Current Priorities

Wolfsberg Group Priorities

“The leading voice in banking, committed to combatting financial crime”


The Wolfsberg Group focuses on two core areas:

  1. Producing Principles, Standards, FAQs and Guidance papers to promote best practices and improve effectiveness in the fight against financial crime

  2. Promoting engagement between public and private sectors in the fight against financial crime

We set our objectives annually and refresh them as necessary.


Our Main priorities for 2018 include:

  • Promoting measures to improve the overall "effectiveness" of the financial crime compliance regime

  • Defining elements for the future of surveillance

  • Tackling the issue of de-risking through the promotion of the Wolfsberg Correspondent Banking Due Diligence Questionnaire and Payment Transparency Standards

  • Understanding the cybercrime threat and effective responses

  • Assessing financial crime risks associated with innovation, digital platforms and crypto assets, while exploring the benefits and challenges of RegTech/FinTech


We actively partner with other leading industry associations, as well as advise and consult with the public sector, law enforcement, supervisors and regulators.

Back Office Consolidation
Controls for New Payment Methods
Credit Cards
DFS 504 Rule
Digital Identity
Future of Surveillance
Models & Methodologies
Negative News Best Practice
Retail Banking
RFI Benchmarking
Role of FCC professional
Source of Wealth/Source of Funds
Tax Transparency
Terrorist Financing and High Risk Charities
Trade Based Money Laundering
Vendor Procurement Due Diligence / ABC Control Framework