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Since its inception, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been deemed by experts as the world’s st...

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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...

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...

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6th AML Directive (AMLD6) : The European Harmonization

AML, Financial Sanctions, European Commission, Financial firms, 6AMLD, Compliance, Money Laundering, Europe, EU, Environmental, Anti Money Laundering, Green Crime,

On November 12, 2018, the European Parliament issued new rules to strengthen the fight against money laundering through the 6th EU Money Laundering Directive (2018/1673). Member States have until 3 December 2020 to transpose the Sixth AML Directive a...

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 ...

AML EWRA - How to conduct Anti-Money Laundering overall risk assessment?

Risk, Due Diligence, AML, Risk Management, Risk Based Approach, Audit, Financial firms, KYC, Compliance, 5AMLD, Audit Findings, FSMA, EU, EWRA,

The Enterprise-Wide Risk Assessment (EWRA) or Overall Risk Assessment has become a regulatory obligation from an EU and Belgian perspective for all credit institutions, stockbroking firms, licensed insurance companies and banking industries submitte...