The Antimonopoly Prosecutor in Chile sides with MSBs on Bank Account Closures

We thank our colleague Carlos Grossman, for the report out of Chile where the Antimonopoly Division of the National Economic Prosecutor Office (División Antimonopolios de la Fiscalía Nacional Económica – FNE)  reports the investigation that took place after an August 2015 complaint by a Forex Firm denouncing seven banks of denying the opening of a…

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Identity Matching in the Money Transfer & Payments Industry

I am going to venture myself to write this article on Compliance, with the disclaimer that I am not a compliance professional and that the idea behind this is to get compliance colleagues to comment and compliance officers to pay attention. Talking last week to a fintech company about their payment processing services in Mexico,…

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Blockchain-based solutions to the Caribbean derisking problem

De-risking was an acute illness for the Caribbean financial sector in 2015 and 2016. In 2017, the height of the fever has broken, but the patient is still sick. Though correspondent banks in developed countries are no longer dropping services to Caribbean banks at a rapid pace, the region’s economies remain encumbered with a residue…

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DE-RISKING: EL RIESGO DEL NO RIESGO

Daniel Trías, Consultor y especialista en comercio exterior, banca, finanzas y remesas familiares, fundador de DT Consultoría y Miembro del Consejo Asesor de la IMTC y quien ha acompañado las Asociaciones del Cono Sur en sus reuniones, sus iniciativas para buscar soluciones al De-Risking, como la creación de la CIASEFIM, nos entrega este Documento titulado:…

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DE-RISKING AND THE GREAT UNBANKING CHALLENGE

How De-Risking is changing the face of Financial Services worldwide In July 6th & 8th the Economist published two articles that, again, raised the de-risking threat discussion to new levels. The July 6th article was entitled “The great unbanking [1] –  Swingeing fines have made banks too risk-averse – It is time to rethink anti-money-laundering…

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