Money Laundering
7th January 2019
A powerful Iranian council approved an anti-money laundering bill on Saturday, state media reported, a major step towards reforms that would bring Iran into line with global norms and could facilitate foreign trade in the face of U.S sanctions. Iran has been trying to implement standards set by the Financial… Read More
7th January 2019
Karsten Dybvad is putting on a brave face. Danske Bank’s new chairman recently insisted that the Copenhagen-based lender did not face an “existential crisis”, despite helping clients launder up to 200 billion euros between 2007 and 2015 via a Baltic subsidiary. In 2019 that will be put to the… Read More
4th January 2019
Three former Credit Suisse bankers have been arrested over money laundering and bribery charges pertaining to a scam which involved $2 billion in loans to companies in Mozambique. According to the prosecution, three Mozambican state-owned firms borrowed over $2 billion. The loan proceeds were meant to be used… Read More
4th January 2019
Swiss financial regulator FINMA has introduced a relaxed anti-money laundering regime for smaller financial technology firms as it looks to promote innovation. The companies will still be subject to the Anti-Money Laundering Act, under the new licensing category – known as the FinTech licence – in Article 1b of the… Read More
4th January 2019
Montenegro has launched a programme offering citizenship to up to 2,000 foreigners in return for investment over the next three years to help speed up its economic development, the government said on Thursday. A passport from Montenegro, an Adriatic country with a population of 620,000 which has joined NATO and… Read More
31st December 2018
Banks need to step up the fight against money laundering and accept lower profits in return, European Central Bank board member Klaas Knot said, after a year in which investigations into criminal use of accounts implicated several EU lenders. “Banks need to adhere to rules and laws under any circumstance. Read More
31st December 2018
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has fined Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC $10 million for anti-money laundering (AML) program and supervisory shortcomings, including the failure to devote sufficient resources to review potentially suspicious transactions. FINRA found that Morgan Stanley’s automated AML surveillance system did not receive critical data from… Read More
28th December 2018
Two Albanian brothers and an accomplice have been jailed for smuggling over £7 million cash on over 80 flights from the UK to various destinations across Europe. The brothers organised travel for four others who acted as couriers by carrying large amounts of cash in their luggage, according to the… Read More
27th December 2018
AP — The email caught the executive at a small company by surprise one morning in 2016. The company’s owner, or so he thought, was requesting a money transfer to pay for supplies from a new vendor. It wasn’t until that night when the executive,… Read More
24th December 2018
Latvia’s Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC) has penalised BlueOrange Bank around €1 246 798 in a settlement regarding the prevention of money laundering and terrorism funding. The bank reportedly had failings on issues pertaining to identifying suspicious transactions, amongst other issues. Dmitrijs Latisevs, CEO of BlueOrange Bank,… Read More