Our extensive knowledge at your fingertips

Over 20 years of articles and reference material

A page dedicated to global, regional, UK and US anti-money laundering developments and initiatives.

Browse the resource database or make a sub-selection:

Latest editions

Search

MONEYVAL on Poland’s measures to combat ML/TF

This report summarises the AML/CFT measures in place in Poland as at the date. It analyses the level of compliance with the FATF 40
Recommendations and the level of effectiveness of Poland’s AML/CFT system and provides recommendations on how the system could…

House of Commons on Beneficial Ownership Registers

Register of beneficial ownership are records of who the beneficial owners of something are. When a regulator or an official registrar collects and collates this information in one place, it creates a central register of beneficial ownership…

Home Office drug seizures in England & Wales

The number of drug seizures made by police in England and Wales rose by 21% during the coronavirus pandemic. Police and Border Force made a total of 223,106 drug seizures in the year to March 2021 compared with 183,646 the previous year, according to Home Office data…

 

 

EBA ‘EuReCA’ launch: EU’s AML/CTF central database

EuReCA will be central to coordinating efforts by competent authorities and the EBA to prevent and counter ML/TF risks in the Union. It will  contain information on material weaknesses in individual financial institutions…

NCA seized gold bars from ML network

The NCA has obtained a forfeiture order for 15 gold bars worth £650,000 that are linked to an international ML network. Gold is an attractive commodity for criminals to use to move money because relatively small amounts can…

OECD Global Forum Tax Evasion report 2022

The capacity-building programme of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Global Forum) reached its 10-year mark in 2021. This report presents how the programme emerged, evolved and grew…

US DoJ sentences DeepDotWeb Administrator for ML

An Israeli national was sentenced to 97 months in prison for operating DeepDotWeb (DDW), a website that connected internet users with Darknet marketplaces, where they purchased illegal firearms, malware and hacking tools, stolen financial data, heroin, fentanyl…

Europol spotlight on Cryptocurrencies

The criminal use of cryptocurrency is no longer primarily confined to cybercrime activities, but now relates to all types of crime that require
the transmission of monetary value. However, the scale and share of the illicit use of cryptocurrencies as part of criminal activities…

MENAFATF 3rd Follow-up Report for Mauritania

Mauritania met some of the previous deficiencies of the requirements of this recommendation by, within the framework of the NRA process, evaluating the risks associated with VAs and finding the absence of related risks…

MONEYVAL on AML/CFT supervision in times crisis 

The purpose of this document is to assist the authorities and SROs in the consideration of their own possible domestic measures to be applied in crisis situations. Although most supervisors will already have well-developed business continuity plans…

FinCEN pilot program on sharing SARs 

The pilot program would permit a financial institution with a SAR reporting obligation to share SARs and information related to SARs with the institution’s foreign branches, subsidiaries, and affiliates for the purpose of combating illicit finance risks…

Basel paper on nexus between corruption & ML

The Basel Institute of Governance paper targets the nexus between corruption and money laundering. Scholars and practitioners observed how offshore financial centers and financial infrastructures have become central in facilitating corruption and other criminal activities…