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Tuesday
Aug192014

StanChart pays $300 million for ‘second time around’ AML failures

The New York Department of Financial Services said Tuesday that Standard Chartered Bank will pay $300 million for "failures to remediate anti-money laundering compliance problems" required by the bank's 2012 settlement with the same regulator.

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Monday
Aug182014

New York regulator suspends PwC consulting unit for two years

New York's Department of Financial Services said Monday that PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Regulatory Advisory Services has been suspended for two years for helping whitewash a sanctions and anti-money laundering compliance report from the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi (BTMU).

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Monday
Jul212014

New York unveils ‘BitLicense’ framework

Bitcoin image courtesy of Shinji Ikari via YouTubeThe New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) issued a proposed "BitLicense" regulatory framework for virtual currency businesses Thursday, and is asking for public comments on the plan.

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Tuesday
May202014

Credit Suisse fined $2.6 billion for helping tax cheats

Photo courtesy of Credit Suisse via YouTubeAfter a multi-year investigation into Credit Suisse's use of illegal offshore bank accounts, the DOJ Monday announced the bank's guilty plea and the largest-ever monetary penalty in a criminal tax case.

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Wednesday
May142014

BNP Paribas could pay more than $3.5 billion for sanctions breaches

BNP Paribas' headquarters in Paris; courtesy of WikipediaU.S. authorities are seeking more than $3.5 billion from BNP Paribas SA to resolve federal and state investigations into the bank's dealings with sanctioned countries, including Sudan, Iran and Cuba.

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Monday
Feb172014

BNP Paribas faces penalties for potential U.S. sanctions violations

BNP Paribas has set aside $1.1 billion for a potential settlement with federal and state government agencies that are investigating possible U.S. sanctions violations.

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Thursday
Jan302014

Bitcoins will be regulated in New York

New York state’s top financial regulator plans to propose rules this year regulating Bitcoin businesses operating in the state.

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