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KYC & AML For Dummies: What KYC & AML actually stand for and why should you care

For this article, I’m going to suggest you put on your favorite jazz music, pour yourself a glass of your favorite red wine, and if you have a fireplace, light it up and get ready to be seduced by the sexy world of compliance. Just kidding, compliance might not be that sexy but it’s definitely important, and now that I have your full attention, I’m going to teach you once and for all what AML and KYC are.

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About KYC For FinTechs In Europe* (*But Were Too Afraid to Ask)

“No, not another compliance article 😱!” Which is what you’re probably thinking, but this one’s different! It’s the one you’ll like. Storytime: You’re probably familiar with one of the most notorious criminals in history – Al Capone. If so, you know that when he was finally tried for his offenses, all he could be convicted with was TAX EVASION.

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Lending: What do you need to ask your users to be compliant in Mexico?

If we’ve learned something in the last few months, it’s that the industry of lending and microcredits is booming in Mexico, with companies like Konfio receiving more than USD $100 million in recent weeks. And all these companies have something in common: they need to be compliant with Mexican financial sector laws and regulations, which is easier said than done – especially for those who are just launching here.

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Why Cashing In & Out Of Crypto Exchanges Is (STILL) A Pain In The Ass.

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued several rules which must be followed by anyone dealing with currency (“real” or virtual), in any way. The FinCEN has defined what it deems as a user, an administrator, and an exchanger of virtual currency, on the understanding that “virtual currency” is regarded as a medium of exchange accepted like currency in some environments, but lacking the legal tender status.

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Rental Industry & How To Fight Fraud

The Vacation Rental industry has, in recent years, become very targeted by fraudsters because of its high-ticket items (the average price of a fraudulent booking ranges from $238-$588, according to Sift Science) and intangible goods – which means there is nothing to collect. In addition, with instant booking capabilities, it becomes increasingly difficult for small teams to investigate every transaction and quickly detect fraudulent activity.

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