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NAB evades AUSTRAC fine for non-compliance

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 2 MAY 2022
... Bank and Westpac which received gargantuan fines for AML-CTF breaches, NAB has accepted an enforceable undertaking from AUSTRAC without pecuniary punishment. AUSTRAC opened the investigation into the bank as it had identified concerns about its AML-CTF ...

Regulators release crypto, cyber security roadmaps

CHLOE WALKER  |  THURSDAY, 21 APR 2022
... Australia in consultation with other regulators internationally, to ensure consistency in approach. The letter comes as AUSTRAC released two new financial crime guides to help businesses stop ransomware attack payments and the criminal abuse of digital ...

Hume, Bragg address Blockchain Week

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 22 MAR 2022
... product which is used by millions of people can become a back door for sanctions." Bragg added that he has engaged with AUSTRAC on this issue. However, AUSTRAC's view is that not much can be done to enforce sanctions in the crypto space.

Bell Financial Group in AUSTRAC probe

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 17 FEB 2022
Three of Bell Financial Group's subsidiaries are under scrutiny by AUSTRAC, with an audit ordered to assess compliance with financial crime laws. AUSTRAC has ordered that an external auditor be appointed to Bell Potter Securities, Bell Potter Capital ...

LGIA upgrades anti-money laundering tech

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 8 FEB 2022
... behaviour can then be more easily and efficiently identified as part of ongoing member due diligence and reporting to AUSTRAC. LGIA merged with Energy Super last year and is due to complete a merger with Suncorp's superannuation business later this year ...

Westpac profit jumps 138%

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 1 NOV 2021
... institutional and business portfolios. One impairment charge that did not resurface in its latest results was additional AUSTRAC charges. In FY20, Westpac recorded $2.6 billion of costs related to contravening anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism ...

AUSTRAC to face scrutiny

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 24 JUN 2021
The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), which has handed out record fines to the big banks, will face new scrutiny from the Senate. Labor Senator Deborah O'Neill'smotion to set up an inquiry into the agency through the Senate ...

AUSTRAC investigates NAB, JBWere

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 7 JUN 2021
... including JBWere, are allegedly failing their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing obligations, according to AUSTRAC. The financial intelligence agency is investigating NAB's "potential serious and ongoing non-compliance" with respect ...

Westpac senior leader departs

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 1 JUN 2021
... leader in Westpac's consumer business comes amid some turbulence for the big bank after it received a record fine from AUSTRAC last year for failing to comply with anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism provisions. The bank announced it would ...

Former Westpac chief executive in new role

KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
... clients, and we look forward to working with him." Hartzer departure from Westpac was announced in November 2019, after AUSTRAC alleged Westpac was involved in "systematic" non-compliance with the Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Act 2006 ...
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