On January 28, 2019, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published the third enhanced follow-up report and technical compliance re-rating of the Republic of Tunisia, as adopted in the 28th...
On January 25, 2019, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published the second enhanced follow-up report and technical compliance re-rating of Nicaragua, which was prepared and drafted by the...
Are influential regulators, international standards-setters and financial sector participants doing enough to tackle de-risking? PaymentsCompliance speaks to J. Andrew Spindler, a former New York...
A drive by Pakistan to corral its deep inflows of remittances into formal channels has led the country’s central bank to encourage the use of blockchain technology by private providers.
The EU’s top payments regulator has recommended that the European Commission considers further reforms for crypto-assets, warning that some activities are “highly risky” yet fall outside existing...
On January 3, 2019, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published a mutual evaluation report (MER) on the Republic of Tajikistan drafted by the Eurasian Group on combating money laundering and...
Despite the diversity of the Asian, Pacific, African and Middle Eastern markets, in all four a clutch of similar trends emerged around regulatory innovation and taking advantage of emerging...
As G20 nations vow to safeguard the use of cryptocurrency for criminal purposes, a leading cryptocurrency lawyer is hopeful that a more consistent regulatory approach could bring the sector further...
Canada’s financial intelligence unit has foreshadowed hawkish scrutiny of alternative payment methods, prepaid cards and mobile payments as it tracks evolving terrorist financing risks stemming...
Israel has received top grades in a Financial Action Task Force (FATF) appraisal of its financial crime-fighting regime, after marked improvements since its previous evaluation five years ago.
On December 10, 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released the mutual evaluation report (MER) assessing Israel’s levels of compliance with the international standards and practices...
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has defended its report on the UK’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing efforts after dismayed anti-graft campaigners accused it of ...
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has called on the UK to tighten its controls around correspondent banks, saying that current legislation leaves the country open to money laundering risks...
On November 26, 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released the fifth follow-up report measuring and assessing Ethiopia’s progress in strengthening its framework to tackle money...
On November 23, 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published the second enhanced follow-up report and technical compliance re-rating on Austria. The follow-up report provides analysis of...
On November 21, 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released a follow-up report measuring and assessing Denmark’s progress in strengthening its framework to tackle money laundering and...

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