Regulatory Compliance Journal

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Each year we are entitled to different lists about tax havens issued by governments or international organisations, but ...

Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) drafted by financial institutions contain some of the most valuable information availa...

It did not take long after the entry into force of GDPR on 25th May 2018 for many companies to revise their positions an...

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

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

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

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...

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6th AML Directive (AMLD6) : The European Harmonization

AML, Financial Sanctions, European Commission, Financial firms, 6AMLD, Compliance, Money Laundering, Europe, EU, Environmental, Anti Money Laundering, Green Crime,

On November 12, 2018, the European Parliament issued new rules to strengthen the fight against money laundering through the 6th EU Money Laundering Directive (2018/1673). Member States have until 3 December 2020 to transpose the Sixth AML Directive a...

Google can choose to not apply the right to be forgotten globally

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On 24 September 2019 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) released a preliminary decision according to which Google is not bound to apply the "right to be forgotten" or "de-referencing" globally. Google preliminary ruling caseIn May 2015, the Fren...

Why do most AML programs fail?

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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) worldwi...