Implementing strict KYC processes to comply with the 'travel rule' may be costly, but it is a necessary sacrifice to build a stronger industry in the long-run, says Michael Ou at CoolBitX.
Many banks are retooling to include modern slavery as one of the issues they track within their existing AML protocols, says Matt Friedman, CEO of The Mekong Club.
VCCs are required to engage an Eligible Financial Institution, or EFI, to perform necessary AML/CFT checks and maintain the register of controllers, nominee directors and beneficial owners.
Imran Kassim became the first Singapore national to be charged for terrorism financing last April, but is the second to be convicted and sentenced.
Regulation Asia sat down with Nice Actimize's Jerome Lambert to understand how a holistic approach has improved surveillance capabilities and reduced the burden on compliance analysts.
All financial institutions regulated by Bangladesh Bank are expected to introduce e-KYC in compliance with the new guideline by December 2020.
The signing of the MOU brings the number of jurisdictions AUSTRAC shares regulatory intelligence with to five, on top of 93 MOUs it has with financial intelligence units.
Financial services firms can record video and capture photos of customers presenting their identity document for verification. Electronically-submitted and digitally-signed documents can also be accepted.
Technology has displaced the 2008 financial crisis as the main issue driving the international regulatory agenda, says a new report from Thomson Reuters.
Banks and insurers are required to submit annual reports on their AML/CTF programmes within 20 working days after the end of each year. For 2019, the reports should be submitted by 15 February 2020.