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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...
Member States Put Kibosh On European Commission's AML Blacklist
4th Mar 2019 | Written by:
A mutiny by member states appears likely to shoot down the inclusion of Saudi Arabia in the European Commission’s draft list of jurisdictions with lacklustre anti-money laundering controls, and...
FATF Issues Virtual Currency Guidance, Lays Down Law On Iran
25th Feb 2019 | Written by:
The world’s foremost standards-setting body on countering illicit finance has urged countries to bring virtual currency regulation up to the standard of that for traditional currency as it...
FATF Consults on Draft Interpretive Note to Recommendation 15
22nd Feb 2019 | Written by:
On February 22, 2019, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released a public consultation in relation to its Interpretive Note for Recommendation 15, recognising the need for the implementation...
Hungary: MONEYVAL Publishes Second Enhanced Follow-Up Report – December 2018
21st Feb 2019 | Written by:
On February 21, 2019, the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) published the second enhanced follow-up report and...
Financial Intelligence Unit At 'Breaking Point', Says UK Think Tank
21st Feb 2019 | Written by:
The UK government has been urged to furnish the country’s financial intelligence unit with dozens more staff and modernise its IT infrastructure to rectify shortcomings in its fight against...
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