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Project Financial Crime

This project gives professionals with the passion and enthusiasm to reduce financial crime the opportunity to network with, share expertise and learn from like minded people and invited external guests. We produce thought leader guides on crucial financial crime topics for members and influencers in the sector. A fantastic opportunity to help determine policies to defeat criminals who increasingly use technology to conceal their activities. We aim to ensure the good guys keep one step ahead.

Jane Jee, Project Lead

Project Knowledge Partners:

Mission Statement:

To deliver community-driven solutions that address the problems posed by digital and financial criminal activity and position The Payments Association and its members as leaders in tackling financial crime

Key objectives for 2022

  • Support the ability of members to comply with legislation through content pieces such as Open Mics, webinars and podcasts
  • Defining where and how technology can help Compliance
  • Lobby the UK government to increase investment into tackling economic crime
  • Campaigning to ensure better data sharing within the industry
  • Increase awareness of  RegTechs within TPA membership
  • Share intel within TPA membership on new prevention methods and emerging threats

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Data Sharing 
  • Digital Identity – DCMS framework
  • ML/TF compliance guidance
  • RegTech including AI and Machine Learning
  • Public/Private collaboration and intra each sector collaboration
  • Beneficial ownership transparency
  • Enforcement
  • Liaison with other bodies such as UK Finance, City of London, Fintrail & CIFAS

Future Topics of Interest:

  • Decentralised Finance
  • Cybersecurity 

Wider Industry Work:

  • National Crime Agency – UK Financial Intelligence Unit
  • UK Finance Economic Crime Working Group 
  • Joint Fraud Taskforce Meeting (JTF)
  • Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
  • Payments Systems Regulator (PSR) 

Featured Content

Project Financial Crime launched the highly successful webinar on the abuses of Companies House in May this year. 

Click here to watch the full webinar. 

Project Financial Crime Team


Jane Jee – Director, Jee Associates and The Hilda Project


Angela Yore – Managing Director, SkyParlour

Deputy Mentor

Mitch Trehan – Head of UK Compliance & MLRO, Banking Cirle

Team Members

Philip Creed – Director, fscom

Andrew Churchill – Director, Technology Strategy

Victoria Preece – Senior Compliance Manager, allpay

Alison Clair – Mortgage Fraud, External Relations, Lloyds

Fabien Ignaccolo – Chief Executive Officer, Okay

Neil Turner – Compliance Manager, Mastercard

Sara George – Partner, Sidley Austin

James Hunt – SME Acquiring Fraud Risk, Feedzai 

Ryan Platt – Director of Risk and Compliance, Vyne

Nick Fleetwood – Senior Product Manager, FORM3 Tech

Tom Pilling – Chief Risk Officer, Trust Payments 

Keith Stanton – International Product Manager, FIS

Agnes Perchel – Deputy MLRO, Trust Payments

Vitor Camara – Senior Financial Crime Manager, Post Office

Gregory Dellas – Chief Compliance and Innovation Officer, ECOMMBX

Vasile Valcov – VP Sales, Salt Edge

Paddy Beagan – GM Europe and VP Sales, Vesta

Geoff Sutton – Senior Manager, Financial Crime, EY

Jeeva Moni – FS Technology Consulting, EY 

Alex Nash – Money Laundering Reporting Officer, Griffin

Chryssi Chorafa – Founder & CEO, StarLix

Directory of Payments Association Members

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Entersekt is a leading provider of strong device identity and customer authentication software. Financial institutions and other large enterprises in countries across the globe rely on its multi-patented technology to communicate with their clients securely, protect them from fraud, and serve them convenient new experiences irrespective of the channel or device in use. They have repeatedly credited the Entersekt Secure Platform with helping to drive adoption, deepen engagement, and open opportunities for growth, all while meeting their compliance obligations with confidence.
6-1 AML / KYC / Identity / Fraud Management / Compliance
Okay is a fully compliant « Strong Customer Authentication » platform that provides transaction and authentication security via financial apps. We help all issuers comply with PSD2 SCA’s requirements by integrating strong yet frictionless security services to their apps, shielding the authentication process from any attack, even the unknown, innovative ones of tomorrow.
6-1 AML / KYC / Identity / Fraud Management / Compliance
Chargebacks911® is a leader in payments industry innovation, pushing the envelope in chargeback mitigation to help merchants recover more revenue than ever-before possible. It provides innovative new solutions, patented technologies, and tactical dispute strategies to manage chargebacks – all of which are customised for more than 25 different industries, with flexibility to accommodate any payment method or sales tactic. This strategy is based on the fundamental principle that all chargebacks are produced by one of three sources: criminal fraud, friendly fraud, or merchant error. Non-technical and API integrations generate quick and effortless results. Recently, the dispute experts at Chargebacks911 launched a new brand, Fi911, to support financial institutions with innovative back-office management technologies. Its proprietary DisputeLab™ makes resolving chargeback disputes faster and more efficient by optimizing each step in the dispute cycle. Both Chargebacks911 and Fi911 are based out of locations in North America and Europe to support global merchants and financial institutions with on-demand, region-specific expertise. Chargebacks911 has received many accolades for its dedicated work in the space, and has been named the Customer Choice Award for Best Chargeback Management Solution at the CardNotPresent Awards for four years in succession.
6-1 AML / KYC / Identity / Fraud Management / Compliance
GBG offers a range of solutions that help organisations quickly validate and verify the identity and location of their customers. Our market-leading technology, data and expertise help our customers improve digital access, deliver a seamless experience and establish trust so that they can transact quickly, safely and securely with their customers online.  Headquartered in the UK and with over 1,000 team members across 16 countries, we work with 20,000 customers in over 70 countries. To find out more about how we help our customers establish trust with their customers, visit www.gbgplc.com 
6-1 AML / KYC / Identity / Fraud Management / Compliance
fscom is a boutique firm of compliance experts who specialise in the payments and e-money, crypto, retail banking, and trading and broking sector. We help firms adhere to the regulatory requirements in the UK and Ireland, specifically in authorisations, advice, audits, interim roles and training across financial crime, regulatory compliance and cyber security.
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