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Money laundering is now digital





Anti-money laundering service, SmartSearch details the new ways money laundering is taking place in the digital age.

With the rapid advancements in mobile technology and internet accessibility, people can engage with financial institutions 24/7. In fact, 64% (YouGov) of Brits use their smartphone for online banking. This is altering Britain into a cashless society, with a rise in demand for real-time payments and transfers, which means the opportunity for cyberattacks and money laundering is ever more prevalent.

Demonstrating how new-age technology is becoming more of a threat, in a recent landmark case a LocalBitcoins seller was charged with money laundering and is facing up to 20 years in prison.

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The cashless society from an ethical point of view

The debate about the move towards a cashless society has been at the center of the scene for several years, now. Various angles have been taken by economists, politicians, banking institutions and sociologists. Beyond the technicalities of the debate, lies the question of freedom, of inter-citizen solidarity and of governmental responsibility. The debate cannot remain in the hands of financial specialists, it is first and foremost an ethical, political and societal issue.










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