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UK ML/TF (High-Risk Countries) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (No. 393)

On the new list, Zimbabwe is no longer classed as a high-risk third country for the purposes of enhanced customer due diligence requirements in regulation 33(3). United Arab Emirates is now classed as a high-risk third country…

HMT approves JMLSG final guidance on trade finance

HMT approves revisions of JMLSG Guidance relating to monitoring customer activity and correspondent relationships including revisions to its guidance relating to trade finance and syndicated lending…

House of Commons briefing on Economic Crime Act 2022 

The Act introduces a beneficial ownership register of Overseas Entities owning UK property, and to reform the UK Unexplained Wealth Order and Sanctions regimes. It was introduced in the House of Commons as part…

FCA Notice to regulated firms with exposure to cryptoassets

The FCA is reminding all regulated firms of their existing obligations when they are interacting with or exposed to cryptoassets. They present risks to market integrity and consumers, particularly when used as a speculative investment…

NCA detains superyacht owned by Russia national

NCA’s Combating Kleptocracy Cell have served a detention notice on a superyacht owned by a Russian national. The ownership of the yacht was deliberately well hidden. The company the ship is registered to is based in the islands of St Kitts and Nevis and it carried Maltese…

Home Office Guidance on Whistleblowing & Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998

Home Office provides instructions and guidance for all staff in the immigration detention estate or escorting services on whistleblowing procedures. ‘Staff’ are defined as any individual employed or contracted to provide services within the immigration detention…

UK Statement to the OSCE, 17 March 2022

UK Ambassador Neil Bush speaks about the impact on civilians of Russia’s war against the Ukrainian people. Russia has blocked access to several media websites and introduced a law on the spread of so-called “fake” information about the brutal actions…

FCA on the Chancellor’s call to stop investing in Russia

Regulated firms have already taken steps to avoid new investment in the Russian economy. Many asset managers and pension providers have written down any Russian assets already held by the fund or scheme to zero, and some have announced that they are intending…

UK Parliament: Sanctions against Russia

In response to Russian military action in Ukraine, Western allies and other partners across the globe have begun to impose an unprecedented package of coordinated sanctions against Russia…

NCA on electronics haul concealed £5m of cocaine

NCA investigation results in prosecution of an individual that concealed £5m of cocaine in an electronic shipment. This cocaine would have fuelled exploitation and violence in the UK and we will continue our work with partners to tackle class A drug trafficking….

IMF financial system stability assessment on the UK

The U.K. financial system is benefiting from a robust financial stability framework. The FSAP team has assessed capital and liquidity levels at core banks and insurers as strong—even under some severely adverse scenarios, including the re-emergence of the pandemic…

Home Office Policy paper on terrorism acts in 2019

The threat to the UK was driven by a number of factors which affect terrorist intent and capability, with a number of suppressive factors affecting the threat at the time. In 2019, these included domestic and international counter-terrorism efforts such as the coalition…