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....

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...

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 equival...

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 2020, financial institutions were fined a grand total of $15.13 billion (€12.79 billion) worldwide, a 51.3% increase compared to 2019, with U...

Andre Figueira De Carvalho - Pideeco Member
Andre Figueira De Carvalho Junior Consultant
Luisa Nadege Cafi - Pideeco Member
Luisa Nadege Cafi Junior Consultant
Kenza Kibour - Pideeco Member
Kenza Kibour Traineeship
Piet De Vreese - Pideeco Member
Piet De Vreese Managing Director

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Why do most AML programs fail?

Corruption, AML, Financial Institutions, Compliance, Know your Customer, Risk, Anti Money Laundering, KYC, Tone at the Top, Financial operations, Transaction Monitoring, Ethics, Compliance expert,

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 2020, financial institutions were fined a grand total of $15.13 billion (€12.79 billion) worldwi...

How and why to embed AML Lookbacks within financial firms?

Money Laundering, AML, Audit, Audit Findings, Financial operations, Due Diligence, Financial firms,

In recent years, regulators have begun to scrutinize more closely financial institutions regarding the soundness of their AML/CTF program, dissecting the nuts and bolts of their procedures and controls. But the current set-up isn’t what they are s...

EWRA - What is Business overall risk exposure assessment?

EWRA, Compliance, Financial firms, ERM, RBA, Reporting, Top-down, Anti Money Laundering, Audit, Risk, Risk Based Approach, Compliance expert, AML,

The understanding and management of risk by financial institutions, banks, and entities, has improved over the years. Today, stakeholders are more involved, and they demand greater transparency regarding the risks of a company and how the company rea...