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The UK’s Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) is conducting two consultations exploring when and how its authorized push payment (APP) requirements will apply when they come into force in 2024.  According to Chris Hemsley, Managing Director at the PSR, “The two […]

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has released a report revealing notable progress in Europe’s international supervisory cooperation against financial crime. The regulator has also highlighted growth areas and several best practices to continue improving Europe’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing […]

His Majesty’s (HM) Treasury has proposed a cold-calling ban for all United Kingdom consumer financial products and services. According to the consultation paper, the interdiction would extend existing legislation that restricts unsolicited direct marketing. The proposed measures seek to disrupt […]

The European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), the European Union’s independent prosecutor, has indicted eight individuals on charges related to a value-added tax (VAT) fraud scheme responsible for about €80 million in damages. The fraud is said to have been perpetrated […]

The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) has released a follow-up operational alert to its 2019 original concerning money laundering (ML) in underground banking. The initial alert particularly focused on the casino sector.  The new alert, published in […]