New interagency guidance issued this week brings good news for compliance officers of banking institutions with hemp-related customers.
Australia’s financial crime regulator has accused Westpac Banking of committing over 23 million breaches of the country’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing rules.
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IBM announced it has designed the world’s first financial services-ready public cloud and is welcoming financial services institutions and their suppliers to join. Bank of America is already on board.
UniCredit announced its cyber-security team has identified a data breach that compromised the personal records of approximately three million clients in Italy, highlighting critical compliance lessons for those in the financial services industry.
Mastercard is inviting other companies to join it in addressing individuals’ privacy rights with the launch of its Data Responsibility Imperative.
Mounting criticism for going too soft on the financial services industry under Trump has not stopped new CFPB Director Kathleen Kraninger from putting her own stamp on the agency. The latest enforcement actions offer valuable insights for compliance officers and corporate counsel.
The SEC, CFTC, FDIC, and OCC have joined a group of 50 financial authorities from around the world that comprise the Global Financial Innovation Network.
In this “Ask Amii” mailbag, executive coach and former Chief Compliance Officer Amii Barnard-Bahn discusses the pros and cons of outsourcing compliance, breaking tough news to business partners, and how to transfer compliance skills out of finance.
The U.K. Serious Fraud Office has closed its investigation into manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), ending a probe that began more than seven years ago.
The Federal Reserve Board of Governors approved final rules that tailor its regulations for domestic and foreign banks to more closely link regulatory requirements to the institutions’ risk profiles.
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New OCC requirements mean national banks and federal savings associations with assets under $250 billion will no longer have to self-administer stress tests annually.
Barclays joins a growing list of financial institutions to pay a penalty for violations of the books and records and internal accounting controls provisions of the FCPA due to questionable hiring practices.
Two BMO advisory firms have agreed to pay over $37 million in a settlement with the SEC for misleading clients on aspects of their retail investment advisory program.
The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority has hit Prudential with a £23.8 million (U.S. $26.4 million) fine for misleading 17,000 customers into accepting a deal with the insurance firm when they might have done better on the open market.
The SEC is seeking public comment on proposed updates to statistical disclosures for bank and savings and loan registrants.
Two broker-dealers must pay a combined $4.65 million in penalties for providing incomplete and inaccurate securities trading information to the SEC. Prudent compliance officers might want to take a page from their remedial efforts.
The SEC has charged two subsidiaries of Prudential Financial with failing to disclose conflicts of interest and making misleading disclosures to the boards for 94 funds they advised.
Impacted financial institutions, including cryptocurrency exchangers, may want to review know-your-customer policies and anti-money laundering compliance in light of President Trump’s executive order.
The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority has published new guidance on how it applies AML rules to the financial services providers it supervises in the area of blockchain technology.
Denmark’s financial regulator has filed a criminal complaint against Danske Bank over a mis-selling scandal that saw its former interim chief executive get fired in June this year.
FinCEN announced the launch of its newly created Global Investigations Division, with responsibility for targeting terrorist financing and money laundering threats, both domestically and internationally.
The Financial Accounting Standards Board has approved delays for its credit loss standard, a.k.a. CECL, but companies—especially financial institutions—still have a long way to go.
Deutsche Bank has become the latest financial institution to pay a penalty for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act over questionable hiring practices, showcasing a litany of compliance failures.
Brokers Cantor Fitzgerald and BMO Capital Markets will combine to pay more than $4.5 million to settle charges of improper handling of “pre-released” American Depositary Receipts.
The Federal Reserve is making an effort to develop a round-the-clock real-time payment and settlement service.
A Swiss-based private bank reached a $10.7 million settlement and entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice for committing tax evasion after recommendations made by its compliance officer went ignored.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation this week published its 2019 Risk Review, an annual publication highlighting emerging risks and exposures that could affect the banking system in the months ahead.
Capital One Financial announced a hacker obtained the personal information of approximately 100 million individuals in the United States and approximately six million individuals in Canada.
Regulators are starting to freak out a little over what will happen in U.S. financial markets in 2021 when a major benchmark interest rate is expected to vanish.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has issued supplemental guidance clarifying how companies and individuals that demonstrate “extraordinary cooperation” in investigations can receive enforcement credit.
Five federal financial regulatory agencies announced this week they have adopted a final rule to exclude community banks from the Volcker Rule.
The FDIC recently issued the first edition of its “Consumer Compliance Supervisory Highlights” report, intended to enhance transparency around consumer compliance supervisory activities.
Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission has banned Tim Leissner, a former participating managing director at Goldman Sachs (Asia), from re-entering the industry in connection with his crimes relating to 1MDB.
Financial institutions still struggle with how to manage risks posed by climate change, according to a new report.
Chief compliance officers got some much-needed guidance on how to build a well-crafted sanctions compliance program thanks to the recent OFAC framework.
It may be summertime, but the living is not so easy for corporate finance staff preparing for CECL—a major change to the reporting of credit losses.
State Street will pay $88.8 million to resolve charges with the SEC that it overcharged mutual funds and other registered investment company clients for expenses related to the firm’s custody of client assets.
A London Southwark Crown Court jury on June 27 convicted two individuals—a senior compliance officer of UBS and a day trader of financial securities—and sentenced them to three years’ imprisonment for insider trading.
Bank of Scotland (BOS) has been slammed with a £45.5 million (U.S. $57.8 million) fine by the Financial Conduct Authority for failing to inform authorities of its suspicions that a BOS turnaround unit was committing fraud.
Wedbush Securities will pay more than $8.1 million to settle charges for the improper handling of “pre-released” American Depositary Receipts.
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Financial Services will pay more than $42 million to settle charges with both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice for the improper handling of “pre-released” American Depositary Receipts.