Regulatory Compliance Journal

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

A top-down approach highlights the behaviour of regulatory changes in the financial institution and helps the Compliance...

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

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

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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...

Christian Teixeira Martins - Pideeco Member
Christian Teixeira Martins Junior Consultant
Andre Figueira De Carvalho - Pideeco Member
Andre Figueira De Carvalho Junior Consultant
Michel Cliquet - Pideeco Member
Michel Cliquet Senior Consultant

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6th AML Directive (AMLD6) : The European Harmonization

AML, Financial Sanctions, European Commission, Financial firms, 6AMLD, Compliance, Money Laundering, Europe, EU, Environmental, Anti Money Laundering, Green Crime,

On November 12, 2018, the European Parliament issued new rules to strengthen the fight against money laundering through the 6th EU Money Laundering Directive (2018/1673). Member States have until 3 December 2020 to transpose the Sixth AML Directive a...

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...

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...