Regulatory Compliance Journal

Financial crime and regulatory compliance information for professionals finance, legal and technology enthusiasts

By targeting approximately 1.7 billion people around the world who do not have access to a traditional bank account, the...

Despite the consistent efforts adopted by banks to fight money laundering and financial crime, fines for AML breaches ha...

Compliance risk is one of the biggest concerns of the banking industry. Failing to comply can have an impact on the repu...

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

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

In recent years, regulators have begun to scrutinize more closely financial institutions regarding the soundness of thei...

In February 2019, another criminal group was arrested in Europe, for laundering money through hawala transactions. Based...

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

8 articles matching financial operations tag

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
Momina Zahra - Pideeco Member
Momina Zahra Junior Consultant
Mary Aspiras - Pideeco Member
Mary Aspiras Trainee

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Intro to DLU4: Foreign accounts and Fiscal Regularisation

Reporting, Tax Havens, Belgium, Consultant, Ethics, EU, Compliance expert,

What is DLU and how has it evolved through the years?DLU stands for "Déclaration Libératoire Unique", which is a Single Discharge Declaration. By introducing the DLU concept, the scope of the Belgian tax authority was to give a chance, to people w...

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...

RBA - Risk Based Approach: strengths and weaknesses

RBA, Risk Based Approach, Risk, Financial firms, AML, Conduct Risk, Risk Management, GAFI, Financial Institutions, Due Diligence, EWRA, Anti Money Laundering, Compliance, Terrorism Financing,

In today’s financial challenging environment, institutions are exposed to numerous economic abuses making it necessary to activate preventive measures to decrease the risks. Among these, money laundering (ML), terrorist financing (TF), corruption, ...