2nd January 2019
Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $575 million to 50 states and the District of Columbia over its fake bank accounts scandal and harmful mortgage charges. The bank will also implement a consumer redress review program, where customers who have not been made whole through other restitution programs can… Read More
1st January 2019
China’s internet regulator said on Friday the recently published rules governing financial information providers are aimed at firms supplying information to an institutional audience and to specific investors, rather than the general public. Financial information services are different from internet news and information services, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC)… Read More
31st December 2018
Banks need to step up the fight against money laundering and accept lower profits in return, European Central Bank board member Klaas Knot said, after a year in which investigations into criminal use of accounts implicated several EU lenders. “Banks need to adhere to rules and laws under any circumstance. Read More
31st December 2018
The personal information of nearly 1,000 North Koreans who defected to South Korea has been leaked after unknown hackers got access to a resettlement agency’s database, the South Korean Unification Ministry said on Friday. The ministry said it discovered last week that the names, birth dates and addresses of 997… Read More
31st December 2018
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has fined Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC $10 million for anti-money laundering (AML) program and supervisory shortcomings, including the failure to devote sufficient resources to review potentially suspicious transactions. FINRA found that Morgan Stanley’s automated AML surveillance system did not receive critical data… Read More
28th December 2018
President Donald Trump is considering an executive order in the new year to declare a national emergency that would bar U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by China’s Huawei and ZTE, three sources familiar with the situation told Reuters. It would be the latest step by the Trump administration… Read More
28th December 2018
AP — Aretha Franklin’s estate has paid at least $3 million in back taxes to the IRS since her death in August, an attorney for the late Queen of Soul’s estate said Thursday. The estate is being audited by the IRS, which filed a claim this… Read More
27th December 2018
JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) will pay over $135 million to settle charges it mishandled so-called “pre-released” American Depositary Receipts (ADRS), the Securities and Exchange Commission announced on Wednesday. The regulator said the investment bank improperly provided ADRs, which are U.S. securities that represent foreign shares of foreign companies, to… Read More
27th December 2018
Iran said on Wednesday private exporters have had “no problems” selling Iranian oil, and 3 million barrels of crude could be sold soon to non-government traders, state media reported, despite U.S. sanctions targeting Tehran’s oil sales. Iran began selling crude oil to private companies for export in late October, just… Read More
24th December 2018
Latvia’s Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC) has penalised BlueOrange Bank around €1 246 798 in a settlement regarding the prevention of money laundering and terrorism funding. The bank reportedly had failings on issues pertaining to identifying suspicious transactions, amongst other issues. Dmitrijs Latisevs, CEO of BlueOrange… Read More