9th August 2019
ABN Amro (ABNd.AS) said it faces possible money laundering fines, which combined with a gloomy interest rate outlook overshadowed an unexpected quarterly profit rise, knocking the Dutch bank’s shares on Wednesday. The Dutch central bank (DNB) has ordered ABN to review all retail clients in the Netherlands for… Read More
2nd August 2019
ING Group NV wins hundreds of thousands of new customers every quarter but that’s still not enough to overcome the effects of lower interest rates and increased costs to tackle money laundering. The Amsterdam-based lender added almost a million primary clients in the last 12 months to reach 12.9… Read More
24th July 2019
The US regulator of national banks on Tuesday disclosed a $50,000 civil monetary penalty against the former general counsel of Rabobank N.A. for concealing a critical report on the lender’s anti-money laundering (AML) program. The fine by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) targets Daniel Weiss for… Read More
17th July 2019
The Mercedes-Benz limousines seen chauffeuring around North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this year have stumped outsiders over how the sanctions-hit regime obtained the luxury rides. But researchers now believe they have unearthed the Kim regime’s smuggling secret: It takes three cargo jets, about four months and five countries. A… Read More
26th June 2019
British and Dutch officials have arrested six individuals for their alleged roles in stealing €24 million in cryptocurrency from thousands of victims in a dozen countries. The suspects—five men and one woman—were arrested Tuesday morning in the UK’s Lower Weston and Staverton and the Dutch cities of Amsterdam and Rotterdam,… Read More
17th June 2019
AP — Major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents, although divisions remain over the timing of any action for fear of derailing a negotiated exit to the country’s crisis, The Associated Press has learned. The… Read More
29th May 2019
Britain’s offshore territories the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Bermuda and the Cayman Islands were named in a study released on Wednesday as the most significant jurisdictions used by global companies to minimise their tax bills. Governments are stepping up efforts to recoup more tax from multinationals, with the European Commission… Read More
15th May 2019
European Union finance ministers are set to remove this week the British overseas territory of Bermuda, the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba and Barbados from the bloc’s blacklist of tax havens, an EU official said on Monday. The three islands were added to the list in March because the EU… Read More
13th May 2019
The Nordic region’s six major banks are joining forces to set up a customer checking center to crack down on money launderers, part of efforts to recover from a scandal that has shaken confidence in the finance industry. Danske Bank and Swedbank have lost billions from their market value after… Read More
29th April 2019
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Group has launched an internal investigation into whether its subsidiary Coutts and Co. and a unit of ABN Amro processed payments linked to a Russian and Lithuanian money laundering scheme. The Edinburgh-based lender disclosed in a quarterly earnings filing Friday that the probe had… Read More