Terrorists running online fundraisers. Cryptocurrencies are their preferred payment method. A new challenge for compliance.
At full throttle, the European Union is moving forward with the establishment of a legal framework to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. The 5th EU Money Laundering Directive was published in June 2018. Instead of the usual time frame of 24-months, member states are prompted to implement the 5th EU Money Laundering Directive into national legislation by January 10,
International Compliance In many countries the number of compliance laws and regulations has multiplied over the last decade. This has led to major discussions and a rapid development of the compliance sector. The pressure is high, but it goes without saying, that all national laws and guidelines must be complied with. For international business, things get even more complicated. While
Cryptocurrencies are developed, motivated by the financial crisis in 2008, to be independent of financial institutions or nations and are traded directly between users by peer-to-peer transaction authentication. In recent years the popularity and the use of cryptocurrencies is steadily increasing and so is the pressure for regulations. This challenges traditional methods of banking compliance. The anonymity, liquidity, and borderless
The EU’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive is finally here. Published in the Official Journal on June 19 of this year, the new directive became binding on 9 July. The aim? To tighten the screws on terrorist financing and drive up transparency in financial transactions. No small task for those firms affected and yet another compliance hurdle to overcome. And the
From typo to terrorist financing? Applied linguistics in compliance When the EU imposed sanctions on the Gaddafi regime in early 2011, no one could have foreseen the ensuing problems for compliance. A lack of clear standards for the spelling of Arabic names in Roman script gave rise to dozens of variations of the Libyan leader’s name. From Muammar Qaddafi and