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Bahrain: FATF Releases Fourth Round Mutual Evaluation Report - September 2018
5th Sep 2018 | Written by:
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...
Belgium: FATF Releases Third Enhanced Follow-Up Report - September 2018
4th Sep 2018 | Written by:
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...
Prospect Of Independent EU Payments System Raises Eyebrows
29th Aug 2018 | Written by:
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...
MONEYVAL Chides Latvia For 'Inadequate' AML Awareness
24th Aug 2018 | Written by:
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...
UK Regulator Unveils Details On ‘Global Sandbox’ Initiative
8th Aug 2018 | Written by:
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.
Evolving Sanction Evasion Techniques Put MSBs In The Spotlight
6th Aug 2018 | Written by:
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...
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 ...
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