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What is MiFID II?

What is MiFID II, and how has it Affected the European Investment Market One of the most influential laws enacted by the European Union to regulate the investment sector is the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. This directive, which is […]

FATCA compliance

The Effects Of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act On Foreign Accounts The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is a federal law designed to counter tax evasion in the United States. Introduced in 2010, FATCA imposes a range of compliance […]

European Market Infrastructure Regulation

An Overview of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) Implemented in August 2012, the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) was created to stabilize over-the-counter (OTC) markets within EU member states. Why was EMIR introduced? OTC markets facilitate the decentralized trade […]


In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the US government looked at ways to better regulate the behavior of banks, and to protect consumers.  The subsequent Dodd-Frank Act became one of the most important articles of US financial legislation, introducing new […]

KYC Risk Rating

How a KYC Risk Rating Can Help Your Company If you are involved in the financial or business sectors, it is important to know both what a KYC risk rating is and how you can calculate yours. KYC, or “know […]

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Overview of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) was established in 1997 through a merger of the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime […]

Counter terrorist financing CTF CFT

Counter Terrorist Financing: The Fight Against Terrorism For more than a decade, terrorist financing has been a prevalent financial crime on which authorities are desperate to crack down. It became a major political issue after the September 11th terrorist attacks […]

KYC remediation

The Importance of KYC Remediation and Why You Should Be Doing It If you are familiar with the financial industry, you have likely heard the phrase “know your customer”, which is often referred to as KYC. KYC is an important […]

FinCEN - Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

What is FinCEN? The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is the United States’ primary financial regulator and a bureau of the Department of the Treasury. Working with state and federal law enforcement authorities, FinCEN is responsible for supervising financial institutions […]


FATF and the Prevention of Financial Crime The Financial Action Task Force, or FATF, is one of the most influential and important organizations in regard to combating financial crimes such as money laundering, terrorist financing, and other forms of corruption. […]

Electronic Identity Verification

How Electronic Identity Verification Helps Fight Financial Crime As criminals develop increasingly sophisticated methodologies to launder money, commit fraud, and fund terrorist activities, demand for effective AML/CFT software grows. Financial crime is a global threat meaning that banks and financial […]