Regulatory Compliance Journal

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In the past few years, many scandals related to money laundering have been recorded. For instance, the Panama Papers hav...

How to find the VAT number of a counterparty or customer ?How can you, as a company or obliged entity, search for the VA...

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

The Enterprise-Wide Risk Assessment (EWRA) or Overall Risk Assessment has become a regulatory obligation from an EU and ...

As funds flow into the hands of charities, an unsettling question arises: is your donation inadvertently fueling money l...

The popularity of cryptocurrencies has risen significantly in recent years, with more individuals and businesses using t...

In 2016, Panama Papers exposed a vast database of 214.000 offshore shell companies used by a variety of individuals and ...

Businesses are increasingly worried about regulatory costs that arise every time a new legal framework is introduced. Th...

Over the past years, the golden visa has seen a surge in participation in its programmes. But along with its rising popu...

In an era where technology evolves at a rapid pace, criminals are quick to adapt, developing increasingly sophisticated ...

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

Lately the 5th Anti-Money Laundering EU Directive (AMLD5) retained a particular interest on innovative instruments of pa...

An audit trail (also called audit log) is a relevant chronological recording of actions, a set of files, or the destinat...

In February 2019, another criminal group was arrested in Europe for laundering money through hawala transactions. Based ...

Facebook made a splash in October 2021 when it rebranded itself to Meta and announced an investment of $10 billion to c...

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

The digital era has given KYC analysts unprecedented access to a plethora of information on individuals and companies. N...

Politically exposed persons (PEPs) are individuals who have been entrusted with prominent public functions, such as gove...

20 articles matching kyc tag

How to build an effective KYC program

In an era where technology evolves at a rapid pace, criminals are quick to adapt, developing increasingly sophisticated methods to exploit vulnerabilities within financial systems and testing the boundaries of traditional KYC practices. How can compliance experts create robust defences and iden...

CSRD: Are you really ready for the new era of CSR reporting?

The Corporate sustainability reporting guideline (CSRD) is a new European regulation designed to enhance corporate transparency in terms of sustainable development. It replaces the Directive on the publication of non-financial and diversity-related information (NFRD). It considerably extends t...

Decoding DORA: Navigating Operational Resilience in Financial Services

In 2020, the EU introduced a new regulatory framework that would be centered on measures to increase the digitalization of the financial sector. It later would be called the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA), and is a part of the Digital Finance Package (DFP), which aims to support inno...

How can criminology help us understand white collar crime?

Though rare in corporate or finance environments, criminology offers valuable insights. Despite "white-collar crime" often costing more than street crime, society tends to overlook it. Analyzing corporate misconduct through a crimilogical lens reveals the dynamics of deceit, power, and ...

Financial greenwashing: the dark links between green bonds and corruption.

Faced with the urgent challenge of climate change, green bonds are emerging as an innovative response to finance sustainable projects and encourage the transition to an environmentally friendly economy. However, the persistent threat of corruption undermines these well-intentioned initiatives, ...

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European Data Protection Authorities Websites [Compiled list]

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The protection of privacy has grown to be of utmost importance in a society where our every action is digitally recorded and where personal information is exchanged like an untraceable currency. European Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) have launc...

How do criminals launder their money using video games?

Compliance, Know your Customer, Money Laundering, Anti Money Laundering, AML, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, Darkweb, Prepaid Cards,

In the past decade, the video game industry has managed to dwarf the film, music, and television sectors. It’s estimated that there are currently 3 billion active gamers across the globe who have roughly spent $198,6 billion on games in 2022 alon...

What are the EU's Anti-Money Laundering Directives?

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Since 1991, the European Union has regularly updated and released new anti-money laundering directives to adapt to and be able to fight new money laundering and terrorist financing techniques (e.g.: MiCA to regulate crypto-currencies). Today, moder...