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FCA fines HSBC £63.9 million over money laundering failures

17th December 2021 Consumer Lending | #aml#fraud

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined HSBC Bank £63,946,800 for failings in its anti-money laundering (AML) processes. HSBC used automated processes to monitor hundreds of millions of transactions a month to identify possible financial crime. However, the FCA found that three key parts of HSBC’s transaction monitoring systems showed serious weaknesses over a period…

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NatWest fined £264m over anti-money laundering failures

NatWest has been fined £264,772,619.95 following convictions for three offences of failing to comply with money laundering regulations. It was found that the bank failed to properly monitor the activities of jeweller Fowler Oldfield between November 2012 and June 2016. The Bradford-based jeweller deposited £365 million with the bank over a five-year period, including £264 million…

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NatWest faces £340m fine after pleading guilty to money laundering failures

National Westminster Bank Plc (NatWest) has entered guilty pleas at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to criminal charges brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 (MLR 2007). The court heard around £356m, £264m in cash, from one Bradford-based business customer was deposited in its NatWest account over a five-year period. The…

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