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UK Home Office SARs circular
UK Home Office publishes a circular (the Circular) setting out the Government’s position on the use of SARs in civil litigation...
UK’s AML/CFT regulatory & supervisory regimes
HMT issues Call for Evidence: Review of the UK’s AML/CFT regulatory and supervisory regimes. This review offers the opportunity to ensure the AML regime responds...
EBA on shadow banking entities
The EBA launched today a public consultation on draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) setting out criteria for the identification of shadow banking entities...
IMF warns against the use of crypto assets
IMF warns against the use of crypto assets as national currencies. Without robust AML/CTF measures, cryptoassets can be used to launder ill-gotten money...
An inspection of the operation of CPS and SFO Proceeds of Crime Divisions
HM Crown Prosectution Inspectorate assesses the Proceeds of Crime Divisions of the CPS and SFO in new report. Prosecuting agencies are able to apply to the court for restraint of assets belonging to suspected criminals...
Amendments to ML, TF and Transfer of Funds
HMT consults on amendments to the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017. The MLRs are designed to...
US DoJ sentences leader of a sophisticated drug trafficking organization
The Mexican national was sentenced today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to 22 years in prison for her role in an international drug trafficking conspiracy to transport into the US...
EC proposed Directive as regards access of NCAs
European Commission sets out proposed Directive as regards access of NCAs to centralised bank account registries through the single access point...
EC package to strengthen AML/CTF rules
European Commission presents an ambitious package to strengthen AML/CTF rules. This Authority will also work with the FIUs within each Member State...
SEC issues whistleblower awards totaling more than $4 million
SEC issues whistleblower awards totaling more than $4 million. All payments are made out of an investor protection fund established by Congress that is financed...
FinCEN to hold second exchange with FIs in relation to Ransomware
FinCEN to hold second exchange with FIs in relation to Ransomware. FinCEN anticipates that this FinCEN Exchange will assist its government and private sector partners to inform next steps to address ransomware and...
MONEYVAL Fifth Round MER on San Marino
MONEYVAL Fifth Round Mutual Evaluation Report on San Marino. The objectives and activities of San Marino authorities are broadly in line with the NRA, AML/CFT...