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Financial Crime in Sub-Saharan Africa 2020

Revealing changing attitudes and responses to regulation and financial crime across the continent

Are Africa-based organizations coping with rapidly increasing volumes of data?

Our first report on financial crime in Sub-Saharan Africa reveals both the obvious and unseen trends and challenges in the fight against financial crime, providing compliance practitioners and senior executives the ability to benchmark their current activity.

Access the full report to find out:

  • Key trends for Africa-based organizations including digital identity, green crime and supply-chain fraud.
  • How compliance budgets are spent on transitioning to digital, meeting the needs of their business and customers, and achieving regulators’ expectations.
  • Why green crime poses a particular risk to Africa-based organizations, and how technology and data will play a crucial role in disrupting crime networks.

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  • 44%
    of respondents risk industry professionals
  • 25%
    senior managers or business owners
  • 50%
    from companies with 250+ employees
  • 66%
    have experienced financial crime within the past five years

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The shift towards digitalization is a theme that comes through very clearly in our report. The pace of this transformation is likely to have accelerated in response to COVID-19 and it is unlikely to diminish once we exit the pandemic.

Key content

Is increased investment the answer?

90% expect their financial crime technology to change in the next 2 years

Going beyond box ticking

28% say internal behavior change is their biggest challenge

Sanctions: a fast-moving situation

Only 43% have a sanctions program in a time of growing sanctions risk