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European Council agrees its position on an AML Regulation & AMLD6

The new EU AML/CFT rules will be extended to the entire crypto sector, obliging all crypto-asset service providers (CASPs) to conduct due diligence on their customers. This means that they will have to verify facts and information about their...
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FCA publishes Consultation paper 22/26

The paper proposes to make consequential changes to: Chapter 19 of the Enforcement Guide which reflect the ML and TF (Amendment) (No. 2) Reg 2022, Training and Competence sourcebook, remove all derivative products referencing USD LIBOR...
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EU Council agreed its position on an AML regulation and a new directive (AMLD6)

The Council demands CASPs to apply customer due diligence measures when carrying out transactions amounting to €1000 or more, and adds measures to mitigate risks in relation to transactions with self-hosted wallets...  
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MONEYVAL follow-up report on the Isle of Man

Isle of Man has made progress in addressing the TC deficiencies identified in its 5th Round MER, the country has not made sufficient progress to be re-rated. Steps have been taken to improve compliance with R.23, but gaps remain...
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EU Council adopts position on due diligence rules for large companies

The due diligence directive lays down rules on obligations for large companies regarding actual and potential adverse impacts on human rights and the environment, with respect to their own operations, those of their subsidiaries, and those carried out by their business...
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Wolfsberg principles for using Artificial intelligence and Machine learning in Financial crime compliance

The Principles are intended to guide FIs and their financial crime compliance leaders and risk management teams in identifying and managing the operational and reputational risks that may arise from the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning...
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MONEYVAL issues report on AML/CFT in Georgia

Georgia has achieved full compliance with six of the 40 FATF recommendations constituting the international AML/CFT standard and retains minor deficiencies in the implementation of 22 recommendations where it has been found “largely compliant”...
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NCA secures £50m identified by Barclays as the proceeds of crime

The NCA has obtained a ruling from the High Court that allows Barclays to hand over criminal funds to the NCA in a first-of-its-kind civil recovery case. The money amounting to over £50m was identified by the bank in a number of accounts and transferred...
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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...  

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EBA Guidelines on use of remote customer onboarding solutions

These Guidelines set out the steps credit and financial institutions should take to ensure safe and effective remote customer onboarding practices in line with applicable AML/CFT legislation and the EU’s data protection framework...
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FCA forms group to develop ESG Code of Conduct

The FCA announced that it is introducing regulatory oversight of certain ESG data and ratings providers in the form of a voluntary Code of Conduct. These include transparency, good governance, management of conflicts of interest, and systems and controls...
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GRECO 2nd Interim Compliance Report of 4th Evaluation Round on Germany

GRECO has made public its 4th Evaluation Round 2nd Interim Compliance Report on Germany, which deals with corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. This report was adopted by GRECO at its 91st Plenary Meeting...
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