FLA conference to spotlight drive against financial crime

Combating money laundering, identity fraud and other finance related crime will be the focus of a major one-day conference in London in October organised by Finance & Leasing Association.

Keynote speakers at the Financial Crime Conference 2005 on 25 October will be senior figures directly involved in combating financial crime.

These include the Financial Services Authority, the Home Office, the Metropolitan Police and the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

Trevor Shepherd of the Metropolitan Police will chair the conference and speakers will include Paul Evans of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, Philip Robinson of the Financial Services Authority, Leigh Lewis of the Home Office and Nigel Mawer of the Metropolitan Police.

There will also be a range of practical workshops where delegates can pick up new tips on spotting fraudulent applications; learn about new money laundering guidance; find out how to avoid lending to fraudsters who have stolen the identity of deceased people and discover the pitfalls of relying on Companies House data.

There will also be two additional plenary sessions, both practical in approach – with advice on how to get the police to accept cases and guidance on countering employee fraud.

This is an essential event for all those involved in the field of financial crime such as fraud prevention and investigation professionals, compliance and money laundering officers and credit and operations directors.

The conference is being held on 25 October at The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, London SW1. A welcome dinner will be held on 24 October. More details from Linda Charles at FLA, Tel: 020 7420 9626 or Email: linda.charles@fla.org.uk