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House Passes Historic SAFE Banking Act
The US House of Representatives recently passed the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, H.R. 1595 (the Act).
United States
9 Oct 2019
Anti-Money Laundering And Sanctions: Trends And Developments Emerging Under The Trump Administration
BSA/AML and sanctions matters continue to be a core focus of regulators, law enforcement agencies, policymakers and Congress, and the story of the Obama and Trump Administrations on AML and sanctions is one of general continuity.
United States
29 Jul 2019
W.I.R.E Debates: Law Commission Proposals On Suspicious Activity Reporting
The primary aim of the Law Commission's report was to address systemic problems in the SAR process to ensure that it is proportionate and efficient.
17 Jul 2019
Dual-Track Money Laundering Investigations: One-Way Traffic?
Speaking at the Global Investigations Review Live event in London on 4th April, Mark Steward, Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight at the UK Financial Conduct Authority, addressed the audience on three subjects: ...
16 May 2019
The House Of Lords' Report On The Bribery Act 2010: A Glimpse Into The Future Of Economic Crime?
There are two aspects of the Committee's report that are worth considering in detail.
26 Mar 2019
Developments In The Marijuana Industry And The Implications For Financial Institutions
The myriad—and conflicting—state, federal and international laws governing the burgeoning marijuana industry have created a complicated legal landscape for financial institutions.
United States
11 Feb 2019
UK Receives Top Ranking Globally For Anti-Money Laundering And Terrorist Financing Measures
The reaction of anti-corruption campaigners, in contrast, has been far from positive.
5 Feb 2019
The FCA's First Annual Financial Crime Survey Results
For the first time, the report presents a collective snapshot of the financial crime risks facing the UK's financial services sector.
United States
6 Dec 2018
Treasury Select Committee Evidence Session On Economic Crime
It is easy to imagine the shockwaves if, for example, an estate agent or law firm were to be prosecuted.
6 Dec 2018
Blurred Vision – Cannabis And Reporting
On 17 October, Canada legalised the recreational use of marijuana, following the passing of The Cannabis Act 2018 this summer.
21 Nov 2018
Implications Of The EU General Data Privacy Regulation For US Anti-Money Laundering And Economic Sanctions Compliance
Franca Harris Gutierrez, Sharon Cohen Levin, Bradford Hardin, Jacquelyn Stanley, Zachary Goldman and Nicholas Simons have authored a global chapter in The International Comparative Legal Guide to Anti-Money Laundering 2018.
United States
26 Jun 2018
UK Parliamentary Committee Hears Evidence During Economic Crime Inquiry
On 15 May 2018, the UK Parliamentary Treasury Select Committee heard evidence from representatives of Transparency International, Global Witness and the RUSI Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies ...
18 May 2018
The FCA's Enforcement Outlook for 2018
On 21 March 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") published a consultation document setting out its approach to enforcement for 2018.
17 May 2018
FinCEN Releases Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Customer Due Diligence And Beneficial Ownership Requirements
Last week the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued much-anticipated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that provide additional guidance ...
United States
13 Apr 2018
UK House Of Lords Rejects Public Beneficial Ownership Registers For British Overseas Territories
On 17 January 2018, the House of Lords voted against an amendment to the proposed Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill that sought to create a publicly accessible register of the beneficial ownership...
5 Feb 2018
Update: Creation Of The National Economic Crime Centre
On 11 December 2017 the Government announced the creation of the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC).
3 Jan 2018
FinCEN Launches New Information-Sharing Platform: The FinCEN Exchange
Treasury's FinCEN recently announced the creation of the FinCEN Exchange, a new voluntary platform to facilitate information sharing between the government and industry on topics related to AML...
United States
20 Dec 2017
The Failure To Prevent Tax Evasion
In Baker v. Aetna, (U.S. Northern District Court of Texas, 2017), Charlize Marie Baker filed claims against her employer and Aetna after having been denied benefits under the health plan...
13 Nov 2017
AML And Sanctions: 2017 Trends And Developments
Over the past year, regulators continued to actively examine compliance, introduce new and heightened requirements, recalibrate global priorities, and aggressively pursue enforcement.
United States
28 Apr 2017
OPBAS: An AML "Super" Supervisor?
On 15 March 2017, the Government announced its plans to launch a new anti-money laundering ("AML") watchdog, the Office for Professional Body AML Supervision ("OPBAS"). OPBAS is intended to complement the soon-to-be updated Money Laundering Regulations, which seek to bring the UK's AML regime into line with the latest international standards and to "make the UK's financial system a hostile environment for illicit finance".
4 Apr 2017
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