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Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
CFATF: Haiti Has Strategic AML/CTF Deficiencies
16th Jun 2016 | Written by:
The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) has published a statement on Haiti's lack of progress regarding the implementation of international standards for anti-money laundering and...
G7 Pledges To Tighten Terrorism Finance Checks
31st May 2016 | Written by:
The countries that make up the G7 have pledged to toughen up their anti-terrorism measures, including cutting the threshold for the declaration of cross-border cash transactions.
US: Speech - G7 Action Plan on Combating the Financing of Terrorism
26th May 2016 | Written by:
Jacob J. Lew, Treasury Secretary, gave a speech at the G-7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Sendai, Japan on May 21, 2016. The meeting, which mainly discussed the importance...
The Latest in Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing: What You Need to Know
Emma Hunter, founder and co-chair of Baker & McKenzie's Global AML/CTF Group and resident AML/CTF specialist, provides insights on the upcoming compliance challenges facing reporting entities...
Pakistan Targets Unbanked With New Prepaid Card Laws
13th May 2016 | Written by:
Bank officials in Pakistan have issued prepaid card regulations designed to boost financial inclusion and give the country’s unbanked a taste for formal financial services.
De-Risking Not Harming Remitters, Says Long-Awaited AML Review
6th May 2016 | Written by:
A major government review of Australia’s anti-money laundering (AML) framework has downplayed the impact of de-risking on remitters, favouring tougher law enforcement over regulatory overhaul.
Weekly News In Brief: April 22, 2016
22nd Apr 2016 | Written by:
The Financial Action Task Force holds talks with charities over de-risking of remittance companies; the UK payments watchdog publishes its list of annual regulatory fees; TransferWise opens a...
FATF: Guidance on Virtual Currencies, Potential Compliance Impacts and Challenges
3rd Jul 2015 | Written by:
Elizabeth Munoz Perez
On June 26, 2015, at its annual plenary in Brisbane, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released guidance on virtual currencies. This FAQ examines what this could mean to compliance in and...
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