AML

Combating money laundering: Switzerland shifts to a higher gear

The Swiss Federal Council has ratified the FDF’s draft of the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) in June 2018 and issued the corresponding draft for consultation until 21 September 2018. The planned amendments to the AMLA address the weaknesses identified by the Financial Action Task Force.

Bases révisées concernant l’identification par vidéo et en ligne

Deux ans après son introduction, la FINMA a partiellement révisé la circulaire «Identification par vidéo et en ligne». Les obligations de diligence lors de la conclusion de relations d’affaires par voie numérique ont ainsi été adaptées.

Revised basis for video and online identification

The FINMA Circular 2016/07 “Video and online identification” has been partially revised in order to stay abreast with the latest technological developments - on the one hand, it has become more stringent, on the other, certain aspects have been relaxed.
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Regulierungen für Schweizer Finanzplatz auf einen Blick

Mit «Regulatory Horizon» hat KPMG eine Online-Plattform zu den wichtigsten regulatorischen Themen für Finanzdienstleister in der Schweiz lanciert. Die Übersicht stellt das Wichtigste in Kürze dar und bietet Einschätzungen von Experten sowie weiterführende Informationen zu den Regulierungen.
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“New” CDB 16: Simplified structure, challenging content

On 1 June 2015, the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) presented the revised version of the agreement on the Swiss banks’ code of conduct with regard to the exercise of due diligence (CDB 16). A revision of the CDB 08 had become necessary due to the forthcoming changes in the Anti-Money Laundering Act “AMLA” and the FINMA Anti-Money Laundering Ordinance.
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Facts and challenges of the AML-Revision

The adaption to the recommendations of the FATF required the most comprehensive revision of the Swiss Anti Money Laundering regulation since 1998. Based on the amended Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA), FINMA fully revised the FINMA Anti-Money Laundering Ordinance (AMLO-FINMA). AMLA and AMLO-FINMA will enter into effect on 1 January 2016.
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