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6th AML Directive (6AMLD) : The European Harmonization

On November 12, 2018, the European Parliament issued new rules to strengthen the...

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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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The KYC Guide for Russian Professional Counterparties

How to conduct KYC on Russian Counterparties ?Doing business with Russian entiti...

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

On 24 September 2019 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) released a preliminar...

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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 to book a good consultant for your projects?

From an extra pair of hands to the person that advises on strategical decisions ...

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Conduct Risk - Changing governance principles

Conduct Risk has been the hot topic during the past few years and its scope fall...

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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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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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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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Inside RegTech - Regulatory Compliance Technology

🎬 Introduction to RegTech and Regulatory ComplianceThe worldwide economic rep...

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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's compliance teams to increase productivity while carefully avoiding pointless investigations by reducing t...

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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GDPR Privacy Update: Fines, penalties and recent sanctions

It did not take long after the entry into force of GDPR on 25th May 2018 for many companies to revise their positions and business priorities following their initial scepticism towards the penalties that were to be imposed by the new regulation. The reality of the number of financial sanctions enfo...

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Intro to DLU4: Foreign accounts and Fiscal Regularisation

What is DLU and how has it evolved through the years?DLU stands for "Déclaration Libératoire Unique", which is a Single Discharge Declaration. By introducing the DLU concept, the scope of the Belgian tax authority was to give a chance, to people with assets in foreign accounts, to declare...

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