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Are You Ready for the 6th AML Directive?

We’re just a short couple of weeks away from the sixth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (6AMLD) coming into effect on December 3rd, 2020. This directive will expand current anti-money laundering legislation’s scope, clarify regulatory details, and make criminal penalties more severe. So, here comes another change project, right? You have a little over six months left […]

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Financial Secrecy and Anti-Money Laundering

It’s the year 1959. A man and woman walk into a bank. He’s looking very dapper in his suit and tie. He looks around and pulls his fedora a bit further over his eyes. She, a pretty woman with blonde curls pulled back into a neat knot, her vibrant red lipstick in sharp contrast with her white dress. A banker welcomes them and escorts them to their vault. “Ring the bell when you’re done, and I’ll come to pick you up,” he tells them. The banker will never know what’s in that vault.  “Look at it,” Vera whispered as she took the diamond out of her bra. “It’s perfect.”  “You can’t keep it,” Ben responded. “But once we sell it, I’ll buy you another diamond ring.” Vera sighed and handed the diamond over to Ben who stored it in their vault. They rang the bell and were escorted out of the vault by the banker.  Later that day, Robert left the bank to go home. “Extra extra, read all about it!” Robert looked at the newspaper boy. His heart started racing when his eyes hit the front page of the newspaper. He bought a newspaper from the boy and stared at it. “Diamond heist leaves four people and a baby dead,” it read in fat letters. He couldn’t believe his eyes. Beneath the headline was a picture of a […]

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European AML Regulations and the Hero We Need​

They sat in a dark truck.  Nakia gazed over the thirteen other women, finally fixating her eyes at the guard who held a machine gun in his hand. Her heart was racing. She knew what was about to happen. The women sat quietly. Scared of their faith. They must have been driving for ages: their military truck and five other army vehicles. But the men that had captured them weren’t soldiers. They were human traffickers. Nakia knew that they were supposed to be sold as sex slaves. But unlike the other women, she wasn’t afraid. She was waiting…  All of […]

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cleversoft group, Backed by Main Capital Partners, Acquires BusinessForensics B.V. to Strengthen its Position as a Market-Leading RegTech Provider in Central Europe

The Hague/Munich, September 30, 2020 – cleversoft group, the Munich-based RegTech software provider for financial institutions and insurance companies, together with Software Investor Main Capital Partners announces the 100% acquisition of BusinessForensics B.V., a provider of financial and economic crime prevention solutions based in The Hague, Netherlands. BusinessForensics was established in 2010 and has built […]

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Deutsche Bank: Criminal from the Top Down?

Another day, another Deutsche bank scandal.  Given Deutsche Bank’s questionable reputation, it’s almost too easy of a subject.  However, this is a critical case.  It’s an example of the pressure compliance officers sometimes have to face, when it comes to choosing between doing what’s right and conforming to groupthink.  Let’s look at the facts. In […]