Regulatory Compliance Journal

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How to find the VAT number of a counterparty or customer ?How can you, as a company or obliged entity, search for the VA...

How to conduct KYC on Russian Counterparties ?Doing business with Russian entities in non-sanctioned sectors of the econ...

The recent creation of Benchmark Regulation has been the catalyst for a major transition from the old regime of benchmar...

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

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

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

Businesses are increasingly worried about regulatory costs that arise every time a new legal framework is introduced. Th...

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

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

VAT Carousels - The look back in the transactions For several years there have been occasional stories of VAT carousels ...

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

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

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

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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...

Oscar Canario da Cunha - Pideeco Member
Oscar Canario da Cunha Associate Director
Hakim Amri - Pideeco Member
Hakim Amri Trainee
Mary Aspiras - Pideeco Member
Mary Aspiras Trainee
Piet De Vreese - Pideeco Member
Piet De Vreese Managing Director

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How to remotely identify clients and become PSD2 compliant?

PSD2, Europe, Digital, Financial Institutions, Financial operations, EU, Compliance, Financial firms,

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published in June 2019 an : Opinion on the elements of strong customer authentication (SCA) under the revised : Payment Services Directive (PSD2) . The Opinion provides non-exhaustive lists of the authentication e...

Conduct Risk - Changing governance principles

Conduct Risk, Risk, Compliance, Financial firms, Risk Management, Transparency, EU, Europe, Ethics, Financial Institutions,

Conduct Risk has been the hot topic during the past few years and its scope falls outside the traditional domains of risk like liquidity, market, credit and operational risk. Looking at peers in the market will allow benchmarking and reflection if ...

Environmental Crimes & Money Laundering

Environmental, Money Laundering, 6AMLD, EU, Whistleblowing, Green Crime, Red Flags, AML,

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 signe...