Third AML directive receives warm welcome


In general, the directive has been welcomed by the banking industry and has clarified areas that raised concerns in the first and second directives. The adoption of the risk-based approach advocated by the FATF has helped in the area of the identification of customers and beneficial owners. Séverine Anciberro, legal adviser, European Banking Federation in Brussels, notes that he new directive applies the principle of mutual recognition of customer due diligence procedures between member states

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