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

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

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

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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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GDPR Privacy Update: Fines, penalties and recent sanctions

GDPR, Data Security, Data breach, Financial Sanctions, Compliance, Financial firms, Privacy, Personal Data, European Commission, EU,

It did not take long after the entry into force of GDPR on 25th May 2018 for many companies to revise their positions and business priorities following their initial scepticism towards the penalties that were to be imposed by the new regulation. The...

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...

Look up company VAT number in Europe

VAT, TVA, VIES, Anti Money Laundering, AML, Europe, BTW, KYC, Know your Customer,

How to find the VAT number of a counterparty or customer ?How can you, as a company or obliged entity, search for the VAT number of a counterparty or customer? Whether you are a company that has to check whether your counterparty is subject to VAT...