Article: NAB working with Accenture on massive compliance fix

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NAB working with Accenture on massive compliance fix

Consultancy.com.au, 15 June 2021

Consulting giant Accenture is reportedly working with the NAB on a “mammoth” project to fix the long-standing compliance issues which have recently led to increased regulatory scrutiny.

The National Australia Bank has brought in professional services giant Accenture on a secret project to combat shortfalls in its financial crimes compliance and identification of high-risk customers, according to a report from the Sydney Morning Herald. Dubbed ‘Project Apollo’, the engagement is described as ‘mammoth’ by the paper, with Accenture said to have hired additional staff to work specifically on the project. Continue reading “Article: NAB working with Accenture on massive compliance fix”

Article: Australia’s NAB reveals anti-money laundering probe, shares fall

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Australia’s NAB reveals anti-money laundering probe, shares fall

Paulina Duran, 06 June 2021

SYDNEY (Reuters) – National Australia Bank said on Monday it is under investigation for suspected serious and ongoing breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism laws, sparking concerns about potential fines and higher compliance costs.

The financial crime regulator said there were “areas of serious concern” that required further investigation, but it was not considering a civil penalty order at this stage.

Shares in Australia’s third-largest lender fell 2.6% in morning trading while the wider market was little changed.

The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) said the problems at NAB involved “potential serious and ongoing non-compliance” with customer identification procedures, customer due diligence and other compliance requirements.

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