Regulatory Compliance Journal

Financial crime and regulatory compliance information for professionals finance, legal and technology enthusiasts

How do criminals launder their money using the Dark Web?

Drug trade and illegal markets on the dark web have grown exponentially. Criminals are finding new and original ways to launder money generated from their illicit activities. The dark web is an encrypted part of the internet that hosts online content not indexed by conventional search engines....

What are Hawala transactions and how do they work?

In February 2019, another criminal group was arrested in Europe for laundering money through hawala transactions. Based on the Europol press release, the cooperation between French and Italian police led to the arrest of 19 suspects. Algerian authorities also seized gold for almost the equivale...

AML Transaction Monitoring & Detection Scenarios

Efficiently fine-tuning AML Transaction Monitoring can help financial firm's compliance teams to increase productivity while carefully avoiding pointless investigations by reducing the amount of false-positive alerts. The revision of AML detection scenarios is not a straightforward proces...

Apply a Top-down approach for Regulatory Compliance Ops

A top-down approach highlights the behaviour of regulatory changes in the financial institution and helps the Compliance Officer to build a strong Governance. This principle is also known as “tone at the top” in ethical and responsible business behaviour. From the highest management level t...

Why do most AML programs fail?

Despite the consistent efforts adopted by banks to fight money laundering and financial crime, fines for AML breaches have hit an all-time high. In 2022, financial institutions were fined a grand total of $4.17 billion (€3.95 billion) worldwide, with around $55 billion (€52 billion) ...

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Mariam Debaisieux Traineeship
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Laetitia Orfila Traineeship
Michel Cliquet - Pideeco Member
Michel Cliquet Senior Consultant
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Drini Vula Senior Consultant

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How are ESG-related assets used for greenwashing?

Audit Findings, Compliance, Europe, Environmental, Green Crime, MiFID2, OECD, UCITS, Transparency, Reporting, Financial firms, MIFID,

With the rise of environmentally and socially conscious consumers, companies are under more pressure than ever to prove their commitment to sustainability and ethical practices. In recent years, environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) h...

How can AML experts fight trade-base money laundering?

AML, Compliance, Red Flags, Terrorism Financing, Risk, Financial Sanctions, Money Laundering,

Beneath the seemingly ordinary surface of global commerce, criminals have created an underground world of complex schemes, where legitimate business transactions serve as a smokescreen for their illicit activities. How can anti-money laundering exper...

The rising cost of regulatory compliance for financial institutions

Compliance, Financial firms, Financial operations, Governance, Due Diligence, EWRA, KYC, AML, GDPR, Europe,

Businesses are increasingly worried about regulatory costs that arise every time a new legal framework is introduced. The stakeholders fear that the cost of compliance will cut the growth of businesses and will lead to very restrictive business envir...