Regulatory Compliance Journal

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Drug trade and illegal markets on the dark web have grown exponentially. Criminals are finding new and original ways to ...

On March 12 2019, the European Parliament and European Union Member States made a provisional agreement on how to protec...

On 24 September 2019 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) released a preliminary decision according to which Google is no...

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How is real estate used for money laundering?

In February of 2022, Transparency International revealed that Russians linked to the Kremlin or with corruption charges had invested £1.5 billion in the UK property market, mostly through companies held in Britain’s overseas territories and crown dependencies. The findings exposed Great Br...

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...

Christian Teixeira Martins - Pideeco Member
Christian Teixeira Martins Junior Consultant
Piet De Vreese - Pideeco Member
Piet De Vreese Managing Director
Stefano Siggia - Pideeco Member
Stefano Siggia Senior Consultant

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Financing terrorism: The billion-dollar blood antiquities art dealing

5AMLD, Terrorism Financing, Hawala, Art Dealing, Darkweb, ISIS,

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...

VAT carousel: fiction or truth for financial institutions ?

VAT, Caroussel, Europe, Know your Customer, KYC, European Commission, VIES, BTW, TVA,

VAT Carousels - The look back in the transactions For several years there have been occasional stories of VAT carousels that are exposed after the facts and where banks then do a look back in the transactions on their systems to determine whether som...

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...