To deliver an effective, compliant fraud and anti-money laundering (AML) program, many firms decide to partner with a regulatory technology (Regtech) vendor. The vendor evaluation process often focuses on factors like the scope and quality of their data, ease of […]
Launching AI-driven Fraud Detection
On February 3, 2023, the Australian government published a consultation paper, exploring which elements of the cryptocurrency ecosystem require additional regulation. This paper follows a joint statement issued in August 2022 by Treasurer Jim Chalmers and Assistant Minister for Competition, […]
On January 26, 2023, the UK government signaled it would introduce amendments related to corporate criminal liability reform in the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill. During a debate in the House of Commons, numerous new clauses were considered for […]
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.
The Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes at the US Treasury, Elizabeth Rosenberg, has addressed the need for additional regulatory clarity and more public-private engagement between the government and the virtual assets industry. Rosenberg’s remarks follow the end […]
On October 5, 2022, the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) published guidance aimed at helping reporting entities identify and verify sources of funds and wealth as part of their know-your-customer (KYC) processes. The advice was drafted earlier this […]
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 […]
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 […]
On September 16, 2022, the White House published a fact sheet outlining a new framework and policy recommendations for the responsible development of digital assets. Pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 14067 from March this year, the first of its kind […]
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.