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EBA publishes report on ML/TF risks associated with EU payment institutions

The EBA findings suggest that ML/TF risks in the sector may not be assessed and managed effectively by institutions and their supervisors. A more robust implementation by supervisors and institutions of provisions in these guidelines will mitigate the sector’s…

SEBI tightens its definition of beneficial ownership under its AML Guidelines

According to the amended guidelines, any individual or group holding 10% ownership in the client of a ‘reporting entity’ will now be considered a beneficial owner as against the ownership threshold of 25% applicable earlier. These entities were required to maintain KYC…

ESAAMLG completes its mutual evaluation of Angola’s AML/ CFT system

Angola should take necessary steps to collect information necessary to assess and understand the ML/TF scale/magnitude through review of the NRA or any other risk assessment process including risks from VASPs, legal persons and arrangements and NPOs…

UK Govt proposes amendments to the Economic Crime Bill to significantly expand the corporate criminal liability for economic crimes through reform of the ‘identification doctrine’

The proposals seek to amend the existing “identification doctrine” to allow for the actions of senior managers, acting within the actual or apparent scope of their authority, to fix the entity with liability with respect to a comprehensive list of economic crimes, including fraud…

Herald Scotland: How hundreds of foreign property owners stayed hidden in Scotland

A “loophole” in new legislation means more than half of the offshore entities which own hundreds of Scottish properties including estates, forests and castles are allowed to remain secret…

EU extends sanctions targeting Russian businesspersons to include immediate family members and others

These amendments were made on the basis that leading Russian business persons have engaged in a systematic practice of distributing their funds and assets amongst their immediate family members and others in order to hide their assets, circumvent sanctions and maintain…

Europol issues Annual EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT)

The report provides an overview of the terrorism phenomenon in the EU in a given year. It offers law enforcement officials, policymakers and the general public facts and figures on terrorism in the EU, while also identifying developing trends in this crime area, based on…

OFSI issues new Oil Price Cap Guidance and General Licence INT/2023/3074680

OFSI issued General Licence permitting the trade in oil derivatives and futures previously prevented by regulation 46Z9C of the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. The exemptions will apply to individuals, organisations and brokers trading in…

The White House issues Fact sheet on the ongoing efforts to stem firearms trafficking to Mexico

Drug traffickers’ supply of firearms enables them to grow their enterprises and move deadly drugs, including illicit fentanyl, into the US. They use these weapons, which consist of everything from handguns to high caliber and assault weapons, against the Mexican people…

FinCEN and South African Financial Intelligence Centre host Task Force meeting on Combatting the Financing of Wildlife Trafficking and Terrorist Finance Dialogues

FinCEN’s participation in the Task Force reinforces the U.S. Government’s commitment to protect wildlife populations from further poaching and disrupt the associated illicit trade through the identification and seizure of the proceeds generated from the wildlife trafficking…

GFI explores new developments in illegal mining in Colombia and the issue of illicit financial flows

Illegal gold mining has emerged as a profitable revenue source for organized crime groups and has become a major concern for authorities due to its social and environmental impacts. Due to the transnational nature of illicit gold trafficking and limited traceability, it has become…

U.S-UK issue Joint Statement on the announcement that both countries have committed in principle to establish a data bridge

A U.S-UK data bridge would uphold the rights of data subjects, facilitate responsible innovation, and provide individuals in both countries greater access to the services that suit them, whilst reducing the burdens on businesses and delivering better outcomes for people…