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The rising cost of regulatory compliance for financial institutions

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AML - KYC : Impacts of the 4th AML Directive (AMLD4)

What will be the impacts of implementation of the Fourth AML EU Directive (2015/...

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How to implement efficient corporate governance standards ?

Corporate governance standards are a framework within which operational and beha...

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The KYC Guide for Russian Professional Counterparties

How to conduct KYC on Russian Counterparties ?Doing business with Russian entiti...

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Psd2, Brexit & the rise of payment services market in Belgium

On the 6th of August 2019, the National Bank of Belgium ("NBB") publishe...

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Protection of Whistleblowers : What is the EU framework?

On March 12 2019, the European Parliament and European Union Member States made ...

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Financial institutions against money laundering | AML

In recent years, the banking sector in the European Union has been shaken by dif...

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

On 24 September 2019 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) released a preliminar...

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EU proposals: cross-border distribution of investment funds

A Proposal for a Directive which will amend, the Directive 2009/65/EC (UCITS IV ...

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The UBO Register in practice | Belgium

Is the UBO Register useful during KYC processes?It was a tedious job to complete...

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Overview and Summary of the 5th AML Directive - AMLD5

In the past few years, many scandals related to money laundering have been recor...

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Look up company VAT number in Europe

How to find the VAT number of a counterparty or customer ?How can you, as a comp...

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How important are audit trails for your company?

An audit trail (also called audit log) is a relevant chronological recording of actions, a set of files, or the destination of a collection of records that represent a sequence of succe...

AML - Transaction Monitoring & Detection Scenarios

Efficiently fine-tuning AML Transaction Monitoring can help financial firm's compliance teams to increase productivity while carefully avoiding pointless investigations by reducing t...

The UBO Register in practice | Belgium

Is the UBO Register useful during KYC processes?It was a tedious job to complete the UBO Register for companies. There were a number of start-up problems that made it difficult to trans...

Look up company VAT number in Europe

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 comp...

VAT carousel, fiction or truth for financial institutions ?

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 b...

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The UBO Register in practice | Belgium

Is the UBO Register useful during KYC processes?It was a tedious job to complete the UBO Register for companies. There were a number of start-up problems that made it difficult to transmit all the data on time. We were finally able to do so, but the deadline was extended to September 30, 2019 an...

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Apply a Top-down approach for Regulatory Compliance Ops

A top-down approach highlights the behaviour of regulatory changes in the financial institution and helps the Compliance Officer to build a strong Governance. This principle is also known as “tone at the top” in ethical and responsible business behaviour. From the highest management level throug...

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