September 24, 2020 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Westpac to pay $1.3 billion fine to settle money laundering charges with AUSTRAC

Rose continued: Westpac’s failure to implement effective transaction monitoring programs, and its failure to submit IFTI reports to AUSTRAC and apply enhanced customer due diligence in relation to suspicious transactions, meant AUSTRAC and law enforcement were missing critical intelligence to support police investigations. In the original statements against Westpac, the Australian watchdog AUSTRAC identified a…

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April 03, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

Australian digital currency exchange Independent Reserve now regulated

Independent Reserve, the Australian digital currency exchange, has announced that it has become the first Australian exchange of its kind to be regulated. Independent Reserve is the first exchange to be regulated by the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC). Set up in 1989, AUSTRAC ensures Australian institutions conform to the required standards around…

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