International news and developments - November 2017

Written by Jason Morris on Friday December 8, 2017

UK Region

Launderers pay £1.8m cash into banks in 2 weeks

Uber paid hackers to cover up cyberattack

Former Tesco executives on trial for fraud and false accounting

UK Financial Conduct Authority named best employer for race in new listing

UK Regulator discusses priorities for retail banking

UK regulator warns about the risks of investing in cryptocurrency CFDs

JMLSG consults on proposed revisions to Guidance

Guernsey regulator publishes results of thematic review of financial crime at fund managers and fund administrators


EMEA Region

UK/EU crackdown on cryptocurrencies after fear of money laundering and tax evasion

European Commission publishes factsheet on Payment Services Directive (PSD2) Compliance

Central Bank of Ireland fines firm €1 million for AML failings


APAC Region

US announces further restrictions on North Kore

Saudi authorities question 208 people in anti-corruption investigation

170 money-laundering cases in Japan involved cryptocurrency in six months since April


North America Region

US Navy investigates conduct of 440 active and retired personnel in corruption scandal

US bank breaches section 312 of the USA PATRIOT Act

FinCEN issues $8 million fine on Californian Card Club for AML failings

FINTRAC publishes Annual Report: Maximising Results Through Collaboration


LATAM Region

New Mexican law strengthens military role in fighting organised crime

Fifa corruption scandal swallows up more Latin American officials – this time from the media 

Anti-corruption law passed by Argentine government

Trump’s Panamanian hotel linked to money laundering, says report



Paradise Papers leak reveals secrets of the world elite's hidden wealth

Issue of de-risking in the Region high on CFATF Agenda



FATF updated guidance on anti-money laundering and terrorist financing measures and financial inclusion with a supplement on customer due diligence

International Monetary Fund publishes paper on Corruption, Taxes and Compliance


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