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.
By Denis O’Connor Even before the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4MLD) had been implemented across all 28 Member States in June 2017, the European Commission proposed substantial amendments to it. This proposal soon became known as the ...
How does the EU 6AMLD measure up? As further measures progress through the Brussels legislative machinery to enhance the fight against anti-money laundering, experts give their verdict on the EU's latest proposals 2017 saw the implementation ...
A London-based compliance officer looks back at some of the requests he came across and tells KYC360 how he reacted on the occasions he smelt trouble. He did not wish to disclose his name and ...
The United States’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has penalised Deutsche Bank and a trading desk executive after if found that traders and sales people made false and misleading statements while negotiating bond prices. The bank ...
After wrestling for days to stay on a little bit longer, Jacob Zuma has finally succumbed to his party’s orders
City of London police have warned the public to be on alert and avoid romance fraud scams, which robbed victims
Something is wrong with the way the EU drafts tax blacklists of states which have poor transparency initiatives, European parliamentarians
Stefan Cassella of Asset Forfeiture Law, LLC summarises a recent case in which the Government’s attempts and queries to seize