Tag Archives: Financial Action Task Force

FATF 1, EU 0

The Fourth Money Laundering Directive brought us many delights, including Article 9: “Third-country jurisdictions which have strategic deficiencies in their national AML/CFT regimes that pose significant threats to the financial system of the Union (‘high-risk third countries’) shall be identified … Continue reading

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Facecrook?

Here’s what I have read about Facebook Libra: According to the Financial Times, it is “a new global digital currency backed by assets and supported by more than two dozen companies ranging from Visa and Mastercard to Lyft and Spotify”. … Continue reading

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Too much of a bad thing

Please may I distract you from the festering plague sore that is Brexit by drawing your attention instead to something we Brits do rather well, which is AML supervision.  In fact we’re so good at this that we have dozens … Continue reading

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Big worries about small accounts

The news has been full in recent days of the financial activities of the “super-rich” and fiscally sophisticated.  (That’s my phrase, that last bit, but I can imagine it catching on.  Who knows: we might even start talking about the … Continue reading

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Curiosity might save the cat

One of the management buzz-phrases that seems to be staying the course is “tone from the top”.  In the world of AML, the tone from the top has in fact originated at the bottom: first we had MLROs beating the … Continue reading

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Who’s on the FATF’s naughty step?

So the FATF’s latest take on their list of naughty countries – or, more properly, those jurisdictions with strategic AML/CFT deficiencies – is out.  Their latest plenary meeting, this time in Busan in Korea, ended on 24 June 2016, and … Continue reading

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Credit where credit is due

I’m about to get onto my soap-box again, so you have been warned.  Last week I mentioned the recently-published INCSR 2016, with its summaries of jurisdictions of primary money laundering concern.  In a comment on that, a Guernsey reader has … Continue reading

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Joining the club

There is always plenty to consider after an FATF plenary meeting, and the most recent one is no exception.  At their end of their meeting in Paris on 19 February, the FATF announced two additions to their membership: Malaysia has … Continue reading

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Plump and rumpled

I don’t know how many people rub their hands with glee when the FATF publishes a new report, but I’m one of them.  I find their “typologies” reports, as they used to be called – basically, money laundering and how … Continue reading

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Dear Launderer?

Last week saw the 33rd birthday of Kim Jung-un, Dear Leader of North Korea.  (I’m not sure whether anyone else in North Korea was allowed to celebrate a birthday on 8 January; I mention it only because in December 2014 … Continue reading

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