5. The Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) seeks to harmonize 4 AMLDs with modern trends and technologies and to strengthen existing rules on transparency and cooperation between financial authorities.
The current coronavirus contingency (COVID-19) has created different challenges for the authorities in charge of the fight and prevention of the crimes of Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (ML/FT).
Financial technology (FinTech) aims to improve and automate the use of financial services. Using specialized software and algorithms, FinTech enables companies, business owners, and consumers to manage their financial transactions and processes better.
FATF Travel Rule, officially accepted by FATF on 21 June 2019, is the AML / CFT compliance obligations that financial institutions in 37 member countries worldwide must apply. Travel Rule is an update to existing FATF Recommendation 16 on cross-border and domestic bank transfers.
Crowdfunding is the funding of a project or initiative by a group of people via the internet. Crowdfunding, one of the new investment trends in the world, has been introduced as a way to help small businesses and entrepreneurs looking for investment capital to remove their business ventures from scratch.
The conduct of illegal activities such as money laundering, fraud, identity theft by electronic systems is called cybercrime. AML is policies, laws, and regulations to prevent financial crime. Therefore, the future of cybersecurity and AML, which combat similar targets and threats, should be considered together.
Fintechs are at the forefront of the fight against money laundering. It is the responsibility of the financial institutions' compliance departments to comply with the European anti-money laundering guidelines.