Regulatory Compliance Journal

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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...

6th AML Directive (AMLD6) : The European Harmonization

On November 12, 2018, the European Parliament issued new rules to strengthen the fight against money laundering through the 6th EU Money Laundering Directive (2018/1673). Member States have until 3 December 2020 to transpose the Sixth AML Directive and bring into force the laws, regulations an...

Protection of Whistleblowers : What is the EU framework?

On March 12 2019, the European Parliament and European Union Member States made a provisional agreement on how to protect whistleblowers. This new agreement guarantees a higher level of protection for whistleblowers than the level given in the original proposal of 23 April 2018. This agreement...

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Conduct Risk - Changing governance principles

Conduct Risk, Risk, Compliance, Financial firms, Risk Management, Transparency, EU, Europe, Ethics, Financial Institutions,

Conduct Risk has been the hot topic during the past few years and its scope falls outside the traditional domains of risk like liquidity, market, credit and operational risk. Looking at peers in the market will allow benchmarking and reflection if ...

Why do most AML programs fail?

Corruption, AML, Financial Institutions, Compliance, Know your Customer, Risk, Anti Money Laundering, KYC, Tone at the Top, Financial operations, Transaction Monitoring, Ethics, Compliance expert,

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) worldwi...

The rising cost of regulatory compliance for financial institutions

Compliance, Financial firms, Financial operations, Governance, Due Diligence, EWRA, KYC, AML, GDPR, Europe,

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 envir...