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4th AMLD Insights & Analysis
FCA Throws Weight Behind Individual Liability Regime
19th Jun 2017 | Written by:
UK authorities will step up enforcement action against senior executives if financial crime controls are not sufficient, legal experts believe, as the country inches closer to transposing new EU laws.
Ireland Touts Tough Enforcement Amid AML Reviews
15th Jun 2017 | Written by:
Irish authorities are promising tougher enforcement of anti-money laundering (AML) laws, after a spate of enforcement actions and a period of legislative upheaval.
EU Cash Controls Must Not Stifle Innovation, Says Commission
14th Jun 2017 | Written by:
A senior European Commission official has said that EU plans to tighten controls on cash and prepaid cards should not come at the expense of technological innovation.
UK Regulator Opens Consultation On 4th AMLD Powers
13th Jun 2017 | Written by:
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched additional consultations on its implementation of EU financial crime laws, although insists it will not miss the June deadline.
Portugal Likely To Miss 4th AMLD Transposition
8th Jun 2017 | Written by:
As the deadline for implementation of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4th AMLD) draws closer, the likelihood of Portugal achieving full transposition in time seems distant, causing...
EU Watchdogs Consult On AML Risk To Firms Operating In Third Country
2nd Jun 2017 | Written by:
The European financial authorities have outlined how EU institutions should apply anti-money laundering (AML) policies and procedures to branches located in countries outside the bloc when a third...
Reeling From Panama Papers Scandal, Isle Of Man Bolsters AML Fight
30th May 2017 | Written by:
The Isle of Man is looking to beef up its approach to anti-money laundering (AML) and financial crime, as its notable financial sector looks to heal wounds inflicted by the Panama Papers scandal.
De-Risking Discouraged Amid UK Money Laundering Shake-Up
25th May 2017 | Written by:
Termination of corresponding banking relationships will not be enough to satisfy UK regulators once current anti-money laundering reforms are complete, legal experts have said.
German Legislators Dismiss E-Money Concerns Over 4th AMLD
24th May 2017 | Written by:
Germany has pushed forward with controversial strict controls on e-money and prepaid instruments as it transposes EU anti-money laundering reforms into national legislation.
G7 Report Sets The Standard For Money Transfers
16th May 2017 | Written by:
The G7 group of world powers has issued a report outlining best practice in the remittance sector, scrutinising the different methods of oversight and prosecution undertaken by member states.
Italy Targets Passporting Agents With AML Reforms
15th May 2017 | Written by:
Italy is on the brink of transposing the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive into national law, as it clamps down on agents operating in the country without a branch.
Counter-Terrorism Report Calls For Smarter EU Policymaking
5th May 2017 | Written by:
Counter-terrorism experts are pressing EU parliamentarians on whether current policies, such as tightening thresholds on electronic payments, are doing enough to combat violent extremist activity.
Parliament Again Rejects Changes To EU Financial Crime Blacklist
4th May 2017 | Written by:
EU parliamentarians have again rejected attempts by the European Commission to tweak its anti-money laundering blacklist of high-risk countries, calling instead for wider-ranging reforms.
Norway Accused Of Undermining EEA Over Payment Blocking
3rd May 2017 | Written by:
European gambling groups have hit out at the Norwegian regulator for its attempts to block payments involving offshore gambling sites, alleging it is in breach of single market legislation.
Member States Scramble To Meet 4th AMLD As Amendments Loom
27th Apr 2017 | Written by:
Industry insiders are warning that uncertainty over the direction of EU financial crime reforms could leave payments firms facing an uphill struggle to meet future changes.
FATF Warns Of Vulnerabilities In Sweden Crime Controls
26th Apr 2017 | Written by:
A global watchdog has commended Sweden as having a “strong regime” to tackle financial crime, although identified a fragmented understanding among its regulators of the risks associated with the...
Industry Presses Regulator On 4th AMLD ‘Contact Points’
24th Apr 2017 | Written by:
Payments firms are concerned that anti-money laundering reforms will give EU member states too much freedom around central contact points, risking fragmentation across the single market.
UK To Draft New Legislation For Post-Brexit Sanctions Regime
24th Apr 2017 | Written by:
The UK government has opened public consultations on how it will apply, maintain and review sanctions regimes once the country has left the European Union.
UK Admits Doubts Over Effectiveness Of AML Laws
20th Apr 2017 | Written by:
The UK has admitted question marks remain over the cost and effectiveness of its financial crime legislation, although industry experts have cast doubt on claims that compliance is getting easier...
Report Calls For Clarity On Risk-Based AML
18th Apr 2017 | Written by:
Authorities must improve their supervision of banks’ approach to anti-money laundering (AML) rules or face the collapse of remittance channels due to de-risking, a report claims.
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