Regulatory Compliance Journal

Financial crime and regulatory compliance information for professionals finance, legal and technology enthusiasts

RBA - Risk Based Approach: strengths and weaknesses

In today’s financial challenging environment, institutions are exposed to numerous economic abuses making it necessary to activate preventive measures to decrease the risks. Among these, money laundering (ML), terrorist financing (TF), corruption, insider dealing, embargoes, and international...

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 de...

AML EWRA - How to conduct Anti-Money Laundering overall risk assessment?

The Enterprise-Wide Risk Assessment (EWRA) or Overall Risk Assessment has become a regulatory obligation from an EU and Belgian perspective for all credit institutions, stockbroking firms, licensed insurance companies and banking industries submitted to the Anti-Money Laundering regulation. ...

EWRA - What is Business overall risk exposure assessment?

The understanding and management of risk by financial institutions, banks, and entities, has improved over the years. Today, stakeholders are more involved, and they demand greater transparency regarding the risks of a company and how the company reacts and plans the future to take advantage of...

Which Financial Abuses are associated with Prepaid Cards ?

Lately the 5th Anti-Money Laundering EU Directive (AMLD5) retained a particular interest on innovative instruments of payment, among which Prepaid Cards and digital currencies. In 2013 the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had raised a non-binding public guidance for a risk based approach on ...

Oscar Canario da Cunha - Pideeco Member
Oscar Canario da Cunha Managing Director
Camille Crouzet - Pideeco Member
Camille Crouzet Junior Consultant
Michel Cliquet - Pideeco Member
Michel Cliquet Senior Consultant
Thomas Turcksin - Pideeco Member
Thomas Turcksin Junior Consultant

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How are charities used for money laundering?

AML, Anti Money Laundering, Cryptocurrencies, Due Diligence, Ethics, Financial Sanctions, Know your Customer, KYC, Money Laundering, Red Flags, Terrorism Financing,

As funds flow into the hands of charities, an unsettling question arises: is your donation inadvertently fueling money laundering activities? While the noble intentions behind charitable giving inspires positive change, criminals have exploited the r...

How is real estate used for money laundering?

6AMLD, Anti Money Laundering, Corruption, Compliance, Due Diligence, Financial Sanctions, Financial Institutions, Know your Customer, 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...

Why are PEPs under increased scrutiny?

EU, AML, 5AMLD, 6AMLD, KYC, GAFI, Compliance, Compliance expert, Consultant, Conduct Risk, Due Diligence, Financial Institutions,

Politically exposed persons (PEPs) are individuals who have been entrusted with prominent public functions, such as government officials, politicians, or high-ranking members of the military. PEPs may also include their family members and close assoc...