PwC asked over 7,200+ executives from 123 territories for their thoughts on economic crime and fraud. The results of the 2018 Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey reveal that 49% of global organisations say they’ve experienced economic crime in the past two years. But what about the other 51%? Have they avoided falling victim – or simply don’t know about it? Since fraud hides in the shadows, one of the most powerful weapons in a fraudster’s armoury is a lack of awareness within organisations. It’s time for all businesses to recognise the threat.
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Financial Crime has become a major issue for all financial services organisations as well as many others caught up in its scope. The compliance focus and the associated costs are substantial, and at all levels the penalties for failure have become ever more significant.
Financial Crime is not limited to Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism, but it also includes an array of other related issues.
At PwC, we recognise the struggle operators face to keep up with developments in this area. For this reason, Financial Crime News aims to continually supplement the knowledge of professionals, whilst keeping them abreast on topical matters and issues.
Lucienne Pace Ross
Assurance Partner, PwC Malta
Tel: +356 2564 7293
Tax Partner, PwC Malta
Tel: +356 2564 6738