The entrance of FinTech and BigTech firms into banking is forcing incumbents to adapt, but it should not come at a cost to compliance obligations, writes Claus Christensen at Know Your Customer Ltd.
The DOJ probe is looking into whether Deutsche Bank failed to comply with US AML or foreign bribery laws in the course of raising $1.2bn for 1MDB in 2014.
OCBC Bank and the Singapore Police Force are collaborating on a new project to reduce the amount of time it takes for investigators to access banking information to just 1-2 days.
The guidance provides good approaches, relevant information sources and practical examples for practitioners to consider when assessing terrorist financing risk at the jurisdiction level.
Leissner’s conduct in relation to the Malaysian state fund 1MDB called into question his fitness and properness to be a licensed person, the SFC said.
According to a government statement, Hong Kong was found to be particularly effective in the areas of risk identification, law enforcement, asset recovery, counter-terrorist financing and international co-operation.
New guidance for legal, accounting, and trust and company services professionals highlights the importance of identifying and verifying beneficial ownership information through due diligence.
From 5 July, intermediaries can access embedded data in client identity documents for onboarding. Captured biometric data such as a facial image can be used for identity verification.
The materials include high level training videos and detailed guidance on the questionnaire, aimed at facilitating its implementation and halting the decline in correspondent banking.
The FATF needs to recognise that it should be more transparent and be able to provide greater assurance of independence and oversight, says RUSI’s Tom Keatinge.