Regulatory Compliance Journal

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

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...

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

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

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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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Protection of Whistleblowers : What is the EU framework?

Whistleblowing, European Commission, Transparency, Financial firms, Data breach, Money Laundering, Financial Institutions, Data Security, Freedom of information,

On March 12 2019, the European Parliament and European Union Member States made a provisional agreement on how to protect whistleblowers. This new agreement guarantees a higher level of protection for whistleblowers than the level given in the origin...

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...

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...