Register of Ultimate Beneficial Owners in Cyprus

Register of Ultimate Beneficial Owners in Cyprus – what you should know

What is the Ultimate Beneficial Owner register? The Ultimate Beneficial Owner (“UBO”) register is a national database containing information regarding UBOs. The implementation of the UBO register is a requirement under the 4th AML Directive (Directive 2015/849). Cyprus implemented the UBO register by designating the Department of Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver (the “Registrar”)…

Compliance Challenges for Today’s Financial Service Providers

Compliance Challenges for Today’s Financial Service Providers: Webinar Catch Up

We have often talked about the importance of creating a Strong AML Compliance Culture, and the many challenges firms face in order to comply more efficiently and effectively with ever-changing regulations. Recently, CX Financia Director Xenia Neophytou had the opportunity to participate in a webinar hosted by Taxlinked, the first online community designed and created…

Strong AML Compliance Culture

Creating a Strong AML Compliance Culture

In its efforts to remain in full compliance with the European framework for tackling money laundering and terrorist financing, the Republic of Cyprus is constantly implementing changes to its local laws, in order to ensure alignment with EU Directives and Regulations. One of the fundamental pillars of the Cypriot economy is the financial services and…

5th AMLD

Cyprus Beneficial Ownership Register and other highlights of the amendments the 5th AMLD

Each member state in the EU should have transposed the 5th Anti Money Laundering Directive (AMLD) into national legislation by the 10th of January 2020. By making significant changes to the existing regulatory framework, EU member states aim in becoming more reactive to the continually evolving threat of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.  Furthermore, the AML 6th Directive is…

The Risk Factors Guidelines for AML processing – C219

As in accordance with Circular 219 – ESAs Guidelines on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism – ‘The Risk Factors Guidelines’Use of Affiliates, when CIFs process clients for anti-money laundering, and counter terrorist financing, they must classify then using a risk-based approach in their assessment and categorize them accordingly. From 26 June the new…