A Memorandum of Understanding between HMRC and the FSA was published on the FSA website on 1 June 2012. It’s about sharing information and joint visits. This will be of particular relevance to many money services businesses whom are supervised not just under the Money Laundering Regulations by HMRC but are also the FSA by […]
Private bank Coutts has been fined £8.75m by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) for not taking adequate measures to prevent money laundering. The FSA said the failings “resulted in an unacceptable risk of Coutts handling the proceeds of crime”. The findings related to high-risk people, especially those whose political positions meant they were vulnerable to […]
Identifying counterfeit euros – consultation decision HM Treasury (HMT) have published the results of their consultation on the UK’s implementation of European Union (EU) Regulations 44/2009 and 45/2009, requiring Currency Exchange Offices and Money Transmitters to have procedures in place selectively to check euro notes and coins using an approved method. Following the consultation, the […]
Richard Braysher of 2 High Road, Eastcote, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 2EW, the Investigation Committee made an order that the member be severely reprimanded, fined £5,000 and pay costs of £1,280
As part of its review of the Money Laundering Regulations and in order to ensure its effective and proportionate implementation by businesses in the UK, the Treasury has reviewed the risk of money laundering and terrorist finance with HMRC and the Institute of Licensed Trade Stock Auditors.
At a Disciplininary Council meeting a Mr P R Honeywell FCA was found to have failed to comply with Money Laundering Regulations 2007 in that, following a practice assurance visit, he failed to:
(i) document a client due diligence review; and
(ii) identify clients for whom his firm, Honeywell (Monmouth) Limited, provides payroll services.
A new scheme is being piloted to give police and other law enforcement agencies access to information held on HMRC’s Money Service Business (MSBs) register. Under the scheme each month agencies will be given details of all Money Service Businesses in their area held on the MSB register.
The ICAEW made has made a regulatory decision in a case for a failure to make a suspicious activity report in a timely basis
The Government recognises the crucial importance of individual giving and charitable donations at times of humanitarian crisis such as the Pakistan floods and therefore understands and values people’s desire to give money. This underlines the importance of knowing that money sent with best intentions is not inadvertently finding its way into the wrong hands.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has recently censured and banned three directors from acting as senior managers for failing to meet their supervisory standards