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5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5th AMLD)
FCA Tells Crypto Firms To Get Their House In Order As Calls For Regulation Grow
1st May 2019 | Written by:
The head of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) innovation unit has urged the UK cryptocurrency sector to raise its standards on fraud and crime, in response to criticisms over its delay in...
Finland: Act on Virtual Currency Providers
26th Apr 2019 | Written by:
On April 26, 2019, the Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA) announced that the President has approved the Act on Virtual Currency Providers and a briefing has been arranged for virtual...
EBA Weighs In On Passporting Supervision Row
25th Apr 2019 | Written by:
The EU’s top payments regulator has stepped into a row between member states over supervision of firms passporting across national borders, taking a relatively tough stance on the controversial...
Lithuania Next To Bulk Up Crypto Controls
25th Apr 2019 | Written by:
Lithuanian officials have said they want to bring certainty to the country’s crypto-asset sector, constructing new layers of regulatory oversight on top of the EU’s 5th Anti-Money Laundering...
Czech Republic: Financial Analytical Unit Publishes Annual Activity Report for 2018
24th Apr 2019 | Written by:
On April, 24, 2019, the Financial Analytical Unit (FAU) published its annual report for 2018, summarising information about its activities in 2018 and information on the current trends with regard...
UK Forges Ahead With Crypto, E-Money Reforms, Unveils 5th AMLD Strategy
16th Apr 2019 | Written by:
The UK has opened consultations on its approach to EU-wide anti-money laundering reforms, restating its plans to regulate a wider range of crypto-asset activities and tighten controls on e-money...
Austria: Ministry of Finance Consults on Draft Law Transposing Provisions of 5th AMLD
15th Apr 2019 | Written by:
On April 12, 2019, the Federal Ministry of Finance (Bundesministerim Finanzen - BMF) introduced a draft law titled “Federal Law amending the Financial Markets Money Laundering Act, the Beneficial...
European Parliamentary Assembly Issues Resolution on Laundromats and the Fight Against Organised Crime, Corruption and Money Laundering
12th Apr 2019 | Written by:
On April 12, 2019, the European Council's Parliamentary Assembly published Resolution 2279 (2019) on "Laundromats: responding to new challenges in the international fight against organised crime,...
Italy: Government Consults on Proposed Draft Law for Implementation of 5th AMLD
25th Mar 2019 | Written by:
On March 22, 2019, the Ministry of Economy and Finance released a consultation on the draft legislative decree containing the necessary provisions to transpose the 5th Anti-Money Laundering...
Finland Scoops Up Crypto Issuers In 5th AMLD Transposition
19th Mar 2019 | Written by:
Finland has cast a wide net for virtual currency businesses in its implementation of new EU legislation, gold-plating the measures to include virtual currency issuers among those which must...
UK: Parliament Publishes Briefing Paper on Registers of Beneficial Ownership
18th Mar 2019 | Written by:
On March 15, 2019, the UK parliament released a report titled “Registers of Beneficial Ownership”, which explores the developments of beneficial ownership registers both in the UK and...
UK Treasury Outlines Plans To Close Economic Crime Gaps After FATF Criticism
15th Mar 2019 | Written by:
UK authorities will soon be issuing their response to the recent evaluation of the country by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), with a strategic plan coming in the summer and an imminent...
European Lawmakers Seek To Strengthen 5th AMLD
27th Feb 2019 | Written by:
European lawmakers took a further step on Tuesday towards empowering law enforcement to tackle illicit finance, while senior EU figures restated the need for a more centralised approach to anti...
Financial Intelligence Unit At 'Breaking Point', Says UK Think Tank
21st Feb 2019 | Written by:
The UK government has been urged to furnish the country’s financial intelligence unit with dozens more staff and modernise its IT infrastructure to rectify shortcomings in its fight against...
Cyprus: Securities and Exchange Commission Consults on Proposals to Bring Crypto Asset Activities Under National AML Legal Framework
20th Feb 2019 | Written by:
On February 19, 2019, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) launched a consultation seeking feedback on the proposed amendments to the Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering...
European Parliament's Russian Dirty Money Inquiry Rounds On Cyprus
30th Jan 2019 | Written by:
Financial crime experts have told a European Parliament committee that Cyprus’ financial sector remains overly reliant on illicit funds with links to Russia, despite efforts from authorities to...
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