Regulatory Compliance Journal

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The coronavirus pandemic has reinforced the hunger to urge world leaders to take consistent action to fight climate chan...

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

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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...

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...

Oscar Canario da Cunha - Pideeco Member
Oscar Canario da Cunha Associate Director
Damian Vildosola Truche - Pideeco Member
Damian Vildosola Truche Senior Consultant
Piet De Vreese - Pideeco Member
Piet De Vreese Managing Director

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VAT carousel: fiction or truth for financial institutions ?

VAT, Caroussel, Europe, Know your Customer, KYC, European Commission, VIES, BTW, TVA,

VAT Carousels - The look back in the transactions For several years there have been occasional stories of VAT carousels that are exposed after the facts and where banks then do a look back in the transactions on their systems to determine whether som...

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...

How important are audit trails for your company?

Financial firms, Audit, Ethics, Governance, Conduct Risk, RegTech, Transparency, Financial Institutions, AML, MiFID2, KYC,

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 successive activities or events within an operational environment, a p...