Agenda for Financial Crime 360 2022

Financial Crime 360 2022

Tuesday 22nd November 2022, London


Registration & Welcome Coffee


Welcome remarks & Attendees Orientation

 Senior representative, The Payments Association


Keynote panel: Financial Crime in payments in a digital remote world of banking: How to keep up with the latest and greatest as everything continues to digitizes?

–          How do you ensure your customers, clients and teams are on the same page? And how do you get there?

–          How can you keep up with instant payments and what are the compliance challenges?


Marion King,  Former Director of Payments, NatWest and Chair of the Advisory Board, The Payments Association (moderator)

Chris Hemsley, Managing Director, Payment System Regulator

Kris Carrera, Senior Vice President, FIS


Keynote Fireside chat: Title to be confirmed

David Capezza, Vice President – Risk Services, Visa


Keynote presentation: Setting the scene: The impact of The Russian/Ukraine war on economic crime and the world of Banking & Payments today

–          What crucial changes have been made and continue to be made to safeguard banks?

–          What are the challenges with sanctions?

–          How to monitor confiscation of assets of individuals?

–          Investor visas- What are banks doing about the stock of the 12,000 people?


Keynote panel: How can industry collaboration & sharing of data across all entities involved in a payment transaction reduce financial crime?

–          How and what should the set up look like for ease of communication between all institutions for this to be successfully adopted within internal processes?

–          What are the common challenges that requires this level of transparency and how it can really make a difference where new ways of payments are coming into play?

–          How can banks use data points/sharing such as IP address, Geo location, machines to help identify crime gangs earlier in the chain?


Mark McMurtrie, Director, Payments Consultancy Limited (moderator)

Matthew Wilson, Director or Sales, EMEA, Ekata

Simon Miller, Director of Policy and Communications, Stop Scams UK


Morning networking break


Track A: Fraud


Track B: AML

Chair:  Jane Jee, Director, Jee Associates Limited and Project Financial Crime Lead, The Payments Association


Panel Discussion: Payment fraud – What needs to be done across the industry to mitigate risk and future proof your bank & customers?

–          The how, when and why?

Discussing current key challenges including identifying the fraudsters ahead of the game and how this can be done operationally?

–          How can the industry collaborate cohesively via data sharing & technology to speed up processes, what technology/ solutions are in the market today?

–          How to educate your teams to identify fraud before customers become victims?

–          What training should be in place, how to integrate this within internal processes and when regulatory framework is updated, how are banks updating t&c’s with new policies?

Jane Barber, Payments Regulatory & Trade Association Lead, NatWest Group (moderator)

Keith Stanton, Global Product Manager, FIS

Panel Discussion: Mitigating AML Risk – How can you monitor, manage and mitigate risk in an Anti-Money Laundering world?

–          What technology is available and how can it be integrated into internal processes & people?

–          Shifting the dial to real time monitoring activity before payments are authorized rather than reporting a crime then launching an investigation- how can this be implemented?

–          Infiltration within financial institutes is key for organized crime to take place- how can you monitor, set up systems internally to safe guard from within? 

–          What are the regulatory expectations? What is good?


Noémi També, Associate Fellow, RUSI, Associate Professor, Luxembourg University

Ian Muir, Financial Crime Operations Manager, Santander



Fireside Chat: The future of payment systems fraud control from a banks perspective


Chris Ainsley, Head of fraud risk management, Santander

Senior representative, UK Finance


Industry debate: Should there be 1 AML regulator VS the 25 currently in the UK? 

–          What has been the impact of the new regulation? Has the landscape changed?

–          The benefits of 1 over multiple for banks and organizations?


Jane Jee, Director, Jee Associates Limited and Project Financial Crime Lead, The Payments Association (moderator)



Panel Discussion: Exploring the types of scams defrauders are leveraging today to create a roadmap on how to tackle them

–          Authorized Push payments, Investment scams, Romance Scams, social engineering

–          The impact on scams due to the rise of living costs/ crisis- how do we upscale the education of customers to not provide personal info?

–          How can these be monitored and identified by the banks and customers?

–          How can AI & Automation be leveraged?


Mark McMurtrie, Director, Payments Consultancy Limited

Jason Costain, Head of Fraud Analytics & Threat Management, NatWest Group

David Capezza, Vice President – Risk Services, Visa

Panel Discussion: KYC: Maintaining customer due diligence in a remote world

–          The challenges for banks when it comes to on boarding new customers?

–          How can you create transparency to check your new customer is who they say they are without data leakage?

–          How to keep up to date with current personal information of current customers to ensure no data is breached?




Lunch & Learn


Panel Discussion: Embracing the reality of the Digital Identity era

–          What are the challenges & threats that this brings?

–          What does the regulatory landscape look like?

–          How to identify you are who you claim you are? Deep fake technology is an example of tech which allows you to impersonate a celebrity and been used to open bank accounts- how can this be stopped?   


Alison McDowell, Co-Founder and Director, Beruku Advisory (moderator)

Teresa Soter Henriques, Policy Advisor, DCMS

Paul-Christian Stoy, Senior Field Data Scientist, EMEA office, Ekata

Panel Discussion: The role of technology in AML

Data generation and the advantage for defrauders- how to prevent this?

–          How can you benefit from digitally transforming your systems?

–          What are the opportunities and challenges in this space?

–          Why is transactional monitoring and screening programs much more effective for AML?

–          How can AI help with KYC processes?

John Sam-Kubam, MLRO, Head of Financial Crime, Crown Agents Bank


Case Study: Biometrics & Use cases of Digital ID today

–          How is it being used today and what are the benefits?

–          What does a successful roadmap look like?



Fireside chat: AML Compliance and the hidden benefits

–          Understanding the hidden benefits having compliance not as an after thought

–          How can you modernize AML compliance?

–          What security solutions are in the market today?


Panel Discussion: Regulatory Challenges when making fast payments

–          What do regulators expect from banks?

–          What are the challenges here in both national & international payments?

–          How to stop fraud whilst complying with the scheme rules?


David Heron, Head of Standards, Pay.UK

Alasdair Macfarlane, Head of Fraud Prevention & Response, NatWest Group

Kathryn Westmore, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Financial Crime and Security, RUSI

Panel Discussion: Know your crypto assetsWhat financial crime risks does crypto pose?

–          What are the regulatory challenges for crypto becoming mainstream and being accepted as payments?

–          What risk does it bring to banks, institutes and customers today? how to create & build awareness?

–          Tokenization of Crypto- how do you prove you really own it?

Robert Courtneidge, Syndicate Director, The Payments Association (moderator)

Senior representative, Elliptic


Afternoon Break


Closing Keynote discussion: Social engineering & Educating your customers in digital era

–          Understanding the mindset of fraudsters to predict the threat when building strategies

–          The impact of fraud on consumers- how understanding this will help place better strategies?

–          How do you reach your customers to educate them on these pending threats?

–          Moral hazard- how do you create social responsibility in customers in an era of carelessness?

–          The vulnerable are easy targets for defrauders, especially as many are not using the digital platforms to bank- how do you reach this type of customer and build that customer & bank relationship?


Sara George, Partner, Sidley Austin (moderator)

Paul Maskall, Manager, Fraud & Cyber Crime Prevention, UK Finance

Tony Sales, Head of strategic development & Co-Founder, We Fight Fraud



Interactive session: We Fight Fraud

Tony Sales, Head of strategic development & Co-Founder, We Fight Fraud


End of Conference & Networking Reception