New rules for banks under the Amendment to the Anti-Money Laundering Act (“the Amendment”) came into effect on 1 January 2017.
Financial lobbyists on Tuesday applauded a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would require the Securities and Exchange Commission to review the costs of rules before putting them into force, which is part of a broader push from Republicans to reform regulation.
As it publishes its annual report today, the U.K.’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) reveals it has asked the government for more oversight powers.
In June 2015, the European Union’s fourth anti-money laundering directive (“4MLD”) was enacted, with the requirement that all member states transpose the rules into national law within two years. The directive is the EU’s main instrument for preventing the misuse of its financial system by money launderers and supporters of terrorism.
Deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) became part of the prosecutors’ toolbox in 2014, allowing for settlement instead of bringing a case to trial. Recent statements from the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) indicate an increasing willingness to seek DPAs.
Premier Lin Chuan (林全) has instructed an office be set up to strengthen money laundering prevention and control in Taiwan, Cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said yesterday.
China’s central bank said it tightened requirements for lenders to report cross-border transactions by customers as part of stepped-up efforts to curb money laundering.
Regulatory update: HM Treasury’s consultation on imposing monetary penalties for breaches of financial sanctions
On the 1st December 2016, the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) launched its latest consultation on the imposition of monetary penalties for breaches of financial sanctions rules. OFSI (part of HM Treasury) is seeking views on its consultation paper, which sets out its proposed approach to financial sanction breaches.
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European Supervisory Authorities warn on money laundering and terrorist financing risks affecting the EU financial sector
The three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA - ESAs) published today a joint Opinion addressed to the European Commission on the risks of money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) affecting the European ...
China has appointed Guo Shuqing as the new head of the banking regulator, according to people familiar with the matter. Having spent much of his life working on transforming the nation’s financial system, Guo, 60, faces daunting tasks ahead as he takes on oversight of the world’s largest banking industry by assets.
The regulations apply to all-cash buyers using shell companies in places like New York City, Miami and Los Angeles.
Just 215 wealthy people were granted an investor visa for the U.K. last year after the government doubled the investment needed to 2 million pounds ($2.5 million) and introduced new money-laundering checks in 2014.
Capital One Financial Corp. is under investigation for its anti-money-laundering program, according to the company’s annual securities filing.