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Format: 26/09/2017
Format: 26/09/2017
MoneyGram, one of the world’s largest remitters, fined $122,400 by AUSTRAC

One of the world’s largest remittance network providers has been fined for contraventions of Australia’s AML/CTF laws.

Dealing with non-compliance: AUSTRAC cancels remitter registration

AUSTRAC has cancelled the registration of Sydney-based independent remitter Ocean Pass Finance Pty Ltd (Ocean Pass), as it is satisfied that its registration involves significant money laundering or terrorism financing risk.

Further action to dismantle international money laundering syndicate

Today, AUSTRAC cancelled the registration of a Melbourne based remitter, AVSForex Pty Ltd (AVSForex), following the conviction of its sole director for money laundering.

Minister for Justice media release: Minister acknowledges outgoing CEO

I would like to acknowledge the five-year contribution of outgoing Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) CEO John Schmidt.

AUSTRAC cancels registration: Bisotel Rieh Pty Ltd

AUSTRAC has cancelled the registration of remittance provider Bisotel Rieh Pty Ltd (Bisotel Rieh).

Minister for Justice media release: New era for Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

Paul Jevtovic APM has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC).

Remitter registration suspended: AVSForex Pty Ltd

AUSTRAC has suspended the registration of a Melbourne-based remittance provider, AVSForex Pty Ltd (AVSForex) following the conviction of its sole director for money laundering.

Following the money trail key to combating serious crime in 2013-14

The latest annual report from Australia's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) agency highlights how following the money trail helps combat serious crime.

Remitter registration cancelled

Acting AUSTRAC CEO John Schmidt announced that the registration of Sydney-based S K Trading (NSW) Pty Ltd (SKT) had been cancelled.

AUSTRAC issues extended suspension of Bisotel Rieh Pty Ltd's registration

On 17 September 2014, AUSTRAC suspended the registration of Bisotel Rieh Pty Ltd as a remittance provider due to concerns about possible terrorism financing risk.

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