FCA fines Gatehouse Bank for poor AML checks

The bank failed to conduct sufficient checks on its customers based in countries with a higher risk of ML/TF. It also failed to undertake the correct checks when some of the customers were classed as PEPS. The bank has taken significant steps to improve its financial...

Chatham House report on UK’s problem with kleptocracy

The Paper details the laundering of monies and reputations by elites from Eurasia’s kleptocratic states, and the material and reputational damage rendered to the UK’s sovereignty and democracy. It includes removing legal loopholes, establishing transparency in...

HSBC discovery of a ML network

HSBC discovered a suspected money laundering network that received $4.2bn (£3bn) worth of payments, it has emerged, raising questions over whether it disclosed the information to US monitors who at the time…