The battle against money laundering (AML) and terrorist financing (CFT) is an ongoing and continous process. Since criminals require financial services in order to launder the proceeds of and fund their criminal activities, payment service providers must be able to identify and understand the potential risks of their services being used for money laundering and/or terrorist financing, and implement appropriate administrative processes to prevent, or at least minimize, such risks.
Proper Know-Your-Customer (KYC) practices are central. A strong knowledge of the customer provides a basis for understanding the general activities in which a customer usually would be expected to engage. This gives the payment service provider an opportunity to detect unusual and suspicious activities, investigate these appropriately, and alert relevant authorities when required.
In light of our changing environment, it is of great importance that payment service providers and other financial institutions continually evaluate the strength and relevance of their existing policies, procedures and employee training programs and, if necessary, update them to address these changes.
Money laundering and terrorism not only harm the public as a
whole but can also damage the stability and reputation of the
financial sector. It is obviously in society's best interests
that all reasonable measures to prevent money laundering and
terrorist financing are taken.
It is of great importance that payment service providers act to combat the risks of money laundering and assist governments in the identification of potential terrorist funding activities. Below follow some of the things we do within Payssion:
If a customer's reasons for a transaction/activity are not clear or understandable Payssion takes measures in order to prevent money laundering or terrorist financing.
We rely on those closest to our customers - local branch managers, relationship managers and customer service personnel - to understand fully with whom we are doing business and to ensure that the business we conduct on behalf of our customers is legitimate;
Furthermore we fully co-operate with law enforcement and regulatory agencies to the extent that is possible in regard to applicable regulation.
Payssion continuously updates its policies and procedures, systems and technology, and we are training our staff to assure that we are well equipped to combat money laundering and other financial crimes and assist governments in the war on terrorism. All this is done in accordance with national legislation and international recognised standards and regulations. We are fully committed to remaining constantly alert to prevent the use of our products and services by those who would abuse them.