Lawyers for the U.S. government and HSBC Holdings Plc on Wednesday urged a federal appeals court to block release of a court-appointed monitor’s report on how HSBC is working to improve its money laundering controls.
Earlier this month, the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) published its Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs (Evaluation Guidance). Although issued without fanfare, the Evaluation Guidance represents the latest in a series of important communications by the Fraud Section outlining the DOJ’s expectations for effective corporate compliance programs.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Monday fined Merchants Bank of California $7 million for impeding compliance staff and threatening to fire staffers who wouldn’t process suspicious transactions.
The head of Canada’s financial crime watchdog agency is second-guessing his decision last year to withhold the name of a bank — which CBC Investigates has identified as Manulife Bank of Canada — fined $1.15 million for not reporting hundreds of transactions it was obligated to report under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act.
Merchants Bank of California was fined $7 million for failing to implement anti-money laundering controls, specifically citing its relationships with
Online financial services and lending companies are increasingly being targeted by fraudsters and costing consumers millions of pounds around the world last year alone, according to research.
European financial firms must improve their understanding and management of anti-money laundering (AML) and terrorist financing (TF) risk, the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have said.
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.
Capital One Financial Corp. is under investigation for its anti-money-laundering program, according to the company’s annual securities filing.
Swiss federal prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into whether the private bank Lombard Odier failed to prevent money laundering, they said on Thursday.
On November 8, 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in a televised speech that 500 and 1,000 rupee notes would no longer be legal tender, swiftly rendering 86 per cent of cash in the ...
Tom Devlin, barrister and partner at Stephen Platt and Associates LLP, unpicks recent anti-money laundering scandals in the finance industry. He looks in detail at what went wrong, how word got out, and how the failings ...
The Laundromat is a name given by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project to a vast money-laundering scheme. Between autumn 2010 and spring 2014 Russian officials and insiders moved billions of dollars into Europe, ...
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is being scrutinised by a government audit, alongside a number of other agencies focused on preventing scams and economic crime. According to the Financial Times the FCA is one of a ...
The United States has blacklisted nearly all Latin American countries for money laundering in 2017. InSight Crime explores why this is the case, and discusses some of the achievements and failings of regional anti-money-laundering efforts ...
Business pressure to weaken bribery laws and government’s inability to focus on non-Brexit issues are also concerns, says group.
Crime gangs are exploiting corruption at European borders to smuggle vast quantities of illicit goods, a new report warns.
As part of the EU, the UK has to adhere to the Anti-Money Laundering Directive which is looking at transparency of trusts – but not for much longer.
Three units of London-based Barclays Plc have been penalized by Australia’s securities regulator for failing to tell clients they didn’t hold local financial services licenses and instead were regulated overseas.