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.
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.
Amid the self-evaluation and manager assessments of the annual performance review season, many compliance professionals consider or ask the question: “am I in a good place, being fairly compensated, or better off elsewhere?”
The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has urged the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to prioritise effective supervision amid rising regulatory costs for small brokers.
The Panama Papers scandal of 2016 led to the leaked individuals’ names and associations being scrutinized by governments in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Australia among others, which is unsurprising given that the financial services industry is in the midst of preparing for new stricter regulation to commence.
The Common Reporting Standards regulation, The Fourth Money Laundering Directive, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act and Financial Action Task Force recommendations on money laundering that have been proposed and enacted in Europe and the US are intended to strengthen the anti-money laundering (AML) regulatory environment and increase pressure on institutions to comply.
Republicans on Wednesday passed a bill in the House of Representatives that touched on nearly every step U.S. agencies take in creating and applying new rules, continuing their blitz to radically reform “abusive” federal regulation of areas from the environment to the workplace.
The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) on Wednesday released a revised draft of an ambitious regulation designed to protect the state and its citizens from cyberattacks against financial institutions.
Tens of billions of dollars every year move through opaque law-firm bank accounts that create a gap in U.S. money-laundering defenses, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis.
New York’s financial regulator will delay an anticipated Jan. 1 deadline for banks and insurers doing business in the state to comply with controversial cybersecurity rules, a person familiar with the matter said.
The Serious Fraud Office, the UK's specialist enforcement agency for complex fraud and corruption, today charged Barclays Plc and four of the bank's top executives with offences including conspiracy to commit fraud. The executives charged are: ...
As regulatory compliance initiatives move toward utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), what effect might the increased efficacy of AML programs have on developing nations and small financial players without large compliance budgets? More ...
The regime in Tehran continues to be in a state of shock after the passage of unprecedented United States Senate sanctions on Thursday targeting Iran’s ballistic missile program, support for terrorism in the Middle East ...
Trump’s links to Russian money laundering raise new questions about secret real estate deals since election
A new report published Wednesday morning by Bloomberg reveals President Donald Trump’s lengthy ties to suspected money launderers, and another recent report suggests his family business may still be engaged in shady dealings. The Bloomberg report, ...
Finance Minister Edward Scicluna was careful not to engage with MEPs who again pressed him on Malta’s commitment to fight money laundering, Panama Papers leaks and claims of the island being used for tax evasion.
More than 70 countries have signed up to the first international treaty designed to crack down on tax evasion by
A Newport Beach business owner pleaded guilty and was immediately sentenced to five years in prison Thursday, June 22, in
The Trump/Russia scandal is STILL playing out before our eyes—and I don’t just mean the continuing investigations, or the fact
Minister of Finance Benedikt Jóhannesson held a press conference today wherein he announced that the Icelandic government has “declared war”