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OFSI posts initial crypto regulatory treatment

Publication Type: Letter Category: Capital, Liquidity, Leverage Date: August 18, 2022 Audiences: Banks, T&L, FBBs, L&Fs, and P&C OSFI is issuing the attached advisory, Interim arrangements for the regulatory capital and liquidity treatment of cryptoasset exposures, which aims to ensure that federally regulated financial institutions (FRFIs) apply a conservative treatment and […]

Canada sanctions 13 more Belarus officials

Canada imposes additional sanctions against 13 Government officials of Belarus November 6, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada In coordination with the European Union, Canada is today imposing further sanctions against an additional 13 Government officials of Belarus. Canada and the EU continue to share serious concerns about the ongoing situation in […]

FINTRAC and OSFI divvy up the AML duties

Anti-money laundering/anti-terrorist financing / Lutte contre le recyclage des produits de la criminalité et le financement des activités terroristes Le français suit  Posted on OSFI’s website: This letter provides an update on the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions’ (OSFI) revised approach to supervising FRFIs’ anti-money laundering/anti-terrorist financing (AML/ATF) programs. […]

One last time…

Le français suit  Posted on OSFI’s website: Update on jurisdictions with strategic deficiencies identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). OSFI will no longer be sending email updates of FINTRAC advisories. To be notified of FINTRAC updates, you may wish to join its mailing list, subscribe to its RSS feed or follow FINTRAC on […]

OSFI offers analyst briefing

Posted on OSFI’s website: April 15, 2020 On Thursday, April 16 at 11:00 a.m. (ET), the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) will offer a technical briefing for analysts on COVID-19 related regulatory measures announced for deposit-taking institutions.  Over the last several weeks, OSFI has announced a series of […]

Whoops – left out the names OSFI just sanctioned…

From the Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations mentioned in yesterday’s press release, the following persons have been added: Yekaterina (Ekaterina) Borisovna ALTABAEVA Vladimir Vladimirovich NEMTSEV Mikhail Vladimirovich RAZVOZHAEV Sergei (Sergey) Andreyevich DANILENKO Yekaterina (Ekaterina) Eduardovna PYRKOVA Lidia (Lydia) Aleksandrovna BASOVA Link: Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures […]

January 29, 2020: Canada adds to Crimea sanctions

Canada imposes new sanctions on individuals involved in illegitimate elections in Crimea January 29, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced today that Canada is imposing sanctions under the Special Economic Measures Act on six individuals involved in the illegitimate elections held […]

May 22, 2019: OSFI, UN remove 1 from counter terror list

On Wednesday, Canadian regulators removed: QDi.202 Name: 1: MAZEN 2: SALAH 3: MOHAMMED 4: na Name (original script): مازن صلاح محمد Title: na Designation: na DOB: 18 May 1981 POB: Arbil, Iraq Good quality a.k.a.: a) Mazen Ali Hussein born 1 Jan. 1982 in Baghdad, Iraq b) Issa Salah Muhamad born 1 Jan. 1980 Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: IraqPassport no: German travel document (“Reiseausweis”) A 0144378 (revoked […]