Financial Crime is a challenge for financial institutions, regulators and societies around the world. It’s too big an issue for any single actor to solve on their own: everyone has a role to fulfil. As gatekeepers to the system, financial-services companies play a key part, but the constantly increasing pressure on them is becoming unsustainable. Our Poland-based Financial Crime Unit partners with financial institutions to help them accomplish this important mission.
Creating sustained outcomes in financial crime compliance is extremely difficult. Financial institutions face increasing complexity in terms of their client base, the systems they are using and growing regulatory pressure. With more than 1,000 professionals, PwC’s Financial Crime Unit in Poland works with banks and other financial services companies all over the world to combat crime and build trust in the international financial system.
Our Financial Crime Unit partners with institutions to make the system safe and trustworthy. With our industry knowledge, technological expertise and operational experience, we help our clients build trust in society by partnering with them to fulfil their regulatory obligations.
Working together to fight financial crime
For financial institutions, increasingly complex anti-financial crime regulations are creating ever-expanding compliance structures and draining resources, including time and attention, away from the core business. And as financial systems work to become more secure, criminals are finding ever-more sophisticated ways to exploit them. This is where our Financial Crimes Unit steps in. PwC leverages its experience and technological competitive advantage, providing a more effective service at a lower cost than our clients can achieve in-house.
Our established community of solvers works to help our clients to respond to complex and constantly changing regulations. Using our concept of human-led technology, we bring structure and effectiveness into complex processes. For example, by using AI-based solutions, the Unit has decreased the time needed for analysts to do their research by 95-97%. This helps us stay ahead of and respond to evolving financial crime methods. The FCU uses a Managed Services model that’s deeper than a traditional outsourcing relationship, providing complex, long-term solutions in areas that require human judgment, setting up a structure that integrates PwC with the client’s organisation.
We’ve now completed more than 150 demanding projects in more than 30 countries all over the world and are an integral part of our financial crime community worldwide. From our centre of operations in Gdańsk, Poland we start our mornings with Singapore and end the day with colleagues in the US.
We are on the front lines alongside our clients in their struggle to maintain compliance and build the trust of their customers and the societies they operate in. We are proud to be an indispensable partner for our clients, enabling them to manage complex processes to fight financial crime around the globe.
Financial crime is extremely damaging to societies around the world. Whether it’s money laundering, terrorist financing, bribery, corruption or tax evasion - all of these have a profound negative impact on people’s everyday lives. I’m proud of our role in partnering with our clients as they work with regulators to address this serious issue, increasing the level of trust in our global financial system.