What are the responsibilities of financial institutions in combating financial crimes?
It is the responsibility of financial institutions to establish and implant programmes, policies, procedures and controls that are necessary to prevent or detect money laundering. These include;
- Established procedures to ensure high standards of integrity of employees
- Evaluation of employees’ personal employment and financial history
- Training programmes for employees in the recognition and handling of transactions by persons believed to be engaged in money laundering
- Independent audit to ensure established programmes are being implemented
- Establish identification and transaction verification procedures and record-keeping procedures in accordance with regulations under the Act.