Regulatory Compliance Journal

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

Regulatory Compliance for Insurance and Reinsurance Firms

Insurance/reinsurance companies play an important role for the European economy. Many European countries, among them Belgium, are listed in the top 20 OECD countries with the highest gross insurance premiums, with Belgian premiums reaching around 30 billion US dollars in 2017.The Belgian gover...

Inside RegTech - Regulatory Compliance Technology

🎬 Introduction to RegTech and Regulatory ComplianceThe worldwide economic repercussions of the 2008 financial crisis led regulators to strengthen their regulations and controls against the financial market operators. Today, financial institutions are facing a challenging regulatory landscape...

KYC Business: tax havens, embargoes & sanctioned countries

Each year we are entitled to different lists about tax havens issued by governments or international organisations, but what is the difference between these lists? In March 2019, the European Union updated its list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions. The number of countries has tripled c...

What are Hawala transactions and how do they work?

In February 2019, another criminal group was arrested in Europe, for laundering money through hawala transactions. Based on the Europol press release, the cooperation between French and Italian police led to the arrest of 19 suspects. Algerian authorities also seized gold for almost the equival...

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...

Damian Vildosola Truche - Pideeco Member
Damian Vildosola Truche Senior Consultant
Redan El Madani - Pideeco Member
Redan El Madani Trainee
Michel Cliquet - Pideeco Member
Michel Cliquet Senior Consultant

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Financial institutions against money laundering | AML

AML, Money Laundering, EU, Financial Sanctions, European Commission, 5AMLD, Financial Institutions, Anti Money Laundering, Europe, 6AMLD,

In recent years, the banking sector in the European Union has been shaken by different scandals related to money laundering. On July 24th, 2019, the European Commission published reports including one on the assessment of recent alleged money launde...

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...

The UBO Register in practice | Belgium

UBO, UBO Register, AML, Financial Institutions, OECD, Europe, EU, 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 transmit all the data on time. We were finally able to do so, but ...