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While the world is on hold, financial crime has not taken a step back amidst the coronavirus emergency. Scammers, money...

For one week, from the 13th to the 18th October, representatives of 205 countries and jurisdictions, the IMF, UN, World ...

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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
Mary Aspiras - Pideeco Member
Mary Aspiras Trainee
Piet De Vreese - Pideeco Member
Piet De Vreese Managing Director
Damian Vildosola Truche - Pideeco Member
Damian Vildosola Truche Senior Consultant

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Psd2, Brexit & the rise of payment services market in Belgium

PSD2, Compliance expert, EU, KYC, Belgium, Financial Institutions, NBB, Financial firms, Know your Customer,

On the 6th of August 2019, the National Bank of Belgium ("NBB") published a press release announcing that in 2019, there was substantial growth of applications for the execution of payment activities in Belgium. A total of 34 companies are now licen...

KYC Business: tax havens, embargoes & sanctioned countries

Financial Sanctions, OECD, Financial firms, KYC, Compliance, Tax Havens, Red Flags, AML, Risk Based Approach, EU, Corruption, Know your Customer,

Each year we are entitled to different lists about tax havens issued by governments or international organisations, but what is the difference between these lists? In March 2019, the European Union updated its list of non-cooperative tax jurisdi...

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...