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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News of Barangaroo Crown Casino’s alleged non-compliance with AML/CTF laws late last year raises the perennial question of how to best regulate the gambling industry.

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The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) is one of three Anti-Money Laundering regulators in New Zealand. Last month, the DIA’s 5th major High Court case moved towards a conclusion, and it confirms an increasing trend to keep individuals on the hook for compliance failings.

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There is now no doubt that sophisticated and modern variations of ‘cuckoo smurfing’ are caught by the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, Thomson Reuters Author, Dr Mathew Leighton-Daly, demonstrates in this article.

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Westpac failed to report over 19.5 million International Funds Transfer Instructions to AUSTRAC over nearly five years for transfers to and from Australia.

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