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Changes to consumer credit regulation

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) became responsible for regulating consumer credit on 1 April 2014.
Modified date: 14/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Account takeover fraud – NFIB update

Russian and UK organised crime gangs are using Trojan software and cloned SIM cards to withdraw funds from thousands of bank accounts.
Modified date: 20/03/2014
Business and industry issue
 

KPMG issues the latest Profile of a Fraudster report

Cyber fraud represents an increasing risk as criminals turn to robotics to avoid detection.
Modified date: 16/01/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Countering virtual currency money laundering

The risks, regulatory landscape, and long term sustainability of the virtual currency industry come under the spotlight in our Fighting Fraud series.
Modified date: 16/01/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Cross-border Investigations: are you ready for the challenge?

Conducting cross-border investigations is complex. Add legal and cultural differences and you have a huge challenge facing global corporations today.
Modified date: 10/01/2014
Business and industry issue
 

KPMG Technology Risk Radar

With emerging threats and changing industry priorities, the Technology Risk landscape is constantly evolving. The threat risk radar is designed to aid understanding of the big picture risks that could undermine the smooth running of commercial operations.
Modified date: 06/12/2013
Business and industry issue
 

Preventing financial crime in the asset management sector

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a report on money laundering, bribery and corruption risks in the asset management sector.
Modified date: 06/12/2013
Business and industry issue
 

Shady business partners pose serious risk

A KPMG report into corporate intelligence background searches shows troublemaking directors are targeting financial, energy and technology businesses.
Modified date: 17/10/2013
Business and industry issue
 

Are finance shared service centres adequately managing fraud risks?

Finance shared service centres have become an essential part of many organisations, but they require a change in the way businesses manage fraud risks
Modified date: 14/10/2013
Business and industry issue
 

Astrus Insights - KPMG's analysis of third-party integrity risks

KPMG has launched the first study of its kind into the risks companies take when they enter into new business relationships
Modified date: 11/10/2013
Business and industry issue
 

National Fraud Intelligence Bureau: Monthly Threat Update

The latest National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) Monthly Threat Update
Modified date: 27/09/2013
Business and industry issue
 

Twin Peaks Regulation: Key Changes and Challenges

key opportunities and challenges for financial sector firms arising from the new ‘twin peaks’ regulatory approach of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA)
Modified date: 04/09/2013
Business and industry issue; Regulatory update
 

Crowdfunding: is there really safety in numbers?

A brief look at the history of crowdfunding or crowdsourcing shows that the model has existed for many years, but has only recently become a real commercial alternative for firms and individuals looking for capital injections into new ideas.
Modified date: 22/08/2013
Business and industry issue
 

Procurement Fraud: Are you Prepared? – Prevention and detection

The procurement cycle is fundamental to the profitability of an organisation; therefore procurement fraud poses a significant threat to organisations.
Modified date: 12/07/2013
Business and industry issue
 

Fraud increases 38% to over £0.5bn but real cost is human misery

Fraud cases totalling over £0.5bn were recorded in the first half of 2013, up over a quarter on the previous year, according to KPMG’s latest ‘Fraud barometer’
Modified date: 04/07/2013
Business and industry issue
 

The systemic question shifts to insurers

The IAIS published a consultation paper on its proposed method for assessing whether an insurance company is of global systemic importance. The paper does recognise in clear terms that “the traditional insurance business model is different from banking”.
Modified date: 21/06/2013
Business and industry issue
 

Risk: moving from a cost centre to a value creator

Plenty of scope exists for turning risk management, within insurance businesses, from a cost centre into a value creator claims Michael Crawford, Head of Insurance Risk & Capital, KPMG in the UK
Modified date: 17/06/2013
Business and industry issue
 

Procurement Fraud: Could this happen to you? - How it occurs

Abuse within the procurement cycle is common and can be damaging, from the magnitude of potential monetary losses through to reputational damage
Modified date: 07/06/2013
Business and industry issue
 

National Fraud Intelligence Bureau: Monthly Threat Update April 2013

The latest National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) Monthly Threat Update April 2013
Modified date: 07/06/2013
Business and industry issue
 

AB&C = Anti-Bribery and Corruption

Turn risk into advantage through anti-bribery and corruption (AB&C) compliance programmes
Modified date: 05/06/2013
Business and industry issue
 

Basel 3 Advisory and Implementation

The Basel 3 framework introduces another major change in capital/liquidity standards. Firms must engage with Basel 3 as soon as possible to put themselves in the best competitive position in the new post-crisis landscape. Are you onboard? KPMG can help.
Modified date: 03/06/2013
Business and industry issue
 

Secure All Areas: A CriticalEye and KPMG article on board-level considerations for cyber attacks

Malcolm Marshall, KPMG’s Global Leader for Information Protection and Business Resilience, highlights the key areas businesses should be watching to guard against cyber attacks.
Modified date: 28/05/2013
Business and industry issue
 

UK Competition Commission clears merger in PVC roofline sector

The Competition Commission found that existing suppliers of PVC roofline and window trim products have enough spare capacity to supply a sufficient number of the merging parties’ customers should they want to switch.
Modified date: 28/05/2013
Business and industry issue
 

KPMG's top 10 tips for defending against cyber attack

Here are KPMG’s top 10 tips for defending an organisation from cyber attacks
Modified date: 23/05/2013
Business and industry issue
 

The Role of the Chief Risk Officer in Financial Services

The Role of the Chief Risk Officer in Financial Services - Evolution, Revolution, or an Impossible Job?.
Modified date: 23/05/2013
Business and industry issue
 

Joint Venture Investigations

A joint venture investigation is a complex undertaking. Delivery in a situation of stress- speed is critical to a successful outcome
Modified date: 23/05/2013
Business and industry issue
 

National Fraud Intelligence Bureau: Monthly Threat Update February 2013

The latest National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) Threat Update has highlighted a number of developments in several classes of fraud.
Modified date: 23/05/2013
Business and industry issue
 

National Fraud Intelligence Bureau: Monthly Threat Update March 2013

The latest National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) Threat Update has highlighted a number of developments in several classes of fraud
Modified date: 17/04/2013
Business and industry issue
 

Food contamination: restoring trust

In the wake of the horsemeat scandal businesses now need to focus on restoring trust and confidence in their brands to minimise financial impact
Modified date: 03/04/2013
Business and industry issue
 

Data Loss Barometer 2012 - Exclusive Preview Webcast

The Data Loss Barometer 2012 reveals the latest data loss trends, common causes of data loss and exposing sector specific vulnerability
Modified date: 02/04/2013
Audio; Business and industry issue; Survey report
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