Regulatory Compliance Journal

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

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...

The Banking Industry & Regulatory Compliance Requirements

Compliance risk is one of the biggest concerns of the banking industry. Failing to comply can have an impact on the reputation of the brand and create a decrease in its customer population. Lack of due diligence in transactions and clients monitoring can drag the bank to costly and time-consumi...

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....

Inside RegTech - Regulatory Compliance Technology

🎬 Introduction to RegTech and Regulatory ComplianceThe worldwide economic repercussions of the 2008 financial crisis led regulators to strengthen their regulations and controls against the financial market operators. Today, financial institutions are facing a challenging regulatory landscape...

The rising cost of regulatory compliance for financial institutions

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 environments. What do we mean when we refer to ...

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Financing terrorism: The billion-dollar blood antiquities art dealing

5AMLD, Terrorism Financing, Hawala, Art Dealing, Darkweb, ISIS,

The destruction of the ancient city of Palmyra and the beheading of its Antiquities Chief, Khaled al-Asaad, in 2015 by the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq & Syria (ISIS) are still fresh in the minds of many. Beginning in 2014, the terrorist group...

Psd2, Brexit & the rise of payment services market in Belgium

PSD2, Compliance expert, EU, KYC, Belgium, Financial Institutions, NBB, Financial firms, Know your Customer,

On the 6th of August 2019, the National Bank of Belgium ("NBB") published a press release announcing that in 2019, there was substantial growth of applications for the execution of payment activities in Belgium. A total of 34 companies are now licen...

Look up company VAT number in Europe

VAT, TVA, VIES, Anti Money Laundering, AML, Europe, BTW, KYC, Know your Customer,

How to find the VAT number of a counterparty or customer ?How can you, as a company or obliged entity, search for the VAT number of a counterparty or customer? Whether you are a company that has to check whether your counterparty is subject to VAT...