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On November 12, 2018, the European Parliament issued new rules to strengthen the fight against money laundering through ...

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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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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...

Overview and Summary of the 5th AML Directive - AMLD5

AML, Compliance, KYC, Financial firms, Money Laundering, European Commission, 5AMLD, EU, Know your Customer, Politically Exposed Persons,

In the past few years, many scandals related to money laundering have been recorded. For instance, the Panama Papers have shown how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth. Big companies such as UBS and ABN AMRO are suspected of not...

GDPR Privacy Update: Fines, penalties and recent sanctions

GDPR, Data Security, Data breach, Financial Sanctions, Compliance, Financial firms, Privacy, Personal Data, European Commission, EU,

It did not take long after the entry into force of GDPR on 25th May 2018 for many companies to revise their positions and business priorities following their initial scepticism towards the penalties that were to be imposed by the new regulation. The...