FSA issued business improvement orders to six exchanges after it found lax AML processes during on-site inspections. Of the six targeted, BitFlyer has stopped taking on new clients until it makes changes to its client management processes.
All banks and credit unions ordered to provide the details on accounts used by 10 existing Japan-North Korea joint ventures, including details on individuals and entities, assets, employees and transaction records.
CBA came to an agreement with AUSTRAC on 4 June to pay a A$700mn penalty for contraventions to the AML/CTF law, representing the largest fine in Australian corporate history. Australia’s Federal Court has now ratified the agreement.
New report guides digital asset exchanges towards international nest practices for listing processes, market manipulation, pricing and liquidity, AML/KYC and cybersecurity, among other areas.
Legislation introduced to bring cryptocurrency exchanges under the direct supervision of KoFIU, obligating them to adopt AML/CFT directives including systems to monitor for and report suspicious transactions.
Korea Federation of Banks to introduce BankSign system next month; will significantly enhance and simplify user verification process for online and mobile banking through blockchain technology.
BSE's India INX and NSE IFSC have launched the segregated nominee account structure, allowing foreign investors to avoid direct FPI registration and instead trade Indian equities through established intermediaries.
Industry group focuses on nine AML/KYC areas, largely drawn from industry consensus of best practices currently applied by members in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Banks required to report customers' foreign tax status by 30 June; customers that do not respond may have their accounts frozen or closed.
FSA to conduct interviews and on-site inspections on all of Japan’s banks and credit unions’ measures to prevent money laundering and illegal remittances.