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Anti-Money Laundering

Danske laundromat claims another casualty

Anders Meinert Jørgensen has decided to resign from his position as head of group compliance at Danske Bank, which has been embroiled in money laundering investigations involving its Estonian branch in recent mo...

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Anti-Money Laundering

Why Brexit might lead to more onerous TF regulation

Anti-terrorist-finance compliance has always concentrated on the observance of watchlists. The UK's Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018, however, seems about to impose more burdensome requirements on fi...

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Regulation of Products

Report calls for more responsible regulation

Rather than following a policy of ‘purpose-neutrality,’ financial regulators often design their rules to suit the large, shareholder-focused firms that dominate the market, while putting firms that are trying to...

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Regulation of Products

New fund rules for Guernsey

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has issued new rules for fund prospecti and registered collective investment schemes. ...

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RDR

FCA mulls over new rules for platforms

As the UK's Financial Conduct Authority considers imposing more rules on the operators of investment platforms, it has brought out a market report to clarify its thinking. The good news is that it is not, at lea...

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Technology

NYDFS gives BitPay a Bitlicence

The financial regulators at the New York Department of Financial Services are sceptical about Bitcoin, but nevertheless want their state to be a major virtual currency hub; this desire to have it both ways has l...

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Anti-Money Laundering

German FIU overwhelmed by cases

Just as the UK's old National Criminal Intelligence Service had a backlog - which it denied having - of 52,000 unprocessed reports in the early noughties, the German financial intelligence unit now reportedly ha...

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Technology

JFSC issues ICO guidance note

The Jersey Financial Services Commission has issued a 'guidance note' containing information about its approach to initial coin offerings....