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This section covers AML/CTF initiatives by organisations from Africa & Middle East, Asia & Pacific, Latin America & Caribbean and other regions and jurisdictions such as Australia.
African Development Bank updates
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
Asia-Pacific Group on ML
Australian Transactions Report and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)
Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC)
Eastern and South Africa AML Group
South, Central and North America AML/CTF Group
Inter Governmental Action Group Against ML in West Africa
Middle East and North African FATF
And many more..
- AML/CTF compliance programme
- Artificial intelligence
- Asset Recovery
- Beneficial Ownership
- Bribery & Corruption
- Complex structures
- Confiscation & Freezing
- Conflict of Interest
- Correspondent Banking
- Cross-border finance
- Data Protection
- Drug Trafficking
- EU ML Directive
- Financial Crime
- Financial Inclusion & Literacy
- Financial Sanctions
- Fines & Enforcements
- Human Rights
- Human Trafficking
- Illicit Finance
- Illicit Trafficking
- Information Sharing
- Modern Slavery
- Money Laundering (ML)
- Proliferation of WMD
- Public Officials
- Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SMCR)
- Shell Companies
- Source of wealth & funds
- Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)
- Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs)
- Tax Evasion
- Terrorist Financing
- Trade Finance
- Transaction Monitoring
- Transnational crime
- Virtual Assets
- Virtual currencies
- Wildlife crime
- Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering
- Bank of England
- Chatham House
- City of London Police
- Companies House
- Corruption Watch
- Council of Europe
- Council of the EU
- Egmont Group
- European Commission
- European Council
- European Parliament
- European Union (EU)
- Gambling Commission
- Global Witness
- HM Treasury
- Home Office
- House of Commons
- Insurance Europe
- Tax Justice Network
- Transparency International
- UK Govt
- US DoJ
- US DoS
- US Govt
- US Sec
- US Treasury
- White House
- World Bank
- Cayman Islands
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- Middle East
- New Zealand
- North Korea
- San Marino
- South Africa
Hong Kong SFC consults on proposals to regulate virtual asset trading platforms
The Consultation Paper on the Proposed Regulatory Requirements for Virtual Asset Trading Platform Operators covers (i) licensing and conduct requirements concerning Platform Operators and (ii) AML/CFT requirements applicable to virtual asset service providers (“VASP”)...
FINTRAC on proposed changes to the Canadian AML/CFT regime
The proposed amendments to the regulations would prescribe a formula for FINTRAC to assess the expenses it incurs in the administration of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act against reporting entities, impose AML/ATF obligations on mortgage lending entities...
MONEYVAL Fifth Round Mutual Evaluation Report on Monaco
Moneyval encourages Monaco to “further strengthen measures to combat ML and TF, in particular when it comes to investigating and prosecuting money laundering, confiscating and recovering proceeds of crime as well as strengthening its supervisory system...
CBUAE issues new Guidance on AML/CFT for licensed FIs on the use of digital ID for CDD
The Guidance will aid licensed FIs in evaluating risks and carrying out their legal AML/CFT requirements effectively, while considering the standards of the FATF. It covers identity verification, enrollment, and authentication methods with respect to LFIs’ usage of digital ID...
UNODC Myanmar Opium Survey 2022
Myanmar’s farmers are flocking back to opium poppy cultivation amid rising prices for the contraband crop and an economic nosedive that’s wiping out jobs, reversing nearly a decade of declines, according to the latest data from the United Nations...
Methods of laundering money from corruption by PEP using international fund transfers
An examination of international money laundering case studies reveals 5 main methods of laundering the proceeds of corruption. These methods illustrate how public officials use similar money laundering methods as those used by organised crime groups...
South Africa passes two key pieces of legislation to prevent greylisting by FATF
The house of parliament have passed two significant pieces of legislation in efforts to tighten the country’s laws on ML, corruption, and terrorism. The primary laws of the AML and CFT amendment bill and the protection of consultation democracy against terrorism will...
AUSTRAC releases Australia’s first national proliferation financing risk assessment
The results of this assessment have found that Australia is primarily targeted by state-based or linked procurement networks that wish to exploit a range of sectors to export restricted, sensitive or dual-use goods and knowledge. Procurement networks targeting Australia ...
Corruption Watch reports on beneficial ownership transparency in the South African extractives sector
Establishing a beneficial ownership registry in South Africa will help to improve financial transparency, the transparency of value chains and provide information for companies and the public about companies and who owns and controls them...
FINTRAC on Large Cash Transaction Reporting
FINTRAC publishes updated resource documents to help reporting entities prepare for changes to the Large Cash Transaction Report form. It has made minor updates to the draft documents listed on this page to further streamline the new LCTR form, validation rules...
AUSTRAC joins Pacific partners to combat financial crime & ML across the region
AUSTRAC has partnered with Papua New Guinea’s financial intelligence agency to host a conference of the Pacific Financial Intelligence Community (PFIC), bringing together financial intelligence agencies from across the region conference...
GFI analyzes crypto threats in five Latin American countries
GFI analyzes the benefits and risks of crypto, the changing crypto environment in the region, and the responses from governments, the private sector, academia and civil society. This report is not focused on the technical aspects of cryptocurrencies, but rather on the financial crime risks...