The U.S. Department of the Treasury unveiled additional steps to curb the illicit use of cryptocurrencies on Friday, warning enterprises not to engage with sanctioned entities exploiting the financial system - particularly to launder ransomware proceeds.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia last week indicted three men - including an ex-employee of Bank of America and TD Bank - with money laundering and aggravated identity theft after the men allegedly conducted an extensive business email compromise scheme.
A former U.S. Army contractor has been sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison and ordered to pay $2,331,639.85 in restitution, for conspiring to commit wire fraud and launder money, targeting thousands of military-affiliated individuals, according to a Department of Justice statement.
There’s no question: 2020 brought unanticipated changes and challenges for financial services. The notable surge in consumers’ use of websites and mobile apps for their banking transactions exposed critical gaps in our digital identity and authentication methods. Keith Swanson of SAS Institute outlines techniques...
RBI has amended the master direction of KYC requirements, which requires all reporting entities to conduct money laundering risk assessment procedures. Vikram Babbar from EY talks about leveraging technology.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an uptick in financial crimes, a sudden rise in digital banking activities and resources working from home. As a result, the AML landscape has become more challenging for Financial Institutions and other AML regulated entities.
How has the AML regulatory climate shifted most...
Is your approach to financial crime tactical or strategic?
Changing regulatory expectations, new and emerging technologies and criminal event typologies and an abundance on under-utilised data are resetting the operational model for anti-money laundering. When these factors are considered against changed economic...
Can your organization provide a seamless digital experience with immediate account access, and stand up to the highest standards in safeguarding customers’ assets?
When consumers fall victim to fraud, they expect their financial services organization (FSO) to help them resolve the issue. And when the firm...
The combination of governmental financial support driven by “high unemployment, business insolvency, and disruptions in global
trade patterns” + increased online and remote banking has led to a spike in
Heightened risks made it harder to comply with requirements to combat financing terrorism...
Traditional anti-money laundering (AML) and combating the financing of terrorism (CFT) tools and tactics take longer and cost more than they should. To fortify the defense, financial institutions need ways to:
Automate tasks that formerly required human intervention, such as disposition of alerts
As the financial payments landscape shifts, and as fraudsters employ new technologies and techniques, institutions are deploying a next generation of anti-money laundering defenses. David Stewart of SAS defines next-gen AML and how to embrace it.
Alexander Vinnik, a Russian national who founded the now-defunct BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange, has been found guilty of money laundering in France and has been sentenced to five years in prison, according to media reports. He faces additional charges in the U.S. and Russia.