UK Financial Sanctions

Course at a glance

  • 20 mins
  • English

About the course

Somewhere in the world innocent men, women and children find themselves languishing in prison.

Elsewhere, terrorist acts are being executed or planned by individuals, organisations, or rogue states. Such acts need finance, a fact that has brought about a regime of UK financial sanctions.

UK financial sanctions save lives by starving terrorists and others of funds and resources. To breach these sanctions is to put yourself or your company at risk of criminal prosecution.

It’s tempting to think financial sanctions only concern banks which handle client funds, but that is far from the case. These sanctions seek to deny: insurance, financial advice, investment opportunities, or any banking relationship that makes life easier for terrorists.

Think it's someone else's problem? Think again – financial sanctions are currently imposed against a number of UKbased individuals and organisations. The information in this course is designed to make sure you don't inadvertently aid them.

Key Insights

  • Why do UK financial sanctions exist?
  • Who is involved in making and implementing sanctions?
  • The different types of sanctions
  • Terminology
  • What you must do - good practice advice

Who is it For?

The course is designed for the financial services workforce.

Course Format

The interactive course includes animated explainer videos, characterful voice-over and easy to read slides. At the end of the course, you'll find a short quiz. It’s designed to help you understand the key insights and takeaways from the topic.