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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In this article former U.S. undercover agent, Robert Mazur confesses that he, his fellow law enforcement agents on the front lines, the U.S. public and the world’s communities have been deceived. A small band of the politically powerful have, time and time again, undermined the integrity of “the war on drugs”. It’s not a war; it’s a lie, he writes.

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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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Beyond the FinCEN files: Building a better framework for financial intelligence. Hear from global experts on the future agenda for AML/CTF compliance.

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The leak of the FinCEN Files has highlighted the ineffectiveness of the international anti-money laundering (AML) regime in terms of securing law enforcement outcomes and should trigger a fundamental review, a former senior U.S. law enforcement supervisory special agent has said

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“It’s a very dynamic world that we live in and is constantly changing. We’ve got to keep our supply chains safe, secure and resilient,” said Clay Perry, President at 143 Advisory Services LLC.

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Westpac and AUSTRAC have agreed to a $1.3bn penalty for over 23 million alleged breaches of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (AML/CTF Act). The proposed penalty and…

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An unprecedented leak of thousands of files from the U.S. government’s most confidential financial intelligence database has shone a spotlight on the world’s $2 trillion-a-year dirty money habit.

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