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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8 articles matching financial operations tag

GDPR: inspiring data protection worldwide

Since its inception, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been deemed by experts as the world’s strongest collection of data protection rules. As our online presence increases through social media, digital banking, and other means, nations around the globe have come to re...

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 ...

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How to implement efficient corporate governance standards ?

Conduct Risk, Governance, Compliance expert, Compliance, Financial firms, Financial Institutions,

Corporate governance standards are a framework within which operational and behavioural standards for the board, the executive management and the wider staff are set. Hierarchy in harmony. It comes largely with an accountability movement, better mana...

Open Banking - PSD2: the future of financial services

FinTech, Financial Institutions, PSD2, NPPS, EU, Facebook, Europe,

The future of banking is changing and Open Banking is an emerging trend that will evolve the banking world and lead the sector to a digital era. Open Banking transition explainedAccording to the definition provided by "Open Banking Europe", the t...

Which Financial Abuses are associated with Prepaid Cards ?

Money Laundering, NPPS, Financial firms, KYC, AML, Prepaid Cards, Know your Customer, Terrorism Financing, Financial Institutions, Anti Money Laundering, Red Flags,

Lately the 5th Anti-Money Laundering EU Directive (AMLD5) retained a particular interest on innovative instruments of payment, among which Prepaid Cards and digital currencies. In 2013 the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had raised a non-binding...