State of Financial Crime 2023 Report

Knowledge & Training

Australia has one of the largest economies in the Asia Pacific, and hosts thousands of international businesses, including a diverse community of FinTech service providers. From 2017 to 2021, the number of Australian FinTechs doubled to around 800, contributing to […]

Being aware of the conditions that increase the likelihood of a customer’s involvement in money laundering (ML) or terrorist financing (TF) is a responsibility that financial institutions cannot take lightly. The absence or inadequacy of robust ML/TF risk management programs […]

As a long-term member of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Australia’s anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regulatory framework seeks to align with the recommendations laid out by the agency. 

To remain compliant and avoid financial penalties, FinTechs must know and understand the parameters of their reporting responsibilities. This infographic provides a checklist of the reporting obligations FinTechs must meet under Australian AML/CFT legislation and regulation.

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 […]

New legislation to build a regulatory framework covering crypto custody, market licensing, taxation, and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO), has been proposed by the Australian government. A consultation paper has been released on a planned Digital Services Act (DSA), seeking input […]

One of the key announcements from the Financial Action Task Force’s March Plenary was its confirmation of changes to Recommendation 24 and its Interpretive Note relating to beneficial ownership standards. The new standards require countries to ensure that competent authorities […]