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How to find the VAT number of a counterparty or customer ?How can you, as a company or obliged entity, search for the VA...

VAT Carousels - The look back in the transactions For several years there have been occasional stories of VAT carousels ...

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What is the impact of the EU whistleblowing legislation?

Whistleblowing became a subject of concern when major consequences produced by Swiss Leaks and Lux Leaks made the case for a change in the European framework. In both cases, the whistleblowers worked for private companies prior to leaking information. If their situation was to repeat now, would...

Why are PEPs under increased scrutiny?

Politically exposed persons (PEPs) are individuals who have been entrusted with prominent public functions, such as government officials, politicians, or high-ranking members of the military. PEPs may also include their family members and close associates. The term "PEP" is often used i...

The hidden costs of golden visas

Over the past years, the golden visa has seen a surge in participation in its programmes. But along with its rising popularity, corruption and AML risks have also seeped into its core. Many argue that citizenship is a public good, not a commodity for the open market. In recent years, the EU an...

What are financial crime threats in the metaverse?

Facebook made a splash in October 2021 when it rebranded itself to Meta and announced an investment of $10 billion to create its own metaverse project. But the tech giant is just a drop in a larger ocean. It is estimated that over 160 companies, including Apple and Google, are also plunging in...

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...

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Open Banking - PSD2: the future of financial services

FinTech, Financial Institutions, PSD2, NPPS, EU, Facebook, Europe,

The future of banking is changing and Open Banking is an emerging trend that will evolve the banking world and lead the sector to a digital era. Open Banking transition explainedAccording to the definition provided by "Open Banking Europe", the t...

What are Hawala transactions and how do they work?

European Commission, Hawala, Money Laundering, AML, Know your Customer, Due Diligence, Transaction Monitoring, Financial operations, Red Flags, KYC,

In February 2019, another criminal group was arrested in Europe, for laundering money through hawala transactions. Based on the Europol press release, the cooperation between French and Italian police led to the arrest of 19 suspects. Algerian author...

GDPR: inspiring data protection worldwide

Compliance, Compliance expert, Data Protection Authority, Data Protection Watchdog, EU, European Commission, GDPR, Privacy, Personal Data, Data Security,

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 me...