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

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

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

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

VAT Carousels - The look back in the transactions For several years there have been occasional stories of VAT carousels ...

On the 6th of August 2019, the National Bank of Belgium ("NBB") published a press release announcing that in 20...

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

Despite the consistent efforts adopted by banks to fight money laundering and financial crime, fines for AML breaches ha...

Efficiently fine-tuning AML Transaction Monitoring can help financial firm's compliance teams to increase productivit...

How to conduct KYC on Russian Counterparties ?Doing business with Russian entities in non-sanctioned sectors of the econ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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...

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 ...

Oscar Canario da Cunha - Pideeco Member
Oscar Canario da Cunha Associate Director
Cesario Pinto - Pideeco Member
Cesario Pinto Trainee
Yanis Triaa - Pideeco Member
Yanis Triaa Trainee
Piet De Vreese - Pideeco Member
Piet De Vreese Managing Director

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How and why to embed AML Lookbacks within financial firms?

Money Laundering, AML, Audit, Audit Findings, Financial operations, Due Diligence, Financial firms,

In recent years, regulators have begun to scrutinize more closely financial institutions regarding the soundness of their AML/CTF program, dissecting the nuts and bolts of their procedures and controls. But the current set-up isn’t what they are s...

How to book a good consultant for your projects?

Governance, Compliance, Procurement, Know your Customer, Financial Institutions, Compliance expert, FinTech, Audit Findings, Consultant, AML, Financial firms,

From an extra pair of hands to the person that advises on strategical decisions and the future of your company. Working as a consultant at another company starts with an understanding of the business model and the company culture. This requires the ...

AML: What is adverse media or negative news?

Compliance, Anti Money Laundering, RegTech, Know your Customer, Red Flags, KYC, Due Diligence, AML, Money Laundering, KYC,

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 ...