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In the past decade, the video game industry has managed to dwarf the film, music, and television sectors. It’s estim...

Drug trade and illegal markets on the dark web have grown exponentially. Criminals are finding new and original ways to ...

By targeting approximately 1.7 billion people around the world who do not have access to a traditional bank account, the...

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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 ...

AML: What is adverse media or negative news?

The digital era has given KYC analysts unprecedented access to a plethora of information on individuals and companies. Newspaper articles, online blogs, and social media are accessible and filterable with one click and may reveal important news on a financial institution’s customer. However, ...

Financing terrorism: The billion-dollar blood antiquities art dealing

The destruction of the ancient city of Palmyra and the beheading of its Antiquities Chief, Khaled al-Asaad, in 2015 by the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq & Syria (ISIS) are still fresh in the minds of many. Beginning in 2014, the terrorist group has wrecked havoc across the Middle East and...

Environmental Crimes & Money Laundering

The coronavirus pandemic has reinforced the hunger to urge world leaders to take consistent action to fight climate change. The yearning for a profound change and not a “back to normal” has been seen in the past months with the open letter signed by 200 scientists and celebrities published...

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Facebook & Diem: the sensational entry in the financial world

Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, Facebook, Financial firms, FinTech, RegTech, Money Laundering, Digital, Anti Money Laundering, Transparency, Financial operations,

By targeting approximately 1.7 billion people around the world who do not have access to a traditional bank account, the American firm Facebook aspires to rely on its 2.4 billion users to reach the forgotten and the destitute people of the convention...

RBA - Risk Based Approach: strengths and weaknesses

RBA, Risk Based Approach, Risk, Financial firms, AML, Conduct Risk, Risk Management, GAFI, Financial Institutions, Due Diligence, EWRA, Anti Money Laundering, Compliance, Terrorism Financing,

In today’s financial challenging environment, institutions are exposed to numerous economic abuses making it necessary to activate preventive measures to decrease the risks. Among these, money laundering (ML), terrorist financing (TF), corruption, ...

The UBO Register in practice | Belgium

UBO, UBO Register, AML, Financial Institutions, OECD, Europe, EU, Belgium,

Is the UBO Register useful during KYC processes?It was a tedious job to complete the UBO Register for companies. There were a number of start-up problems that made it difficult to transmit all the data on time. We were finally able to do so, but ...