International news and developments - August 2018

Written by Jason Morris on Thursday September 13, 2018


UK Region

Pension scam victims lose an average of £91,000 in 2017


RBS bottom of bank league tables


Regulation round-up from the FCA


UK regulator fines KPMG for misconduct on Ted Baker audit


FCA enforcement action increases in the wake of senior managers regime


Banks consider ‘early warning system’ to fight misconduct


Is Britain to become a cashless society?


UK aid will ‘stop dirty money in its tracks’


UK’s ‘Transforming Compliance and Enforcement Programme’ put on hold



EMEA Region

Top four EU banks have shed €1.5 trillion in assets since 2013


Bank of Spain’s website hit by cyber attack


Money laundering thriving in Germany


EU admits gaps in AML framework, but action won’t be taken till ‘next year or beyond’


ING fined €775 million for weak crime prevention



APAC Region

HKMA intervenes in currency market


Pakistani court to look into ex-President in money laundering probe


Japan developing technology to predict money laundering


Iranian constitutional body calls for anti money laundering changes



North America Region

$4.9 billion penalty for RBS to settle US misconduct claims


President Trump’s former lawyer investigated for $20m bank fraud


Swiss bank fined $60m over tax evasion in the US


Thinktank: Canada has a lot of catching up to do on money laundering


Fugitive at centre of 1MDB probe charged with money laundering



LATAM Region

Brazilian FIFA official jailed for four years for corruption


Guatemala bullish in face of criticism for denying entry to UN anti-corruption body


Singapore to return $11 million to in 1MDB-linked funds 



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