A Guide to Anti-Money Laundering for Crypto Firms

Asia Pacific

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 […]

As part of an ongoing effort to promote regulatory collaboration, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) have entered into a FinTech Co-operation Agreement (CA). Announced on September 18, 2022, the partnership builds […]

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.

Australia’s government has announced it will prioritize “token mapping” as part of its review of crypto-assets. Treasurer Jim Chalmers and Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities, and Treasury Andrew Leigh argued that “regulation is struggling to keep pace and adapt with […]