Compliance is a term that has been used in many different contexts over time. How compliance can help a financial institution? For a start, we will define what compliance means and discuss the benefits of compliance.
Selvaraj (Selva) is the Group Compliance Manager and Money-Laundering Risk Officer (MLRO) for Incomlend Group.
Compliance is adhering to rules and regulations set forth by financial institutions. These rules are designed to protect consumers from fraud and other illegal activities. Financial institutions need to have robust systems to identify fraudulent activity and prevent money laundering from complying with these regulations. This requires a lot of resources and time. However, compliance is not just about preventing money laundering; it’s also about ensuring that your institution follows the rules and regulations that govern its operations.
Definition of Compliance
The definition of compliance is “the action taken by an individual or organisation to ensure that their activities conform to a set of rules”. This definition shows us that compliance is not just something that happens once but rather a continuous process.
Benefits of Compliance
Several benefits come from compliance, including:
• Improved customer service – When a company complies with regulations, it has to ensure that its customers are satisfied. If a company does not comply with rules, it may lose customers due to poor service.
The first step towards compliance is to understand what your institution needs to do to comply with the relevant laws and regulations. You should then develop a plan to implement those requirements into your business processes. Finally, you should monitor your progress against this plan.
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