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GFI response on the Companies BO regulations

GFI supports the initiative to adopt streamlined procedures which are important for economies as they implement new transparency policies. As countries act to improve financial transparency, disclosing beneficial ownership information…

FCA financial promotion rules to qualifying cryptoassets

The FCA is consulting on proposals to strengthen the financial promotion rules for high-risk investments, and for authorised firms which approve and communicate financial promotions. The FCA propose changes to classification of high-risk investments…

HMT consultation on cryptoassets promotions

This will mean that financial promotions relating to “qualifying cryptoassets” must be made or approved by a UK authorised person (that is, someone authorised in the UK by the PRA or FCA or fall under an existing exemption under the financial promotions regime…

OECD/G20 inclusive framework on BEPS 2020

OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS releases 2020 peer review assessments of 131 jurisdictions on the exchange of tax rulings information. The framework focuses on 5 key elements: i) information gathering…

MONEYVAL AML/CTF report for Cyprus

The report outlines a range of legislative and regulatory measures taken by Cypriot authorities concerning risk assessments and monitoring of its Non-Profit Organisation sector and correspondent banking…

APG report on the financing & facilitation of FTFs

The report examines what is known and unknown regarding financial profiles of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) connected to Southeast Asia and explores the collection and utilization of financial intelligence related to FTFs in the region…

HMT Counter-Terrorism (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Reg 2019

The policy intention is that sanctions remain in place to further the prevention of terrorism, in the UK or elsewhere, and in the interests of national security, and comply with relevant UN obligations under UNSCR 1373…

HKMA discussion paper on crypto-assets & stablecoins

While crypto-assets have not yet posed material risks to financial stability, it may not be the case for very long as there is increasing linkage of such assets with traditional financial system which poses greater risks if the asset class continues to develop at pace…

EBA’s feedback to EC proposals on preventing ML/TF

The EBF maintains that it is key to develop an intelligence-led approach to effectively mitigate money laundering risks and detect financial crime. However, the package does not address some fundamental dimensions of information…

EBA de-risking & ineffective mgmt of ML/TF risks

EBA’s findings suggest that de-risking has a detrimental impact on the achievement of EU’s objectives, in particular in relation to fighting financial crime effectively & promoting financial inclusion, competition and stability…

HMT publishes AML/CTF Supervision Report 2019-20

The report fulfils the Treasury’s obligation under the MLRs to ask all designated AML/CTF supervisors to provide information on their supervisory activity and publish a consolidated review of this information…

EBA central database on AML/CFT in the EU

The RTS on a central database on (AML/CFT) in the EU specify the definition and the materiality of weaknesses identified by competent authorities, the type of information collected, and how such information will be communicated to the EBA…