Gapet mellan FATF:s grundläggande rekommendationer och svenska bankers reglering av penningtvätt i praktiken
: Beslutsfattande inom svenska banker

Translated title of the thesis: The gap between FATF:s founding recommendations and the Swedish bank’s regulation of money laundering: Decision making in Swedish banks
  • Adelisa Crnovrsanin
  • Edvina Hajic

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Money laundering and terrorist financing is an international issue that is constantly threatening the world economy and the financial system. This meaning, that FATF's fundamental recommendations, as a basis for a large part of the regulations, within the Swedish financial sector have a significant role in the counter of money laundering as well as the decision-making of bankers in the Swedish major banks.The purpose of the study is to understand how and why there exists a gap between the Financial Action Task Force's fundamental recommendations and the behavior of a number of Swedish banks in the regulation of money laundering by observing bankers'decisionmaking.By applying an abductive approach, decision theories lay the foundation for understanding which psychological cognitions can affect a bankers decision making. Our idea has also been that individuals in the Swedish major banks can make decisions in relation to which organizational relationships such as control system, complex work environments, informations systems, selections and values exist within the bank.Referring to our theoretical reference framework, empirical collection and analysis, we have found that the different organizational relationships can be contributing factors to why money laundering within Swedish major banks can arise. Bankers not only take unwanted decisions because of the shortcomings in the organizational relationships, but also because the employees have different levels of competence and thus have wider scope for action. During the study, we have received an indication that customer relationships and how well bankers knows the customer, can be a critical factor to the emergence of money laundering.

    Date of Award2019-Apr-18
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorSven-Olof Collin (Supervisor), Ibrahim Malki (Supervisor) & Heléne Tjärnemo (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Business Administration (50202)


    • competence
    • fatf
    • money laundering
    • organizational relationships opportunism

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