Regulatory Compliance Journal

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The European Banking Authority (EBA) published in June 2019 an : Opinion on the elements of strong customer authenticati...

In recent years, the banking sector in the European Union has been shaken by different scandals related to money launder...

Each year we are entitled to different lists about tax havens issued by governments or international organisations, but ...

In the past few years, many scandals related to money laundering have been recorded. For instance, the Panama Papers hav...

It did not take long after the entry into force of GDPR on 25th May 2018 for many companies to revise their positions an...

The Enterprise-Wide Risk Assessment (EWRA) or Overall Risk Assessment has become a regulatory obligation from an EU and ...

On the 6th of August 2019, the National Bank of Belgium ("NBB") published a press release announcing that in 20...

On 24 September 2019 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) released a preliminary decision according to which Google is no...

What will be the impacts of implementation of the Fourth AML EU Directive (2015/849) ?Since 1991, the European Union has...

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

A Proposal for a Directive which will amend, the Directive 2009/65/EC (UCITS IV Directive) and the Directive 2011/61/EU...

The future of banking is changing and Open Banking is an emerging trend that will evolve the banking world and lead the ...

Is the UBO Register useful during KYC processes?It was a tedious job to complete the UBO Register for companies. There w...

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

What is DLU and how has it evolved through the years?DLU stands for "Déclaration Libératoire Unique", which is...

Conduct Risk has been the hot topic during the past few years and its scope falls outside the traditional domains of ris...

16 articles matching eu tag

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...

Redan El Madani - Pideeco Member
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Piet De Vreese - Pideeco Member
Piet De Vreese Managing Director
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Stefano Siggia Senior Consultant
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EU proposals: cross-border distribution of investment funds

UCITS, AIFs, Capital Markets Union, ESMA, European Commission, EU, MIFID, Investment Funds, MiFID2,

A Proposal for a Directive which will amend, the Directive 2009/65/EC (UCITS IV Directive) and the Directive 2011/61/EU (AIFMD), was adopted on 12 March 2018 by the European Commission. The aim of the new Directive will be to facilitate the cross-bo...

AML - KYC : Impacts of the 4th AML Directive (AMLD4)

Compliance, Financial firms, KYC, AML, Financial Sanctions, Politically Exposed Persons, Europe, EU, European Commission, Anti Money Laundering,

What will be the impacts of implementation of the Fourth AML EU Directive (2015/849) ?Since 1991, the European Union has regularly implemented new anti-money laundering directives. On the 20th of May 2015, the European Parliament and the Council issu...

The rising cost of regulatory compliance for financial institutions

Compliance, Financial firms, Financial operations, Governance, Due Diligence, EWRA, KYC, AML, GDPR, Europe,

Businesses are increasingly worried about regulatory costs that arise every time a new legal framework is introduced. The stakeholders fear that the cost of compliance will cut the growth of businesses and will lead to very restrictive business envir...