Regulatory Authorities

Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)
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Federal Financial Supervisory Authority or ‘BaFin‘ is Germany’s financial regulatory authority overseeing Germany’s financial markets and service providers. Formed in 2002 after the passing of the Financial Services and Integration Act, BaFin falls under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Finance and is responsible for regulating 2,700 banks, 800 financial services institutions, and over…

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Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
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FATF or the ‘Financial Action Task Force’ was chartered by the Group of Seven industrial nations to foster the establishment of national and global measures to combat money laundering. It is an international policy-making body that sets anti-money laundering standards and counter-terrorist financing measures worldwide. Its recommendations, whilst widely implemented into nations’ legislation, do not…

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Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
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The Financial Conduct Authority or ‘FCA’ – formed in 2013 – is the United Kingdom’s financial regulatory authority overseeing U.K. financial markets and “58,000 businesses which employ 2.2 million people and contribute around £65.6 billion in annual tax revenue to the economy in the United Kingdom”. An independent agency, the FCA has the power to…

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