Regulatory Compliance Journal

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Whistleblowing became a subject of concern when major consequences produced by Swiss Leaks and Lux Leaks made the case f...

On the 6th of August 2019, the National Bank of Belgium ("NBB") published a press release announcing that in 20...

What is DLU and how has it evolved through the years?DLU stands for "Déclaration Libératoire Unique", which is...

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

Insurance/reinsurance companies play an important role for the European economy. Many European countries, among them Be...

Compliance risk is one of the biggest concerns of the banking industry. Failing to comply can have an impact on the repu...

6 articles matching belgium tag

How can criminology help us understand white collar crime?

Though rare in corporate or finance environments, criminology offers valuable insights. Despite "white-collar crime" often costing more than street crime, society tends to overlook it. Analyzing corporate misconduct through a crimilogical lens reveals the dynamics of deceit, power, and ...

Financial greenwashing: the dark links between green bonds and corruption.

Faced with the urgent challenge of climate change, green bonds are emerging as an innovative response to finance sustainable projects and encourage the transition to an environmentally friendly economy. However, the persistent threat of corruption undermines these well-intentioned initiatives, ...

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 ...

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How can AML experts fight trade-base money laundering?

AML, Compliance, Red Flags, Terrorism Financing, Risk, Financial Sanctions, 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 exper...

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...

How do human traffickers launder money?

6AMLD, Anti Money Laundering, Due Diligence, Ethics, FATF, Money Laundering, Know your Customer, Risk Based Approach, Transaction Monitoring,

Every year, the freedom of millions of innocent lives are stolen while an illicit river of money continues to flow, concealed by sophisticated laundering strategies. These intertwined underworlds not only rob human dignity but pose a formidable chall...