Taiwan has achieved very significant progress in a short period of time, and supervisors have significantly influenced compliance in a positive way, the APG says in its mutual evaluation report.
AUSTRAC’s order follows a self-reported issue PayPal detected in its reporting system for international fund transfer instructions, which it said it was working to remediate.
Reports indicate there is considerable support to raise the maximum fine for tax evasion from NT$60,000 to NT$100mn.
A Singapore national was charged for providing money for terrorist purposes after he sent about $830 to an individual overseas who was said to have been facilitating terrorist acts.
The syndicate is said to have used fraudulently-obtained identities to steal millions of dollars from the superannuation and share trading accounts of innocent victims.
Transitory accounts at bank branches are being used to provide unauthorised overdrafts to avoid default classification on loans, and to mask unexplained cash deposits.
Outdated systems are preventing one in four Asia Pacific banks from investing in disruptive technologies, says Greg Watson, citing a recent Fenergo survey.
AUSTRAC says Compass Global Holdings failed to report international funds transfers between 2018 and 2019.
The new electronic platform enables banks to obtain and reference data derived from trade permits issued by Singapore Customs to augment their trade finance compliance checks.
Following the release of the FATF mutual evaluation report for Hong Kong, the SFC has highlighted key work areas for licensed firms and their associated entities.