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Like many financial institutions, digital-only banks are under increasing pressure to comply with AML and KYC regulations, which require them to verify the identities of their customers.
The popularity of challenger banks in the UK has grown exponentially in recent years, according to the financial services industry. The FCA's recent review found that some challenger banks still have room to improve in terms of anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is a federal government agency regulating national banks and federal savings institutions in the United States.
The European Court of Auditors recently warned that current anti-money laundering measures are "insufficient" in the banking sector. Yet, looking at the international panorama of banking scandals of the last decade or so, it seems that it is convenient for banks to risk, incur penalties and pay.
Correspondent banking is an important part of the financial system since it allows financial institutions to conduct transactions on a daily basis all around the world.
In a highly industrialized world, fighting financial crimes and meeting AML regulations for financial institutions is becoming increasingly difficult.
The European banking system a still an unsatisfactory AML/CFT risk system.
If banks suspect money laundering involving large sums of money, they must file reports on any illegal transactions.