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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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...

What are the impacts of Financial Data Leaks?

In the past decade, a series of leaks from insider sources have shed light on the complex systems of money laundering, tax evasion, and fraud perpetrated by certain countries and wealthy individuals. The profound work carried out by international journalists in publishing the wrongdoings have ...

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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 2.5 billion active gamers across the globe who have roughly spent $152.1 billion on games in 2019 al...

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...

How and why to embed AML Lookbacks within financial firms?

Money Laundering, AML, Audit, Audit Findings, Financial operations, Due Diligence, Financial firms,

In recent years, regulators have begun to scrutinize more closely financial institutions regarding the soundness of their AML/CTF program, dissecting the nuts and bolts of their procedures and controls. But the current set-up isn’t what they are s...