An Irish bank has been fined €2.3m for money laundering breach; the German regulator continues with OneCoin crackdown; and Singapore vows tough, high-tech AML action.
The UK’s Criminal Finances Bill, initially perceived as underwhelming, has gained royal assent after being subject to a series of last-minute changes by parliamentarians.
On April 1, 2017 those provisions of Resolution 439-11/2016 that set out the new thresholds for which obligated parties must report entered into force. These provisions were established in...
Industry insiders are warning that uncertainty over the direction of EU financial crime reforms could leave payments firms facing an uphill struggle to meet future changes.
Banking industry insiders have suggested de-risking does not necessarily stop illicit funds from passing through the financial system, instead labelling the practice a by-product of ineffective...
Faced by an unpredictable new US administration, rising international political tension and ever-toughening sanctions regimes, banking veterans and financial crime experts are concerned by how...
A global watchdog has commended Sweden as having a “strong regime” to tackle financial crime, although identified a fragmented understanding among its regulators of the risks associated with the...
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has assessed Sweden’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) measures in place at the time of the on-site visit from May 26, 2016 to...
The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) has launched a public consultation on draft anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) rules resulting from...
Payments firms are concerned that anti-money laundering reforms will give EU member states too much freedom around central contact points, risking fragmentation across the single market.
The UK government has opened public consultations on how it will apply, maintain and review sanctions regimes once the country has left the European Union.
The Bank of England questions the effectiveness of enormous fines for misconduct; U.S. regulators are rapped for their handling of the Wells Fargo fake account scandal; Japan's top financial...
The UK has admitted question marks remain over the cost and effectiveness of its financial crime legislation, although industry experts have cast doubt on claims that compliance is getting easier...
This briefing paper outlines the history of the UK legislation designed to counter money laundering, and its impact on the financial services industry and associated professions....
On April 14, 2017 Igor Cherkaskyi, the head of the State Financial Monitoring Service (SFMS) of Ukraine, presented the public annual report for 2016....
The 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (Directive (EU) 2015/849), also known as the 4th AMLD, has brought in a set of obligations for the European Commission, European supervisory authorities ...

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