Regulatory Compliance Journal

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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") published a press release announcing that in 2019, there was substantial growth of applications for the execution of payment activities in Belgium. A total of 34 companies are now licensed and supervised by the NBB, in com...

Facebook & Diem: the sensational entry in the financial world

By targeting approximately 1.7 billion people around the world who do not have access to a traditional bank account, the American firm Facebook aspires to rely on its 2.4 billion users to reach the forgotten and the destitute people of the conventional banking system. What is the new Diem cr...

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. ...

Stefano Siggia - Pideeco Member
Stefano Siggia Senior Consultant
Luisa Nadege Cafi - Pideeco Member
Luisa Nadege Cafi Junior Consultant
Michel Cliquet - Pideeco Member
Michel Cliquet Senior Consultant
Andre Figueira De Carvalho - Pideeco Member
Andre Figueira De Carvalho Junior Consultant

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Psd2, Brexit & the rise of payment services market in Belgium

PSD2, Compliance expert, EU, KYC, Belgium, Financial Institutions, NBB, Financial firms, Know your Customer,

On the 6th of August 2019, the National Bank of Belgium ("NBB") published a press release announcing that in 2019, there was substantial growth of applications for the execution of payment activities in Belgium. A total of 34 companies are now licen...

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...

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...