State of Financial Crime 2023 Report

Regulation

When asked which area of their compliance function would be at risk in an audit, 48 percent – the highest proportion – told us it would be their knowledge of regulations. This blog explores the evolving anti-money laundering regulatory landscape, examining several global trends and themes in major economies.

On October 10, 2022, the European Parliament Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) endorsed the approved text for the Markets in Crypto-assets regulation (MiCA). While the bill’s main provisions were agreed upon in June, the approved text sets out […]

The Australian government will formally respond to a report advising banks of their responsibility to provide services to virtual currency trading platforms, FinTechs, and remittance providers. Published in August 2022, the report aims to address de-banking in these industries and […]

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Singapore is often rated as the top location outside of Silicon Valley for technology innovation and disruption. As a result, it has become a thriving hub for FinTechs. This guide explores how firms operating in Singapore can comply with the city-state’s AML/CFT regulations.

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 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. 

All financial institutions that operate in the UK must be authorized by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). During the authorization process, financial service providers must ensure they are seeking the correct permissions for their business model – since those permissions […]