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Like other member countries of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Australia’s KYC requirements comprise a core part of the country’s anti-money laundering and combatting terrorist financing (AML/CTF) regime. Australia’s KYC requirements are aligned with the FATF’s standards, ensuring firms […]

During a recent interview with CNA (formerly Channel NewsAsia), managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Ravi Menon expressed a strong interest in exploring the full potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in the fight against money laundering.  At […]

During an investigation into money laundering and drug supply, authorities in Australia have dismantled an international money laundering syndicate and charged seven people. As part of Operation Phobetor-Enyo, authorities identified a 37-year-old man in Vietnam allegedly running a money laundering […]

The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) adopted a new regulatory roadmap for crypto assets at a meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, on October 13, 2023. The roadmap represents a step away from an outright ban, focusing instead on […]

The Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas (BSP), the Philippines’ central bank, has released a memorandum reminding financial institutions it regulates (BSFIs) of their customer due diligence (CDD) obligations concerning politically exposed persons (PEPs). The memo clarifies the definition of a PEP […]

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has recorded more than $20 million in penalties in its 4th Enforcement Report, along with its enforcement priorities for 2023-2024. Among other measures, the report details high-profile enforcement actions against four financial institutions for […]

During the 2023 Australian Financial Review (AFR) Cyber Summit, former Australian Transaction Reporting and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) CEO Paul Jevtovic urged an approach targeting the root causes of financial crime alongside recent regulator initiatives to compensate scam victims. “[W]e are […]