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Malta Stung Over Lacklustre Money Laundering Controls
13th Sep 2019 | Written by:
The government of Malta has been chastened by a damning assessment of its anti-financial crime framework, as MONEYVAL described local financial institutions as more fearful of correspondent banks...
Hong Kong Told To Improve Supervision Of Remittances, Prepaid
9th Sep 2019 | Written by:
Awareness of money laundering and terrorist financing risks among smaller money service operators in Hong Kong has been criticised as lacklustre by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
High-Risk Country Blacklist Tops EU Agenda For First Week Back
6th Sep 2019 | Written by:
The European Commission has put reform of how it assembles its list of high-risk third countries at the top of its agenda as a fresh legislature returned to Brussels to confront issues of financial...
UK Government Feels 'Responsibility to Banks' Over Economic Crime
5th Sep 2019 | Written by:
The UK government has rebutted criticism it is giving banks an outsized role in policing economic crime, arguing that its private-public partnership approach is world-class.
Hong Kong: FATF Mutual Evaluation Report - September 2019
4th Sep 2019 | Written by:
On September 4, 2019, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released a mutual evaluation report (MER) on Hong Kong, China (HKC), which summarises the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist...
FATF Mutual Evaluation Report – Greece, September 2019
3rd Sep 2019 | Written by:
On September 3, 2019, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released a mutual evaluation report (MER) on Greece regarding the country's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML...
Switzerland: FINMA Issues Payments on the Blockchain Guidance
28th Aug 2019 | Written by:
On August 26, 2019, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) published guidance on payments on the blockchain. ...
Cape Verde: FATF Mutual Evaluation Report – August 2019
12th Aug 2019 | Written by:
On August 9, 2019, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released a mutual evaluation report (MER) on Cape Verde regarding the country's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML...
G7 Tells Facebook To Resolve 'Critical Issues' Before Libra Launch
19th Jul 2019 | Written by:
A report compiled for finance ministers of the world’s largest economies has taken a strict line on Facebook’s mooted Libra payment system, warning that “significant work” will be needed before any...
Wildlife Trafficking A $23bn Problem For Financial Firms, Experts Warn
11th Jul 2019 | Written by:
Financial institutions are being urged to stem the flow of illicit funds from illegal wildlife trafficking, which drives as much as $23bn in revenue per year and is set to become an area of focus...
Facebook Responds To U.S. Senate Questions On Libra
10th Jul 2019 | Written by:
Facebook has responded to demands from the U.S. Senate Banking Committee for answers on the regulatory status of its cryptocurrency project Libra, although steered clear of calls to halt the...
FATF Publishes Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment Guidance Report
8th Jul 2019 | Written by:
On July 5, 2019, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published a report on terrorist financing risk assessment guidance. The guidance aims to assist practitioners with assessing and identifying...
Netherlands To Bolster Money Laundering Controls Ahead Of Review
2nd Jul 2019 | Written by:
The Dutch government has laid out an ambitious programme of reform for its anti-money laundering efforts, with recent high-profile failures nipping at the country’s heels ahead of a major review of...
FATF Releases Guidance for Risk-Based Approach to Virtual Assets and Virtual Asset Service Providers
24th Jun 2019 | Written by:
On June 21, 2019, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) adopted and issued an Interpretive Note to Recommendation 15 on New Technologies (INR. 15), which clarifies FATF’s previous amendments to...
Financial Crime Task Force Toughens Requirements For Crypto
24th Jun 2019 | Written by:
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has published its finalised guidance on virtual currencies, putting the same standards on crypto exchanges and wallets as currently exist for more traditional...
FSB Calls On G20 To Smoothen National Approaches To Crypto
3rd Jun 2019 | Written by:
The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has warned of the potential for divergence in international regulation on crypto-assets as the G20 prepares to assess issues ranging from money laundering to...
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