A key aspect of AML/CFT compliance is name screening, which involves checking the names of individuals and entities against watchlists, containing multiple lists of sanctioned or high-risk individuals and organisations, usually obtained through a name screening database ... Read More →
Commentary section on AML/CFT.
G20 Adoption of Beneficial Ownership Principles Slow
In the fight against money laundering, terrorist financing, corruption, human trafficking, sanctions and tax evasion and other financial crimes, shell companies are a key instrument for beneficial owners in providing anonymity. However, a report by Transparency ... Read More →
Are Banks in Singapore De-risking Cryptocurrency Firms?
Singapore cryptocurrency firms are facing bank account closures, according to a news report by Bloomberg. By design, digital currency provides greater anonymity than traditional non-cash payment methods, which makes them attractive to money launderers and terrorists. In ... Read More →
6 Elements of an Effective AML/CFT Compliance Programme
Aligning an organisation's business processes with the relevant anti-money laundering / countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regulations and best practices is no easy feat to accomplish. The difficulty of it amplifies when the business is massive and ... Read More →
Public Consultation on the Draft Guidance for Private Sector Information Sharing – FATF
Publication from Financial Action Task Force 29 June 2017 Effective information-sharing is one of the cornerstones of a well-functioning AML/CFT framework. Constructive and timely exchange of information is a key requirement of the FATF standards and cuts across a ... Read More →