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Antigua and Barbuda: ONDCP Publishes Mutual Evaluation Report on AML/CTF Measures
2nd Aug 2018 | Written by:
On August 1, 2018, the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) announced the outcome of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) Mutual Evaluation Report (MER)...
Money Launderers Going Pro, Industry Warned
31st Jul 2018 | Written by:
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has drawn attention to the need for greater regulatory scrutiny of payment processing, cash transfer and virtual currency companies, after finding some have...
FATF Publishes Report on Professional Money Laundering
27th Jul 2018 | Written by:
On July 26, 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published a report covering the threats posed by professional money launderers (PMLs), who are individuals or entities specialised in...
Sweden Relieved After AML Improvements Recognised
26th Jul 2018 | Written by:
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) announced on Wednesday that Sweden is no longer subject to enhanced supervision, following the country’s tightening of its financial crime regime in a bill...
Sweden: FATF Releases First Enhanced Follow-Up Report July 2018
25th Jul 2018 | Written by:
On July 25, 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released a report measuring and assessing Sweden’s progress in strengthening its framework to tackle money laundering and terrorist...
Germany Reforms Beleaguered AML Intelligence Unit
24th Jul 2018 | Written by:
The German Financial Intelligence Unit is getting a boost in staffing and resources after a botched transfer in responsibility left it snowed under tens of thousands of unresolved reports and...
MSBs Falling Foul Of Cross-Border Money Laundering, Report Warns
24th Jul 2018 | Written by:
A study from a major group of financial crime agencies has highlighted the extent to which traditional money transfer methods and modern innovations in online retail banking are being used together...
Proliferation Financing Touted As Next Big Mission For FATF
13th Jul 2018 | Written by:
Financial crime experts have called on the United States to use its presidency of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to bring measures countering the financing of weapons proliferation up to...
De-Risking: Banks Urged To Detail Reasons For Declining Payments
10th Jul 2018 | Written by:
Experts have called for more transparency around the reasons for declined payments to reduce the compliance friction driving de-risking of both smaller banks and new fintech companies.
FATF Fires Warning Over Iran, Ups Focus On Cryptocurrency
3rd Jul 2018 | Written by:
Firms must continue applying enhanced due diligence to transactions linked to Iran, after the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) warned that the country’s financial crime framework is still in ...
Adopt 5th AMLD Regardless Of Brexit, Industry Urges UK
21st Jun 2018 | Written by:
The UK should implement new European legislation on virtual currencies as soon as possible and regardless of Brexit, industry figures told the Commons Treasury Committee on Wednesday.
International Pressure Drives Swiss AML Reform
12th Jun 2018 | Written by:
Swiss legislators, feeling the heat from international watchdogs, have committed to bringing anti-money laundering (AML) standards up to scratch — but some observers claim that industry is already...
Switzerland: Government Consults on Amendments to the AML Act
4th Jun 2018 | Written by:
On June 1, 2018, the Swiss Federal Council launched a public consultation seeking feedback on amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA). The amendments reflect the latest recommendations...
Iran Sanctions Muddle Leaves Financial Sector At Crossroads
21st May 2018 | Written by:
European payments firms may soon find themselves having to make a hard choice when it comes to dealings with Iran, as conflicting approaches from either side of the Atlantic come to a head.
In Depth: Member States Too Slow On Terror Financing, Says FATF
18th May 2018 | Written by:
Despite a raft of urgent EU regulatory reforms aimed at tackling terrorist financing, officials remain concerned about a lack of visible progress at member state level — with cash, prepaid cards...
Ghana: Mutual Evaluation Report
1st May 2018 | Written by:
On April 30, 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released a mutual evaluation report (MER) on Ghana regarding the country's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF)...
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