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HKMA publishes “AML/CFT Regtech: Case Studies and Insights Volume 2”

Shares real-life use cases from banks in their Regtech adoption to make their AML/CFT efforts more effective and efficient.

GI-TOC publishes report on ‘Trafficking illicit medical products in West Africa’

This report analyses the market’s key characteristics and enablers and assesses national and regional responses. West Africa has become a hotspot for the trafficking of medical products, with estimations that the illicit market makes up to 80% of medical products in…

MAS reports robust enforcement outcomes and enhances disclosure of statistics

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued its 4th Enforcement Report (963.6 KB), detailing robust enforcement actions taken against financial institutions (FIs) and individuals for money laundering (ML)related offences, market abuse, financial services misconduct…

APGML Mutual Evaluation Report on Nepal

This report provides a summary of the AML/CFT measures in place in Nepal as at the date of the on-site visit 5 to 16 December 2022.

The UAE launches AML/CTF website

The step represents UAE Executive Office AML/CTF’s commitment to transparency, information dissemination, and collaboration in the fight against money laundering and financing of terrorism, and demonstrates the efforts made by the UAE in the area of AML/CFT…

APGML publishes typologies report on money laundering associated with tax crimes

The findings in this report are based upon three major inputs. Firstly, the project team undertook a review of existing literature. Secondly, APG members completed a comprehensive questionnaire outlining their jurisdiction’s existing knowledge and systems used to combat ML related to tax crimes. Thirdly, members provided case studies of the laundering of the proceeds of tax crimes.

The UAE has established a new gambling regulator

The UAE has established a federal body to regulate the gaming industry, paving the way for the country to potentially become the first Gulf state to legalise casinos. The new authority is being set up to introduce a “world-leading regulatory framework” for a national lottery…

IMF publishes analysis on AML/CFT supervision for the Nordic-Baltic region

The IMF used machine learning technology, on a country specific and regional level, to better understand cross-border money laundering risks, analyzed the sensitivity of AML/CFT supervisory tools to respond to these risks and developed recommendations…

FINTRAC release guidance on conducting transactions with money services businesses

Information for consumers about FINTRAC’s role in regulating money services businesses and how to remain vigilant when deciding to use the services of this type of business.

APG Mutual Evaluation of AML/CFT in Brunei-Darussalam

Notes that the AML/CFT is strong is several areas, amid relatively low risk.

Securities and Exchange Board of India consults on plans to allow increased financial participation of Non – Resident Indians and Overseas Citizens of India

Follows increasing recognition that further investments in the Indian securities markets can be facilitated by channelling NRI/ OCI investments into the country through FPIs that are professionally run by investment managers and whose securities are kept in safe-keeping/custody by SEBI registered custodians.

IMF releases detailed assessment of AML/CFT in the Côte d’Ivoire

Report analyses the level of compliance with the FATF 40 Recommendations and the effectiveness of Côte d’Ivoire’s AML/CFT system and provides recommendations on how the system could be strengthened.