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The Suspicious Transaction Report podcast series returns from The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for a third season and is proudly co-supported by Peters & Peters

The Suspicious Transaction Report is the flagship podcast of RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies (CFCS) and the third series is proudly co-supported by Peters & Peters. The Suspicious Transaction Report offers ‘behind-the-scenes’ insights and practical advice on how to implement the latest financial crime research and policy developments in the real world – from anti-money laundering and illicit flows to sanctions evasion and cryptocurrency abuse.

Episode 1 – Breaking Slavery’s Financial Chains – Modern slavery and human trafficking are one of the most profitable crimes in the world, generating hundreds of billions of dollars a year. What more can the financial sector do to help tackle it?

Episode 2 – Crime Shouldn’t Pay… But It Still Does – Why isn’t crime paying for society? Estimates show that only 1% of criminal proceeds are ultimately confiscated.

Episode 3 – A cashless society is nearly here – Many governments and institutions are playing catch up but Canada has embraced the challenge.

Episode 4 – Environmental Crime is the 4th largest transnational organized crime in the world. Does the pace of the global response match the scale of the threat?

Episode 5 – Preventing financial crime in gambling is no mean feat, particularly given the diversity of criminal methods both online and on land. How has the UK managed to stay on top of the threat?

Episode 6 – The public-private partnership (PPP) concept is now an essential component in the fight against financial crime, but that wasn’t always the case. Paul Jevtovic who played an instrumental role in placing PPPs at the centre of financial crime-fighting is featured in this episode. Our senior partner Michael O’Kane is also featured in this week’s ‘In the News’.

Episode 7 – It’s no secret that North Korea and other actors seek to exploit financial systems to pursue their proliferation goals. Sub-Saharan Africa has been one of the most affected regions. How has South Africa-based banking group Absa stayed on top of the threat?

Episode 8A robust anti-money laundering regime prevents crime and terror, yet it can also exclude large portions of society from financial services. Roughly 1.7 billion people across the globe lack access to finance. What can be done about it?

Episode 9 – Despite half a century of evolution, the US financial crime policy landscape remains as convoluted and challenging to navigate as ever. This episode delves into the complex world of financial crime compliance in the US and explores what might lie ahead.

The Suspicious Transaction Report series 3 episodes are released weekly and will be made available here as soon as it is released.