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FinCrime Job Focus: Francesa Dowling, Head of Compliance, Amaiz


In our latest reader Q&A, Francesa Dowling argues that compliance should never be seen as a tick-box exercise

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The attacks on DeFi as a money laundering threat don’t stand up

2021-03-04T07:30:00+00:00By Ben Whitby

Recent research has described Decentralised Finance (DeFI) as the “next major threat vector for money laundering.” Ben Whitby, ahead of his appearance at the FinCrime World Forum later this month, argues this accusation does not reflect reality.



‘Overstretched’ FinCEN needs technological innovation and more funding, says think tank


The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN) in the United States needs more funding and a ‘Manhattan Project’ to develop new technologies in order to be more effective against money laundering, a think tank has said.

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FATF executive secretary calls for end to AML ‘box-ticking’ culture


The executive secretary of the Financial Action Task Force has said there is a need to ensure Anti Money Laundering (AML) professionals “stop just ticking boxes”



EBA updates guidelines on AML/CTF risk factors


The European Banking Authority has published revised detailed guidance on Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF) risk factors.

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New Zealand issues first formal warning to a real estate agency chain under updated AML law


New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs has issued a formal warning to a large real estate agency chain.

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UAE’s AML journey: radical change or more of the same?


The United Arab Emirates has long been a magnet for illicit funds, for a whole host of often deep-rooted  economic, historical, geographical and cultural reasons. But with the Financial Action Task Force calling for urgent action, the Gulf state has recently shown signs of flexing its regulatory muscles, but can it really adequately tackle financial crime?

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Authorities shut down trafficking and laundering network that made profit of €14 million


Law enforcement agencies have dismantled a cross-border human trafficking and laundering ring, raiding properties and arresting 38 suspects in France, Romania and Moldova.

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FATF adds four countries to AML ‘grey list’ following plenary


The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has added the Cayman Islands, Burkina Faso, Morocco, and Senegal to its ‘grey list’ of countries under supervision.

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Blaming company formation agents misses the bigger picture about AML in the UK

2021-02-26T07:08:00+00:00By John Binns

The National Crime Agency is planning a crack down on company formation agents as part of an AML drive. However, John Binns argues the problems are due to more significant holes in the UK’s financial crime safety net

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A strong compliance programme “should be part of a company’s DNA” says head of UK’s SFO


The head of the United Kingdom’s economic crimes investigative agency has stressed the need for companies to have a strong compliance programme.

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New AML rules in US increase credit risk for banks globally, warns rating agency


New anti-money laundering legislation in the United States intensifies credit risks for non-US banks, a major rating agency has warned.

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Indonesia set to expand AML regulation for fintechs


Indonesia will soon approve a regulation to stem money laundering and terrorism financing by requiring more financial technology companies to report suspicious transactions, the head of its financial intelligence agency has said.

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UK cyber fraud efforts ‘hampered by uncertain definitions and measurement’ warns think tank


A “worrying” lack of certainty about the definition, understanding and measurement of cyber fraud is hampering efforts to tackle cyber fraud, a United Kingdom think tank has warned.

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Former Europol director to kick off two days of debate at FinCrime World Forum


Sir Rob Wainwright will kick off two days of debate, insight and virtual networking at the FinCrime World Forum next month.

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​Further $853m fraud reported at troubled Indian housing finance company DHFL


Indian finance company Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd (DHFL) has reported a further fraud worth Rs 6,182 crore (around $850m) to the stock market.



How your bank can protect a herd of elephants in Botswana’s Okavango Delta

2021-02-23T06:49:00+00:00By Erik Stretz

Erik Stretz outlines what Europe’s banks must do to help fight the illicit trade of wildlife

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Germany, Portugal and Romania warned to bring AML laws into line with rest of Europe


The European Commission has sent formal letters of warning to Germany, Portugal and Romania urging them to bring their anti-money laundering (AML) laws into line with European Union directives “correctly”.

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​Cash payments to UK universities raise money laundering concerns


Financial crime experts have raised concern about the number of universities in the UK which accept cash payments from students from countries with high money-laundering risks.

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Fines for AML non-compliance only work in 'limited circumstances', say half of specialists polled


Monetary penalties for anti-money laundering (AML) compliance failures are only effective as a deterrent in “limited circumstances”, more than half of specialists polled in a survey have said.