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

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published in June 2019 an : Opinion on the elements of strong customer authenticati...

The future of banking is changing and Open Banking is an emerging trend that will evolve the banking world and lead the ...

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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...

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...

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Facebook & Diem: the sensational entry in the financial world

Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, Facebook, Financial firms, FinTech, RegTech, Money Laundering, Digital, Anti Money Laundering, Transparency, Financial operations,

By targeting approximately 1.7 billion people around the world who do not have access to a traditional bank account, the American firm Facebook aspires to rely on its 2.4 billion users to reach the forgotten and the destitute people of the convention...

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...

Regulatory Compliance for Insurance and Reinsurance Firms

Reinsurance, Solvency II, PRIIPS, KID, Risk, Financial solvency, Transparency, Reporting, Governance, Ethics, Privacy, FSMA, NBB, Belgium, MiFID2, Insurance,

Insurance/reinsurance companies play an important role for the European economy. Many European countries, among them Belgium, are listed in the top 20 OECD countries with the highest gross insurance premiums, with Belgian premiums reaching around 30...