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10 January 2020
The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) comes into force today and introduces the requirement for 'obliged entities', including the Association of International Accountants (AIA) Members in Practice, to report certain information discrepancies to Companies House.
 
From 10 January 2020, all obliged entities must tell Companies House if there’s a discrepancy between the information that they hold about a beneficial owner and information on the Companies House people with significant control (PSC) register.

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10 December 2019

The Association of International Accountants (AIA) would like to express its sincere congratulations to FAIA Member Professor Colin Coulson-Thomas on becoming a Fellow of the World Academy of Productivity Science.

Fellowship is to honour those “who have made a significant contribution to the world through their promotion of productivity science and practice”. According to his formal notification, Colin joins “a distinguished group of people who have committed significant portions of their lives to helping to raise the living standards of people across the globe through productivity”.

05 December 2019
Shanghai Lixin University Delegation

AIA welcomed a delegation from Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance (SLUAF) and Metro Education this week to celebrate our 20-year partnership. By working together with common values and innovative qualifications the partnership has produced thousands of graduates through the AIA & Lixin International Programme and it is upon this already successful basis that the delegation travelled to the UK to discuss expanding the provision of globally recognised, high quality qualifications and skills training for finance professionals.

18 November 2019

On 16 November 2019 successful candidates gathered to celebrate their achievement in becoming AIA members. Held in Beijing, the graduation ceremony recognised the achievements of candidates who have successfully completed their qualifications. 

12 November 2019

Victims of pensions scams could lose 22 years’ worth of savings within 24 hours, according to new analysis by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR).

These startling figures come as the FCA and TPR re-launch ScamSmart; a campaign supported by the AIA which aims to encourage people to protect a lifetime of savings.

07 November 2019

The newly comprised AIA Regulatory Oversight Committee (ROC) held its first meeting on 6 November 2019 at the headquarters of the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. 

Reporting to the AIA Council, the ROC’s role provides an additional level of independent scrutiny to ensure AIA continues to meet its regulatory requirements as a supervisory body under Schedule 1 of the Money Laundering Regulations 2017. 

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