Terrorist organisations are becoming increasingly dependent on fund transfers, including through remittance providers and via prepaid cards, according to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
On October 8, 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published the Financial Action Task Force of Latin America's (GAFILAT) mutual evaluation report (MER) of the Dominican Republic, which...
On October 5, 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released a report measuring and assessing the Isle of Man’s progress in strengthening its framework to tackle money laundering and...
On July 5, 2018, the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) adopted the first regular follow-up report on the fifth round...
On October 2, 2018, the Bank of Mauritius published a public notice about the main outcomes of the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group's (ESAAMLG) mutual evaluation report (MER)...
On September 26, 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published the Eurasian Group Mutual Evaluation Report (MER) of the Kyrgyz Republic, which assesses the country's levels of compliance...
On July 23, 2018, the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) released the fifth round mutual evaluation report (MER) on...
On September 24, 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released its mutual evaluation report (MER) on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with regard to the country's anti-money laundering and...
Hong Kong’s financial watchdog has ramped up checks at prepaid providers and remittance firms as part of preparations for a major review of the territory’s anti-money laundering regime next month.
On September 12, 2018, Venezuela’s financial intelligence unit (Unidad Nacional de Inteligencia Financiera - UNIF) published circular SIB-DSB-UNIF-15385, which applies to institutions operating in...
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has released the fourth round mutual evaluation report (MER) on Bahrain, which assesses the kingdom's levels of compliance with international standards and...
On September 3, 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released a report measuring and assessing Belgium’s progress in strengthening its framework to tackle money laundering and terrorist...
German and French authorities are planning to build a separate payments channel for companies who want to keep their funds safe from the long arm of US sanctions, but their ambitions for financial...
A European financial watchdog has slammed Latvian authorities for failing to adequately confront the high levels of illicit funds flowing through the country, saying particular attention is needed...
The Financial Conduct Authority has opened consultations on setting up a global regulatory sandbox, a concept that has won praise despite some notable omissions among participants.
Legitimate money services businesses (MSBs) are finding themselves drawn into the battle against sanctions evasion, as sanctioned entities exploit lax beneficial ownership requirements to take...

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