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Compliance professionals in many large organizations are faced with a dilemma: is it possible to maintain the clarity of a single global compliance policy while still complying with the increasingly divergent local laws? Read More
3rd May 2018
Spanish police have arrested 11 individuals suspected of being part of a criminal network that laundered millions for drug dealers using cryptocurrencies, credit cards and over a hundred bank accounts. The Spanish-based group was approached by drug dealers to help them launder their illicit cash, authorities say. Read More
Compliance professionals in many large organizations are faced with a dilemma: is it possible to maintain the clarity of a single global compliance policy while still complying with the increasingly divergent local laws? Read More
18th May 2017
The biggest bank in the Nordic region says this month’s ransomware attack underscores the need for lawmakers to look more closely at bitcoin’s role in financial crime. Nordea Bank AB, whose chief risk officer, Julie Galbo, testified to the Danish parliament on Tuesday in response to questions about management’s efforts… Read More
17th January 2017
The World Economic Forum has released its 2017 "Inclusive Growth and Development Report" — a major look into how nations around the world can best ensure that their businesses and institutions function as efficiently as possible. Read More
7th December 2016
Pharmaceutical giant hiked price of anti-epilepsy drug by up to 2,600%, says competition regulator. Read More
5th August 2016
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) says that banks are placing more effort into crime-fighting. Meanwhile people in Finland are still falling prey to seemingly-obvious internet scams, says its Financial Intelligence Unit. Read More
28th March 2016
Senior National Coalition Party MP Ilkka Kanerva has called on the government to develop legislation and to step up intelligence cooperation to combat the threat of terrorism. Kanerva told Yle that Finland lags behind its Nordic peers in funding for anti-terrorism programmes. Read More
9th March 2016
Uzbekistan and Finland signed a protocol on amendments to the Uzbek-Finnish intergovernmental agreement on avoidance of double taxation and prevention of income tax evasion, the Uzbek foreign ministry’s statement posted on its website said. Read More
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EU adopts Sixth Anti-Money Laundering Directive EU 6AMLD, deadline set

Countries across the European Union will have two years to implement a new system of jail sentences and sanctions for money launderers following the formal adoption of the EU’s latest anti-money laundering directive, dubbed 6AMLD (Sixth Anti-Money Laundering Directive) on 11 October 2018. Once the directive is published in the… Read More

Anti-money laundering compliance costs hit $25 billion annually – study

The cost of AML compliance across U.S. financial services firms equaled $25.3 billion per year based on survey responses from more than 150 decision-makers at banks, investment, asset management and insurance firms, according to a new study. The report shows that smaller firms are hit hardest, relative to their bottom… Read More