Tag: fine

May 06, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

BitMEX co-founders to pay $30 million fine

The crypto exchange offered services to US residents without approval from CFTC to operate as a Designated Contract Market (DCM) or a Swap Execution Facility (SEF). The company also operated as a Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) without registration. Moreover, it failed to implement customer information program (CIP) and know-your-customer (KYC ) procedures, as well as…

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March 14, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Crown Capital Securities to pay $75K fine imposed by FINRA

FINRA stated: Between January 2017 and January 2021, Crown Capital paid approximately $19.3 million in commissions earned by 18 of its registered representatives to 18 unregistered entities. The unregistered entities were corporations and limited liability companies created by the registered representatives to serve as doing business as names for their securities businesses and were disclosed…

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February 28, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

FCA slaps Barclays with a £783,800 fine

Barclays served as Premier FX’s sole banker in the UK. The bank failed to identify that Premier FX’s internal controls were deficient and because of that, failed its due diligence conduct. Mark Steward, Executive Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight, said: Premier FX, which handled money on behalf of other people, presented particularly high risks…

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December 14, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

NatWest gets a £264.8 million fine for AML compliance failures

Some of NatWest’s employees who handled these cash deposits shared their suspicions with the bank’s investigative staff but no action was taken. The warning signs included large amounts of Scottish bank notes deposited throughout England, as well as deposits of notes carrying a noticeable musty smell and individuals acting suspiciously when depositing the cash. Moreover,…

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October 15, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

CFTC fines UBS $500K for deleted audio files

According to the regulator, before June 2019, UBS implemented multiple software systems to comply with its recordkeeping obligations. These systems operate its trader turret communication devices and recorded and stored voice recordings of calls occurring on these trader turrets. The recording systems had a know flaw causing them to fail to synchronize certain call data.…

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May 28, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

EU imposes €6.45 million fine on ICAP for yen cartel

The EU competition enforcer said in a statement: Today’s decision, correcting the procedural error and including a detailed reasoning on the fine calculation, imposes fines on the three entities of ICAP having participated in the five infringements at the time. The ruling from 2015 accused ICAP of Libor rigging the yen in several cartels with…

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