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Each year we are entitled to different lists about tax havens issued by governments or international organisations, but ...

Efficiently fine-tuning AML Transaction Monitoring can help financial firm's compliance teams to increase productivit...

From an extra pair of hands to the person that advises on strategical decisions and the future of your company. Working...

What will be the impacts of implementation of the Fourth AML EU Directive (2015/849) ?Since 1991, the European Union has...

How to conduct KYC on Russian Counterparties ?Doing business with Russian entities in non-sanctioned sectors of the econ...

The understanding and management of risk by financial institutions, banks, and entities, has improved over the years. To...

The Enterprise-Wide Risk Assessment (EWRA) or Overall Risk Assessment has become a regulatory obligation from an EU and ...

For one week, from the 13th to the 18th October, representatives of 205 countries and jurisdictions, the IMF, UN, World ...

The digital era has given KYC analysts unprecedented access to a plethora of information on individuals and companies. N...

On November 12, 2018, the European Parliament issued new rules to strengthen the fight against money laundering through ...

Despite the consistent efforts adopted by banks to fight money laundering and financial crime, fines for AML breaches ha...

Lately the 5th Anti-Money Laundering EU Directive (AMLD5) retained a particular interest on innovative instruments of pa...

Drug trade and illegal markets on the dark web have grown exponentially. Criminals are finding new and original ways to ...

In February 2019, another criminal group was arrested in Europe, for laundering money through hawala transactions. Based...

Over the past years, the golden visa has seen a surge in participation in its programmes. But along with its rising popu...

While the world is on hold, financial crime has not taken a step back amidst the coronavirus emergency. Scammers, money...

Politically exposed persons (PEPs) are individuals who have been entrusted with prominent public functions, such as gove...

Businesses are increasingly worried about regulatory costs that arise every time a new legal framework is introduced. Th...

20 articles matching aml tag

What is the impact of the EU whistleblowing legislation?

Whistleblowing became a subject of concern when major consequences produced by Swiss Leaks and Lux Leaks made the case for a change in the European framework. In both cases, the whistleblowers worked for private companies prior to leaking information. If their situation was to repeat now, would...

Why are PEPs under increased scrutiny?

Politically exposed persons (PEPs) are individuals who have been entrusted with prominent public functions, such as government officials, politicians, or high-ranking members of the military. PEPs may also include their family members and close associates. The term "PEP" is often used i...

The hidden costs of golden visas

Over the past years, the golden visa has seen a surge in participation in its programmes. But along with its rising popularity, corruption and AML risks have also seeped into its core. Many argue that citizenship is a public good, not a commodity for the open market. In recent years, the EU an...

What are financial crime threats in the metaverse?

Facebook made a splash in October 2021 when it rebranded itself to Meta and announced an investment of $10 billion to create its own metaverse project. But the tech giant is just a drop in a larger ocean. It is estimated that over 160 companies, including Apple and Google, are also plunging in...

How is real estate used for 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 dependencies. The findings exposed Great Br...

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The UBO Register in practice | Belgium

UBO, UBO Register, AML, Financial Institutions, OECD, Europe, EU, Belgium,

Is the UBO Register useful during KYC processes?It was a tedious job to complete the UBO Register for companies. There were a number of start-up problems that made it difficult to transmit all the data on time. We were finally able to do so, but ...

How to remotely identify clients and become PSD2 compliant?

PSD2, Europe, Digital, Financial Institutions, Financial operations, EU, Compliance, Financial firms,

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published in June 2019 an : Opinion on the elements of strong customer authentication (SCA) under the revised : Payment Services Directive (PSD2) . The Opinion provides non-exhaustive lists of the authentication e...

How do criminals launder their money using video games?

Compliance, Know your Customer, Money Laundering, Anti Money Laundering, AML, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, Darkweb, Prepaid Cards,

In the past decade, the video game industry has managed to dwarf the film, music, and television sectors. It’s estimated that there are currently 3 billion active gamers across the globe who have roughly spent $198,6 billion on games in 2022 alon...