A Guide to Anti-Money Laundering for Crypto Firms

The State of Financial Crime 2022

This annual report, based on a global survey of 800 compliance professionals across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific explores some of the biggest financial crime challenges firms are facing.

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As financial crime typologies, payments use cases, and regulatory technologies evolve, how should compliance teams in remittance and cross-border payment firms build and scale their anti-money laundering (AML) programs?

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In this dashboard, we’ve compiled all new data we’ve relating to sanctions designations since the invasion. By sharing these visualizations publicly, we hope to make the insights we have compiled as accessible as possible.

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is currently assessing its approach to stablecoin regulation following the collapse of algorithmic stablecoin TerraUST (UST-USD) in May 2022. According to Central Bank minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, MAS plans to consult the public in the […]

On July 20, 2022, the UK government introduced the Financial Services and Markets Bill to Parliament. To boost the competitiveness of the UK, the Bill proposes significant changes to the regulation of the UK financial services sector. It also  addresses […]

Reports

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As FinTechs grow and acquire more customers, their AML/CTF programs must also mature. The firms best set up for success are those with scalable solutions and a sound understanding of AUSTRAC’s expectations of the firms it regulates. This guide provides hands-on tips and best practices for any FinTech looking to scale in Australia.

AML Guide for Canadian Fintechs

Canada has a vibrant FinTech ecosystem, with more than 1,200 FinTechs using innovative technologies to disrupt financial services. To scale effectively, FinTechs need to ensure their AML/ATF programs are set up for success. Our hands-on guide to the AML landscape in Canada provides best practice guidance.

As financial crime typologies, payments use cases, and regulatory technologies evolve, how should compliance teams in remittance and cross-border payment firms build and scale their anti-money laundering (AML) programs?

AML Crypto guide

This guide covers the essentials of building and scaling a crypto AML program, how to navigate regulatory change, and the emerging use cases – and threats – compliance teams should look out for.

ComplyAdvantage Guide to Sanctions

This report takes a look at the evolution of the current international sanctions environment, and the key issues in sanctions today: the key regimes, underlying geopolitical risks, sanctions evasion, and the development of national policy in some of the key regimes, national perspectives, and thematic trends.

For many early-stage, fast-growing fintechs, implementing anti-money laundering compliance tools and processes can be a challenge. This guide is designed to provide startups with practical tips to enable them to build a compliance function that can scale with their businesses.

This annual report, based on a global survey of 800 compliance professionals across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific explores some of the biggest financial crime challenges firms are facing.

A Guide to the European Union’s New AML/CFT Framework

Following a review of its AML/CFT framework, the European Union is preparing to introduce a suite of new regulations that will have significant implications for firms operating in, or doing business with, EU countries.

AML for digital banks

Banks offering digital-first services are redefining how consumers worldwide access and interact with their money. This guide explores how digital banks can successfully build and scale an AML program.

Customer Stories

TransferMate is one of the world’s leading B2B payments infrastructure-as-a-service companies. Based in Ireland, the company enables individuals and businesses to make seamless, cost-effective cross-border payments in more than 201 countries and 141 currencies.

As a leading global provider of software and data analytics to the real estate industry, RealPage provides a suite of cloud-based software that helps residential real estate owners and operators manage the tenant lifecycle.

OakNorth bank AML

The Outcomes ComplyAdvantage’s comprehensive data coverage means OakNorth Bank is now able to use one single platform to onboard and monitor customers against all relevant databases. The solution’s customizability has made it easy to configure search algorithms and select the […]

IPT Africa’s compliance team can now make informed decisions about client risk, escalate potential high-risk cases, and take actions in real-time, which ultimately shortens the time it takes to onboard new customers.

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FRAML is an umbrella term for fraud and anti-money laundering. It reflects the growing focus on how the two are converging and the benefits of an integrated approach to detecting fraud and money laundering for fighting financial crime. Fraud and […]

Through money laundering, criminals fund and profit from illicit activity such as arms sales, narcotics, human trafficking, contraband smuggling, embezzlement, insider trading, bribery, and fraud schemes. In addition to organized criminal groups, professional money launderers perform money laundering services on […]

The non-fungible token (NFTs) sector is in a state of flux. Reuters estimates that sales of NFTs reached around $25bn in 2021, and individual items have sold for as much as $90m. But high-profile scams in 2022, such as a […]

There are various definitions of payment fraud, but simply put, it describes an illegal transaction that diverts money or creates false/unauthorized payments from a victim. This is often achieved by stealing their personal payment information or duping them into sharing […]

Enhanced due diligence (EDD) involves determining, based on a risk-based approach, to investigate particular clients more thoroughly – requiring significantly more evidence and detailed information about reputation and history to be collected. EDD is especially relevant for high-risk or high-net-worth […]

AI financial crime technology

As financial crime evolves, regulators and financial institutions alike strive to refine their risk-based approach to AML. The vast amounts of data involved in AML compliance, and the increasing complexity of criminal methodologies, mean that financial institutions must constantly find […]

Is Cryptocurrency Legal in Malaysia? Cryptocurrencies: Not legal tender Cryptocurrency exchanges: Legal, must register with the Malaysian Securities Commission  Although cryptocurrencies are legal in Malaysia, they are not considered legal tender. The country’s central bank, Bank Negra Malaysia, has issued […]

Most financial institutions (FIs) understand the importance of taking a risk-based approach to compliance. But what this means when it comes to client risk management practices differs by sector, organization and channel.  Clients expect to be able to onboard and […]

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