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GRECO Fourth Compliance Report on San Marino

The Report recognised the good level of transparency of legislative work in San Marino, but expressed reservation about the possibility provided by law to resort to secret voting in some circumstances (i.e. personal appointments and laws of high ethical content)…

FCA on market abuse and manipulation

The data the FCA collects and analyses is complimented by Suspicious Transaction and Order Reports sent to the FCA by market participants when they have ‘reasonable grounds’ to suspect market abuse, such as insider dealing, or market manipulation…

JMLSG proposed amendments to Motor Finance sector

The requirements set out in the MLRs and the JMLSG Guidance are the minimum legal requirements that all FLA motor finance members must comply with in the battle against money laundering, fraud and terrorist funding. Members will undertake appropriate steps to identify…

FATF summarises Plenary outcomes held in June 2022

FATF members approved a report that will help the real estate sector to better detect and prevent money laundering, and finalised a targeted update on implementation of the FATF requirements on virtual assets and virtual asset service providers….

GRECO 4th Evaluation Compliance Report on San Marino 

GRECO recommended that measures be taken to ensure effective supervision and enforcement of integrity-related rules (declaration requirements and standards of conduct) for parliamentarians…

FATF on jurisdictions with AML & other deficiencies

FATF does not call for the application of enhanced due diligence measures to be applied to these jurisdictions, but encourages its members and all jurisdictions to take into account the information presented below in their risk analysis…

FATF removes Malta from grey list and adds Gibraltar

FATF congratulated Malta for the significant progress it has made in addressing the strategic AML/CFT deficiencies previously identified by the FATF and included in its action plan. Malta will no longer be subject to the FATF’s increased monitoring process….

HM Treasury consultation outcome on MLRs

HMT publishes outcome of consultation on proposals to make some time-sensitive updates to the MLRs, required to ensure that the UK continues to meet international standards, whilst also strengthening and ensuring clarity on how the AML regime operates…

NCA glossary codes & reporting routes for SARs

When submitting a SAR, the relevant glossary code should be included in the ‘Reason for Suspicion’ text space. Where you do report a crime alongside a SAR it will be good practice to include the crime reference and the organisation details in the SAR….

Germany to stop property deals in cash to fight ML

Germany is preparing legislation to prohibit cash transactions in the real-estate market to step up efforts to fight ML and other financial crimes.

UNODC reports on drug trafficking in Afghanistan

This brief examines dimensions of seizure event data to enable early assessments of possible changes in trafficking patterns. Foreign traffickers arrested in the proximity of Afghanistan show a shift to greater national diversity since late 2020….

EBA main achievements in 2021 in its Annual Report

EBA published its Annual Report describing its activities and achievements in 2021 and also includes the strategic priorities for 2022  which include the review of the stress-testing framework, the implementation of the mandates in the area of AML/CFT, financial innovation…