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BPFI supports Europol EMMA campaign to combat money laundering

5th December 2018

Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States have arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a coordinated money laundering crackdown, the European Money Mule Action (EMMA). This international swoop, the fourth of its kind, is intended to tackle the issue of ‘money mules’, who help criminals launder millions of euros worth of dirty money.

Safe Online Shopping Campaign 2018

20th November 2018

An Garda Síochána in association with the FraudSMART, a fraud awareness initiative led by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland, are urging consumers and retailers to shop and sell online safely and to protect their financial and personal details with the approach of Black Friday (Friday 23rd November) and Cyber Monday (26th November 2018)

BPFI’s FraudSMART Initiative launches National Fraud Awareness Week

12th November 2018

BPFI’s fraud awareness initiative FraudSMART has launched Fraud Awareness Week which runs from 12th to 18th November. New research carried out as part of the week has revealed that over a third (36%) of Irish SMEs have been targeted by financial fraud in the past twelve months, with 1 in 18 of these attempts proving successful. Using CSO figures, this equates to 4,257 companies who have fallen victim to a scam in the past year.

FIBI Annual Lunch – Managing Director and Chief Global Political Analyst at Citi, Tina Fordham, addresses Federation of International Banks

6th November 2018

The Federation of International Banks in Ireland (FIBI) held its annual lunch today in the Westin Hotel, Dublin. Speaking at today’s event, Tina Fordham, Managing Director and Chief Global Political Analyst at Citi, spoke about the implications for investment markets and economic growth of key geopolitical and socioeconomic factors that are currently at play – including political risks, global trade tensions US Mid-Term Elections and Brexit.

BPFI Supports Sustainable Finance Climate Week

5th November 2018

As Climate Week gets underway today, BPFI is pleased to support the campaign which this year focuses on sustainable finance innovation. In particular, BPFI is delighted to be part of the 2018 Climate Innovation Summit in Dublin Castle where 600 decision makers from across Ireland and Europe will convene to discuss innovative finance solutions that will accelerate climate action.