Financial services providers must start adapting and expanding compliance procedures to deal with the new UK failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion offence that is set to come into force next year, says Ogier’s Head of Regulatory Services.
Guernsey States have formally committed to international agreements to clamp down on tax evasion and money laundering. The government says
On 11 May 2016 the Royal Court of Guernsey handed down its final judgment in the appeal brought by Bordeaux Services (Guernsey) Limited & Ors v Guernsey Financial Services Commission. The Commission has considered this ruling carefully and believes that some key messages are contained within the judgment that are important both for Financial Services Business in the Bailiwick, and also for the Commission when bringing enforcement sanctions against licensees and individuals.
Guernsey’s financial services regulator has published a consultation paper following a decision made by the States of Guernsey in January of this year to increase the discretionary financial penalties which the Commission is able to apply in cases where there have been serious regulatory shortcomings.
This Notice is issued further to the addition of five natural persons to the list of persons associated with ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida maintained under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267.
An investment fund can be utilised by those seeking to launder money. Investment funds are particularly suitable for money laundering where a large sum of illicit money is already within the financial system.
It is a precarious victory that Romania's 500,000 protesters earned last week, and it is characteristic of current public sentiment that there have been no celebrations. There is widespread distrust of the government, partly due ...
This is the transcript of a speech given by John Griffith Jones, Chairman at the UK's Financial Conduct Authority, to MBA students at Cambridge Judge Business School. It is republished here with the FCA's permission. Thank you ...
The fallout from a massive bribery scandal that helped to bring down a Brazilian president is spreading across Latin America, threatening to engulf leaders from Panama to Peru. The workings of a secret “bribery department” at ...
Serious and organised crime costs the UK £24bn annually, and threatens the safety of the British public. Accountants form a crucial part of the front line when it comes to spotting suspicious financial activity and ...
HSBC has cut the pay package of its top executives in 2016 after Britain’s biggest bank failed to meet demands by US regulators that it toughen up its defences against financial crime.
On 17 January 2017, at Southwark Crown Court, Lord Justice Leveson approved a deferred prosecution agreement (“DPA”) between the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”), and Rolls-Royce Plc and Rolls-Royce Energy System Inc (“Rolls-Royce”). The third DPA agreed by the SFO has led some to wonder whether DPAs have finally come of age as a weapon the SFO’s enforcement arsenal.
In late November, Jay Clayton was called by a longtime client seeking advice for how the Trump administration should tackle scaling back rules on Wall Street.
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 Union’s financial sector.