Five months on from this unprecedented move, has it achieved any of its corruption-reducing goals? Or were these little more than cover stories for a political objective? Alem Ao explores. Read More
Campaigners have frequently branded the UK a world money-laundering hotspot, citing the 'terrifying' scale of money laundering through the City of London. Is this fair? What is the UK doing to remedy the problem? Richard Nicholl investigates. Read More
Policymakers have given themselves the year to legislate around the legal complexities that have plagued both the marijuana industry and law enforcement in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Alaska and DC. With a change in law at Federal level still looking unlikely, they have some serious difficulties to resolve when it comes to those $7 billion of cannabis cash. Read More
From 2000 to 2005 the Philippines was ‘blacklisted’ as a ‘non-cooperative’ country and subjected to significant sanctions by the Financial Action Task Force for its failure to tackle endemic problems with transparency and traceability in its financial system. Read More
The Republic of Kazakhstan, the last Soviet Republic to become independent, is the most developed economy in Central Asia. Read More
In an exclusive report for KYC360, investigative journalist Lucy Wark reflects on Mauritius' progress in establishing itself as a legitimate financial centre and considers the challenges it faces going forwards. Read More
KYC360 investigative reporter Clementine Wallop examines the unusual case of Zapata vs HSBC Holdings PLC. Families of several US citizens killed by Mexican drug cartels are suing HSBC under the Anti-Terrorism Act, which creates civil liability for supporters of terrorism, for the bank's role in laundering billions of dollars of drug money. Read More
As the EU forges ahead with a ‘fifth AML Directive’ requiring a public register of trusts, KYC360 considers what Brexit will mean for the future of the UK’s financial regulatory regime. Read More
KYC360 investigative reporter Clementine Wallop takes a look at Islamic State's revenue raising, its recent spending squeeze and what companies can do to protect themselves against an unusually dynamic enemy in this exclusive report. Read More
On 4 May 2016, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) decided to discontinue the production and issuance of the EUR 500 banknote. Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol, considers whether this decision represents good news for the fight against organised crime and terrorism. Read More
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Bearing witness to financial crime, across party lines

If it seems like an odd recipe for financial oversight, it’s also a surprisingly effective one: take five to ten congressional staffers, exile them to a squalid basement office with “hard-boiled” charm in the U.S. Senate’s oldest building, give them access to subpoena powers and a seemingly endless series of… Read More

Anti-money laundering analysis: UK FCA and EU blacklists update

A key element in the application of the risk-based approach (RBA) to financial crime is the identification by a firm of those countries with which its customers are closely linked and which are also adjudged to be high risk in financial crime terms. There are many lists of such high-risk… Read More