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Flude Property Consultants choose First AML to give ‘peace of mind’ against money-laundering

  • The anti-money laundering scaleup empowers Flude by taking on the entire AML process and cutting admin time significantly
  • Client onboarding process is now fluent and streamlined, with Flude employees feeling more ‘knowledgeable’ with better compliance training

London, UK; 17th January 2023: Property consultant firm Flude now has ‘peace of mind’ against strict HMRC money laundering compliance regulations and has slashed admin time after choosing anti-money laundering tech platform First AML.

Flude, a member of the Commercial Property Network, is based in Sussex and Hampshire and specialises in providing advice to those with commercial property interests. The company found that the anti-money laundering onboarding and compliance process was hugely time-consuming and admin heavy, and needed a solution which removed any grey areas when it came to compliance regulations.

Additionally, the responsibility to carry AML processes lived with the fee earners of the company, who were spending a large amount of their time focused on compliance, as opposed to their primary role of generating income for the firm. Flude implemented First AML as a solution to take on the heavy workload, freeing up time for the entire team.

Lisa Prudente, Business Manager at Flude commented: “We selected First AML as their platform is so simple to use – we only had to give basic information and it takes care of the rest. The team themselves were extremely knowledgeable, so we felt that we were in very safe hands. The solution made the process quicker and more streamlined, while also reducing our margin for error. This provides us with great peace of mind.”

In addition to taking the burden of undertaking AML checks off of Flude’s hands, the team were provided with additional training around compliance. “We all now have a greater understanding of AML processes. The team at First AML spent a lot of time with our administrators and fee earners, passing on their knowledge. The training that First AML has provided has greatly improved engagement from the team at all levels” Lisa continued.

Simon Luke, UK Country Manager at First AML, added: “In the current economic environment, it is vital that companies are able to focus on putting their best foot forward and maximise revenue generation opportunities. With our support, we’re able to ensure Flude is focused entirely on its business goals, removing any concerns they may have regarding compliance. Without the right processes in place, companies are not only at risk of fines, but also of letting dirty money pass through their organisations. Taking steps to avoid this is crucial, and Flude is a great example of a company spearheading this.”



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About First AML First AML streamlines the entire anti-money laundering onboarding and compliance process. Backed by real expertise, its cloud-based KYC passport allows complex entities to share their verification across multiple companies and geographies. Making an otherwise complex and manual onboarding process simple for clients and cost effective and compliant for businesses, First AML delivers efficiency and time savings, protecting reputations, and enabling companies to be on the right side of history in the face of global threats. See About Flude Property Consultants Flude Property Consultants are an independent, regional firm of Chartered Surveyors regulated by the RICS who specialise in advising clients who own or occupy real estate. The firm provides a range of services to include lettings and sales, property development and investment, asset management, lease advisory, valuations, business rates advice and property management. With over 25 years in business operating in the South Coast property market, Flude has now grown to be one of the largest surveying practices in the South East and on the South Coast with offices in Brighton, Chichester and Portsmouth. To read more about who they are and what they do, please visit their website.

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