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What is the impact of the EU whistleblowing legislation?

Whistleblowing became a subject of concern when major consequences produced by Swiss Leaks and Lux Leaks made the case for a change in the European framework. In both cases, the whistleblowers worked for private companies prior to leaking information. If their situation was to repeat now, would...

Why are PEPs under increased scrutiny?

Politically exposed persons (PEPs) are individuals who have been entrusted with prominent public functions, such as government officials, politicians, or high-ranking members of the military. PEPs may also include their family members and close associates. The term "PEP" is often used i...

The hidden costs of golden visas

Over the past years, the golden visa has seen a surge in participation in its programmes. But along with its rising popularity, corruption and AML risks have also seeped into its core. Many argue that citizenship is a public good, not a commodity for the open market. In recent years, the EU an...

What are financial crime threats in the metaverse?

Facebook made a splash in October 2021 when it rebranded itself to Meta and announced an investment of $10 billion to create its own metaverse project. But the tech giant is just a drop in a larger ocean. It is estimated that over 160 companies, including Apple and Google, are also plunging in...

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...

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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...

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...

What is the impact of the EU whistleblowing legislation?

Belgium, Compliance, Data Security, Europe, EU, Whistleblowing, Tax Havens, Personal Data,

Whistleblowing became a subject of concern when major consequences produced by Swiss Leaks and Lux Leaks made the case for a change in the European framework. In both cases, the whistleblowers worked for private companies prior to leaking information...