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FATF summarises Plenary outcomes held in June 2022

FATF members approved a report that will help the real estate sector to better detect and prevent money laundering, and finalised a targeted update on implementation of the FATF requirements on virtual assets and virtual asset service providers....
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FATF Conference on digital transformation 2022

FATF Ministers have identified Digital Transformation as a strategic priority of the FATF. Digital transformation relies on building a culture that embraces the use of technology, encourages responsible innovation, and ensures the protection of individual data rights...
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FATF appoints Violaine Clerc as the Executive Secretary

FATF appoints Violaine Clerc as the Executive Secretary who takes the lead of the Secretariat at an important time, as the FATF works to regulate virtual assets and virtual asset service providers, enhance...
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FATF consolidated table of assessment ratings 

This table provides an up-to-date overview of the ratings that assessed countries obtained for effectiveness and technical compliance. FATF and FSRBs conduct peer reviews on an ongoing basis to assess how effectively their respective members' AML/CFT measures work...
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TI Global Reality checks: Can the West bring kleptocrats to justice?

Anonymous companies make it easier for kleptocrats to purchase real estate or other luxury goods and to launder their ill-gotten gains. Germany, France, the Netherlands and the UK all maintain registers of companies’ beneficial owners, but none of the 4 sufficiently...
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FATF on Israel’s progress in strengthening ML/TF measures

FATF has now re-rated the country on the recommendation: 16 - Wire transfers, from compliant to largely compliant. The report also looks at whether Israel's measures meet the requirements of FATF Rec 2 & 15, which changed since their mutual evaluation...
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FATF updates consolidated assessment ratings

FATF and FSRBs conduct peer reviews on an ongoing basis to assess how effectively their respective members' AML/CFT measures work in practice, and how well they have implemented the technical requirements of the FATF Recommendations...
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OECD consultation on the Crypto-Asset Reporting

The OECD is seeking public input on the Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework and Amendments to the Common Reporting Standard. This public consultation meeting focused on the key questions identified in the consultation document and issues...
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J5 Global tax crime chiefs hold summit

The heads of tax enforcement from the UK, Australia, Canada, Netherlands and US came together for the latest Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5) summit to share intelligence and coordinate efforts against international tax crime and ML...
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Wolfsberg Principles FAQs for ‘Negative News Screening & other adverse media’

The Wolfsberg Group published its FAQs on how undertaking screening for Negative News and other forms of adverse information can enhance a FIs awareness of potential Financial-Crime risk posed by both existing and prospective customers....  
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Egmont Group on FIU’s role in the fight against financial crime

Egmont Group examines the role of FIU’s in fight against financial crime amid the context of COVID-19 in new report. The key FIU tools utilised in corruption-related cases include timely access to financial data and associated information and specialized IT to facilitate...
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OECD on its consultation on crypto-assets

The OECD has published the public comments received on the consultation on Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework and Amendments to the Common Reporting Standard. A public consultation meeting (in-person and virtual) will take place on 23 May 2022 and will focus on the key...
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