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The Banking Industry & Regulatory Compliance Requirements

Compliance risk is one of the biggest concerns of the banking industry. Failing ...

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Outcomes of the FATF October 2019 Plenary Week in Paris

For one week, from the 13th to the 18th October, representatives of 205 countrie...

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Protection of Whistleblowers : What is the EU framework?

On March 12 2019, the European Parliament and European Union Member States made ...

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KYC Business: tax havens, embargoes & sanctioned countries

Each year we are entitled to different lists about tax havens issued by governme...

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Facebook & Libra, the sensational entry in the financial world

By targeting the approximate 1.7 billion people around the world who do not have...

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AML - KYC : Impacts of the 4th AML Directive (AMLD4)

What will be the impacts of implementation of the fourth AML EU directive (2015/...

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Psd2, Brexit & the rise of payment services market in Belgium

On 6th of August 2019, the National Bank of Belgium ("NBB") published a ...

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Which Financial Abuses are associated with Prepaid Cards ?

Lately the 5th Anti-Money Laundering EU Directive (AMLD5) retained a particular ...

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VAT carousel, fiction or truth for financial institutions ?

VAT Carousels - The look back in the transactions For several years there have b...

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🎬 Introduction to RegTech and Regulatory ComplianceThe worldwide economy repe...

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FATF: Discussion on ways to contribute to financial safety | AML

For one week, from the 13th to the 18th of October, representatives of 205 count...

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What are Hawala transactions and how do they work?

In February 2019, another criminal group was arrested in Europe, for laundering ...

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How important are audit trails for your company?

An audit trail (also called audit log) is a relevant chronological recording of actions, a set of files, or the destination of a collection of records that represent a sequence of succe...

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Efficiently fine-tuning AML Transaction Monitoring can help financial firm compliance teams to gain in productivity while carefully avoiding pointless investigations by reducing the amo...

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GDPR Privacy Update: Fines, penalties and recent sanctions

It did not take long after the entry into force of GDPR on 25th May 2018 for many companies that remained sceptical about the idea that Europe would impose fines from the new data protection regulation, to revise their positions and business priorities. The reality of the number of financial sancti...

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Protection of Whistleblowers : What is the EU framework?

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 original proposition of 23 April 2018. This agreement m...

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