Tag: anti-money laundering

DFSA
April 10, 2019 BY Valentina Kirilova

Standard Chartered Bank fined £102.2 million for poor AML controls

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced yesterday that it has fined Standard Chartered Bank £102,163,200 for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) breaches. This is the second financial penalty for AML controls failings in less than 5 moths imposed by the regulator. In December 2018, the FCA fined the former Chief Executive Officer of Sonali Bank (UK)…

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Current trends and pain-points in the KYC process and the on-boarding of customers
March 27, 2019 BY Valentina Kirilova

Current trends and pain-points in the KYC process and the on-boarding of customers

LeapRate Exclusive... As the technology landscape matures, so does the demand for adequate security measures. Consumers are demanding that information-collecting processes are less arduous and convenient, and corporates are answering. Just recently announced, IBM decided to streamline its KYC process by implementing blockchain technology to provide added efficiency for consumers to conduct interactions that require…

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Japan
March 04, 2019 BY Valentina Kirilova

Japanese police report tenfold increase in crypto money laundering cases

According to guidelines instituted in April of 2017, the National Police Agency (NPA) of Japan has reported its findings for suspicious financial transactions. The results for potential money laundering cases where cryptocurrencies was the “detergent” of choice rose tenfold, escalating from 669 cases in 2017 to 7,096 in 2018. Although crypto cases constituted only 1.7%…

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Morgan Stanley fined $10m for AML program
December 27, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

Morgan Stanley fined $10m for AML program

FINRA, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to investor protection and market integrity, has announced that it has fined Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC $10 million for anti-money laundering (AML) program and supervisory failures that spanned a period of more than five years. Susan Schroeder, FINRA Executive Vice President, Department of Enforcement, commented on the news: As…

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SFC fines
December 18, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

UBS fined $15m over deficiencies in anti-money laundering programs

UBS (NYSE:UBS) has agreed to pay $15 million total fine to FINRA, SEC and FinCEN. The financial services company failed to implement anti-money laundering programs. Susan Schroeder, FINRA’s Executive Vice President, Department of Enforcement, commented on the news: AML systems must be reasonably designed to monitor transactions for potentially suspicious activity. When firms are part of…

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B2Broker expands liquidity, adds 61 crypto CFD pairs
November 13, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

B2Broker selects SaaS-based IdentityMind for KYC and AML compliance

IdentityMind, Digital Identities You Can Trust, has just announced that B2Broker, a provider of liquidity and technology solutions for the foreign exchange and cryptocurrency markets, has selected IdentityMind to meet its know your customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) compliance requirements for itself and its global business-to-business (B2B) clients. In our line of business, KYC…

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Crypto ‘Crime-as-a-Service’ shut down in Spain for money laundering
October 12, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

SFC concludes consultation on amendments to anti-money laundering

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has just informed the public that it has today released consultation conclusions on proposals to amend its Guideline on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (AML/CFT Guideline). The amendments are in line with the latest international anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) standards and will make the…

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FINMA finds deficiencies in anti-money laundering processes at Credit Suisse
September 17, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

FINMA finds deficiencies in anti-money laundering processes at Credit Suisse

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA has announced that it has concluded two enforcement procedures against Credit Suisse AG (NYSE:CS). In the first procedure, FINMA identified deficiencies in the bank’s adherence to anti-money laundering due diligence obligations in relation to suspected corruption involving the International Federation of Association Football FIFA, the Brazilian oil corporation…

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Crypto ‘Crime-as-a-Service’ shut down in Spain for money laundering
August 16, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

Archax teams up with Custom House for KYC & AML checks

Archax, the upcoming institutional-grade crypto exchange, has announced that it has partnered with Custom House Global Fund Services to perform Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML) checks on firms and professional investors wishing to join and trade on the Archax exchange. These checks will also be performed on all entities wishing to…

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Crypto ‘Crime-as-a-Service’ shut down in Spain for money laundering
July 12, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

IdentityMind Global to ensure AML compliance for HBUS' virtual currency marketplace

IdentityMind Global has announced that HBUS, which operates an online virtual currency marketplace in the U.S., has selected IdentityMind to provide anti-money laundering (AML) compliance for its marketplace. HBUS is the exclusive U.S. strategic partner of Huobi, the provider of virtual currency related services. HBUS is dedicated to AML compliance and has already registered with…

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