An investigation that started in 2017 found irregularities with the funding Asia Yangon Bank planned to use to meet its paid-up capital requirements.
Financial institutions need to ensure that UBO information on customers is complete and accurate, but this is only half the battle, says Refinitiv’s Phillip Malcolm.
Greg Watson discusses how to streamline KYC reviews and move from regular 1-3-5 year reviews to perpetual KYC, managed-by-exception.
TMF Trustees Singapore was penalised SG$400,000 for failing to verify the source of wealth and monitor transactions on an ongoing basis.
The capital requirement for payment aggregators has been reduced to 150mn rupees, down from 1bn rupees proposed in September.
The revision bill was introduced last November, and passed on 5 March. The government has now approved the revision act at a cabinet meeting on 17 March.
The bill allows firms to rely on KYC performed by third parties, strengthens correspondent banking protections, and promotes greater use of financial intelligence to combat financial crime.
The EBF identifies four priorities that need to be addressed, from which it has formulated 20 concrete policy recommendations detailed in the blueprint.
In the Philippines' October 2019 mutual evaluation report, the APG noted low confiscation cases and detection levels in relation to bulk movements of currency across borders.
The 'Special Financial Information Law' authorises Korean financial regulators to oversee the crypto industry and develop AML rules in line with the FATF recommendations.