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Skillcast blog on ‘8 Ways to Protect your Firm from Money Laundering’

Money laundering regulations aim to reduce this figure by making it harder for criminals to use the financial system to launder their ill-gotten gains. Secondly, it enables the authorities to recover any proceeds of crime and take the financial incentive out of crime…

Moody’s Analytics explores strategies to meet regulatory expectations in AI-Led Anti-Money Laundering

The blog likely provides insights on how organisations can optimize AI technologies to align with regulatory requirements, ensuring a robust and compliant approach to Anti-Money Laundering efforts…

HMRC updates guidance on how to register for the Economic Crime Levy.

Guidance added for amending a registration, which can now be done oline via an Economic Crime Levy account. Also guidance updated on what information is needed to register a charity, trust, unincorporated association, registered society or non-UK establishment.

HM Treasury publishes details for OFSI Correspondent Banking Payments licence

This licence is granted under Regulation 64 of the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (“the Russia Regulations”) and Regulation 32 of the Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (“the Belarus Regulations”).

Wolfsberg Group responds to consultation on UK AML/CTF supervisory regime

Of the four models for reform outlined by HM Treasury, we believe that a public body Single Professional Services Supervisor (SPSS), i.e. ‘Model 3’, is best suited to address inconsistencies and systemic weaknesses in supervision, as it would: a. Enhance information sharing…

FCA updates webpage on ‘Cryptoasset AML/CTF regime: feedback on good and poor-quality applications’

This feedback is not exhaustive and should be viewed together with the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017, as amended (MLRs), relevant guidance and the information on our website about registration applications from…

US DoJ announces the arrest of Russian international money launderer for illicitly procuring large quantities of U.S.-manufactured dual-use military grade microelectronics for Russian elites

Maxim Marchenko, 51, a Russian citizen who has resided in Hong Kong, was charged today in connection with conspiring to defraud the United States and with smuggling, wire fraud, and money laundering offenses based on his alleged participation in a scheme to unlawfully procure U.S.-sourced, dual-use microelectronics with military applications on behalf of end users in Russia.

EBA publishes its work programme for 2024 including the transition to the new EU AML/CTF Framework

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its annual work programme for 2024, setting out the key strategic areas for the Authority to work on in the coming year, as well as related activities and tasks.

 

Australia Introduces Stricter Verification Rules for Online Gambling

Australia Introduces Stricter Verification Rules for Online Gambling. Australia’s anti-money laundering regulator, AUSTRAC, has announced that online gambling service providers must implement stricter customer identification procedures in the coming year…

UK AAT publishes its 2022-23 anti-money laundering annual report

The report aims to provide transparency over AAT’s work as a supervisory authority in this period, including an overview of all AML monitoring activities and providing insight into member compliance with the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer…

India to establish global crypto database to transform regulation

India To Create Global Crypto Exchange Database By March 2024. India is working towards building a global database of cryptocurrency exchanges, including those on Dark Web, in an effort to combat challenges posed by cryptocurrency-related illicit activities…

UK criminalizes membership in Wagner Group

The Wagner Group, its leaders and supporters, are already subject to financial sanctions in the UK. The process and criteria applied in proscribing entities are set forth in the Terrorism Act 2000.  The factors to be taken into account by the Home Secretary in electing….