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Technology

Six ways to stay ahead with RegTech

It’s a new year and most financial regulators are preparing or publicising their priorities and areas of interest for 2019 and beyond. As in previous years, cyber-security and technology remain top priorities ...

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Anti-Money Laundering

IoM proposes new AML rules for July

The Isle of Man Financial Services Authority is updating its anti-money-laundering rules to please MONEYVAL, the FATF-style regional body whose inspectors assessed its controls in April and May 2016. The jurisdi...

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People Moves

Some further observations about the SM&CR

As a follow-on from the previous article, the experts at ACA Compliance Europe survey the implications of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime – soon to apply to wealth management firms outside the ban...

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Anti-Corruption

The DoJ's amendment of the Yates Memorandum

One of the major recent changes in US prosecutors' policy towards wrongdoing at banks and other corporations, especially as regards the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977 and the Libor saga, has been a partial r...

Latest News

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People Moves

Australia enacts new law to protect informants

The Australian Parliament has passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill, which is now ready for Royal Assent. It will improve the protection available for 'whistleblowers' who...

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Anti-Money Laundering

Estonian regulator tells Danske to cease trading

The Estonian Financial Supervision Authority has ordered Danske Bank, which is the subject of a money-laundering investigation by Estonian prosecutor-general Lavly Perling (pictured), to cease its banking operat...

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Regulation of Products

GFIN invites applications for testing innovative products

The Global Financial Innovation Network, a group of 29 organisations including regulatory bodies, is inviting applications from firms that want to test innovative financial products, services or business models ...

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Regulation of Products

Outsourcing notices on the horizon in Singapore

In September 2014, the Monetary Authority of Singapore stated that it wanted every financial institution to manage outsourcing arrangements as thought it were providing the services itself. It has now changed it...