Regulatory Compliance Journal

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

The understanding and management of risk by financial institutions, banks, and entities, has improved over the years. To...

In today’s financial challenging environment, institutions are exposed to numerous economic abuses making it necessary...

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

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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...

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, ...

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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...

How do criminals launder their money using video games?

Compliance, Know your Customer, Money Laundering, Anti Money Laundering, AML, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, Darkweb, Prepaid Cards,

In the past decade, the video game industry has managed to dwarf the film, music, and television sectors. It’s estimated that there are currently 2.5 billion active gamers across the globe who have roughly spent $152.1 billion on games in 2019 al...

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...