Regulatory Compliance Journal

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

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...

How to book a good consultant for your projects?

From an extra pair of hands to the person that advises on strategical decisions and the future of your company. Working as a consultant at another company starts with an understanding of the business model and the company culture. This requires the consultant to not be reluctant or afraid to a...

EU proposals: cross-border distribution of investment funds

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-border distribution of investment funds and eli...

Diogo Canario da Cunha - Pideeco Member
Diogo Canario da Cunha Senior Consultant
Christian Teixeira Martins - Pideeco Member
Christian Teixeira Martins Junior Consultant
Piet De Vreese - Pideeco Member
Piet De Vreese Managing Director
Momina Zahra - Pideeco Member
Momina Zahra Junior Consultant

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The hidden costs of golden visas

AML, KYC, Europe, Monitoring, Privacy, Reporting, Investment, 5AMLD, Russia, Transparency, Financial Sanctions, Due Diligence, Corruption, Financial Institutions,

Over the past years, the golden visa has seen a surge in participation in its programmes. But along with its rising popularity, corruption and AML risks have also seeped into its core. Many argue that citizenship is a public good, not a commodity for...

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...

How to detect COVID-19 financial crimes?

Know your Customer, Money Laundering, Darkweb, Transaction Monitoring, AML, Transparency, Risk Based Approach, Compliance, Tax Havens, Anti Money Laundering, Compliance expert, FATF, Detection Scenarios,

While the world is on hold, financial crime has not taken a step back amidst the coronavirus emergency. Scammers, money launderers, and fraudsters have begun to exploit the weaknesses in the economy and in the fearful and worried population. As the...