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 […]
Launching AI-driven Fraud Detection
Despite the war in Ukraine and the ongoing pandemic, the EU has other pressing policy issues on its collective mind in 2022, of which AML/CFT reform is amongst the most important.
As FinTechs grow and acquire more customers, their AML/CTF programs must also mature. The firms best set up for success are those with scalable solutions and a sound understanding of AUSTRAC’s expectations of the firms it regulates. This guide provides hands-on tips and best practices for any FinTech looking to scale in Australia.
Hong Kong’s government has set out amendments to its Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance, including a virtual asset service provider (VASP) licensing regime. The government is also launching a registration program for dealers in precious metals and stones (DPMS). […]
As financial crime evolves, regulators and financial institutions alike strive to refine their risk-based approach to AML. The vast amounts of data involved in AML compliance, and the increasing complexity of criminal methodologies, mean that financial institutions must constantly find […]
For financial institutions looking to become directly authorized as investment firms by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), it can be difficult to know exactly which permissions are necessary to apply for. Understand the process and uncover which permissions investment firms need to apply for here.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Treasury have issued significant updates to the UK’s current and proposed crypto regulatory framework in recent months. But as the industry evolves and matures at a rapid pace, the government’s wider strategy around […]
European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have published a joint report advocating for a more comprehensive framework of powers related to the revoking of licenses for serious breaches of anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) rules. The report states […]
The European Union (EU) has issued a new plan to establish common criminal standards for the violation of “restrictive measures” including sanctions. In its proposal, the Commission notes that, while most Member States categorize the violation of such measures as […]
On April 28 2022, the House of Commons Treasury Committee issued responses from the government, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) to its report on fraud, scams and economic crime. The original report, published in February 2022, […]
Laurentian Bank of Canada has been sanctioned by the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) in light of its breach of Part 1.7 of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA). Imposing a […]
Due to price flexibility and purchase anonymity, the art and antiquities market can provide an attractive environment for racketeers to launder money. According to a 2023 report, the global art market grew from $441 billion in 2022 to $579 billion […]