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UK punishes Commerzbank over anti-money laundering failures

UK punishes Commerzbank over anti-money laundering failures

17 June 2020

The UK’s financial regulator has fined the London arm of German lender Commerzbank £37.8 million for failing to establish robust anti-money laundering controls.

FRC closes Tesco accounting fraud investigation without action

FRC closes Tesco accounting fraud investigation without action

08 June 2020

The UK’s accounting regulator has ended its investigation into an undisclosed number of accountants at Tesco over their role in a £263 million profit overstatement that the British retailer disclosed in 2014.

Allegations of needless US evidence-gathering requests raise concerns in UK

Allegations of needless US evidence-gathering requests raise concerns in UK

22 May 2020

Former UK Financial Conduct Authority lawyers have said allegations that US prosecutors sent frivolous evidence requests to the UK are worrying if true.

Burford Capital loses London Stock Exchange trading data lawsuit

Burford Capital loses London Stock Exchange trading data lawsuit

15 May 2020

Litigation financing fund Burford Capital has lost its attempt to force the London Stock Exchange to hand over information that it says could prove it was the victim of market manipulation.

SFO contacts ex-Rio Tinto executive over fraud allegations

SFO contacts ex-Rio Tinto executive over fraud allegations

03 April 2020

An ex-Rio Tinto manager says the SFO has contacted him over his allegations that the Anglo-Australian mining company misled investors about delays at a copper mine in Mongolia.

UK lags behind US in spoofing cases despite “easier” laws

UK lags behind US in spoofing cases despite “easier” laws

19 March 2020

The UK’s financial authority is investigating only a handful of alleged spoofing cases despite an apparent increase in enforcement across the Atlantic.

FCA official: Data AI not a panacea in investigations

FCA official: Data AI not a panacea in investigations

04 December 2019

Despite advancements in technology, the human mind remains the best tool to use in criminal investigations, according to an FCA director.

The FRC recruits former FCA director of investigations

The FRC recruits former FCA director of investigations

25 November 2019

The UK Financial Reporting Council has recruited Jamie Symington from Brown Rudnick in London as it bolsters its enforcement division.

Mark Steward: “Speed is not the only measure of success”

Mark Steward: “Speed is not the only measure of success”

04 April 2019

At GIR Live London, the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s head of enforcement and market oversight has said that he is “not concerned” with the agency’s record-breaking caseload that has grown rapidly since his appointment.

NCA receives deluge of reports from UK lenders

NCA receives deluge of reports from UK lenders

14 November 2018

Financial institutions identified close to one million suspicious transactions over the past year, approximately a third of which warranted reporting to the UK National Crime Agency.

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