Australian bank Westpac has reportedly set aside $900 million to cover its “potential liability” in what could be the biggest corporate fine in Australia’s history, following accusations by AUSTRAC (the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre, a government financial intelligence unit set up to combat financial crime) of 23 million breaches of AML and counter terrorism finance laws, including the failure to properly monitor transactions arguably related to child exploitation in South-East Asia. The bank is also believed to have set aside $160 million to finance its response plan, including the scaling up of its financial crimes investigation unit. The case remains before the Australian courts.
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Upcoming Webinar: Overcoming the Barriers to Implementing RegTech Solutions: The View from Either Side of the Fence
Date: 9 June 2020 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET RegTech holds the promise of targeted, agile and often low-cost solutions to the real-world problems faced by financial institutions across the board. So why is it so difficult to get RegTech projects off the ground? RegTech solutions providers complain that it’s difficult...
Between October 2018 and December 2019, regulators across the US, Europe, APAC and the Middle East have levied over $10 billion in financial penalties against financial institutions for AML/KYC and sanctions-related violations and a further $82.7 million for data privacy and MiFID violations, according to Fenergo’s latest analysis of global regulatory fines for AML, KYC,...
The TradingTech Summit in London brings together European senior-level decision makers in trading technology, electronic execution and trading architecture to discuss how firms can use high performance technologies to optimise trading in the new regulatory environment.
High-profile and punitive penalties handed out to large financial institutions for non-compliance with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations have catapulted entity data management up the business agenda. So, too, have industry and government reports on the staggering sums of money laundered on a global basis. Less apparent, but equally important, are...