Payments Firm Fined Record £23.8M For AML Failings

By Lucia Osborne-Crowley (January 7, 2021, 1:02 PM GMT) -- The U.K. government said on Thursday that it has slapped a money transfer company with a record £23.8 million ($32.3 million) fine for "significant breaches" of anti-money laundering regulations.

HM Revenue and Customs said it has handed its largest-ever fine for breaches of the U.K.'s anti-money laundering regulations to MT Global Ltd., a money transfer and payment services company based near London. The company carried out inadequate customer due diligence, poor record-keeping and poor risk assessments, the tax agency said.

"Businesses who fail to comply with the money laundering regulations leave themselves and the U.K. economy open to attacks by criminals," Nick...

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