Innovation in Financial Crime Prevention (NEW)

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This award recognises an outstanding project or initiative driving innovation in financial crime prevention. The initiative will have demonstrated a positive impact within and beyond the organisation, pushing the boundaries of financial crime prevention processes, encouraging a culture of compliance and supporting innovative ways of working within the financial crime prevention team.

Judges will be looking for initiatives that demonstrate strong stakeholder engagement and collaboration, with either internal or external partners, and showcase concrete outcomes that benefit their organisation and wider financial crime prevention profession. Examples can include the adoption and integration of new cutting-edge technology, innovation in counter fraud, KYC and CDD, transaction monitoring, sanctions and beyond.


  • This award is open to all internal financial crime prevention teams working in a highly regulated business inside or outside of the financial services sector.
  • Entries must demonstrate evidence from the last 12-18 months, up to the awards entry deadline.
  • Entries that do not address the entry criteria in detail will not be considered.
  • We welcome entries from teams operating within Europe.


  • Please describe the context and details of the project or initiative being recognised in the submission.
  • Clarify whether the submission is based on a response to a single event, or major issue or multiple regulatory changes.
  • Detail any further information about the specific challenge/s faced in the last 12-18 months faced by the team – including any specific business information that provides useful context.


  • How did the team show creativity and agility in finding solutions to complex challenges and tackling the challenges faced through this project?
  • How were key internal and external stakeholders managed throughout the project to ensure strong outcomes?
  • In what ways was this an outstanding performance and example of innovation?


  • Please describe the outcomes and impact of the initiative. What were the measures of success?
  • To what extent did the initiative meet or exceed the initial ambition and goals?
  • What will be the longer-term impact of the project, are there further steps to build on the initial success? How will the success be sustained?
  • How did the initiative deliver value for the business, or optimise outcomes within resource and budget constraints?


  • Please share up to three testimonials from customers or internal stakeholders that would further validate the success of this project. Please keep testimonials to max 100 words.
  • Please detail any wider outcomes where the project, or principles of the project, have been adopted elsewhere in the business, or in the wider industry.

Innovation in Financial Crime Prevention (NEW)

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