Regulatory Compliance Journal

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

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. ...

The rising cost of regulatory compliance for financial institutions

Businesses are increasingly worried about regulatory costs that arise every time a new legal framework is introduced. The stakeholders fear that the cost of compliance will cut the growth of businesses and will lead to very restrictive business environments. What do we mean when we refer to ...

Outcomes of the FATF October 2019 Plenary Week in Paris

For one week, from the 13th to the 18th October, representatives of 205 countries and jurisdictions, the IMF, UN, World Bank and other organizations (OECD, OSCE, Europol, Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, ...) met in Paris for the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) week. This week ...

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 protect...

Open Banking - PSD2: the future of financial services

The future of banking is changing and Open Banking is an emerging trend that will evolve the banking world and lead the sector to a digital era. Open Banking transition explainedAccording to the definition provided by "Open Banking Europe", the term “Open Banking” generally refe...

Damian Vildosola Truche - Pideeco Member
Damian Vildosola Truche Senior Consultant
Ana Pinto - Pideeco Member
Ana Pinto Traineeship
Andre Figueira De Carvalho - Pideeco Member
Andre Figueira De Carvalho Junior Consultant

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EU proposals: cross-border distribution of investment funds

UCITS, AIFs, Capital Markets Union, ESMA, European Commission, EU, MIFID, Investment Funds, MiFID2,

A Proposal for a Directive which will amend, the Directive 2009/65/EC (UCITS IV Directive) and the Directive 2011/61/EU (AIFMD), was adopted on 12 March 2018 by the European Commission. The aim of the new Directive will be to facilitate the cross-bo...

Outcomes of the FATF October 2019 Plenary Week in Paris

FATF, GAFI, AML, FATF WEEK, Money Laundering, Corruption, Financial Sanctions, Red Flags, Risk Based Approach,

For one week, from the 13th to the 18th October, representatives of 205 countries and jurisdictions, the IMF, UN, World Bank and other organizations (OECD, OSCE, Europol, Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, ...) met in Paris for the Financi...

Intro to DLU4: Foreign accounts and Fiscal Regularisation

Reporting, Tax Havens, Belgium, Consultant, Ethics, EU, Compliance expert,

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 w...