Posts by Nathan Lynch

The pace and volume of regulatory change will be the single greatest challenges for compliance officers across the Asia-Pacific region in 2021.

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Australia’s world-leading Fintel Alliance has secured a major win in the fight against organised financial crime, after teaming up with state police for a “week of action” on cuckoo smurfing.

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The public and private sectors must work together more closely to restore trust and stability across international institutions and to enable them to respond more quickly to major risk events, a leading compliance expert has said.

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Pawnbrokers, payday lenders and other non-bank reporting entities have been urged to review their financial crime controls, as the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) broadens its supervision and enforcement crackdown.

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New Zealand’s central bank is well advanced in its first major investigations into anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance failures, as it ramps up its financial crime compliance enforcement presence.

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Governments need to consider taking more “radical” measures to tackle financial crime threats in the wake of the FinCEN Files, even if there is a risk of “intelligence leakage”, an industry poll has found.

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Australia has revived its sclerotic anti-money laundering (AML) law reform program with the long-awaited “Phase 1.5” legislation moving through the federal Lower House.

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Australia’s largest casino operator is facing multiple regulatory challenges over its links to money laundering and organised crime, primarily due to its lax controls over junket operators.

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