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Authorities Take Down Elaborate Crypto Laundering Ring
9th May 2019 | Written by:
A Spanish money laundering cartel that used virtual currency exchanges to obscure the origins of illicit funds has been busted, Europol announced on Wednesday. The action marks the latest strike...
FATF Conclusions from Annual Private Sector Consultative Forum
8th May 2019 | Written by:
On May 6-7, 2019, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) held its annual Private Sector Consultative Forum in Vienna, in which 300 private sector representatives from the financial sector and...
North Korea Eyeing Crypto To Evade Sanctions, Report Warns
23rd Apr 2019 | Written by:
North Korea appears to be stepping up efforts to circumvent sanctions by performing an end-run around the banking sector, instead using cryptocurrency to raise funds and make purchases, researchers...
Pakistan Seeks Relief From High-Risk Status With Sanctions Overhaul
18th Apr 2019 | Written by:
Pakistan has stepped up its efforts to be scratched off the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) list of problem jurisdictions with the high-profile publication of new measures to implement United...
China Warned Over Counter-Terrorism, Proliferation Financing Controls
18th Apr 2019 | Written by:
China has come under heavy fire in its latest evaluation by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), with the world’s second largest economy drawing criticism for its failure to manage terrorist and...
Finland Addresses FATF Criticism With Money Laundering Reshuffle
17th Apr 2019 | Written by:
Finland will bolster its anti-money laundering (AML) department and implement a more stringent risk-based approach to supervision following criticism of its measures for combating financial crime.
Finland: FATF Mutual Evaluation Report Recommends Intensifying Measures to Combat Money Laundering
16th Apr 2019 | Written by:
On April 16, 2019, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), after a comprehensive review of Finand's existing framework on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF), published...
FATF Considers Guidance On Proliferation Financing As Global Focus Grows
9th Apr 2019 | Written by:
Proliferation financing looks set to become a growing priority for financial institutions, as more governments and trade bodies follow the lead of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and turn...
Norway: FATF Publishes 4th Follow-up Report and Technical Compliance Re-Rating
28th Mar 2019 | Written by:
On March 28, 2019, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published the fourth follow-up report and technical compliance re-rating of Norway, as adopted by the FATF Plenary at its February 2019...
Italy: FATF Publishes First Follow-Up Report – March 2019
27th Mar 2019 | Written by:
On March 27, 2019, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published the first follow-up report and technical compliance re-rating of Italy, as adopted by the FATF Plenary at its February 2019...
Hamas Touts Major Crypto Exchanges In 'Sophisticated' Bitcoin Funding Campaign
26th Mar 2019 | Written by:
Palestinian militant organisation Hamas has urged its followers to donate funds anonymously using global virtual currency exchange platforms, doubling down on efforts to boost its coffers using...
UK Treasury Outlines Plans To Close Economic Crime Gaps After FATF Criticism
15th Mar 2019 | Written by:
UK authorities will soon be issuing their response to the recent evaluation of the country by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), with a strategic plan coming in the summer and an imminent...
FATF Publishes Report Outlining Procedure for Fourth Round of Mutual Evaluations
14th Mar 2019 | Written by:
On March 14, 2019, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), ahead of the fourth round of its anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) mutual evaluations, published a report on...
Commission Looks For Plan B On Dirty Money Blacklist
8th Mar 2019 | Written by:
EU member states on Thursday unanimously rejected a proposed list of countries with poor anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) controls, sending the European Commission...
Figures Show Zero Prosecutions Under UK's AML Regulations
7th Mar 2019 | Written by:
There were no prosecutions under the UK’s Money Laundering Regulations for more than a year after the transposition of recent European legislation, government statistics reveal.
Commission Fights Back On AML Blacklist As Member States Show Their Hands
6th Mar 2019 | Written by:
The European commissioner in charge of a controversial dirty money blacklist that triggered a member state mutiny against Brussels launched a staunch defence of the list in front of supportive...
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