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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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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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Facebook & Libra, the sensational entry in the financial world

By targeting the approximate 1.7 billion people around the world who do not have...

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How do criminals launder their money using video games?

In the past decade, the video game industry has managed to dwarf the film, music...

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KYC Business: tax havens, embargoes & sanctioned countries

Each year we are entitled to different lists about tax havens issued by governme...

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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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RBA - Risk Based Approach: strengths and weaknesses

In today’s financial challenging environment, institutions are exposed to nume...

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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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Open Banking - PSD2: the future of financial services

The future of banking is changing and Open Banking is an emerging trend that wil...

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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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How to remotely identify clients and become PSD2 compliant?

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published in June 2019 an Opinion on the el...

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Which Financial Abuses are associated with Prepaid Cards ?

Lately the 5th Anti-Money Laundering EU Directive (AMLD5) retained a particular ...

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How to detect coronavirus scams and financial crimes?

While the world is on hold, financial crime has not taken a step back amidst the coronavirus emergency. Scammers, money launderers, and fraudsters have begun to exploit the weaknesses ...

How and why to embed AML Lookbacks within 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 procedu...

How do criminals launder their money using video games?

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 2.5 billion active gamers across th...

How is BMR changing the landscape of benchmarks?

The recent creation of Benchmark Regulation has been the catalyst for a major transition from the old regime of benchmarks towards new and alternative reference rates set to transform t...

How do criminals launder their money using the Dark Web?

Drug trade and illegal markets on the dark web have grown exponentially. Criminals are finding new and original ways to launder money generated from their illicit activities. The dark ...

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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 back in the transactions on their systems to determine whether something could have been noticed in the past. W...

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How is BMR changing the landscape of benchmarks?

The recent creation of Benchmark Regulation has been the catalyst for a major transition from the old regime of benchmarks towards new and alternative reference rates set to transform the world of finance. In the past years, a global benchmark reform process has been creating a shift from the old i...

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