Banks and SVF operators are asked to explore how technology can be used to more effectively and efficiently combat risks, including through the use of analytics in monitoring.
Hong Kong needs to enhance prosecution of money laundering involving crimes committed abroad and strengthen supervision of certain non-financial businesses.
This is the fourth time the deadline has been extended. Wallet companies were first asked to complete KYC processes for each customer by December 2017.
Since the Anti-Scam Centre was set up in June, DBS, OCBC and UOB have frozen 815 bank accounts and recovered S$840,000 in scam-related losses.
The pilot test phase will initially focus on government and welfare services, but will later be expanded to include financial services.
BNM assistant governor Encik Adnan Zaylani Mohamad Zahid warns that enforcement action will be taken against legal professionals for AML non-compliance starting in 2020.
Former foreign affairs secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr is reportedly accused of conspiring to obtain a $6.7mn loan for a company without reporting the loan to the central bank.
The campaign seeks to raise community awareness of the money laundering threat that unregistered money transfer dealers pose.
The APG has adopted mutual evaluation reports for the Philippines, China, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Taiwan and the Solomon Islands – due to be published in October.
The surcharge, introduced last month, increased capital gains tax on foreign trusts investing in India to over 40%, prompting the stock market’s worst July in 17 years.