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.
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.
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.
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.
Special Report – Treasure Island or Banana Republic? Mauritius faces tough choices about legitimacy and development
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.
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.
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.
Special Report: CALIPHATE CASH CRUNCH: WHAT LOWER OIL PRICES AND SHRINKING TERRITORY MEAN FOR ISLAMIC STATE’S FINANCES
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.
SPECIAL REPORT: DISCONTINUANCE OF THE 500 EURO NOTE – GOOD NEWS FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST ORGANISED CRIME AND TERRORISM?
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.
KYC360 Analysis After lengthy and sometimes complex discussions, the European Union on Tuesday published lists of countries it felt had issues with tax matters. Two key aspects of these are the grey list and blacklist. Here’s what ...
KYC360 News The United Kingdom is to create a multi-agency unit which will coordinate the work of various government departments involved in the fight against economic crime. The new National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) will operate ...
KYC360 News The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in bank compliance departments can be highly effective, however it has limitations and remains a work in progress, according to Rob Gruppetta, head of financial crime at the ...
HSBC appears to have closed a dark chapter in its history, saying on Monday that its deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the United States has expired. The bank also said it lived up to all its ...
By Merlin Linehan In January this year a man walked into a Shanghai metro station and his face was instantly
Britain has a huge problem at hand – how best to combat money laundering. According to the government, the scale
HSBC appears to have closed a dark chapter in its history, saying on Monday that its deferred prosecution agreement (DPA)
By Kevin Peachey, BBC Your financial information, such as what you spend and where, and how often you go into