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AML Compliance

Anti Money Laundering - AML Compliance

With the United Nations, international groupings like the European Union and other powerful nations having sanctioned many countries and with the ever increasing risk of illegal money being laundered, there is enhanced focus by global governmental watchdogs to detect and penalize offenders. Therefore it has become extremely important to comply with the strict guidelines on AML Compliance.

MARKEF’s Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Advisory in UAE works with organizations to effectively monitor and manage risk and ensure adherence to regulatory requirements. With varied interests in play globally, it may also so happen that a conflict of interests may arise – as some of the regulations may not be conducive to promote business growth. The wise strategy would be to strike a fine balance between the two.

While complying with governmental regulations is not optional and is mandatory, it is also important not to lose sight of business goals. Juggling the two is difficult, but that is where we step in to help you strike the right equilibrium, growing the business and staying within guardrails.

Compliance Policy & Procedures

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Support

History of AML in the UAE

The UAE’s rich history as a global trading hub has attracted businesses worldwide, yet it has also grappled with financial crimes such as money laundering and terrorist financing. In response to these challenges, the UAE has implemented a robust legal framework for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT). Joining the FATF in 2004, the UAE has consistently taken measures to bolster its AML and CFT initiatives.

A significant milestone was the enactment of Federal Law No. 4 of 2002, criminalizing money laundering and prescribing penalties for offenders. In 2002, the Anti-Money Laundering and Suspicious Cases Unit (AMLSCU) was established to oversee AML/CFT efforts. The year 2010 saw the creation of the National Anti-Money Laundering Committee (NAMLC) to coordinate AML endeavors and promote international collaboration in the fight against financial crimes.

Looking for AML Compliance Services?

Our offerings include anti-money laundering (AML) monitoring and investigations services in the UAE. We specialize in providing valuable, data-driven insights and deploying skilled resources to promptly and accurately identify suspicious financial activities. Our aim is to minimize false positives, enhance the efficiency of your AML processes, and ensure a more effective approach to combating illicit financial activities.