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20210224 What’s in a name?

Nigel Morris-Cotterill

Hello and welcome to The Financial Crime Risk and Compliance blogcast with me, Nigel Morris-Cotterill.

This episode is published the 24 February 2021

It is available in text on my blog at www.countermoneylaundering.com.


In this episode:

1. The impending global crisis for small businesses trading with EU customers and suppliers and a shedload of work for their bankers and others.

2. Transferwise becomes Wise. Is it a wise choice?

3. Revocation v repeal: a US crypto company has paid a penalty under a law that doesn’t exist because the US government said it had to.

4. Goodbye blogcast, hello BLOG/cast and the end of the line for our original graphic.

And finally, take a last look at our launch graphic for these blogcasts.

As an homage to the great names of rock amplification, Marshall and VOX, with a nod to Spinal Tap, it’s served its purpose. It’s been a source of amusement and a talking point but its time is past. It's time to get serious and our image should reflect that.

With the next blogcast, it will be consigned to the dustbin of history and replaced with a minimalist – arguably brutalist – graphic entirely lacking in humour and leaving nothing to interpretation. That’s kind of fitting given that clarity is what I do – even if, sometimes, I mangle grammar to do it.

There’s a subtle name-change, too.

We will ditch the term blogcast and launch the term BLOG/cast. Oh, that doesn’t work in audio, does it? You’ll just have to wait and see it, won’t you? Or read the text version at countermoneylaundering.com.

The new graphic also plays better in our new YouTube channel where some (but not all) of the BLOG/casts are being posted with a static image. The new graphic will get its first outing there, with this episode. Not that I recommend the YouTube version – the conversion process reduces the sound quality. The original, at financialcrimebroadcasting.com is far superior. The YouTube channel is just there for promotional purposes.