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What are Active and Passive biometric checks?

Over the last two decades, the global fight against financial crime and terrorist financing has led to an enhanced regulatory regime for Know Your Customer (KYC) and Customer...
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How Crypto Businesses Can Spot Money Laundering Red Flags

Cryptocurrency continues its meteoric rise, and it appears that few things can slow it down. However, some aspects of cryptocurrency have regulatory bodies concerned. In particular, crypto’s utility...
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A Quick Overview of the 6th Anti-Money Laundering Directive

AMLD6 is the European Union's latest weapon for fighting financial crime. It brings additional AML regulatory requirements on obligated firms, such as banks. What are these changes? And...
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FinCEN Issues First-Ever List of AML/CFT Priorities

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued for the first time a list of priorities for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering...
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Outcomes of the June 2021 FATF Plenary

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is the inter-governmental body tasked with global Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorist Financing (CFT). The body puts together recommendations, also known...
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The UAE and Belgium look to the UK to boost AML/CFT controls

AML/CTF international cooperation is growing with Belgium, the United Kingdom (UK), and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) taking a collaborative approach to combat financial crime, enhance money-laundering controls...
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The Fight Against Terrorist Financing

What is Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF)?
Terrorists and terrorist groups often rely on funding to support themselves and to carry out acts of terrorism. Though terrorists are not very...
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The importance of Adverse Media checks for an effective KYC

Adverse or Negative Media includes any unfavourable information obtained from various trusted news sources and outlets. Adverse Media checks can expose hidden AML risks such as association risk...
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What is Sanctions Screening?

Sanctions Screening is an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) control used to detect, prevent, and disrupt financial crime. Screening for sanctions risk is a mandatory requirement for regulated entities in...