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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September 21 - Money laundering is one of the most underhanded crimes, and certainly one of the most detrimental to one’s resources and sense of financial security. It is the process of moving around large sums of money to cover up where it came from (like, say, a casino scheme or drug trafficking). Usually, an unwitting person may end up being both an unknowing helper and ultimately the victim in these schemes. They are misled into thinking they are doing a helpful task or a beneficial process — until the bank lets them know, and the person is left with the empty bag and devastating impact.
September 20 - The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy and Spain together petitioned the European Commission to limit the amount you can pay in cash within the European Union to 5 thousand euros. They also asked that the 500 euro note be taken out of circulation, caretaker Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra said in a letter to parliament, NOS reports. Both these measures are intended to help combat organized crime and money laundering. Cash poses a major risk as it is anonymous and untraceable. This makes it the ideal tool for money laundering, terrorist financing, drug trafficking, human trafficking, and tax evasion, among other things, the countries said in their petition.
September 19 - A former bureaucrat accused by the Ontario government of embezzling $11 million in COVID-19 relief funds is now facing criminal charges in the matter. His lawyer says Sanjay Madan is facing two counts of fraud over $5,000 and two counts of breach of trust.
September 19 - The United Arab Emirates central bank sees increased risks of illicit financial flows emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, including money-laundering and terrorism financing, it said in a report published on Sunday. The use of unlicensed money service providers for money laundering has increased during the coronavirus crisis last year, the report said, as well as the use of e-commerce to launder money.
September 17 - The prosecution complaint filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said that Deshmukh, with the help of his family members and close associates, created a "complex web of companies" and ran various businesses. These businesses include warehousing, logistics and transportation, Real Estate, hotel and restaurants, trading of goods and many more.
September 14 - There seemed to be a degree of consternation when it was reported that money laundering penalties imposed on finance companies in the first six months of 2021 were almost half what the figure was for the same period a year earlier. At first glance, such a reaction is understandable. But it is a situation that requires much more than a glance to be fully understood. The penalties for non-compliance with anti-money laundering and know-your-customer regulations were down 40%, to a global total of $930 million from January to June this year. This would appear to be at odds with the widely-held view that the coronavirus pandemic has prompted an increase in financial crime. It also seems to fly in the face of the fact that enforcement action against financial institutions in recent years has been at higher than ever levels.
September 13 - The Auckland branch of a multi-national foreign exchange business has been slapped with a $770,000​ fine for breaking anti-money laundering laws. Justice Rebecca Edwards said the fine reflected the gravity of the breaches and served as a deterrent.