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What are Hawala transactions and how do they work?

In February 2019, another criminal group was arrested in Europe, for laundering ...

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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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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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Regulatory Compliance for Insurance and Reinsurance Firms

Insurance/reinsurance companies play an important role for the European economy....

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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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Outcomes of the FATF October 2019 Plenary Week in Paris

For one week, from the 13th to the 18th October, representatives of 205 countrie...

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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 ...

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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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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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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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How to implement efficient corporate governance standards ?

It is a framework within which operational and behavioral standards for the boar...

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The rising cost of regulatory compliance for financial institutions

Businesses are increasingly worried about regulatory costs that arise every time...

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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 compliance teams to gain in productivity while carefully avoiding pointless investigations by reducing the amo...

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

On 24 September 2019 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) released a preliminary decision according to which Google is not bound to apply the "right to be forgotten" or "de-referencing" globally. Google preliminary ruling caseIn May 2015, the French authority for data protectio...

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