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UK: Sharp drop in size of FCA fines

There has been a huge fall in the value of fines issued by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), with new figures showing a drop of 88% in a year. An analysis of the FCA’s enforcement database shows that fines handed down by the regulator so far this year (data accurate… Read More

UK regulator fines offshore online casinos over poor anti-money laundering controls

The United Kingdom’s Gambling Commission has taken action against three online casinos following an investigation into how firms handle money laundering and problem gambling. In its findings, the Commission highlighted a number of compliance failings across the firms. “Nearly £14m in penalty packages will be paid by three companies… Read More

UK FCA fines ex-Sonali Bank manager over anti-money laundering failings

Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined the former boss of a Bangladeshi-headquartered London bank £76,400 for breaching anti-money laundering (AML) standards, it has been revealed, two years after it penalised the bank with a £3 million penalty over financial crime control failures. On Tuesday, the FCA published its Decision… Read More
11th December 2018
There has been a huge fall in the value of fines issued by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), with new figures showing a drop of 88% in a year. An analysis of the FCA’s enforcement database shows that fines handed down by the regulator so far this year (data accurate… Read More
5th December 2018
The United Kingdom’s Gambling Commission has taken action against three online casinos following an investigation into how firms handle money laundering and problem gambling. In its findings, the Commission highlighted a number of compliance failings across the firms. “Nearly £14m in penalty packages will be paid by three companies… Read More
5th December 2018
Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined the former boss of a Bangladeshi-headquartered London bank £76,400 for breaching anti-money laundering (AML) standards, it has been revealed, two years after it penalised the bank with a £3 million penalty over financial crime control failures. On Tuesday, the FCA published its Decision… Read More
30th November 2018
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and a music producer known as “DJ Khaled” failed to disclose payments they received for promoting investments in initial coin offerings, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said on Thursday. Neither Mayweather nor Khaled Mohamed Khaled admitted or denied the regulator’s charges, but agreed to… Read More
30th November 2018
A self-styled British trader, who conned financial experts and some of his closest friends out of millions of pounds in a nine-year investment scam, was sentenced by a London court to five years in jail on Thursday. Mark Starling, 57, pleaded guilty to fraud and operating a collective investment scheme… Read More
28th November 2018
AP — The ride-hailing service Uber has been fined the equivalent of nearly $1.2 million by British and Dutch authorities for failing to protect customers’ data during a cyberattack in 2016. Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office said Tuesday it fined the company 385,000 pounds ($491,000) and Dutch… Read More
26th November 2018
Auditing firm KPMG faces a disciplinary tribunal hearing after the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) filed a complaint against its handling of work for mattress company Silentnight. According to the watchdog, KPMG and its partner performed an engagement for Silentnight in circumstances where ‘their professional judgment was compromised, or was likely… Read More
26th November 2018
India’s central bank has hit Deutsche Bank with a ₹ 30.10 million (about $420,000) penalty for failing to comply with know your customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering standards. An RBI official confirmed the development to KYC360 over the phone but was not in a position to provide further details. Deutsche… Read More
20th November 2018
French lender Societe Generale has been hit with a number of fines and actions by various US departments over allegations it breached financial crime rules. The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, Fed Reserve, the New York County District Attorney’s Office and the New York Department of Financial Services… Read More
20th November 2018
The European Commission has been accused of being biased in its approach to tackling money laundering, with a former Maltese leader saying the body targets smaller banks while turning a blind eye on such crimes at bigger European banks. Alfred Sant singled European Commissioner for Justice Vera Jourova, saying she… Read More
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EU agency: Cocaine dealers’ technology use complicates busts

AP — The European Union agency that monitors drug abuse says cocaine dealers are increasingly using social media and encrypted communications to do business, making it harder for authorities to crack down on the trade. The European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction agency… Read More

Senate rebukes Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

AP — Senators voted Thursday to recommend that the U.S. end its assistance to Saudi Arabia for the war in Yemen and put the blame for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in a direct challenge to both… Read More