The KYC Utility project was shelved last year after the setup costs were deemed to be too high. This time, the MAS will look at “less costly” technology architecture.
The Supervisors’ Forum brought together supervisors from over forty countries to discuss ways in which oversight on ML/TF risks can be enhanced.
Enforcement of AML/CTF rules increased in 2018, evidenced by a 41% increase in fines levied. Firms in non-financial sectors have also been brought under the PBOC’s AML/CTF supervision ambit.
The BCBS says different supervisory functions should exchange information and cooperate both domestically and across borders, regardless of the institutional setting.
The revisions update the list of risk indicators banks should use to conduct risk assessments and specify conditions for using KYC utilities for obtaining customer information.
The central bank says any action aimed at circumventing the proposed 25,000 ringgit cash transaction limit would be considered an offence for both the payer and payee.
Intermediaries and mutual fund distributors are not allowed to store investors’ Aadhaar numbers “under any circumstances”.
The Fintel Alliance reveals its operational results in its annual report. A second report sets out financial indicators to help FIs detect and report child sexual exploitation.
Under the new framework, announced at Hong Kong Fintech Week, platform operators that offer trading in virtual assets classified as securities may seek Type 1 and Type 7 licences from the SFC.