money laundering compliance solutions

Canada's anti-money laundering legislation directly impacts on over one million businesses and professionals.

ABCsolutions was established to assist Canadian individuals and organizations to meet the challenge of developing and maintaining an effective anti-money laundering compliance program as mandated under Canada's Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act.

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February 19 - Myanmar is set to be placed on a watchlist by a global finance watchdog this week, amid concerns of money-laundering by transnational drug traffickers and weak regulation of its financial system, two sources familiar with deliberations said. A decision to put Myanmar on the "gray list" by the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) would mean the inter-governmental body had found "strategic deficiencies" in the country's ability to counter money-laundering and terrorism financing.
February 18 - Canada’s regulator of mutual fund dealers has made a “reasonable inference” that a now-banned Vancouver dealer was part of a money laundering or tax evasion scheme. Last month, former CIBC Securities Inc. mutual fund dealer Meng Xi Li was fined $100,000 and banned from further work in the securities industry after being found to have broken a number of trading rules.
February 18 - Civil society organizations urged the participants of a conference on combating money laundering to insist on the establishment of a public register that would show who owns which company in which country. Representatives from 205 countries and jurisdictions are meeting this week in Paris to discuss global action that can be taken to combat money laundering.
February 17 - A Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting which has started in Paris is expected to review the situation of Iran's commitment to international regulations against money laundering and financing terrorism also called the AML/CFT. The FATF meeting attended by over 800 delegates from 205 countries will continue until Friday February 21. International organizations such as the UN, International Monetary Fund and World Bank are also represented at the meeting.
February 17 - The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) published a new set of rules for suspicious transactions, Russian finance publication RBC reported on Feb. 17. The update broadly categorizes any cryptocurrency-linked transaction as a potential money laundering risk. The bank issued an update to directive 375-P, which lists all signs of suspicious activity that may be linked to money laundering. This is the first such update since 2012, when the initial regulations were introduced.
February 14 - On Wednesday, February 12th members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Financial Crime Section, Toronto West Detachment (TWD), in Milton, Ontario, arrested and charged two (2) people in connection to various transnational scams, including the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) telephone scam, the Bank Investigator scam and the Tech support scam. The RCMP O Division would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance: The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC); RCMP Criminal Intelligence Analysts; RCMP Liaison Office – New Delhi; Canada Revenue Agency (CRA); Canada Border Services (CBSA); Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC); Foreign authorities, including the Indian Central Bureau of Investigation; US authorities based in India and Provincial/municipal police services throughout Canada.
February 13 - The European Commission has issued a letter of formal notice to Slovenia and seven other member states for failing to transpose the 5th anti-money laundering directive. Anti-money laundering rules are "instrumental in the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing," the Commission said on Wednesday. It added that recent money laundering scandals had revealed the need for stricter rules at EU level and that legislative gaps in one member state had an impact on the EU as a whole.