The proposed settlement would resolve civil forfeiture cases tied to Low, but does not release him from other criminal charges. Low gets to keep $15mn to pay his lawyers.
Mutual banks are vulnerable to money laundering due to their high exposure to cash transactions, non-face-to-face service delivery, and outsourcing of AML compliance processes.
Account opening in Bangladesh currently takes 3-7 days. Based on pilot testing in 33 districts, the new e-KYC system will reduce this to just 5 minutes.
For the first time, cryptocurrency exchanges will also subject to the review, the first assessment of Japan’s AML system in 11 years.
In addition to cost savings, LEI use in client onboarding would speed up time to revenue, improve compliance and credit risk mitigation, and enable better tracking of suspicious entities.
FATF mutual evaluations have shown that many jurisdictions are still finding it challenging to ensure transparency of ownership of legal persons.
The workshop participants discussed two of the key challenges to implementing data analytics systems to fight financial crime – explainability and governance.
The FATF's responsibilities and the efficiency and effectiveness of its evaluation process must be reassessed, says RUSI’s Tom Keatinge.
The bill allows reporting entities to rely on CDD procedures performed by a third party. Meanwhile, a bill to limit cash payments to A$10,000 nationwide passes the lower house.
The new IDs will make it easier for the unbanked to open accounts and avail of financial financial services, said BSP governor Benjamin Diokno.