AML Basics

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March 21 2018 It is estimated that hundreds of billions of US dollars pass through trade-based money laundering (TBML) schemes each year. ICC’s partnership with the Wolfsberg Group and the Bankers Association for Finance Trade (BAFT) sets guidelines and offers recommendations for governments and the private sector to more effectively combat...
March 19 2018 The financial-services industry has been roiled by a perfect storm of disruptive forces. Complex regulatory-compliance requirements, aging legacy assets and operating models, digital innovation and fintech have rapidly changed the operating environment. The evolving regulatory landscape that accompanies those changes, worldwide political changes and record monetary fines...
March 19 2018 The regulations introduced new duties on pension scheme trustees to maintain accurate and up-to-date written records of all the ‘beneficial owners’ of the trust. Trustees may have to disclose this information when entering into a transaction or business relationship with third parties required to undertake anti-money laundering checks,...
March 18 2018 Online service marketplaces are relatively new, and there are few ways for their operators to regularly monitor the entirety of services and transactions. Unfortunately, this creates an open environment for electronic money laundering, known as ‘transaction laundering,’ to occur Once the Airbnb booking transaction is processed, no one...
MARCH 13, 2018 A lawyer has warned that estate agents trying to offload their anti-money laundering responsibilities via outsourcing to a third party will not succeed. Arthur Robinson, director at north-east law firm Emmersons, said: “Recently my firm received a request from an estate agent in relation to confirmation on how...
March 13 2018 As U.S. banks struggle to cope with traditional money laundering, criminals are gravitating toward a cheaper, easier way of money laundering — through e-commerce. While banks won't knowingly accept known drug cartels or terrorist organizations as merchants, criminals have three ways around this One is to create innocent-looking websites...