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Anti-Money Laundering

AFrOs and AFOs - a warning for compliance officers

An understanding of the problems that the police face when relying on information obtained from abroad is becoming increasingly important for people who work in (or proffer advice about) financial crime complian...

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Anti-Money Laundering

Will Malta follow Panama down the rabbit hole?

Unless something extraordinary occurs, on Wednesday the Financial Action Task Force will vote to place Malta on its 'grey list' of unco-operative jurisdictions for anti-money-laundering purposes. Malta will join...

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Anti-Money Laundering

The AML use of tech-based managed services

Developments and advances in innovative technology provide wealth-management firms with new ways of dealing with old problems when it comes to anti-money-laundering and know-your-customer processes. ...

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People Moves

What makes an effective compliance officer?

This poster, circulated to entice Americans to enlist in NASA for its push to explore and eventually colonise Mars, could easily apply to compliance officers. More than anything else, the financial community nee...

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Technology

RegTech roundup: the latest data

The RegTech press has reported that regulatory technology companies worldwide improved last year on the money that they raised in 2019 - but only in the final quarter. Meanwhile, ESG-related regulatory software ...

Latest News

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Jurisdiction Focus

True Lender rule rescinded

US President Joe Biden has signed into effect the Senate and House of Representatives' joint disapproval of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s 'true lender rule.' ...

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Regulation of Products

MFSA updates authorisation process

The Maltese Financial Services Authority has published its 'Authorisation Process Service Charter,' which it believes will improve its licensing process and has opened a new webpage on the subject, along with ne...

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KYC

eKYC to come to Abu Dhabi

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of the Abu Dhabi Global Market is proposing to facilitate the use of non-face-to-face digital verifications of identities (eKYC)....

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Jurisdiction Focus

GFSC to change fiduciary rules

Guernsey's Fiduciary Rules have been in operation since 31 December last year. The Guernsey Financial Services Commission made them in accordance with the Fiduciaries Law 2000. It now proposes to amend them slig...