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

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

In recent years, regulators have begun to scrutinize more closely financial institutions regarding the soundness of thei...

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

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

In the past decade, the video game industry has managed to dwarf the film, music, and television sectors. It’s estim...

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

Is the UBO Register useful during KYC processes?It was a tedious job to complete the UBO Register for companies. There w...

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

How to find the VAT number of a counterparty or customer ?How can you, as a company or obliged entity, search for the VA...

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

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

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

An audit trail (also called audit log) is a relevant chronological recording of actions, a set of files, or the destinat...

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

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

Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) drafted by financial institutions contain some of the most valuable information availa...

20 articles matching aml tag

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...

GDPR: inspiring data protection worldwide

Since its inception, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been deemed by experts as the world’s strongest collection of data protection rules. As our online presence increases through social media, digital banking, and other means, nations around the globe have come to re...

Dawn of disruption: predicting AML in the next decade

The exponential growth of technology is leading to the disruption of numerous sectors including telecommunications, robotics, science, and finance. As banks are slowly adapting to high-tech innovations, the world of compliance and AML will face unprecedented changes and challenges in the near ...

How to write the perfect SAR?

Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) drafted by financial institutions contain some of the most valuable information available to law enforcement agencies in the fight against financial crime. Yet, the FinCEN Files scandal of 2020 has shown that major banks have consistently failed to write and s...

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...

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EU proposals: cross-border distribution of investment funds

UCITS, AIFs, Capital Markets Union, ESMA, European Commission, EU, MIFID, Investment Funds, MiFID2,

A Proposal for a Directive which will amend, the Directive 2009/65/EC (UCITS IV Directive) and the Directive 2011/61/EU (AIFMD), was adopted on 12 March 2018 by the European Commission. The aim of the new Directive will be to facilitate the cross-bo...

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...