Despite enacting new laws this year aimed at money laundering and terrorist financing, Brazil has again come under fire for apparent weakness in its ability to meet international enforcement standards.… Continue Reading
You arrive in a new city on a rainy day and check into your top floor hotel room, only to find the roof is leaking.
When the receptionist comes to check, he looks up and says, “I don’t see what the problem is, madam.… Continue Reading
This month, Transparency International published its survey of the UK’s AML enforcement and confiscation systems, particularly in relation to Financial Action Task Force (FATF) defined “grand corruption” (bribe-taking or kickbacks, extortion, self-dealing, conflicts of interest, and embezzlement from the national treasuries).… Continue Reading
Transparency International’s open letter to the G20 leaders requiring transparency of ownership ought really to be pushing at an open door. Particularly so, in the light of the Financial Action Task Force’s Recommendations 24 and 25 (published in 2003 and updated in 2012) which require member countries to ensure that accessible information can be obtained and exchanged on beneficial ownership of legal persons and trusts/arrangements.… Continue Reading
Japan has not done enough to combat money laundering, an international watchdog said on Friday, urging the government to adopt measures such as legislation that criminalizes terrorist financing.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Paris referred to its 2008 report on Japan, which highlighted deficiencies such as a lack of internal controls among financial institutions to prevent and detect illicit money transfers, Reuters reported on Saturday.… Continue Reading
Afghan president Hamid Karzai said Wednesday that he signed a key package of legislation aimed at combating financial crime, making it less likely the country will be added to the Financial Action Task Force’s blacklist this week.… Continue Reading
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) identified jurisdictions that have strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and financing of terrorism controls in a public statement Friday.
The FATF is a membership body that sets the global standards for anti-money laundering (AML) and financing of terrorism (FT) programs and controls.… Continue Reading