Regulatory Compliance Journal

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

What can be done to improve the efficiency of AML fines?

The heavy fines imposed on financial institutions for AML deficiencies over the years have frequently fallen short in achieving their goals. This inefficiency is manifest in the repeat offending of such banks, the heavy burden it places on them, and the lack of improvement in the AML system. A ...

How effective are AML fines?

Considered a strong deterrent against financial crime, AML fines seem to be little more than symbolic slaps on the wrist for financial institutions with vast pockets. With trillions of dollars being freely laundered every year and ambiguous structural changes required to effectively combat mone...

How are charities used for money laundering?

As funds flow into the hands of charities, an unsettling question arises: is your donation inadvertently fueling money laundering activities? While the noble intentions behind charitable giving inspires positive change, criminals have exploited the realm of benevolence, using it as a strategic ...

How can AML experts fight trade-base 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 experts stop the flow of illegal funds into the wo...

European Data Protection Authorities Websites [Compiled list]

The protection of privacy has grown to be of utmost importance in a society where our every action is digitally recorded and where personal information is exchanged like an untraceable currency. European Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) have launched a privacy revolution and established the ...

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Aurelie Vandenbulcke Junior Consultant
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Kenza Kibour Traineeship
Damian Vildosola Truche - Pideeco Member
Damian Vildosola Truche Senior Consultant
Ana Pinto - Pideeco Member
Ana Pinto Traineeship

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How is real estate used for money laundering?

6AMLD, Anti Money Laundering, Corruption, Compliance, Due Diligence, Financial Sanctions, Financial Institutions, Know your Customer, Money Laundering,

In February of 2022, Transparency International revealed that Russians linked to the Kremlin or with corruption charges had invested £1.5 billion in the UK property market, mostly through companies held in Britain’s overseas territories and crown...

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...

KYC Business: tax havens, embargoes & sanctioned countries

Financial Sanctions, OECD, Financial firms, KYC, Compliance, Tax Havens, Red Flags, AML, Risk Based Approach, EU, Corruption, Know your Customer,

Each year we are entitled to different lists about tax havens issued by governments or international organisations, but what is the difference between these lists? In October 2022, the European Union updated its list of non-cooperative tax jurisdi...