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Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
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)...
Switzerland: Federal Gaming Board Consults on AML Obligations for Gaming Houses
27th Apr 2018 | Written by:
On April 25, 2018, the Swiss Federal Gaming Board (CFMJ), in light of the expected entry into force of the new Money Gaming Act on January 1, 2019, launched a public consultation with a view to...
Iceland: Mutual Evaluation Report April 2018
9th Apr 2018 | Written by:
On April 5, 2018 the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published a mutual evaluation report on Iceland regarding the country's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF)...
Spain: FATF's First Regular Follow-Up Report 2018
23rd Mar 2018 | Written by:
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has published its first regular follow-up report on Spain, which provides details on the progress made to compliance deficiencies identified in the mutual...
Norway: FATF’s Third Enhanced Follow-Up Report 2018
21st Mar 2018 | Written by:
On March 20, 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released a report measuring and assessing Norway’s progress in strengthening its framework to tackle money laundering and terrorist...
Norway Oversight Of E-Money Agents Sub-Par, FATF Says
21st Mar 2018 | Written by:
Norway’s oversight of overseas payment and e-money firms is still lacking despite overall improvements in the country’s fight against financial crime, a global anti-money laundering watchdog has...
Risk-Averse Banks Wary Of Weak Enforcement In Remittance Sector
20th Mar 2018 | Written by:
Two global financial watchdogs have called on national regulators to strengthen oversight of the remittance sector, warning that a "complete absence" of supervision in many regions is driving banks...
FATF Issues Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors
19th Mar 2018 | Written by:
On March 16, 2018 the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published a report to the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors, which sets out FATF's recent and ongoing work to combat money...
Hungary: MONEYVAL First Enhanced Follow-Up Report December 2017
14th Mar 2018 | Written by:
On March 13, 2018, MONEYVAL, acting in its capacity as the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) body, released the first enhanced follow-up report and...
Global Watchdogs Hail Banks’ Efforts To Counter De-Risking
7th Mar 2018 | Written by:
Influential global standards-setters have rallied behind efforts by a group of international banks to combat de-risking in the correspondent banking sector and breathe life back into stunted...
FATF Issues Guidance Paper on Counter Proliferation Financing
2nd Mar 2018 | Written by:
On February 28, 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published a guidance paper called “FATF Guidance on Counter Proliferation Financing: The Implementation of Financial Provisions of...
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