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An oldie but a goodie – AUSTRAC penalty against Westpac

AUSTRAC applies for civil penalty orders against Westpac 20 Nov 2019 AUSTRAC, Australia’s anti money-laundering and terrorism financing regulator, has today applied to the Federal Court of Australia for civil penalty orders against Westpac Banking Corporation (Westpac). The civil penalty orders relate to systemic non-compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering and […]

AUSTRAC audits Afterpay

AUSTRAC orders audit of Afterpay’s compliance with financial crime legislation 13 Jun 2019 AUSTRAC has ordered the appointment of an external auditor to Afterpay Pty Ltd (Afterpay) to examine its compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (the AML/CTF Act). This action has followed a period of ongoing engagement […]

AUSTRAC goes after unregistered MSBs…

AUSTRAC launches campaign against illegal money transfer dealers 27 Aug 2019 AUSTRAC has launched a campaign targeting illegal money transfer dealers. Money transfer dealers that have not registered with AUSTRAC and are operating illegally are at a high risk of having their services abused by criminals groups and do not […]

Aussie audit of PayPal

AUSTRAC orders audit of PayPal Australia’s compliance with financial crime laws 24 Sep 2019 AUSTRAC has ordered the appointment of an external auditor to examine ongoing concerns in regard to PayPal Australia’s compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (the AML/CTF Act). These concerns relate to PayPal Australia’s compliance […]