Economic Crime Congress 2018

12th December 2018, 9am - 5pm

Central London location to be disclosed closer to the date.


The Economic Crime Congress is a multi-stream, one-day event bringing together top international and UK experts
and practitioners to discuss the key economic crime topics of 2018.

From Brexit to major regulatory reforms, the Congress will deliver timely updates on incoming developments on legislation, regulation and services.


The Congress, which evolved from our hugely popular annual Financial Crimes and Sanctions conference, will feature additional on-site seminars and exhibitions,
with private networking available to delegates throughout the day.

 More details will be announced in the coming weeks, but places are limited, so please register now.


Our Sponsors

UK Finance is pleased to be working with our headline partners, Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions, to deliver an ambitious multi-stream conference:










Ticket type





  • SARs Reform
  • Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive
  • International Trends
  • The Law Commission Review
  • The FATF Review
  • The Impact of Brexit
  • Financial Crime Compliance
  • FinTech AML Solutions
  • Counter-Terrorism Sanctions


  • Geopolitical Developments
  • Anti-Corruption Compliance
  • Post-Brexit Sanctions
  • Enhanced Sanctions
  • Counter Measures
  • Enhanced Sanctions Risks
  • North Korean Sanctions
  • Terrorism Financing


  • Building Intelligence Pictures
  • Tainted Money
  • International Integrity
  • The Role of Non-Financial Professions
  • Unexplained Wealth Orders
  • Corrupt Elites
  • Tools to Tackle Corruption
  • International Cooperation


  • Future Threat Landscapes
  • Authorised Push Payment Scams
  • Take Five to Stop Fraud
  • Tackling Money Mules
  • Contingent Reimbursement Models
  • Cybercrime
  • Data Sharing
  • Economic Crime Reform
  • Repatriating Funds

For full details, please select a category from the left hand drop-down:

09:00 - 09:10
Welcome & Opening Remarks
09:10 - 09:30
Opening Keynote
09:30 - 09:50
Terrorism Financing
09:50 - 10:40
Keynote Panel: State of Economic Crime Prevention
10:40 - 11:00
Break: Coffee & Networking in the Exhibition space
11:00 - 11:30
Keynote Speaker: Economic Crime Reform, 1 Year On
One year on from the Economic Crime Reform, we reflect on what progress has been made on, what impact that has had, and where next.  We will also consider how to build further on the public-private partnerships in place and the challenges that UK plc faces on economic crime.
11:00 - 11:30
Keynote Speaker: Financial Sanctions
11:00 - 11:15
Keynote Speaker: Fraud Threat Landscape
11:15 - 11:30
Authorised Push Payment (APP) Scams

We will examine the scams and why they remain a major challenge for UK PLC, not just the banking industry and the work being done to tackle the issue head on

11:30 - 11:50
SARs Reform: The Financial Services View
We will hear from a senior industry sponsor for SARs reform, providing a view on the importance of reform, the progress made so far and the long-term vision in this space. We will cover how we got to where we are and offer an overview of how and what the SARs programme is going to deliver.
11:30 - 12:15
Geopolitical Sanctions Developments, Counter Measures and Blocking Regulations
11:30 - 11:45
Take Five: Education and Awareness

We will look at the success of the Take Five campaign so far and how the industry is turning the tables on social engineering in favour of consumers.

11:45 - 12:00
Money Mules

We will discuss money mules and explore the multi-layered approach to tackling an industry wide problem

11:50 - 12:35
Where Next for Reform

We will hear from key representatives from within the Industry, Government, Law enforcement their views on what’s needed to transform the fight against economic crime, the threat picture and challenges around tackling the developing landscape.

12:00 - 12:15
Best Practice Standards

We will identify what best practice looks like and how we can improve the customer experience through industry collaboration

12:15 - 13:00
The Future of UK: Post-Brexit EU Sanctions Cooperation
12:15 - 13:00
Contingent Reimbursement Model (CRM)

We will explore the CRM achievements to date and the new partnership opportunities for members and stakeholders.  

12:35 - 13:20
5AMLD: Financial Services Challenges and Opportunities
Shahmeem Purdasy, UK Finance’s General Counsel and ex-Government lawyer will provide an overview of 5AMLD, what it means from an industry and regulatory perspective and what industry needs to start thinking about in terms of implementation and transposition.
13:00 - 13:20
The US Sanctions Trajectory
13:00 - 13:20
Banking Protocol: Successful Intervention and Protection

Looking at just in time customer intervention and protection that have led to tangible savings and a real deterrent to criminals targeting those most vulnerable/susceptible.  

13:20 - 14:10
Break: Lunch and networking in the exhibition space
14:10 - 14:30
Progress on the Law Commission Review

We will hear an overview from the Law Commission on the responses to consultation on the Proceeds of Crime Act, and what they have recommended to the Government in terms of legislative reforms. 

14:10 - 14:20
Key Successes: Building the Intelligence Picture of Tainted Funds in the UK

Nearly three years since the Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce pilot proved the value of public-private partnership and became a fixture of the UK’s intelligence capabilities, the focus on tainted assets has a new urgency and we will assess how far we have come in building an intelligence-led approach to this threat.

14:10 - 14:30
Joint Fraud Taskforce: The Way Forward

We will provide an industry view of the progress made on the JFT since the review in Summer, what has worked well, what more needs to be done, and what the direction of JFT should be. 

14:20 - 15:05
Strengthening the Integrity of the UK as an International Financial Sector

Last year, the UK Anti-Corruption Strategy confirmed the importance of the anti-corruption agenda to the UK’s continued position as a leading international financial centre. We will examine to what degree the Government has identified the right priorities to meet this ambition, and what more is needed to make the UK the safest and cleanest place to do business.

14:30 - 14:50
FATF Review Outcomes
We will hear an update on the outcomes from the FATF Review, what that means and what steps the Government is taking to address identified weaknesses. 
14:30 - 14:50
Public and Private Data Sharing

Where next on public and private sector data sharing – setting the direction for public private information sharing on fraud.

14:50 - 15:10
The International Challenges
14:50 - 15:35
Economic Crime Reform Programme

Tackling Volume Fraud - Have we got it right yet?  What does the economic crime reform programme mean on volume fraud, and what needs to happen to reduce fraud. 

15:05 - 15:25
Gatekeepers: Work of the Non-Financial Professions
15:10 - 15:55
AML: International Trends and Challenges
We will examine global trends on threat and organised crime, with key representatives from industry, government and law enforcement to identify what lessons can be learnt from other jurisdictions, as well as, looking at the year ahead, and the international challenges.
15:25 - 16:10
Future of International Cooperation Against Corruption
Corruption continues to rise on the global agenda, with bodies from the OECD, the IMF and the G20 all developing new approaches. We will consider, from a variety of international perspectives, what emerging standards and key trends offer, and how the financial sector can play a constructive role in this process of change.